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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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Laura
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Tyler
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Kobe
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Olivia
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Isabel
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Gustavo
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Marina
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Det. Cameron
Susan Danford ...
Caroline
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Marina (child)
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Second Officer Dempsey
David Butler ...
Dr. Markham
Julian Katz ...
Bully 1
Kiano Janse van Rensburg ...
Bully 2
Dorothy Ann Gould ...
Elizabeth Palmer
Kimberleigh Stark ...
Dean Richards (as Kimberley Stark)
Wendy Acton Burnell ...
Tattooed Girl
Julie Summers ...
Mother Isabel
Nevena Jablanovic ...
Jogging Girl (Katie)
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Girl 1
Matthew Ballen ...
Tired Clerk
Carolyn Forward ...
Girl 2
Owen De Jager ...
Janitor
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Cab Driver
Deirdre Wolhuter ...
Ada Nedifar (as Deirdre Wohlhuter)
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Doctor
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Girl 3
Lauren Steyn ...
Teacher
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Core Group Girl 2
Michelle Nothnagel ...
Core Group Girl 3

Directed by

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Simon Verhoeven ... (directed by)

Written by

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Matthew Ballen ... (written by) &
Philip Koch ... (written by) &
Simon Verhoeven ... (written by)

Produced by

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Byron Allen ... executive producer
Matthew Ballen ... associate producer
Richard Barner ... executive producer
Quirin Berg ... producer (produced by)
Mark Borde ... executive producer
Maren Bouwer ... supervising line producer
Chris Charalambous ... executive producer
Mark DeVitre ... executive producer
Chad Doher ... executive producer
Abbie Dunn ... consulting producer
Carolyn Folks ... executive producer
Stefan Gärtner ... co-producer
Marco Le Roux ... line producer South Africa
Jennifer Lucas ... executive producer
Mark Popp ... co-producer / line producer
Patrick Noel Simon ... creative producer Seven Pictures
Bertha Spieker ... co-producer
Giselher Venzke ... co-producer
Simon Verhoeven ... co-producer
David Vogt ... supervising line producer
Max Wiedemann ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Gary Go ... (music by)
Martin Todsharow ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Jo Heim ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Denis Bachter
Tom Seil

Editorial Department

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Graham Bartholomew ... stills editor
Traudl Nicholson ... digital lead colorist
Felix Schmerbeck ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Tannis Vallely

Production Design by

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Sylvain Gingras
Tommy Stark

Set Decoration by

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Axel Hoebel
Melinda Launspach

Costume Design by

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Tatjana Brecht-Bergen ... (German Part)
Wolfgang Ender
Reza Levy

Makeup Department

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Mathew Howard-Tripp ... special makeup effects artist
Johann de Beer ... special effects makeup lab assistant
Ayten Morgenstern ... makeup designer
Jaco Snyman ... prosthetic makeup designer

Production Management

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Sven Nuri ... post-production supervisor
Andrea Pienaar ... production manager
Tobias Pollok ... production manager: Germany

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jan Sebastian Ballhaus ... first assistant director
Westley Durand ... second second assistant director
Agne Januskyte ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gaby Beyers ... art department coordinator
Sean de Beer ... set dresser
Hendrik Gericke ... art illustrator
Eva Hartmann ... set dresser
Kate Hilson ... graphic designer
Karl Schulschenk ... storyboard artist
Jonathan Schönberger ... motion graphic designer: The Horror Workshop
Malwande Sigabi ... set designer
Danielle Skriker ... set dresser
Thalia Stefaniuk ... illustrator: The Horror Workshop
Shannon Stride ... art department coordinator
Marlena Zadykowicz ... illustration: The Horror Workshop

Sound Department

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Greg Albert ... sound mixer
Michael Botha ... a.d.r. mixer
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Stephan Fandrych ... adr supervisor
Kévin Feildel ... french dubbing editor
Grant Harris ... adr recordist
Michael Karl Huber ... sound post-production producer
Nico Krebs ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Jenna Lange ... post audio producer
Yann Legay ... french dubbing director
Bernhard Maurer ... sound re-recording mixer: foley
Marilyn Morris ... adr recordist
Roland Platz ... foley artist
Juergen Reiter ... sound editor
Benjamin A. Rosenkind ... re-recording mixer
Fabian Schmidt ... dialogue editor
Simon Steinitz ... re-recording assistant
Uwe Zillner ... foley editor / foley recordist

