Written by Scotty
When receiving presents, no matter who they are from, it seems to light up everyone’s day. Not knowing what is in the package holds all of the surprise and getting into it is always the first priority. If it comes from a friend, an acquaintance or just someone on the street, not knowing what is inside will always drive us to open it to see what mysteries are hidden inside.
Jamie and Lisa Ashen are happily married and although there seems to be some problems here and there, they are always able to work it out. Although Jamie may not be the handiest of men around the house, he still tries his hardest and is able to make light of the situations that are holding him back and Lisa appreciates all of his attempts. The couple is happy and there is nothing that can stop them, but when a package arrives at their doorstep without a return address, Jamie finds out that is life is about to change.
An old ventriloquist dummy has been given to the happy couple and although they do not know who sent it, Lisa loves it and will use it to help frighten her husband. But not everything goes as planned as one night before Jamie gets home, Lisa sets up a great surprise, but the dummy has another plan in mind. Lisa is found dead in their home and now Jamie is the primary suspect in her mysterious death. Returning home to bury his dead wife, Jamie has to deal with his father who has been less than helpful over the years, and although the old man would like to make amends, Jamie is not ready.
Pushing his father away while trying to take care of his personal issues, Jamie is surprised to find that the undertaker in town is shaken up by the sight of his wife. Thinking that an old nursery rhyme is to blame for his wife’s death, Jamie has to find a way to prove it before somebody else gets hurt. Listening to the undertaker’s wife’s stories, he finds out that the old rhyme about Mary Shaw is real and has to find a way to stay clear of her before he becomes her next victim.
Dead Silence follows Jamie Ashen as he tries to prove his innocence in the death of his wife. Believing in an old rhyme that he was told as a child, Jamie tries to find out why he has been targeted by Mary Shaw. As he arrives home, the stories of Mary Shaw come to life and Jamie needs to find the reason behind her harassing him and taking his the love of his life away from him. Mary Shaw was a renowned ventriloquist that was only looking to construct the perfect puppet, but when she was called out by a young boy in the audience for being a fake, the boy went missing and she was murdered for his disappearance. Wanting revenge, Mary Shaw cannot and will not be stopped by anyone and with all of her dolls surrounding her, there is not a conventional way to keep her down.
If you're needing a quick scare, this is a great movie to watch. I have always had a problem with dolls that have lifelike eyes and that is what infects the screen. But it is not just that, there are questions surrounding the unsightly deaths of Mary Shaw’s victims and once they come up on the screen, they will leave you wondering what is really going on. Looking to create the perfect doll was Mary Shaw’s only goal, and although she was killed many years prior, she is still building and looking for her own sense of peace. Stay Scared.