Jamie Ashen and his pregnant wife, Lisa, receive an anonymous gift of a ventriloquist doll called "Billy". When Jamie goes out to pick up their takeout dinner, a figure walks by Lisa, and attacks her only after she screams, killing both her and the baby. Jamie returns home and finds out that Lisa is dead, and that her tongue has been cut off; Jamie is arrested for presumably killing her. After Jamie is released from custody by Detective Jim Lipton due to lack of evidence, he spots inside Billy's box a mysterious message about "Mary Shaw", a deceased ventriloquist from his hometown, Raven's Fair.
Henry explains to Jamie that Mary Shaw was a famous and popular ventriloquist who was publicly humiliated when a young boy named Michael rudely claimed that he could see her lips moving during one of her performances. Some weeks later, Michael disappeared and his family blamed it on Mary and lynched her. Mary's last wish was to have her body turned into a doll and buried with her 101 dolls, who she called her children. Henry, then still a child, saw Shaw (after she was turned into a dummy) rise up, but was spared thanks to his silence, because Mary takes her revenge by killing those who scream. Jamie finds out that Michael, who actually was murdered by Mary Shaw, was his great-uncle. As part of Mary's lynching, the Ashen family forced her to scream and permanently silenced her by cutting her tongue out; as such, she has since been seeking revenge against their entire bloodline and all those in Raven's Fair by killing them using the same method.
Dead SilenceNormalProCategoryTier 3Unlocked at55Pro unlocked at50 close range killsDead Silence appears again in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It silences the player's footsteps and reduces the effect of the Recon perk, from 12 seconds to six seconds. To unlock Dead Silence Pro, the player needs to earn 50 close range kills, similar to Ninja and Scrambler from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Dead Silence can be canceled out by SitRep Pro within close proximity. Dead Silence Pro negates falling damage, similar to Commando Pro from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Lightweight Pro from Call of Duty: Black Ops. This does not give the player the ability to survive kill zones disguised as long drops, including the well in Seatown and falling off Overwatch.
Dead Silence returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as a Field Upgrade rather than a perk. It entirely silences one's footsteps, but for a limited duration (15 seconds) which are refreshed in each kill (however, in Call of Duty: Warzone, only the first kill refreshes the duration), akin to the Exo Mute Device in Advanced Warfare. While under the effects of Dead Silence, the player will also move faster than normal (+8% to the movement speed of the stance) and will also receive slightly increased field of view.
01/01/2022DEBUT Clarie Kovalik leads a crew on the farthest outpost in space; her troubled history means isolation suits her perfectly. Hours away from returning to Earth, Kovalik and her crew pick up on an emergency beacon from a long-lost luxury ship. When the crew boards the dead ship, they find clues that are immediately troubling, obviously violent, and scientifically inexplicable. Even worse, whatever destroyed those passengers might still be lying in wait. With a compelling haunted-house-in-space frame, excellent worldbuilding, vivid imagery, biting social commentary, sustained tension, and a storytelling style that seamlessly moves between the mortal danger of the present and Kovalik's unsettling past, this sf-horror blend will resonate loudly with readers. VERDICT The Titanic and Sixth Sense vibes will pique interest, but it's the engaging, traumatized narrator Kovalik whom readers will root for, even when they don't always trust her, and who will keep them turning the pages. For fans of both space horror like The Luminous Dead, by Caitlin Starling, or Hematophages, by Stephen Koziniewski, and ghost stories linked to family trauma like The Good House, by Tananarive Due.
YOU SCREAM. YOU DIE.Dare to unlock the deadly curse of Mary Shaw ...From James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the horror masters behind Saw, comes a thriller of relentless terror! Ever since Mary Shaw was hunted down and killed, the small town of Ravens Fair has been haunted by horrific deaths. When a local's wife is brutally murdered, he returns home to unravel the terrifying legend of Mary Shaw and the reason why when you see her, you should never, ever scream.
Yes, the commendable set design and sharp cinematography did wonders in building a hair-raising atmosphere, but each act of Dead Silence is a dead end of blankness. Add that to a predictable twist ending.
