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Dead Silence (1989): The Early Work of a Gore Legend

Dead Silence (Hugh Gallagher, 1989)

[note: review originally published 1Dec2008]

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Best. Title. Graphics. Ever.

Very difficult to find, and that’s not entirely a bad thing; while Gallagher’s more recent films (Gorotica, Gore Whore, et al.) have gained a warranted cult following, his first movie, Dead Silence, is just not up to the same level of…whatever it is that makes Gallagher’s movies worth your time. Not much in the way of story, horrible acting, low-budget effects, even bad film stock. If you’re a Gallagher nut, of course, you’re going to end up seeking this out, and more power to you, but for everyone else, there’s absolutely nothing here to recommend it. *

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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