The last two years I have devoted my favorite month, October, to my favorite pastime, watching scary movies. I will watch one horror movie everyday for the 31 days of October and tell you all about them. Bring on the good, the bad, and the horrific.
In my waxing poetic about horror movies someone recommended to me a movie called Dead Silence. I will watch any horror movie, naturally, I promptly added it to my Netflix queue.
Dead Silence started with this couple Jamie and Lisa Ashen in their apartment being a generally cute couple. Then there is a knock on the door but when they answer there is just a package on the floor made out to Jamie. Inside this package in a suitcase like box containing a creepy ass puppet doll, Billy.
Now had this been me, I would have put that doll back in the box and then outside in the dumpster… or possibly sold it on ebay since it looked like an antique–what, someone out there would want a creepy doll. Here we find out Jamie is afraid of dolls and his wife recites some nursery rhyme about a lady named Mary Shaw.
Beware the stare of Mary Shaw
She had no children only dolls
And if you see her in your dreams
Be sure to never ever scream.
Then Jamie leaves to get take-out and his nutty wife sets the doll up on the bed in the bedroom under the cover to scare Jamie. Of course this wakes up the crazy in the dolls and the thing annihilates her. Jamie comes home and find his dead wife and enters Donnie Walberg, the somewhat annoying detective that refuses to believe that the doll has something to do with the murder (okay, so maybe that is reasonable, but whatever). Jamie is naturally mad he is a suspect and tells the detective he will just solve the case alone.
He goes home to Raven’s Faire and questions his father, who we quickly see is not his bff. He has his wife’s funeral and afterwards find’s Mary Shaw’s grave and the graves she had made for her 100 dolls. Lot of creepy dolls, Mary Shaw, his family, and the town make up this surprisingly enjoyable movie. All in all I like it. It was creepy and kept me interested. It wasn’t overly shocking or gory, but it didn’t need to be. If you like creepy movies with dolls, add this to your October lineup.