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Rotten: For the love of Chucky, avoid this insipid attempt at reviving the killer doll horror.
- Adam Smith, Empire Magazine, Monday, December 3, 2007
Fresh: "Dead Silence" is not going to reinvent the genre. It's actually a big pile of nonsense, but that doesn't stop it from being fun nonetheless.
- Brian Holcomb, Beyond Hollywood, Saturday, October 18, 2008
Alright, I am going to be brutally honest here, Dead Silence is dumb, laughable, but if you forget that, it does have a few scares that are not too cliche if you think about it. It is hard to create a horror flick with originality these days, but this film does try. My huge complaint here is that it is produced from the people who made the SAW franchise, and it literally feels like they took the entire story of Child's Play, hid the evidence and threw in a shit-load of SAW twists. The movie starts off extremely stupid and has no explaination and I was ready to turn it off, but midway through the film, I actually found myself mildly interested at what was going to happen next, but that does not make it a good film in any way. The thing that really made me quiver was the ending, oh wait, yeah it was pretty much SAW. I watched this movie for what it was, and if you are faint at heart, then you will enjoy this film. It's mindless, poorly acted and stupid, but it has the tone that a horror fan would devour upon. Dead Silence is definitely below average in the horror genre, but I had some fun with it!
- fb733768972, Monday, March 21, 2011
One of the creepiest and most frightening films I have ever seen! A must see!
- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011
Well I gotta admit this did sort of spook me which did surprise as I was expecting another silly killer doll film much like the Puppet Master series. Instead we have an intelligent chiller about a curse from a dead woman back in the 40's who was accused of killing a boy and was murdered by the local townsfolk in revenge, thus she returns from the grave to wreak revenge on descendants of the townsfolk using her beloved dolls as a kind of terror calling card and a way of getting to her victims. Doesn't sound too great I know but its actually a really decent horror with plenty of little jump moments and allot of nice imagery and visual spookery from dark eerie houses, hallways and graveyards to the ever popular and unnerving close ups on sinister doll faces along with creepy moving eyes. A nice cast help the film along with lead Ryan Kwanten (looking abit like Pat Swayze) being a likeable innocent detective of the mystery, Michael Fairman playing the old coroner warning of the impending dangers, Donnie Wahlberg as the tough take no crap police detective and Bob Gunton as Kwantens father. The whole film just moves along really well and has clearly been directed and put together with some care and attention, this isn't just a sloppy horror flick, a nice twist in the tale completes the story wrapping it up in a nice chilling bow :)
- phubbs1, Monday, July 18, 2011