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
Both leading female protagonist Shelley Hennig and lead female antagonist Heather Sossaman hail from successful supernatural action genre shows adapted from cult classic box office failures dealing with teenagers transitioning from high school into adulthood whilst fighting horrific monsters stemming from demons to werewolves. Hennig from the MTV Jeff Davis developed still running series Teen Wolf (2011), which is prominently referenced in the film and to which Hennig portrays main character Malia Tate on, and Sossaman from the Joss Whedon series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) to which she was featured as a sick Der Kindestod targeted young girl in the episode Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Killed by Death (1998). See more »
Although Blaire is intended to be a senior in high school, her date of birth is given as February 22, 1994 on her Facebook which would make her 20 years at the time that the film takes place. 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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Or "Unknown User" as it is being called in Germany. Before you come up with things like innovative and never seen before, let me refer to something called "Open Windows" (which by comparison might feel like a masterpiece and it isn't either). That's just one example there are others too (The Den to name another which is also slightly better than this).
That doesn't mean you can't have "fun" with this movie too. It's just that it feels weird to say the least. I still was curious to see where it would go, but at times it felt like watching someone type ... which it sort of is too (literally at points). Also teenager drama can be annoying, characters swing their moods more often than a pendulum and the "twist" is so mad, that it almost destroys the whole movie ... A shame for some more than interesting points the movie has.
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