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
Renee Olstead did not attend any of the festival screenings of the film, when originally titled Offline and Cybernatural, first seeing it when it was released theatrically and not aware the shots that made the final cut, determining the ending and fate of the characters, including Jess'. See more »
(at around 43 mins) When Blaire looks at the Facebook relationship between her and Laura Barns, it says at the top of the screen "Friends since January". How would it be possible to add her on January when the film is set on the 1 year anniversary of her death on April 12, 2013? 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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The end credits glitch with the song Ghost In My Head and various character quotes and screams. See more »
In the FX broadcast, the voice acting is rerecorded to censor obscenities. Scenes were also re-edited (ie: Laura Barns party video) to censor inappropriate scenes. See more »
Unfriended can be described as Paranormal Activity/Saw taking place over a Skype session. The pluses and minuses of Unfriended seem to balance out. This movie did well with using current technology trends such as Facebook, Skype, and iChat to bring a sense of reality to it and speaks to this generation about the growing concern of cyberbullying. What I really liked about the film is the role karma plays in the lives of cyberbullies. With technology these kids like to wear two faces. They will be your best friend in real life but in an online society, most of them will like to bring out a deceitful dark side or tough guy mentality. With that being said, Unfriended was a great idea for a horror film, but like most horror films, its script could have used some work, the death scenes were a little cheesy, and there was a lack of common sense. The beginning will be a little boring because it takes time to get use to a whole movie taking place on a computer screen.
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