History Film / DeadSilence

5th May '18 4:00:29 AM lepouvantail
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* NothingIsScarier: As soon as everything does deathly quiet, you know some serious shit is about to go down. Elsewhere, the film utilizes this for some of its scares; for example, it's implied later on that Marion was talking to Mary Shaw, who was speaking through Billy. All the audience (and Henry) hears is Marion mumbling in a corner, while looking at Billy.

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* NothingIsScarier: As soon as everything does goes deathly quiet, you know some serious shit is about to go down. Elsewhere, the film utilizes this for some of its scares; for example, it's implied later on that Marion was talking to Mary Shaw, who was speaking through Billy. All the audience (and Henry) hears is Marion mumbling in a corner, while looking at Billy.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Marion is last scene crying over Henry's body. But considering that Mary Shaw later made Henry into a dummy, Marion might be in for a similar fate...]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Marion is last scene seen crying over Henry's body. But considering that Mary Shaw later made Henry into a dummy, Marion might be in for a similar fate...]]
8th Apr '18 1:07:11 AM mlsmithca
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* AbusiveParents / DomesticAbuser: Jamie's father Edward is implied to have been both of these in the past.

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\n* AbusiveParents / DomesticAbuser: AbusiveParents: Jamie's father Edward is implied to have been both of these this and a DomesticAbuser in the past.



* AxCrazy: Mary Shaw, [[spoiler: considering that she murdered a child for [[DisproportionateRetribution irritating her during a performance]]]], and it only gets worse after her death.



* AxCrazy: Mary Shaw, [[spoiler: considering that she murdered a child for [[DisproportionateRetribution irritating her during a performance]]]], and it only gets worse after her death.



%%* TheBadGuyWins: Not terribly surprising considering this movie's predecessor is ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', but nevertheless...



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The most unlucky victims of Mary Shaw end up as ventriloquist dolls themselves. Mary Shaw herself ''is partly one'' due to her last wish.]]

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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[[spoiler: The most unlucky victims of Mary Shaw end up as ventriloquist dolls themselves. Mary Shaw herself ''is partly one'' due to her last wish.]]



%%* CruelTwistEnding: Good lord, is it ever.
%%* DeadAllAlong: Edward.



* DemonicDummy / CreepyDoll: Even though Billy is the doll shown throughout most of the film and he is also an example, the clown doll in the rocking chair is one of the most horrifying dolls in movie history...''ever''.
** It certainly doesn't help that it looks like Pennywise the Dancing Clown from ''Literature/{{It}}''.
*** Nor does the fact that Mary Shaw decided to stick her [[BodyHorror ridiculously long tongue]] [[AccidentalInnuendo through it.]]

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* DemonicDummy / CreepyDoll: DemonicDummy: Even though Billy is the doll shown throughout most of the film and he is also an example, the clown doll in the rocking chair is one of the most horrifying dolls in movie history...''ever''.
** It certainly doesn't help that it looks like Pennywise the Dancing Clown from ''Literature/{{It}}''.
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''Literature/{{It}}''. Nor does the fact that Mary Shaw decided to stick her [[BodyHorror ridiculously long tongue]] [[AccidentalInnuendo through it.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Some young, bratty child heckles you during one of your ventriloquist shows? Kill him and turn him into a puppet!]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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[[spoiler:Some young, bratty child heckles you during one of your ventriloquist shows? Kill him and turn him into a puppet!]]



%%* DownerEnding



* FacialHorror / NightmareFace: The faces of Mary Shaw's victims are frozen in tongueless, twisted, gruesome screams.

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* FacialHorror / NightmareFace: FacialHorror: The faces of Mary Shaw's victims are frozen in tongueless, twisted, gruesome screams.



* IronicNurseryTune: ''Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, be sure you never, ever scream. Or she'll cut your tongue out at the seam.''

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* IronicNurseryTune: IronicNurseryTune:
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''Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams, be sure you never, ever scream. Or she'll cut your tongue out at the seam.''



%%* KillEmAll



%%* OfCorpseHesAlive: A rare non-comedic take on this trope.



%%* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Ella.



