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.
"Billy" was not only the name of one of the dummies in this movie, but also the name of the puppet used by the Jigsaw killer in the "Saw" movies, also created by Leigh Whannell and James Wan.
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 ...
When Henry's father is recreating Mary Shaw's body, Billy the doll is clean in one shot but dirty and broken in the next.
The 1930s Universal Pictures logo is used in the opening credits.
Unrated DVD contains the following extended shots which were omitted from the "R" rated version.
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