|release date||October 1 2010|
|studio||New Films International|
|starring||Michael Bailey Smith, Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, Keith David, Betsy Russell, Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, Clifton Powell|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain mail.
When high school senior Jessie Campbell (Nikki Taylor) and her tight-knit group of friends begin to receive a series of foreboding email chain letters, they have no idea the terror that awaits them. With a warning that if they break the chain, they will lose a life, the seemingly harmless email turns deadly when one-by-one the friends that do not forward the chain letter are hunted down and gruesomely killed by horror's newest villain, the Chain Man.
On October 1st, four horror films battled for our attention at the box office, and while none were exactly smash hits, Chain Letter was the biggest loser, averaging about 30 tickets sold per theater for the ENTIRE WEEKEND. And now as I watch it again (I was sadly one of those 30), I still wonder – who the hell thought this movie deserved a theatrical release at all, let alone one on an already over-crowded weekend? Granted it was October and thus more horror films were opening, but four in one day? And none of them were PG-13, so they were competing for the same adult (or crafty teen) audience. If they were so sure that Chain Letter could be a sleeper hit, why not release it during a time when horror fans were starved for ANYTHING to go see in theaters (i.e. the spring, when Nightmare on Elm Street was our only real option)? It just baffles me. …Read More