Chain Letter (2009)
Director: Deon Taylor
Main Stars: Nikki Reed, Keith David, Brad Dourif, Michael Bailey Smith, Cherilyn Wilson, Cody Kasch, Betsy Russell, Madison Bauer
Storyline: An email chain letter if deleted causes a murderous madman with chains to come and kill you.
Review (Spoils): Okay so it took till 2009 for Hollywood to do a movie on an email chain letter leading to death. This is a typical teenage horror film where people are young, horny and addicted to their flip phones (yes flip phones…!). Someone receives a chain letter email and forwards it off to four people and if someone decides to delete it a big man comes with chains to kill you.
We have young teenagers that don’t give really a rats ass about each other (you will notice this once they start to drop off the face of the Earth), we have chains, we have lots of blood and gore, flip phones, some breasts, a crazed storyline that somehow involves a cult and Betsy Russell playing a horrible cop.
The acting from the young people was not bad and the gore and blood was actually not bad in this film. I really did enjoy the character Cody Kasch played. The main actress Nikki Reed was good looking and she were not bad but some of the storyline/writing kind of made it unreal.
Rating: This film was actually better than I thought it would be but at the same time it was not great. Typical teenage film with teenage topics and it tries to nail technology as evil and root of all evil along with an unexplained burnt face madman (Michael Bailey Smith) with chains.
But the gore was good!