R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Leigh Whannell was so unhappy with the finished product, due to studio interference, that he decided to write all future scripts on spec, as opposed to pitching an idea to a studio and then being paid to write the screenplay, as was the case with this film.
I promised to make you dinner, right?
Lisa Ashen: Yeah.
Jamie Ashen: Well, I'm making you a gourmet dinner. Trust me. It'll be worth the wait.
Lisa Ashen: Surrender. Hmm. Surrender to the wonders of take-out.
Jamie Ashen: Oh. I knew this was coming.
When Detective Lipton confronts Jamie in the hotel room after Jamie tries to bury the doll, there are several occasions when Lipton's mouth does not match the words being spoken between cuts or isn't moving at all.
The 1930s Universal Pictures logo is used in the opening credits.
$7,842,725 (USA) (18 March 2007)
$16,809,076 (USA) (19 April 2007)
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