GoosebumpsOctober 16, 2015
After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
Dead SilenceMarch 16, 2007
Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find out the truth, Jamie goes to the town of Raven's Fair, where Shaw used to perform and is buried. But Jamie is in for more than he expected.
MagicNovember 8, 1978
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Dead of NightJune 28, 1946
Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.
The Paper ManOctober 5, 1963
A deaf and mute vagabond finds a large denomination bill in a Mexico City dump, and while he tries to buy something with it, others try to con him into giving it away. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 36th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Sanz and the Secret of His ArtAugust 15, 1918
Francisco Sanz Baldoví (Anna, 1872-Valencia, 1939), better known as “Paco Sanz” or “ventriloquist Sanz”, was one of the most popular artists in Spain in the first half of the 20th century. In 1918, the Spanish ventriloquist filmed this fascinating documentary (entitled “Sanz and the Secret of His Art”), with the help of filmmaker Maximiliano Thous and his two artisan mechanics, in order to show the extraordinary complexity of the mechanism of his dolls and his ability to handle them on stage.
Nina Conti: Her Master's VoiceMarch 11, 2012
Internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Nina Conti, takes the bereaved puppets of her mentor and erstwhile lover Ken Campbell on a pilgrimage to 'Venthaven' the resting place for puppets of dead ventriloquists. She gets to know her latex and wooden travelling partners along the way, and with them deconstructs herself and her lost love in this ventriloquial docu-mocumentary requiem. Ken Campbell was a hugely respected maverick of the British Theatre, an eccentric genius who would snort out forgotten artforms. Nina was his prodigy in ventriloquism and has been said to have reinvented the artform. This film is truly unique in genre and style. No one has seen ventriloquism like this before.
In the DarkMarch 23, 2015
A classic-style anthology of three horror shorts and a wraparound story. Two killers find a bag of VHS tapes in their motel room and watch them to pass time. But then the horror gets too real...
The Murders of Brandywine TheaterSeptember 12, 2014
Story of a depressed, small-town ventriloquist named Henry (Bachar) who finally comes out of his shell when his puppet ‘Moxxy’ (voiced by Les Claypool of Primus fame) begins speaking up for him. All is seemingly well until the cruel and charismatic puppet becomes uncontrollable, resulting in a bizarre battle of wills and even murder.
HorrorscopeJune 1, 1994
A trilogy of horror stories that begins with a crazy musician who has trouble composing his latest song. His lack of concentration on his work leads to the accidental conjuring of an evil spirit. The second story concerns a couple who go to a pool hall for a night of fun. While there, they meet a friendly guy named David who invites them back to his place for a private party where he has other bloody plans. The final story is about a girl who comes home from work to find a mysterious package on her doorstep. Upon opening it, she finds a creepy ventriloquist dummy that seems to have a life of its own and a liking for blood.
Grave DangerFebruary 16, 2009
Home alone, Becky (Debbie Kopacz) is already on edge from a night of watching scary movies when an anonymous caller takes her terror to the brink by forcing her to trade spooky stories with him in this Jim Haggerty-helmed horror flick. Tales of murderous ventriloquist dummies, housewives ensnared by voodoo and more follow in an agonizing game of one-upmanship that could end up with Becky dead. Cathy St. George and Vic Martino co-star.