Dead Silence (2007)
"You scream. You die."A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Better than many recent horror films
Firstly, the story isn't bad at all, although it'll hardly win any
awards. It's pretty difficult for horror movies to continually be
original, and this certainly has some moments in it. The villain seems
to have some originality; it's not some Chucky imitation. The story
lacks depth, and the characters aren't fleshed out at all. The real
point of this movie is to be a horror film and nothing more. After the
first few (poor) scenes, this movie does one of two things: keep you
waiting to jump or trying to make you jump. From the rest of the
audience's reactions, I'd say it did a pretty good job at that.
The acting was nothing to write home about, but for this genre, it's
more good than bad.
Overall, I would say this a horror movie that deserves a trip to the
theater. Compared to many of the sad horror attempts that come out,
this isn't too terrible. And it doesn't rely on an abundance of gore
like many others do.