DEAD SILENCE Director: James Wan U.S.A.| 2007. COLOUR. ANAMORPHIC. 35MM. DOLBY DIGITAL STEREO. 90 MIN. Book cinema tickets This will be your only chance to see Dead Silence on the big screen, since it has been passed over for Irish theatrical release. It’s a surprisingly old fashioned but very engaging ghost story from director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, creators of the Saw franchise. The opening scene introduces us to a young married couple, James (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa (Laura Regan), who receive an unlabeled package containing an ominous looking ventriloquist’s dummy. After the obligatory comic banter, hubby leaves to pick up some food and, well, things don’t go well for the wife. Finding himself the chief suspect in her murder, James flees to his quaint home town of Ravens Fair. He reunites with his long-estranged father (Bob Gunton) and learns about the legend of Mary Shaw (Judith Roberts), an elderly female ventriloquist from decades earlier who, as town lore has it, reappears from the dead and removes the tongues of anyone who sees her and screams. Director: James Wan U.S.A.| 2007. COLOUR. ANAMORPHIC. 35MM. DOLBY DIGITAL STEREO. 90 MIN.