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Release Date: March 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2007

R|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
After his wife meets a grisly end, Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) returns to their creepy hometown of Ravens Fair to unravel the mystery of her murder. Once there, he discovers the legend of Mary Shaw (Joan Heney), a murdered ventriloquist whose eerie presence still looms over the town. As he desperately digs for answers, Jamie encounters the curse that took his wife's life and threatens his own.

Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton, Michael Fairman, Joan Heney, Judith Roberts, Laura Regan

Director: James Wan

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Production Co: Twisted Pictures, Evolution Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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  • The dialogue isn't ridiculous, and sometimes it's witty: A cynical cop (Donnie Wahlberg) doesn't buy Jamie's theory that the doll had something to do with the murder: "The mystery toy department is down the hall. This is the homicide department." show more

  • This new movie is a more credible, less grisly act of filmmaking , but it's a less compelling exercise. It doesn't have the ruthless moral reasoning of the first two "Saw" pictures, however grotesque and specious that reasoning was. But it does have a plot that revolves around a ventriloquist and her demon doll. show more

  • Boasts nothing new under the sun, but it does provide a few decent scares. show more

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