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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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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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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

Alycia Debnam-Carey is only credited as Laura. Her full Name is Laura Woodsmann. 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

[last lines]
Tyler: What happened to you?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Ring (2002) See more »

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THE BEGINNING
Performed by Gary Go
Administered by Kobalt Music Group
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19 December 2016 | by reppy-733-713028See all my reviews

OK, i know this was an horror movie when i decided to watch it... and I usually like horror movies, BUT... at the beginning it was really good. I loved all the thing about the lonely girl with no friends and the growing obsession for the other girl. It was really really interesting and actual... and for a moment I hoped to see just a really good thriller.

Then the horror part came in and it just ruined something that could have been really good. Witches and rituals and monsters...

A real shame. I really have mixed feelings because i really love horror movies, but to turn something really good in a lame horror, disappointed me a lot. All the horror part was really predictable and not scary. Just blood and stuff thrown here and there...

Maybe I am disappointed because it's not even good as an horror.


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