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Chain Letter ()


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

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Cast

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Jane Campbell
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TV Announcer
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Jeff Campbell
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Jessie 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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Rachel Conners
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Neil Conners
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Dante
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Mr. Smirker
Roshan Cook ...
Emo Girl (as Roshani Shookla)
Eliot Schwartz ...
Kevin (as Eliot Benjamin)
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Sergeant Hamill
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Detective Jim Crenshaw
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Priest
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Dean Jones
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Debra Jones
Jonathan Hernandez ...
Carlos
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Jai Pham (creditOnly)
Joel Shnowski ...
Freeman
Terrence Evans ...
Mr. Bradford
Khatira Rafiqzada ...
Ms. Garrett (Counselor)
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Frank Wiggins
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Coroner
Aysha Aubrey ...
Pretty Girl
Ryan Calavano ...
Student
Shari Carlson ...
Judy Conners
Daniel Garcia ...
Freshman Boy
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Irene Cristoff
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Fine Girl
deMann ...
Scientist (as De Mann)
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Yelling Gamer
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Coach
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Shirley (as Lyn Michele Ross)
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Judy Conners
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Burt (as Johann Tate)
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Brian Yee
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Uncle Bob
Dennis Shanahan ...
Newscaster 2
Uzoma Okoro ...
Newscaster 3
Ed. Gyles Jr. ...
Commentator (as Ed Giles)
Ron Brokenbrough ...
Soldier
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Murder Suspect (uncredited)
Brad Bingham ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
Geneen Bland ...
Detective (uncredited)
Ken Carr ...
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Goldie Chan ...
Asian Girl Texter (uncredited)
Derek Colston ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Ivan Gonzalez ...
Winston (uncredited)
Leslie Goodman ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Juli Marialani Johnston ...
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Nick Areis Karim ...
Extra (uncredited)
Stacie Luann ...
Police Detective (uncredited)
Christina Marie ...
CSI Agent (uncredited)
Rocky McNatt ...
Gamer / Townsperson (uncredited)
Kenyon Page ...
Gamer (uncredited)
West Ramsey ...
Neighbor of victim (uncredited)
Pat Ridley ...
Man with Cell Phone (uncredited)
Jessica Ritchie ...
Britney (uncredited)
Rowena Shaddox ...
News Anchor (uncredited)
Rick Silver ...
Student (uncredited)
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Murder Suspect (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Joy Stern ...
Punk (uncredited)
Jeff Sutherland ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Ruby (uncredited)
Kelly Symone ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
Randy Wynn ...
Police Office Employee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Deon Taylor

Written by

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Deon Taylor ... (written by) &
Michael J. Pagan ... (written by)
 
Thomas Fenton ... () (uncredited)
 
Diana Erwin ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Roxanne Avent ... executive producer
Sam Cassell ... associate producer
Chad Cole ... co-producer
Steve Cubine ... co-executive producer
Skip Davis ... associate producer
Ron Gell ... co-producer
Nesim Hason ... executive producer
Steak House ... co-producer / line producer
Dominic Ottersbach ... associate producer
Michael J. Pagan ... producer
Mitch Richmond ... associate producer
Kelly Andrea Rubin ... co-producer
Todd Slater ... executive producer
Robert F. Smith ... executive producer (as Robert Smith)
Deon Taylor ... producer

Music by

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Vincent Gillioz

Cinematography by

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Philip Lee ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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James Coblentz
Howard E. Smith ... (as Howard Smith)

Editorial Department

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Emily Chiu ... assistant editor
Gareth Cook ... final digital intermediate colorist
Kristina Forcier ... head of post-production (as Kristina Allison)
Keith Roddy ... colorist: dailies
Kendra Rasmussen ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Jonathan Thornhill ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Corbin Bronson
Peter Wise

Production Design by

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George Goodridge

Art Direction by

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Lisa Marinaccio
Sean Veale

Costume Design by

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Chasia

Makeup Department

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Paula Barkley ... tattoo artist
Jessica Bondi ... assistant makeup artist
Derek Colston ... set barber
Tom Devlin ... special makeup effects artist
Karicean Karen Dick ... key hair (as Karen Dick)
Faten Elias ... makeup: title sequence
Rolf Peter Hausen ... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones ... special makeup effects supervisor
Starr Jones ... special makeup effects artist (as William Starr Jones)
Robert Maverick ... special makeup effects artist (as Robert D. Maverick)
Michael Ross ... special makeup effects artist
Melissa Smith ... assistant makeup artist
Rachel Whitehurst ... key makeup artist
Desmond Dez Wooden ... assistant hair (as Desmond 'Dez' Wooden)
Alex Noble ... fabricator (uncredited)

