From the horror film Dead Silence, Trick or Treat Studios is proud to present the officially licensed Billy puppet prop. Standing 47 inches in height, This amazing prop was sculpted by Mark Anthony, the absolute king of replica movie props.
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.
The next room in the theatre had a massive red curtain above the doorway. Every so often the sound of a jack-in-the-box would play, and a clown puppet would burst out with the sound of a clown nose honking.
After one final hallway of sheer curtains, guests would enter the final room: Mary Shaw's dressing room. Mary appeared to be standing at the other end of the room. As she began to lunge at the guests, they would find her directly next to them, holding Billy and screaming, as they were looking at her reflection in a mirror. A clown puppet would jump down from above for one final scare.
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.
Ventriloquism is the art of masking or throwing a person's voice, so that it appears as if it is originating from an alternate location. The transmission point of the manipulated voice is usually that of a doll or puppet.
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.\".
Mary Shaw had secretly created the \"perfect doll\", a life-size puppet that looks like an actual human woman named Ella Ashen. Through Ella, she was able to gain revenge against the surviving members of the Ashen family, namely, Ella's husband Edward Ashen, his son Jamie, and Jamie's wife Lisa. Drawing upon her own knowledge of doll making, Mary/Ella murdered Edward Ashen and turned him into a human puppet.
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.
In an alternate ending, Ella simply knocks Jamie out after he discovers his father was a puppet all along. Then, she explains that the original Ella was a human being with Edward as an abusive husband. Edward knocked her down the stairs, and killed their unborn child.
Ella dug up the grave where the puppet Billy was buried, and became possessed by Mary Shaw. Afterward, Ella makes a family photograph, and then, dressed as Mary Shaw, tells a bedtime story to a child by candlelight, later revealed to be an traumatized and unresponsive but still-alive Jamie with his voice copied and tongue ripped out (or would have been had they added the visual effect planned).
Jamie Ashen and his wife Lisa receive a mysterious ventriloquist doll in the mail, 'Billy', in an unmarked package with no return address. Jamie and Lisa ponder who would have sent the doll, and Jamie leaves to get dinner. Jamie returns to discover Lisa is dead with her tongue ripped out, and Billy is lying on the floor near her body. Detective Jim Lipton suspects Jamie of the murder, but there is no evidence against him. Jamie returns to his apartment and discovers that Billy belonged to Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist from his hometown of Ravens Fair.
Returning to the town for Lisa's funeral, he first confronts his estranged father about Mary Shaw. Jamie's father has suffered a stroke and is now wheel-chair bound, and he has a new wife, Ella, who takes care of him. His father and Ella remind him of the children's poem regarding Shaw and her penchant of cutting out her victims' tongues. \"Beware the stare of Mary Shaw, she had no children - only dolls; and if you see her in your dreams, be sure you never, ever scream.\" Jamie leaves his fathers home, warning Ella that his father is a monster. After Lisa's funeral, Jamie wanders into an old cemetery where he finds Shaw's grave and those of her puppets. Marion, the senile wife of the mortician, warns him of the danger of Shaw's puppets, and he realizes he should rebury Billy[The puppet]. He does so, only to find the puppet in his room later in the night, accompanied by Lipton, still not convinced of Jamie's innocence. Jamie tells him about the poem, but Lipton is skeptical. The next morning Jamie steals Billy from the detective, and he brings him to the mortician, Henry, who finally tells him about Mary Shaw.
Shaw was a famous ventriloquist whose ambition was to make the perfect puppet. One night at a performance, a young boy heckled her, claiming that he could see Mary's lips moving. Mary quickly rebuffed this by presenting herself and Billy talking at the same time, and impressed the entire audience. Michael went missing shortly after. While his body was never found, Shaw was blamed, and the Ashen clan murdered her by cutting her tongue out. Her final wish was to turn her body into a ventriloquist's puppet and to be buried with her 101 puppets. Henry, at a very young age, wandered into his fathers mortuary and accidentally knocked the coffin over. Shaw's body came to life and she began approaching Henry. He survived because he covered his mouth to keep from screaming; Mary can only kill her victims when they scream. Henry's father then burst into the room, and discovered Henry cowering in the corner and Shaw's body on the floor.
Jamie investigates the theater and finds Shaw's dressing room. He discovers an old book with plans to make the perfect puppet. Jamie confronts his father later in the night and learns that the missing boy was his great-uncle. His father tells him that the boys family murdered Shaw by forcing her to scream and then ripped out her tongue. The men involved where then killed off one by one, found with their tongues ripped out. Their wives, children, and children's children all suffered the same fate. His father then tells him Shaw will come back for himself and Jamie as well. Lipton then arrives and tells Jamie that Shaw's grave has been exhumed and that all of her puppets are missing. Jamie then receives a phone call from Henry, telling him to go to the theater. With the detective following close behind, Jamie returns to the theater and Shaw's living quarters. Discovering a hidden back room that Jamie didn't locate the first time, they find the body of Michael Ashen, strung up like a marionette, and 100 of Shaw's puppets placed in cases on the wall. Mary Shaw did kill the little boy. Suddenly, one of the dolls begins talking to them. The doll, possessed by Shaw, tells them she wants to silence those who silenced her, and that she killed Lisa because she was pregnant.
After he drives away, Jamie realizes that Billy is the only remaining puppet, and that the only way to get rid of Shaw is to destroy him. He goes to Henry, with who he had left Billy, only to discover that he is dead with his tongue ripped out. After his wife tells Jamie that his father took the doll, he returns to his father's house to destroy Billy. When he arrives, Mary Shaw reappears, but is forced to retreat when Jamie throws Billy into the fireplace. As she is forced back into the shadows, Jamie finds his father sitting in his wheelchair, staring blankly into space. As he approaches him, Jamie is horrified as he discovers his father is dead with his entire back hollowed out and replaced with a wooden shaft used in ventriloquist dummies. Jamie realizes his Father had been wearing the same suit the entire time, and Ella had been at his side the entire time with her hand behind his back. He realizes that Ella is the perfect puppet that Shaw strove to make and has been using the elder Ashen's corpse as a puppet to lure Jamie. Ella heckles Jamie and reveals herself as the ghostly Mary Shaw in disguise. Jamie screams and Mary Shaw takes his tongue, killing him. The movie ends with the poem being recited as Shaw is looking through a scrap book with the pictures of her recent victims turned into dolls.  59ce067264