On the backstory page, guests would see a desk with a large mirror on it and multiple photos and newspaper clips scattered around. Clicking on the clock would slow the sound down to a stop. After sitting in silence for a few seconds, a screaming Mary Shaw would appear on the screen and transport guests to the same desk. The desk was a little different, as the lights were now turned on. Visitors could now click on three photos on the mirror to see some of Mary Shaw's victims, and a newspaper discussing the finding of the corpse of Mary Shaw.
Guests then moved on to the Guignol Theater, passing by endless rows of Mary Shaw's dolls that turned their heads to stare at guests. The next hallway used mirrors to make it appear that guests were on a catwalk high above the stage. Mary Shaw stood below, hands raised in an angry posture. Suddenly, the catwalk begins to shake and shudder, and guests ran into the next room, which is Jamie's home. Jamie's father sat still in his wheelchair, apparently dead, before he suddenly stomps his feet on the ground as people pass by. Guests passed by a mirror, Mary's face occasionally flashing in it.
Guests would go down a short hallway of portraits that, through holograms, transformed to reveal the victims dead by Mary Shaw's hand. One of the portraits was a fake, and the person in the portrait would lean out and grab at the guests.
Mary Shaw is the main antagonist of the 2007 supernatural horror film Dead Silence. She is an undead ventriloquist who has lost her voice and seeks vengeance against the small town of Raven's Fair.
In the 6th century, people believed that the noises produced by the stomach were thought to be the voices of the dead taking up residence in the stomach of the ventriloquist. One ventriloquist of note was Mary Shaw, who was murdered in 1941, but her spirit continued to influence the living world via her dolls. In death, Mary Shaw had her body cosmetically altered to resemble a ventriloquist dummy and had her soul stored inside all her dolls, so she'd always return and never truly die. To hide her undead nature, she hid behind an alter ego known as Ella.
Over the span of decades, Mary continued to silence those in the community by murdering anyone who screamed upon seeing her. Bodies were discovered with sunken, ashen faces; their tongues forcibly removed from their bodies. Mary soon became a figure of local legend and the people or Ravens Fair feared to even speak her name. A nursery rhyme circulated amongst Ravens Fair's children, warning them against the actions of the angry ghost: "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children only dolls. And if you see her in your dreams; be sure to never ever scream.".
Jamie then threw a lantern at the glass-encased collection of Mary Shaw's dolls as they screamed like real children dying in burning agony. She continued in her path of revenge. Detective Lipton became her next victim. When Jamie returned to try destroy Billy after he saw Marion with the corpse of her beloved husband Henry. Mary Shaw suddenly appeared and attacked him. He threw Billy into the fiery chimney and Mary's ghost disappears into shadows. Jamie then saw his father, only find that he is dead. Ella appeared behind Jamie and said the same frightening words of Mary Shaw "Now, who's the dummy?" and laughs. Jamie, now finally frightened, then screamed and died, the last of the families of Raven's Fair.
Dead Silence, as the name suggests, silences its users' footsteps for a brief time. The Field Upgrade is not exclusive to MW2 and has been present in earlier games in the series as a Perk, starting with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It also appeared under different names throughout the franchise with the same purpose - silencing footsteps.
Dead Silence has always been a perk in the Call of Duty series. However, with Modern Warfare (2019), things took a different turn, and the developers made it a Field Upgrade. This meant that users would not spawn with silenced footsteps but would rather have to earn it within the match.
If you are after a blood and thunder Scott Sigler style of science-fiction horror novel, this might not be the book for you, as it is rather slow, patiently setting the scene and relying upon atmosphere rather than jump scares or bloodletting. The sequences on the ghost ship Aurora are outstanding, described in supreme visual and hallucinogenic detail, vividly bringing to life the famous luxury space-liner which disappeared twenty years earlier. The reader genuinely walks every step with Claire and her crew as they explore the giant tomb, uncovering the bodies of long-since-dead famous starlets of two decades earlier, whilst trying to fathom the reason for the disaster, and slowly developing a nigglingly bad feeling that things are not right. Although I did enjoy these sequences, they go on for just a tad too long and perhaps another edit would have moved the story on at a slightly speedier pace.
Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya - the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship. 781b155fdc