Dead Silence


1h 30m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Every town has its own ghost story--a local folktale that's whispered around campfires or an incantation chanted by nervous kids at a sleepover that can summon the victim of a brutal murder. And when those kids get old enough, they share the tale with the next generation, passing along the legacy of

Film Details

Also Known As
Shhh, Silence (Universal)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Mike Filipov; Roman Buchok
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Every town has its own ghost story--a local folktale that's whispered around campfires or an incantation chanted by nervous kids at a sleepover that can summon the victim of a brutal murder. And when those kids get old enough, they share the tale with the next generation, passing along the legacy of terror and keeping alive that town's own myth of massacre and the ghosts it leaves behind. Except, in some towns, those scary stories aren't just imaginative tales told to amuse adults and terrify children. Sometimes, they're real. In Ravens Fair, the story is about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist who went mad in the 1940s. Accused of the kidnapping and murder of a young boy who labeled her a fraud, she was hunted down by angry townspeople who--in the ultimate act of revenge--cut out her tongue and killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a handmade collection of vaudeville dolls, and assumed they had silenced her forever. Since that time, Ravens Fair has been plagued by mysterious deaths. The ghastly dolls from Mary Shaw's collection have gone missing from the grave and reappeared over the decades in the most unlikely of places. In the still of night--wherever her children are glimpsed--families are found gruesomely murdered--with their tongues torn out at the seam. Far from the pall of their cursed hometown, newlyweds Jamie and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start. But when his wife is grotesquely killed in their apartment, Jamie cautiously returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery of Lisa's untimely death. Once reunited with his ill father, Edward, and his father's new young bride, Ella, Jamie must dig into the town's bloody past to find out who killed his wife and why. All the while, he is doggedly pursued by a detective who doesn't believe a word of Jamie's alibi. As he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw, the town's wayward son will unlock the story of her curse and the truth behind the threat from a rhyme in his childhood: if you see Mary Shaw and scream, she'll take your tongue. And the last thing you will hear before you die is your own voice speaking back to you.

