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.
The film was shot in Cape Town, South Africa. Although the film was produced by the German director Simon Verhoeven and German production companies, the largely English-speaking cast required that the film be shot in English. Filming ended in March 2014. See more »
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Although I'm not a fan of the genre, I have to say that it was not as bad as I usually expect from horror movies. I watched it with no expectations whatsoever, and it was actually a mildly pleasant experience.
The movie revolves around the dark side of social media, how a lonely girl with no friends sends a friend request to a popular girl with a lot of friends, and it all kinda spirals from that. There are decent jump scares, the plot is a bit of a mess in my opinion, but the acting is quite good, with the lovely Alycia Debnam-Carey as the lead. It is well directed and the camera work is actually very good.
If you like this genre, you'll probably like this one. It's not as boring and thoughtless as most horror movies, and the theme is new and modern.
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