by: The HORROR Man
The first review of the year is here!
Its been awhile hasn’t friends? 2010 was a mofo and my reviews were fast and frequent. Now 2011 is here and there looks to be no slowing down for The HORROR Man. You’ll notice I have changed my format so its a lot easier to read. So without any delay, lets get to the review.
Chain Letter (2010)
Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Nikki Reed, Keith David, and Brad Dourif
MPAA Rating: R
Right from the beginning of Chain Letter, one can sense the homage the film establishes to earlier horror flicks like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and others in that teen-horror category. So if your eyes roll at the thought of this than maybe you shouldn’t keep reading. You still with me? Okay you asked for it. This flick has a great cast and surprisingly the acting is not to boring. Technology is the real villain in the film and the “Chain Man” is the one who dishes it out. When a group of friends refuse to forward chain mail they receive all hell breaks loose. Its a typical set up really. Kids start dying then they piece things together but by the time they figure it out its too late.
This format to me is truly stale. The story is half way decent, with the whole “technology is evil” plot point but besides that the only thing that sets this film apart are its kills. With that I think its time to hearken back to an old review favorite of yours and mine. Of course I refer to the DRIVE-IN TOTALS!
7 Dead Bodies
1 Broken Cell Phone
Chain Fu (Lots of It)
Head Smash on Water Fountain
Broken Glass Fu
And a great split up the middle to some pajama wearing broad.
The makeup effects are pretty darn good and the kills really are the main attraction to Chain Letter. Sadly there is are no special features to the Blu-Ray edition of the film so So if you want a quick reminder of what a 90′s era slasher was, then Chain Letter is a bloody good romp the whole horror family can enjoy. But if your looking for a classic slasher film, ya might wanna pass this along to a friend.
Look for Chain Letter on DVD, Unrated DVD and Blu-Ray February 1st.