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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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In addition to Betsy Russell, 7 other stars of the film have starred in other notable horror movies/franchises. Michael J. Pagan, in See No Evil (2006). Charles Fleischer, in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Keith David, in The Thing (1982). Matt Cohen, in Boogeyman 2 (2007). Michael Bailey Smith, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) and the remake The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and its sequel The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) albeit as different characters. Noah Segan, in Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009). And Brad Dourif who has been a staple of the horror genre since his 1988 performance as the killer doll Chucky in Child's Play (1988). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 9 mins) When Neil is attacked, the hook is disengaged from the chain; in the subsequent scene it appears connected again. See more »

Connections

Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Phain Letter (2011) See more »

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Lay It On the Line
Performed by Nicole Ganther
Written by Nicole Ganther and Dillon F. Gorman
Published by Chillin' Dillon's Music ASCAP
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Bare to break the chain...?
2 March 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie was not at all what I had expected it to be. Was it better? No, quite the opposite actually. This movie was really boring and was suffering from a rather silly storyline.

The concept of this movie was about some chain letter that was sent out to a group of people, and those who deleted the message ended up dead in gruesome ways.

Nothing much interesting happened throughout the movie, aside from the odd brutal killing here and there. But the characters in the movie were fairly one-dimensional and you never really cared for any of them or formed any kind of bond with them, so you ended up just shrugging most of the time and looking forward to the way that the next in line was killed.

If you enjoy brutal horror movies with inventive killings, then you might find some enjoyment in "Chain Letter", but if you enjoy horror movies that are driven by a deep, captivating and interesting story, then this movie is a poor choice to put your money on.

Personally, I was drifting off a couple of times throughout the movie, and my focus started to shift elsewhere. This movie didn't make any lasting impression, and it will never make it to a second time around in the DVD player. It simply just wasn't worth it.


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