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Friend Request (2016)

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When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Simon Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alycia Debnam-Carey ... Laura
William Moseley ... Tyler
Connor Paolo ... Kobe
Brit Morgan ... Olivia
Brooke Markham ... Isabel
Sean Marquette ... Gustavo
Liesl Ahlers ... Marina
Shashawnee Hall ... Det. Cameron
Susan Danford Susan Danford ... Caroline
Lee Raviv ... Marina (child)
Nicholas Pauling ... Second Officer Dempsey
David Butler David Butler ... Dr. Markham
Julian Katz Julian Katz ... Bully 1
Kiano Janse van Rensburg Kiano Janse van Rensburg ... Bully 2
Dorothy Ann Gould Dorothy Ann Gould ... Elizabeth Palmer
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Be careful who you click with. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unfriend See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,863, 24 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,759,046, 29 November 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though the whole movie revolves around Facebook, it is not actually mentioned explicitly. See more »

Goofs

They used Stock footage, but the shot clearly shows shutter stock in the image. Not only are the shots jarring but to be able to read shutter stock in giant letters. See more »

Quotes

Det. Cameron: You know a lot of dead people Miss Laura
[last lines]
Det. Cameron: Really?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits display signs of interference and images repeating See more »

Connections

References Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) See more »

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THE BEGINNING
Performed by Gary Go
Administered by Kobalt Music Group
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Camera work and direction not bad, but as a whole pretty poor
12 September 2016 | by diadoSee all my reviews

Predictable jump scares (so much so that you can count them down in your head and be spot on every time); clichéd plot; awful tech references; nothing original.

You get the picture (no pun intended!)

Having said that, the camera work is fine, the acting is better than most of the genre and the direction isn't terrible either.

If you love this sort of movie, this will be more of the same and there's a chance you'll enjoy it.

If this sort of movie leaves a little cold then you might want to avoid it as you'll pick holes in it almost instantly.


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