Production Management

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Roxanne Avent ... post-production supervisor / production manager
Mathew J. Rodriquez ... post-production supervisor (as Mathew 'Phantom' Rodriquez)
Straw Weisman ... post-production consultant
Steak House ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Dominic Ottersbach ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Corky Cronin ... first assistant director (as Charles 'Corky' Cronin)
Sean P. Galvin ... second second assistant director
Scott Macleod ... first assistant director: additional photography
Ryan Page ... second assistant director: second unit
Mathew J. Rodriquez ... director: title sequence (as Mathew 'Phantom' Rodriquez)
Abigail Severance ... second unit director
Stephanie Tull ... second assistant director
Dean Jones ... additional second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Rodrigo Cabral ... set dresser
Carlos S. Carmona ... set dresser
Richard Denton ... assistant carpenter
William Fisher ... art production assistant
Adam Fowler ... lead carpenter
Scot Francis ... carpenter
Ryan Goergen ... assistant carpenter
Karl Jennings ... assistant carpenter
Samson Kellman ... assistant art director / construction coordinator
Eddie Kingery ... scenic artist
Simon Mayer ... lead carpenter
Jim Mazarieyos ... prop assistant
Edward S. Owens ... carpenter
Gina Podesta ... art production assistant
Carlos S. Reyes ... carpenter
Bo Smith ... carpenter
Peter A. VanDyke ... on set dresser
Seth Williams ... property master
Aaron Lee Wilson ... scenic artist assistant
Danelle Vierkant ... sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Joshua Adeniji ... sound effects editor
Bryan Arenas ... dolby sound consultant
Andrew Brown ... assistant sound editor
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Jason Gaya ... sound mixer (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Martin Glover ... boom: title sequence / sound: title sequence
Corey J. Grasso ... adr mixer (as Corey Grasso)
Angela Hemingway ... adr dialogue editor
Chad J. Hughes ... sound editor
Steven Iba ... sound effects editor (as Stephen Iba)
Richard Kitting ... sound mixer (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Bobby Martinez ... foley editor
Zach Michaelis ... foley mixer
Jonathan Pendergrass ... foley editor
Thomas Pinney ... sound mixer (as Thomas W. Pinney)
Thomas Staunton ... boom operator
Vicki Vandegrift ... foley artist (as Vicki Vandegrift-Drielly)
Jonathan Wales ... sound mixer
Steve Papagiannis ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Daniel Thomas Stewart ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James R. Bilz ... special effects coordinator (as Jim Bilz)
Rocky Gehr ... special effects pyrotechnics
Jason 'Keno' McMurtry ... special effects production assistant
J.D. Nielsen ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Gevork Babityan ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
O.T. Hight ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Rick Ravenell ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kelly Bellini ... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio ... stunt coordinator
Eugene Collier ... stunts
Zack Duhame ... stunts (as Zack Duhami)
Brennan Dyson ... stunts
Gary Kasper ... stunts
Mandy Kowalski ... stunts (as Amanda Kowalski)
Cliff McLaughlin ... stunts
Anthony Molinari ... stunts
Rick Sawaya ... stunts
Tim Sitarz ... stunts
Jim Stephan ... stunts / stunt rigging coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Anthony ... electric: second unit
Eduardo Barraza ... key grip: second unit
Gary C. Beaird ... key grip
Scott R. Boettle ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Scott Boettle)
Greg Brezovec ... best boy electric (as Gregory Brezovec)
Stu Brumbaugh ... best boy electric: second unit
Brett Carleton ... best boy grip: second unit
Richard W. Davis ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Adam Duffy ... electrician
Brian Evans ... gaffer: second unit
Coby Garfield ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bryan Gilbert ... grip (as Bryan 'Buddha' Gilbert)
James Ginn ... electric: second unit
Martin Glover ... video playback operator (as Martin J. Glover)
Jonathan Goldfisher ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ivan Gonzalez ... grip (as Ivan A. Gonzalez)
Shaun Grady ... grip: second unit
Jay Guffey ... dolly grip: second unit
Aaron Hartman ... grip
Jennifer Harville ... additional second assistant camera / loader
Chris Horton ... electrician
Ethan Ireland ... grip
Paul Janossy ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Marc Thomas Kallweit ... director of photography: title sequence, Heckler Media Group
Phil Kaylor ... grip
Matt Kennedy ... grip: title sequence / lights: title sequence
Christopher Kidder ... grip (as Christopher J. Kidder)
Paul Lambiase ... grip
Geoff Nangle ... grip: second unit
Ryan Norris ... electrician
Matthew Pearce ... first assistant camera: second unit
Steve Redondo ... best boy grip
Matthew Rodrigues ... photographer (as Mathew 'Phantom' Rodriquez) / videographer (as Mathew 'Phantom' Rodriquez)
R. Dustin Sanchez ... electrician
Amanda Sanders ... grip: title sequence / lights: title sequence
Edwin Schenderlein ... electrician
James Schlittenhart ... second assistant camera: second unit
Christian Sebaldt ... director of photography: second unit
Curtis Sherman ... gaffer
Michael Sherman ... electrician (as Michael Anthony Sherman)
Mike Smith ... camera production assistant
Keith Talley ... crane (as Keith A. Talley) / dolly grip (as Keith A. Talley) / power pod operator (as Keith A. Talley)
Dan Taylor ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Daniel Taylor)
Adam Duffy ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Daniel Stilling ... camera operator (uncredited) / steadicam operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Everett Blix ... casting: Sacramento, Media Casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Samuel Carmona ... costume production assistant
Ray Davis ... costume production assistant
Solomon Fobb ... key costumer
Monica Gartner ... on set costumer
Glenda Maddox ... wardrobe supervisor
Julie Suronen ... costume production assistant
Franco Leopold ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Denise Collins ... location manager
John Grant ... location manager
Patrick Minderler ... location assistant
Jc Todd ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Marcus Blanchard ... composer: additional music / music editor (uncredited) / music score mixer (uncredited) / musical director (uncredited)
Patrick Brocca ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Harold Squire ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Brandon Alford ... transportation driver
Gene Alford ... transportation coordinator (as P.E. Gene Alford)
deMann ... transportation driver (as De Mann)
James Grant ... transportation driver
Mark James ... transportation driver
Glen Marygold ... transportation driver
Larry Michael ... transportation driver
Jim Morange ... transportation captain (as James C. Morange)
Terrell Randall ... transportation driver
'Little Joe' Reynoso ... transportation driver (as Jose Reynoso)
Stanley Simon ... transportation driver
Bill Thompson ... transportation driver (as William Thompson)
Bob Trout ... transportation driver

