20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead.Written by
In auditioning actresses for the role of Blaire, the team knew the moment they saw Shelley Hennig that she was their Blaire. See more »
When the pictures where sent to Blair from Laura, the first picture, which was just under 1mb, took a lot longer to download than the second picture which was just over 1mb. With an internet connection being able to stream 6 calls at once, downloading a 1mb picture shouldn't take no time at all. See more »
[Laura fires upon herself on the high school basketball courts, a female student then screams as the teacher and crowd rush towards Laura's body and Blaire pauses the liveleak video]
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A tight little horror film with quite a lot to say
IT FOLLOWS and THE BABADOOK may be more elegantly made and filled with allusions that go beyond the surface of things, but in terms of pure scares and effectiveness, UNFRIENDED has those two films beat by a long shot. High in relatability and a critical snapshot of where we currently are in modern society, UNFRIENDED uses every trick in the book that you could possibly think of - and never even thought of - for a film that takes place entirely on someone's desktop screen. And yet: the film is always compelling and never really boring. On top of that, it's ambitious and creative and an ingenious way of storytelling that hasn't been done quite as well in the past. To top it off, the performances by the young actors are very good, though some might say downright unlikable (we'll have to disagree there). While the film may be dated in the next couple of years, it's the here and now that makes the film so timely, relevant, and ultimately unsettling.
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