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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Campbell
TV Announcer
Jeff Campbell
Neil Conners
Mr. Smirker
Roshani Shookla ...
Emo Girl
Kevin (as Eliot Benjamin)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The art of killing. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$143,000, 4 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,000, 4 October 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In addition to Betsy Russell, seven 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 as Chucky in Child's Play (1988). See more »


(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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Performed by Ecotonic
Written by Jason Ebs, Tiger Shaw BMI, Christopher Hammer BMI and Brett P. Dearth BMI
Published by Kinky Organ BMI
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Poor and pointless
3 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is completely pointless movie, one of those where you watch it to see what happens and then it just ends suddenly and you think WTF? Normally in slasher movies like this you'd think the weakest points are the plot and the acting. Surprisingly, there was nothing wrong with the acting. The main cast did what they were meant to but the ultra poor script didn't have any proper development for each character so there was nothing much to feel for any of them. Even the premise of the story didn't make sense. A huge guy with a bandaged face sends out chain letter e-mails to people with the threat of death of they don't play the game. What the game is...no one knows because all the letter says is that if you don't play you die. There's no mention if you delete the e-mail you die or if you don't forward the message you die. This movie is that lame that a few simple rules aren't even scripted in.

Some of the deaths are truly gory, even by Saw standards. But in the grand scheme of things they are entirely pointless. Even the Saw scenes had some intelligence to the deaths- you're a bad person but you get a chance at redemption but not until you go through a trial by fire and lots of pain. The deaths in Chain Letter are just gore and pain. This makes watching any Paris Hilton movie fun and educational.

Deon Taylor should be made to undergo one of the death scenes in his movie- either that or threaten him with a scene if he doesn't stop writing and directing such rubbish.

Recommendation: only if you like to pull out your fingernails with a tweezer dipped in acid.

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