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Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film

I feel like I have been in a chain letter with Deon Taylor which started over a
month ago with a phone interview to his home in Sacramento . We spoke about his beginnings in his film career and his former days as a basketball player in Europe prior to my viewing his film on DVD. After seeing Chain Letter, I could not fathom that this sweet and personal guy was the director of this horror film which moves Deon to the top of my list in the horror thriller genre.My daughter Lea and I went to the world premiere at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood. And terror is magnified on the big screen and had us holding onto other to refrain from jumping out of our seats. In the seat next to me was Victor, a young filmmaker who agreed with me that filmmakers need to put this film on the top of their list and store the DVD in their library.
Deon has assembled a team in his productions who have worked together on other film projects and are now rewarding us with Chain Letter. His executive producer Roxanne Avent joined up on Dead Tone, which was followed by The Hustle and now Chain Letter and Nite Tales, TV Series. Producers Steak House and Dominic Ottersbach came aboard on The Hustle and are involved in the projects mentioned with Roxanne and the upcoming film Terminated.Omar Joseph has been with Deon for over 10 years as his assistant and also was a basketball player. In addition to the team, writers Michel J.Pagan and Diana Erwin have been collaborating with Deon since his first film.
So what we have here is a very creative and faithful group riding along with Deon which is how it was back in the day when families ran the studios in Hollywood
Chain Letter is a film that includes all the current trends going on the technical world.particularly with students and in this case High School is the backdrop. We see how the social network is touching everyone by emails, text messaging and the world of internet matchmaking. As depicted in this film we all get chain letters and are always told to send it to as many people as we can but will suffer the horrifying consequences when
Chain Letter takes us to the most extreme results. Nikki Reed leads the very talented cast along with character actors Brad Dourif, Keith David. and Betsy Russell from the Saw films is a detective investigating the murders
Vincent Gillioz has composed a terrifying score which is a character in itself and places you in the this mood of apprehension where you wonder what will happen next
Cinematographer Phillip Lee has created visuals with his awesome camera crew and seems to love close-ups. He also has been part of the team since Dead Tone and all the upcoming projects. The makeup and special effects team of Dean Jones, Alex Noble and hairstylist Karicean Karen Dick along with their assistants have made us fans of their talents.
Deon Taylor has now been joined by the multi-talented Jamie Foxx in his new production company No Brainer Productions for features and television.
So keep tuned and see Chain Letter which opens on October 1st but please for your own safety leave your I-Phone ,Blackberry and other mobile devices at home

By Ron Gilbert


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