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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Horror Film
Do not read my review if you intend to watch the film

****SPOILER ALERT*****
Firstly, there IS and ending to the film; and anyone who reviewed this stating there wasn't simply didn't understand the twist at the end. The twist? Yep, a twist - and here it was that the film starts in the same place it ends. Now, personally, I didn't see this coming and,...
Published on 12 Dec. 2012 by Pantheon

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars B Movie Gore Fest
Bought this on a whim - seemed like it might be okay from the cover / started off with potential - but quickly faded into farce. The story made no sense whatsoever - it was never explained who the killer was / why he picked these individuals for slaughter & even when they did what was required by sending the email to 5 other people - they still got killed ?? The film...
Published on 27 April 2011 by M. B. Richardson


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2.0 out of 5 stars B Movie Gore Fest, 27 April 2011
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M. B. Richardson (Stockton - on - Tees, Cleveland United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Chain Letter [DVD] (DVD)
Bought this on a whim - seemed like it might be okay from the cover / started off with potential - but quickly faded into farce. The story made no sense whatsoever - it was never explained who the killer was / why he picked these individuals for slaughter & even when they did what was required by sending the email to 5 other people - they still got killed ?? The film ended abruptly / it never stopped raining for days - the biggest worry i would have thought for the townsfolk was not the killer, but the potential loss of life after weeks of rain ! Nobody switched on any lights in their home and all the teenagers seemed to live alone - you never see any parents - mmm ! Not the worst horror film i've seen - but worth a watch, just to spot all the errors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars you must forward this review to five people... or like... oh just forget it, 14 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Chain Letter [DVD] (DVD)
got this in a charity shop, for the exact same £1.99 pricetag that amazon currently has it on sale for. A theme that runs throughout the film is a general technological scare-mongery about how everyone/the government /the films mutilated mask wearing killer all monitor your phone/email and so on. As other reviewers have stated it doesnt make a great deal of sense and the matter isnt really brought to a satisfactory conclusion by the end. Having said that it held my interest from start to finish, its a good simple slasher flick as long as you dont take it all too seriously.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pull the Chain on your way out, 1 Dec. 2014
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The only things going for this movie is the twist that the start is how the movie ends and some of the death scenes.

Its about 5 kids sent a chain letter which they need to pass on to 5 other people within 24 hours or die. Remember that carefully.

Now. What never made any sense was the way one minute you only had 24 hours to sent it to five other people or die but that wasn't teh same for everybody. Nikki Reed's characters didn't foward it to teh police until after the funeral of the first female victim. I don't mind leaving the brain at the door before watching a film but this film you have to put your brain into a jar and blast it off into space into a black hole as far away as possible.

Some of the deaths were very good - the way the first few victims die was quire effective but even they run out of steam in a very short movie (less than 90 minutes). Keith David and the woman from Saw were wasted as actors.

The Twist - They try and pull the wool over the eyes of the audience by not having the girl change into the clothes seen in the final shot until the second to last scene but if you have seen films like this before you will have seen the twist coming

This is one chain not to bother passing on!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the weakest link - a complete waste of time, 13 Mar. 2012
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Cartimand (Hampshire, UK.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Chain Letter [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Warning - review contains NO spoilers, because this film has NO ending.

Chain Letter starts with a reasonable premise and contains a couple of fairly gory deaths BUT, if you stick with it for 90 minutes, the biggest shock you'll get is the WTF moment when you think the Blu-ray or DVD has accidentally jumped back to scene 1 and the end credits roll.

I know most horror films demand you suspend your disbelief to a certain degree, but I still expect some logic to the story, some consistency of plot and, above all, some conclusion and closure. Chain Letter gives you none of these. It feels as if the film's producers decided they'd blown their budget on a couple of death scenes and had to pull the plug on the whole shambles.
What on Earth a character actor with the peregree of Brad Dourif was doing in this turkey I do not know.

If someone sends you THIS Chain Letter, do the world a favour and please do NOT pass it on.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Product description sums it up..., 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Chain Letter [DVD] (DVD)
... but it should really be zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I'd say the plot has more holes in it than a road after the snow, but that would at least imply that there was some attempt at a plot (which there clearly isn't).
Can't even recommend it for the gore - there's nothing remotely original about any of it (it tries desperately to steal from the likes of Saw and Hostel but can't even manage that).

Don't watch it... well, not unless you've got friends round that you really want to get rid of... ;-)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why is it always raining??, 22 Oct. 2011
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S. Millman (Penarth, Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Chain Letter [DVD] (DVD)
I watched this simply because I'm an avid horror fan, and having heard very little about this curiosity got the better of me.
What a waste of an hour and a half. Not only is the premise outdated (chain letter murderer? what is this, 2002?) but the technology is laughable - there's a scene where the detective is leaning over a desk to talk to someone, and on his computer screen is complete gibberish in large, arial font. For a film that's all about the evils of technology, surely they could've updated their systems to 2010? It takes the majority of the film for the heroine to realize the killer is using GPS to track them, and any savvy, blackberry toting teenager in her position would have picked this up instantly. The only current looking element that brings this to 2010 is World of Warcraft, and even that is shoddily edited into the film.
The setting itself is also rediculous. As another reviewer has said, in literally every scene it is dark and raining, and we have the usual scenes of a pretty twenty-something (who's pretending she's 18) getting stalked down alleyways or getting naked somehow while the killer watches on. The whole set-up is extremely lazy - it's as if the producers and directors saw Scream, wished it had the gorey elements of Saw and stole The Matrix's screensaver, while forgetting they needed a plot.
And what was with the ending? The killer isn't given any kind of motivation other than "TECHNOLOGY IS EVIL, KILL ALL TEENAGERS WHO USE IT!!" and isn't charismatic or intimidating enough to be interesting. I won't give the "twist" away, but by the time it came along I'd lost interest.
There really isn't anything that redeems this film. I suppose if you're a gore fan, there's one particularly nasty death towards the beginning, but even that is poorly executed. Save your money and your time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Execrable., 27 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Chain Letter [DVD] (DVD)
Terrible post-Saw, annoying-teen death-fest. Fine character actors Keith David and Brad Dourif deserve better. The guy who took lunch orders on-set deserves better. You deserve better. Avoid.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not the best horror film!, 31 Dec. 2014
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Not the best horror movie I've seen and not scary but it had a good storyline!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 27 Nov. 2014
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its a budget film, what you expect no frills
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars rubbish ending, 23 Sept. 2013
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Overall the film isn't too bad, pretty gory and not too bad a story line. However the ending is rushed and doesn't really explain who was the killer you just assume.
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