Crew

Wendy Akerboom

Painter

Kevin Alakas

Accounting Assistant

Gerry Alfonso

Accounting Assistant

Mongo Andrews

Rigging Electrician

Warren Appleby

Special Effects Coordinator

Tim Barraball

Visual Effects

Robert Batha

Sound Editor

Lisa Baylin

Casting Assistant

Mike Becki

Compositing Supervisor

David R Beecroft

Hair Stylist

Troy Begnaud

Assistant

Carlo Bellini

Loader

Barb Benoit

Compositing Supervisor

Mark Bensi

Music Editor

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects Producer

Julie Berghoff

Production Designer

Leigh Bianco

Stunts

Kristy Blackwell

Compositing Supervisor

Jason Board

Special Effects Supervisor

Patricia Boulden

Costume Designer

Gord Brown

Painter

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Roman Buchok

Boom Operator

Roman Buchok

Cable Operator

Mark Burg

Producer

Kelly Cabral

Sound Supervisor

Sarah Campbell

Assistant Director

Fiona Campbell-westgate

Visual Effects Producer

Paul Carden

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Carella

Camera Operator

Dan Carnegie

3-D Artist

Robert Carr

Sound

Catherine Cavadini

Adr

Andrew Chang

On-Set Dresser

Dennis Chapman

Unit Production Manager

Erik Charlebois

3-D Artist

Greg Chown

Storyboard Artist

Cyril Frederick Chu

Matte Painter

Adam Chuckryk

Stand-In

Ken Clark

Greensman

Charlie Clouser

Music Composer

Sean Cohen

Cg Supervisor

Chad Cole

Assistant

David Collard

Screenplay

Yvonne Collins

Assistant Camera

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Shelley Cook

Stunt Coordinator

Scotty Cooke

Stunts

Melissa Corns

Sound Effects Editor

Patricia A Cowmeadow

Set Costumer

Denise Cronenberg

Costume Designer

Frank A Cuomo

Post-Production Supervisor

Francois Dagenais

Prosthetic Makeup

Subha Dasgupta

Special Effects Assistant

Tim Davis

Video Assist/Playback

Rob Del Ciancio

Compositing Supervisor

John Demita

Adr

Cylvan Desrouleaux

Assistant Camera

Bonnie Dickson

Rotoscope Animator

Avril Dishaw

Props Buyer

David Joseph Doblinger

Set Decorator

Donovan Drummond

On-Set Dresser

Judi Durand

Adr

Maria Fermo

Costumes

Mike Filipov

Cable Operator

Mike Filipov

Boom Operator

Samantha Finkler

Casting Associate

Barbara Fiorentino

Casting

Jeff Fischer

Adr

Peggy Flood

Adr

Neil Floyd

Production Assistant

Neil Fraser

Grip

Peter Freeman

Music

Mel Friedman

Assistant Editor

Howard Galbraith

Best Boy

Michael Galbraith

Gaffer

Douglas Ganton

Sound Mixer

Ben Gervais

Video Assist/Playback

Michael Gibson

Photography

Philip Giglio

Swing

Anneliese Goldman

Adr

Robert Greb

Compositing Supervisor

Mark Greenberg

Rigging Grip

Annu Gulati

Rotoscope Animator

Charmaine Hamp

Stand-In

Brian Hanish

Boom Operator

Paulina Harcus

Hair Stylist

Christopher Hargadon

Costumes

Barbara Harris

Adr

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Lauren Hassard

Medic

Joel Hay

Assistant Director

Alex Heffes

Song

Zoe Raye Hegedus

Adr

Jeff Helgason

Scenery

Brian Hill

Grip

Gregg Hoffman

Producer

Sean Hollis

Scenic Artist

Amber Horn

Casting Assistant

Dawn Howat

Accounting Assistant

Gord Ionson

Transportation Captain

Andy Jekabsons

Assistant Camera

Blair Johannes

Stunts

Matt Jones

3-D Artist

Fina Kahn

Hair Assistant

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

John Keenan

Carpenter

Kyle Kitagawa

Production Secretary

Jason Klein

Grip

Cheryl Kloner

Voice Casting

Michael N Knue

Editor

Ken Kobett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Oren Koules

Producer

Daamen Krall

Adr

Jim Krauter

Best Boy

Christina Kuhnigk

Set Decorator

Candace Kunderman

Accountant

Jeff Laiddlaw

Carpenter

Linda Lamontagne

Voice Casting

Marcel Laporte

Construction Coordinator

Joanne Leach

Stunts

John R. Leonetti

Director Of Photography

Alexandra Leviloff

Assistant Editor

Halina Lewandowski

Painter

Joe Libanio

Swing Gang

Francis Livingston

Carpenter

Danny Lohner

Song

Nicolas Lopez

Production Assistant

Arlene Lott

Assistant Art Director

Jim Lovisek

Animal Wrangler

James Maccammon

Swing

Chris Macdonald

Production Manager

Jo-ann Macneil

Makeup Artist

Rod Macneil

Swing

Bob Mair

Song

Bob Mair

Song Performer

Elliot Mallon

3-D Artist

Rebecca Mangieri

Casting

Fedrico De Marco

Assistant Camera

Patrick Mark

Stunts

Taylor Masamitsu

Adr

Anastasia Masaro

Art Director

Jim Maxwell

Matte Painter

Ian Mccleod

3-D Artist

Terry Mcgauran

Greensman

Darin Mcleod

Location Manager

Sarah Mcmurdo

Visual Effects

Kenny Meinzinger

Property Master

Nancy Melo

Assistant

Luis Mendoza

Location Manager

John J Miralles

Compositing Supervisor

Daniel Mizuguchi

3-D Artist

Andrij Molodecky

Property Master

Beverly Morgan

Production Assistant

Layton Morrison

Stunts

Martin Mueller

Compositing Supervisor

Ron Muise

Stunts

Michael Mulock

3-D Artist

Orest Muz

Transportation Coordinator

Gabrielle Nadeau

Production Assistant

Johnette Napolitano

Song

Johnette Napolitano

Song Performer

John Nicolard

Digital Effects Artist

Beth Nobes

Assistant Camera

Dan Norton

Assistant Art Director

Doug Novis

Best Boy

David O'neill

Location Assistant

Michael Ohorodnyk

Best Boy Grip

Peter Oillataguerre

Executive Producer

Billy Oliver

Stunts

Michael Olman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joacim Orton

Carpenter

Sarah Payan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Carol Pears

Script Supervisor

Monica Perez-gelbman

Post-Production Accountant

Michael Plant

Generator Operator

Kim Porter

Transportation

Chris Power

Assistant Art Director

Lori Pumputis

Production Coordinator

Ed Queffelec

Stunts

Matt Ralph

3-D Artist

David Randolph

Adr

Herbert Reischl

Swing

Kathryn Remlinger

Assistant

Ron Renzetti

Dolly Grip

Jane Rogers

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Charles Ryan

Assistant Editor

Avi Salem

Rotoscope Animator

Arlene Savan

On-Set Dresser

Leslie A. Sebert

Makeup Artist

Andrew Shea

Assistant Director

David Sheridan

Camera Operator

Susan Silo

Adr

Dino Soldo

Song

Dino Soldo

Song Performer

Tom Starnes

Rigging Gaffer

Robert Stecko

Camera Operator

Edward Steidele

Foley Artist

Lauren Stephens

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Stewart

Compositing Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Shhh, Silence (Universal)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Mike Filipov; Roman Buchok
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 26, 2007

Released in United States Spring March 16, 2007

Literary Sale Date: 01/13/2004

Released in United States Spring March 16, 2007

Released in United States on Video June 26, 2007