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Chain Letter (2009)

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A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail.

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Jane Campbell
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TV Announcer
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Jeff Campbell
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Chain Man
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Michael Grant
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Brad
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Rachel Conners
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Neil Conners
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Dante
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Emo Girl
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Kevin (as Eliot Benjamin)
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Sergeant Hamill
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A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail.

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The art of killing. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody sadistic violence throughout, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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11 November 2010 (Russia)  »

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A Corrente do Mal  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$143,000 (USA) (2 October 2010)

Gross:

$143,000 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Michael J. Pagan's character Michael was originally supposed to be killed off in the film but Michael fought to have his character survive in the movie. See more »

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(at around 1h 15 mins) Detective Crenshaw has just been knocked out by the Chain man and is being drug across the floor. They pass by an empty cabinet/display by the wall and you can see Detective Crenshaw's hand place or move something into the cabinet. A couple of seconds later his hand moves back up to his waist, all while he is unconscious. See more »

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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

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Can't Take It
Performed by Dillon F. Gorman
Written by Dillon F. Gorman
Published by Chillin' Dillon's Music ASCAP
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bad story but some nice effects
8 June 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Chain Letter was made at the time that the Saw franchise was over and all torture porn was over. The producers even got Betsy Russell in this flick who got fame due the Saw franchise. But the story itself is a bit weak.

Deon Taylor, the director would like to make a good horror but so far he failed, his first attempt 7eventy 5ive (2007) wasn't that good but he knew he had to add some gory bits to the story. That succeeded here in Chain Letter but you just couldn't get involved with the characters. Even the story about the killer isn't really explained.

It do make you think about being online and using cellphones with GPS and things you are giving free to hackers without knowing it. But most of those flicks fail to deliver, Hellraiser Hellworld (2005) showed us that even an horror icon just couldn't deliver pain and torture. The script also reminded me on the overlooked FearDotCom (2002).

It also shows that when you put big names from the genre in one flick it doesn't give you a hit. Nikki Reed here as Jessie Campbell and seen in the Twilight saga is the main lead and she did well but still I just couldn't care what would happen to her. And look the the fallen angel Noah Segan, he was going to be the next thing in the genre and made a few good flicks, Deadgirl (2008) and his breakthrough with Cabin Fever 2 and Someone's Knocking At The Door, both from 2009. Here he got just a small role. Of course the teaser would be Brad Dourif, but again he just got a small part.

Luckily the film is saved by the gore added and it was good to see that it was done with the real stuff and not with CGI. It do has a few gory moments but for a torture porn too less to become a classic. The suspense is just not there. Maybe the underground figure was Cherilyn Wilson as Rachael Conners, she do moved on from this flick to small roles in Dexter and True blood, one to look out for and she isn't afraid to show her body, She's the only one here who goes fully undressed and has a close-up as gratuitous as it can be of her juggs.

Chain Letter isn't that good after all but some gore saved the letter...

Gore 3/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 4/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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