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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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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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Kevin
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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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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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Michael J Pagan's character Michael was originally supposed to be killed off in the film but Michael fought too have his character survive in the movie See more »

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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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Barrel scraping, third division mess
29 March 2011 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Viewed at the Festival de Film, Cannes 2010

If all you want from a horror film are some gory kills and blood, go ahead, knock yourself out and have a ball. But if you want anything more, say a decent script, a story that makes sense, characters, even one, you can root for, some logic, even internal logic, and finally a decent killer with motivation, look elsewhere. Make no mistake Chain Letter is a mess.

So much of this film makes no or very little sense it's hard to know where to start. Basically, teens who receive a chain letter and fail to pass it on get offed. Why they are getting this letter I could never figure out. How the killer manages to do what he does defies even the often screwy logic of such films. At times he seems to be in several places at once, doing different things. It's almost like the producers took every draft script and shuffled them together, pulling out 100 pages at random and saying, "Now let's make this one"!

Even if Chain Letter were good, and it's anything but, it would still not rise above the level of clichéd and derivative: the Japanese do it so much better. Heck! Just about everyone does it better!

I love horror films, I even enjoy ones that are so bad they're good. There's usually something to be found in them. But treat Chain Letter like the real thing: don't pass it on no matter what the promise, just trash it.


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