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Chain Letter (2010)

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

Director:

Deon Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madison Bauer ... Jane Campbell
Mark S. Allen ... TV Announcer
Phil Austin ... Jeff Campbell
Nikki Reed ... Jessie Campbell
Michael Bailey Smith ... Chain Man
Michael J. Pagan ... Michael Grant
Matt Cohen ... Johnny Jones
David Zahedian ... Brad
Cherilyn Wilson ... Rachel Conners
Cody Kasch ... Neil Conners
Noah Segan ... Dante
Brad Dourif ... Mr. Smirker
Roshan Cook Roshan Cook ... Emo Girl (as Roshani Shookla)
Eliot Schwartz Eliot Schwartz ... Kevin (as Eliot Benjamin)
Betsy Russell ... Sergeant Hamill
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The art of killing. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 2 (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 »

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

Features Wii Sports (2006) See more »

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Generation X
Performed by Tastes Like Chicken
Written by Klint Macro
Published by Armed Pussy Cat Records ASCAP
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Poor and pointless
3 October 2011 | by caigedSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Chain Letter See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,788, 3 October 2010

Gross USA:

$138,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$855,185
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1.78 : 1
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