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5.4 out of 10

Dead Silence

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Dead Silence

The Digital Fix
10 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Dead Silence is a very well-crafted horror movie with a fatal achilles heel. It expects its audience to be afraid of something that I doubt many people are going to find scary - a ventriloquist's dummy. I know there are those who do have that phobia - and there's already been at least one horror movie about a sinister dummy: Richard Attenborough's 1978 chiller, Magic - but when it comes to striking fear into the hearts of filmgoers, dummies aren't exactly spiders, are...
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Overall 5
4.5

Dead Silence

AV Club
20 March 2007
  • Excerpt: It's high time someone made another horror film about ventriloquists' dummies, which are second only to clowns in their ability to scare children while ostensibly entertaining them. That mirthless face, those rag-doll limbs, that thousand-yard, dead-eyed stare: The whole package is creepy enough well before somebody pretends the dummy can actually speak, too.
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Overall 5
5.0

Dead Silence

Cinema Blend
16 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Three years ago the creators of Saw shook up the horror/thriller genre with their sadistic ideas of torture and pain. With sequels now happening on an annual basis, the genre won’t be the same for some time to come. But are Saw sequels all that Leigh Whannell and James Wan are capable of putting out, or is there more to their twisted minds than self-righteous torture?
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