Christopher Pike’s CHAIN LETTER is the latest YA classic to be needlessly “updated” for a “new generation.” Problems arise. Jenn Frank reports.
“The early 2000s did attempt to freshen up the slasher film. Unfortunately, these minor innovations were only technological, and they usually relied on shiny computer-generated effects. Slasher movies had discovered only a single new contrivance: how to chop their predestined victims into two or more pieces.” Part three of a four-part series.
“The ‘sawing-in-half’ illusion is not so different from the ‘floating in midair’ illusion, by the way.”
In part II of a four-part series, Jenn describes the entertainment value of watching others be cut in twain.