* YouKilledMyFather: Jamie's reason for trying to find the truth behind Mary Shaw.
** [[spoiler: Although the [[YouKilledMyFather normal trope]] ends up applying much, MUCH too late...]]
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[[folder:Tropes that are inherently spoilers]]
!!'''Examples:'''

* TheBadGuyWins: Not terribly surprising considering this movie's predecessor is ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', but nevertheless...
* CruelTwistEnding: Good lord, is it ever.
* DeadAllAlong: Edward.
* DownerEnding
* KillEmAll
* OfCorpseHesAlive: A rare non-comedic take on this trope.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Ella.
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* YouKilledMyFather: Jamie's reason for trying to find the truth behind Mary Shaw.
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Shaw. [[spoiler: Although the [[YouKilledMyFather normal trope]] ends up applying much, MUCH too late...]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tropes that are inherently spoilers]]
!!'''Examples:'''

* TheBadGuyWins: Not terribly surprising considering this movie's predecessor is ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', but nevertheless...
* CruelTwistEnding: Good lord, is it ever.
* DeadAllAlong: Edward.
* DownerEnding
* KillEmAll
* OfCorpseHesAlive: A rare non-comedic take on this trope.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Ella.
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27th Mar '18 4:39:37 PM Mdjj1996
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* TheCameo: Another dummy, who is aptly named [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Billy]] can be seen among the others.
19th Mar '18 1:36:27 AM lolface123
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* AxCrazy: Mary Shaw, [[spoiler: considering that she murdered a child for [[DisproportionateRetribution irritating her during a performance]]]], and it only gets worse after her death.
22nd Feb '18 4:19:45 PM MikaHaeli8
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* RewatchBonus: A minor example. Lisa stuffing a pillow up her top at the beginning makes a lot more sense once you learn [[spoiler:she was pregnant when she died, and may have been simulating a baby bump.]]
12th Jul '17 1:25:34 AM TheAimz
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* SoulJar: [[spoiler:Mary Shaw will stay undead until all of her 101 dolls are destroyed... oh, and the dolls she made from the corpses of Michael and Edward. Plus the "perfect doll".]]

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* SoulJar: [[spoiler:Mary Shaw will stay undead until all of her 101 dolls are destroyed... oh, and plus the dolls she made from the corpses of Michael and Edward. Plus human corpses, as well as the "perfect doll".]]
12th Jul '17 1:24:09 AM TheAimz
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* ShoutOut: In the hidden room, one of the puppets is Billy from ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''. The main dummy in the film is also named Billy (and wears the same outfit as the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' Billy).

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* ShoutOut: In the hidden room, one of the puppets is Billy from ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''. [[FreezeFrameBonus He can be seen lying on the floor]]. The main dummy in the film is also named Billy (and wears the same outfit as the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' Billy).
12th Jul '17 1:19:42 AM TheAimz
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* WhamShot: Towards the end, after [[spoiler:destroying all of Mary Shaw's dolls]], Jamie returns to his father's home to find the latter sitting there in the darkness. [[spoiler:He walks up to him... only to discover that not only is he dead, but his entire corpse has been hollowed out and turned into a puppet.]]
4th Dec '16 1:10:30 AM Xtifr
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'''''Dead Silence''''' is a 2007 horror movie from the makers of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movie series. It has less {{Gorn}}, but the chilling horror that this film provides covers the loss.

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'''''Dead Silence''''' ''Dead Silence'' is a 2007 horror movie from the makers of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movie series. It has less {{Gorn}}, but the chilling horror that this film provides covers the loss.
5th Oct '16 5:54:08 AM Silverblade2
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* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Doll Lady]]: Mary Shaw had 101 puppets, in order to compensate for her never having children of her own. She was also obsessed with creating "the perfect doll;" one that was indistinguishable from a human.



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Wife]]: Jamie's reason for trying to find the truth behind Mary Shaw.

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Wife]]: YouKilledMyFather: Jamie's reason for trying to find the truth behind Mary Shaw.



* DownerEnding / ShootTheShaggyDog

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* DownerEnding / ShootTheShaggyDogDownerEnding



* [[OfCorpseHesAlive Of Corpse He's Alive]]: A rare non-comedic take on this trope.
* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Doll]]: Ella.

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* [[OfCorpseHesAlive Of Corpse He's Alive]]: OfCorpseHesAlive: A rare non-comedic take on this trope.
* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Doll]]: RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Ella.
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