An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Popular college student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina's (Liesl Ahlers) online friend request, until Marina crosses the line and Laura unfriends her. To everyone's shock, Marina takes her own life in a ritual meant to torment Laura, which appears in a video posted on Laura's profile. Even though it wasn't Laura who posted the video, or other creepy content that begins appearing on her page, her Facebook friend count begins to dwindle as a result. When her real-life friends start dying mysterious, cruel deaths, Laura must figure out how to break the deadly curse before it's too late.
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Just as the film Unfriended, this is another movie about people being stalked by the other worldly in cyberspace.
Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is a popular student at college who accepts a friend's request from a lonely girl at the same college, Marina who is talented at art. However she unfriends her once Marina's behaviour becomes obsessive.
Then Marina commits suicide live on her webcam which is then uploaded on to the net. It looks like Marina has unleashed a demonic force which goes after Laura and her friends. Her friend's grotesque deaths are uploaded on Laura's Facebook page. She is unable to delete the videos or closer her account.
The film might give you a few mild jumps but is not scary even though it relies on some unsettling images just to remind you that it is a cyber horror film. The film soon becomes illogical that makes little sense as the evil spirit just goes haywire.
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