R | | Horror, Mystery
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.
(at around 1h 10 mins) During the climax, in the storage area with all 101 dolls, you can see Jigsaw's doll from the "Saw" films sitting on the floor, and Edgar Bergen's doll Charlie McCarthy on one of the shelves. The doll that Detective Lipton throws over his shoulder in this scene is a replica of ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson's doll, Danny O'Day.
Oh my God, this reminds me of that poem from when we were kids.
Jamie Ashen: What poem?
Lisa Ashen: You remember, come on. That old ghost story about the woman who had all those dolls. "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw, she had no children only dolls" and something something ...
The ventriloquist dummy is considered evidence due to the fact that it arrived the same day Lisa died yet the doll is not retrieved from the crime scene allowing Jamie to take it to his hometown to investigate it's history. Det. Lipton confronts Jamie for trying to get rid of evidence by burying the doll which could have easily been avoided if the authorities had simply retrieved the doll from the crime scene.
The closing credits starts with a dedication to producer Gregg Hoffman.
Unrated DVD contains the following extended shots which were omitted from the "R" rated version.
$7,842,725 (USA) (18 March 2007)
$16,809,076 (USA) (19 April 2007)