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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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Philip Campbell
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Chain Man
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Michael Grant
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Johnny Jones
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Brad
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Rachael Conners
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Neil Conners
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Dante
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Emo Girl
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Kevin
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Sergeant Hamill
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A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

11 November 2010 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

A Corrente do Mal  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$143,000 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Betsy Russell, who plays Sergeant Hamill, was a featured character in the Saw (2004) movie franchise. When the character Neil first receives the chain letter, the original 'Saw' is playing on his television in the background. See more »

Goofs

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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Routine Slasher
10 October 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Chain Letter (2010)

** (out of 4)

Rather routine slasher has a group of friends getting a chain letter e-mail saying that if they don't pass it along they'll die. The group all delete it and soon enough they start getting killed. If you've ever seen a slasher movie in your life then this here really isn't going to offer anything you haven't already seen. The one gimmick is that the killer is stalking the people through their phones and other online devices but this really doesn't add up to much nor does the mystery of who the killer really is. While watching CHAIN LETTER I couldn't help but feel like I was watching a film where the writer and director didn't know too much about the genre and before making the film they watched several recent horror movies and tried to copy them. It's obvious from the violence and gore level that someone had watched the SAW films as several of the deaths are quite lavished and built up to something a normal person couldn't do. The death scenes are at least done in good fashion as they are quite graphic at times and the make-up department doesn't play shy with the red stuff. Those wanting gore are going to get quite a bit of it here but sadly these scenes are spread out through the running time so there are a lot of dry moments with nothing much happening. The mystery of who the killer is really never grabs the viewer so trying to unveil that is never as much fun as it should have been. The performances are actually better than average and we get small roles from Keith David and Brad Dourif and it's always nice to see them. CHAIN LETTER also goes for some "flashy" style that just never works. In the end, there are certainly much better films out there but this one here needed a touch of life and energy to make it more memorable than it actually is.


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