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Chain Letter (2010)

14 July 2010 6:13 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by Deon Taylor

Written by Diana Erwin, Deon Taylor, and Michael Pagan

Featuring Nikki Reed, Michael J. Pagan, Noah Segan, Matt Cohen, Cody Kasch, Betsy Russell, Cherilyn Wilson, Brad Dourif, Keith David, Michael Bailey Smith

There is only one appropriate response to a chain letter. Delete. Then unleash your best arsenal of curses that you picked up in the Merchant Marines against the sender.

The same applies to Chain Letter, Deon Taylor’s upcoming horror film. I use the term “film” loosely. The editing and plotting have the choppy grace of a YouTube mashup. But Chain Letter runs 90 minutes long, compounding your suffering.

Rather than watch Chain Letter, you can have the same experience for far less money and agony. Go to the seediest Starbucks in Hollywood. Find the flailing hobo with suspicious stains on his trousers. He’s on the corner, ranting. Buy him a coffee and ask his screenplay idea. »

- M C Funk

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Is There a Need for a Chain Letter Movie?

12 February 2010 12:23 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Why do film studios i.e. Deon Taylor Studios choose to make a movie based off of the latest technological device, or latest fad i.e. chain letter, text messaging? Does this kind of film have staying power? No one remembers the film Text, or the television series Voicemail, but here we have another gimmicky titled film called Chain Letter. Maybe director Deon Taylor (7eventy 5ive) can spark something imaginative in Chain Letter. Yet, the title and synopsis says shallow drivel, despite Taylor's somewhat excellent track record (Night Tales, The Hustle). This is only an opinion, as the film has not been reviewed here, or seen. However, to really excite a viewers' fears look at the mythology that children are raised on i.e. Hansel and Gretel (cannibalism, infanticide), Little Red Riding Hood (attempted murder, mutilation) and others. Have chain letters and a connection to fear sunk deep enough into »

- Michael Ross Allen

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