Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chain, Chain, Chain...

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Let's go ahead and get the obvious out of the way, I left but I am back. I had to get my brain back on track.

Now for more horror. 

Teen slasher flicks all have the same formula. It's been this way since the first faceless killer came on the scene. Personally, I like the formula. I think it gives the filmmakers something to strive for. Who can take that formula and make something memorable? 

Like a Michelin Star chef putting his spin on a grilled cheese sandwich. We're all familiar with it, now what can you do to make it SPECTACULAR?

Chain Letter isn't a Michelin Star meal but it ain't no happy meal either.

What can you say about a movie that has Rosalie from Twi-suck, Chucky from Child's Play, Childs from The Thing, Henry from KA-BLAM, Jigsaw's Wife, and a special appearance by Roger Rabbit!

Now before you think I have gone off my meds, let me explain...

Chain Letters is all about how we are all connected and it's not all gumdrops and lollipops, with the good comes the bad. I think the director, Deon Taylor was trying to slip a message in there somewhere. However, you wouldn't know that from the first scene in the movie. 

Oh no. We get the gore right off. 

After that we get the usual intros to the characters. The "good girl", The "promiscuous girl", The "athlete", The "bad boy", The "geeky guy" and The black guy. The geek gets a chain letter threatening death if it isn't forwarded to five people. Guess who he forwards it too? That's right and most of them delete it.

Then the killing begins, and they are some really fantastic deaths. No obvious CG. Practical effects were used beautifully. The killer, simply known as the chain man, uses chains as his calling card. It may sound a bit hokey but it really worked. Especially when you get to see what happens when you wrap someone's head so tightly with a chain it just disintegrates.  

I squealed with joy at that one!

This is what it is, a teen slasher flick with a nice little twist. It's a fun little gore fest that entertained this creepy chick for approximately 96 minutes. 


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HUMOR: None.


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