Other crew

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Lee J. Anderue ... security
Andre Avent ... production assistant
David C. Ball ... set medic
Marcella Bremond ... script supervisor: second unit
Brian Brooks ... office production assistant (as Brian H. Brooks)
Terri L. Burns ... production coordinator
Tiffany Cascio ... production assistant
Shandra Dixon ... business affairs
Ricardo A. Eredia ... production assistant
Shantell Fancher ... assistant production coordinator / travel
Judy Garcia ... production assistant / production assistant: title sequence
Marina Gravani ... assistant: Nikki Reed
Christina Hall ... script supervisor
Jessica Hankin-Jones ... production assistant
Robert Hepburn ... set medic (as Robert E. Hepburn)
Jon Ibarra ... stage manager
Sarah Kantner ... accounting assistant
Douglas S. Lane ... security
Justin Langstroth ... production assistant
Lesley Leatherwood ... office production assistant
Tom Lewis ... legal services
Erica Lucas ... production assistant
Rashad Lyons ... set production assistant
Michael Marilao ... production assistant
Dominic Ottersbach ... accountant
Blake Phillips ... post production assistant
Paul Roberge ... key set production assistant
Lai Saelee ... production assistant: title sequence
Aimie Stilling ... key set medic
Meghan Underwood ... payroll
Calvin Van Dam ... production assistant
Wayne Wall ... security (as Wayne Lee Wall)
Gary Wright ... security
James W. Young ... security
Sebastien Betsch ... digital cinema supervisor (uncredited)
Zoe Byrne ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mathew J. Rodriquez ... consultant (uncredited)
Joel Shnowski ... assistant to producers (uncredited)
David Verdugo ... technical consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jay Cohen ... thank you
Tom Drumm ... thank you
Sandy Fox ... thank you
Jackie Jones ... thank you
Omar Joseph ... thank you
Belinda Onar ... thank you: NFI
Barr Porter ... thank you
Arnold Rifkin ... thank you

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
Plot Keywords
Taglines If you don't forward it, you die See more »
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Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Masacre en cadena (Peru)
  • Chain Letter: Mâine, victima poti fi tu! (Romania)
  • Убийствен спам (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Ölüm zinciri (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • A Corrente do Mal (Brazil)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $143,000, 04 Oct 2010

Did You Know?

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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 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Phain Letter (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Feel My Love See more »

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