Special Effects by

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Kevin Bitters ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Fritz Beck ... animation artist: ScanlineVFX
Nico Bell ... system administrator: ScanlineVFX
Franz Brandstaetter ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Ariane Brinkmann ... account executive: ScanlineVFX
Benjamin Burr ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Gabriel Chifor ... i/o vfx support: ScanlineVFX
William Contreras-Hülsemann ... visual effects artist: Dayfornight
Darius Dettlaff ... motion graphic designer: Deli Pictures
Thad Diego ... pipeline td: ScanlineVFX
Tristan Dunse ... visual effects artist
Jasmin Fedder ... visual effects artist
Manuel Ferdinand ... pipeline td: ScanlineVFX
Caroline Fetzer ... visual effects producer: ScanlineVFX
Patrick Firmansyah ... flame operator: Deli Pictures
Florian Franke ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Kathrin Günther ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Markus Hagemeier ... head of editorial: ScanlineVFX
Christoph Hars ... animation producer: Deli Pictures
David Harter ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Jasmin Hasel ... visual effects executive producer: ScanlineVFX
Christopher Hill ... motion graphics designer: Deli Pictures
Ulla Himmel von Debschitz ... finances and accounting: ScanlineVFX
Christoph Hoffmann ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Finlay Hogg ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Christin Hoppe ... motion graphics designer: Deli Pictures
Gregor Höss ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Yvonne Inlund ... animation director: Deli Pictures / creative director: Deli Pictures
Frank Kaminski ... visual effects supervisor
Tom Kis ... digital artist: The Horror Workshop
Claudia Knorr ... cg artist: ScanlineVFX / modelling artist: ScanlineVFX
Jens Kopke ... motion graphic designer: Deli Pictures
Christian Kratzert ... animation supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Sebastian Küchmeister ... fx artist: ScanlineVFX
Kristian Kück ... visual effects artist: Dayfornight
Johanna Lange ... visual effects coordinator: ScanlineVFX
Roland Langschwert ... visual effects supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Vincent Liebig ... i/o suppurt: ScanlineVFX
Uwe Majer ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Guido Matschaß ... digital artist: The Horror Workshop
Sven Mecklenbroich ... lead compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Andreas Moosmüller ... visual effects editor: ScanlineVFX
Walid Mouawad ... cg artist: ScanlineVFX
Ploypapus Phosri ... digital artist: The Horror Workshop
Valeria Piskounova ... digital designer: The Horror Workshop
Giorgio Pitino ... compositor
Christian Pokorny ... creative director: ScanlineVFX
Lena Ratza ... human resources: ScanlineVFX
Michael Reissinger ... executive producer: Deli Pictures
Pascal Reitz ... motion graphic designer: Deli Pictures
David Rieck ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Andreas Riesener ... digital artist: The Horror Workshop
Benjamin Ross ... matte painting artist: ScanlineVFX
Max Sacker ... post production supervisor: The Horror Workshop / visual effects supervisor: The Horror Workshop
Michael Scheffler ... system administrator: ScanlineVFX
Franz Schiller ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Paul Schlie ... compositing supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Julian Schmitt ... post production assistant: The Horror Workshop
Oliver Schumacher ... colorist animation sequence: Deli Pictures
Jonathan Schönberger ... graphic designer: The Horror Workshop
Sebastian Schütt ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Vit Sedlacek ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Bernardo Sena ... creative consultant: The Horror Workshop / lead designer: The Horror Workshop
Thalia Stefaniuk ... graphic designer: The Horror Workshop
Martin Tallosy ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Nadine Thomas ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Johannes Vogl ... cg artist: ScanlineVFX
Gunnar von Voss ... visual effects editor: ScanlineVFX
Marwin Wanek ... visual effects
José Manuel Weil ... cg artist
Jonathan Well ... i/o vfx support: ScanlineVFX
Christian Wolff ... matchmove artist
Bjoern Wortmann ... lead compositing artist: ScanlineVFX
Marlena Zadykowicz ... graphic designer: The Horror Workshop
Martin Zwanzger ... compositing artist: ScanlineVFX

Stunts

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Oliver Bailey ... stunts
Olivia Jackson ... stunt double: Brit Morgan

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Böck ... gaffer
Casey Crafford ... still photographer
Nikolaj Georgiew ... camera operator (aerial footage)
Robert Günther ... first assistant camera
Rafael Jeneral ... first assistant camera: B-Camera Germany
Evan Maclachlan ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marcus Pohlus ... assistant camera
Quintin Pretorius ... best boy spark
Martin Rinderknecht ... aerial camera operator: aerial footage
Philipp Trauer ... digital imaging technician
Arno van der Laan ... second assistant camera "a" camera

Casting Department

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Kerrie Mailey ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julita De Wet ... key standby
Elizabeth Trott ... costume assistant
Joanne Walter ... costume supervisor

Other crew

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Andreas Bareiss ... legal counsel
Laurent Boyé ... international publicist
Grant Cramer ... p&a financing provided by
Joel Goldes ... ADR director and Post-production dialect coach
Nina John ... production coordinator
Nicole Kerler ... assistant to producer
Megan Korzynski ... production coordinator
Madisun Leigh ... p&a financing provided by
Senad Lutvica ... head of finance and controlling: for Wiedemann & Berg Film
Nat McCormick ... World Sales Executive
Wendy Kay Moore ... P&A financing provided by
Christian Wöltche ... key accountant

Thanks

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Jeff Bowler ... special thanks

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 »
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Also Known As
  • Unfriend (Germany)
  • Kill a Friend (World-wide, English title)
  • Unknown Error (World-wide, English title)
  • Unfriend
  • Zahtev za prijateljstvo (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Budget $9,900,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs After looking at Gustavo Memorial Facebook page, Tyler is comforting Laura on the bed and the boom mic is visible above. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Friend Request (2016). See more »
Soundtracks THE BEGINNING See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the credits we hear the sound of video message being received followed by otherworldly interference heard throughout the film See more »
Quotes Young Marina: I just want to be friends... best friends... forever
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