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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
Blaire's Facebook inboxes minus the Nelson Greaves surprise message and Laura convo display that with classmate Sean Goller, she had not been on Facebook at all in 2014 prior to Monday night April 12th, that her last activity with central social networking was November 2013. See more »
The film, which happens on a Monday, states that Laura Barns' date of death was the 12th of April 2013. If the film is set on the 1 year anniversary of her death, it should be a Saturday. 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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At the start, the Universal logo starts breaking up like a bad connection. See more »
I have to say this movie reminded me of plenty other films such as Sorority Row, Tamara, Cry Wolf or the most recent remake of Carrie and yet Unfriended held its' own pretty damn good. When I heard how the film was going to be shot I was a little skeptical as to whether or not it would work or just be really boring.
Typically in these type of supernatural films there's a lot of wandering slowly down dark halls with figures appearing in the shadows so I was skeptical but this was really creative. I think the storyline was a pretty basic ghost revenge story and yet with a modern twist. The internet offers a new form of bullying that unfortunately is all too real and this movie shows the consequences of such actions to the extent of driving someone to commit suicide.
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on this the characters were interesting but it really got annoying listening to them argue like little elementary kids. Some of it was okay for humorous reasons but after awhile it was annoying. I do also think it would've been better with adults instead of teenagers simply because if this Laura ghost had gone after them years later they would have had more reason to have forgotten the details of "the video" and the "incident".
Which in that case I think the incident would've had to have been something more serious than it was such as her being raped and being shamed for it and made fun of afterward. That really would've given the story more depth but it was a good scary movie that for me would've been more intense if I hadn't seen it in theaters. The audience I guess found the character's fighting hilarious and couldn't take the movie seriously after awhile which made it hard to enjoy the scares. My advice see it alone to really see how you feel about it.
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