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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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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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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Corrente See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 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 »

Goofs

(at around 1h 15 mins) Detective Crenshaw has just been knocked out by the Chain Man and is being dragged 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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Don't Be Afraid
Performed by Dolls House
Written by Camilla Romestrand, Nicky Cook, Cenk Aksun and Jonathan Anderson
Published by Invasion Publishing PRS
Courtesy of Invasion
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Bare to break the chain...?
2 March 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee 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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