‘Unfriended’, A Horror Movie About Social Media

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The new horror movie ‘Unfriended’ tells the story of Laura Barns,the most popular girl in school, who got drunk and passed out at a party. One of the girls friends captured the entire night on video. Afterwards the friend uploaded the video on FaceBook, and Laura gets repeatedly ridiculed  on the site, until she commits suicide. After her death, six of her friends gather on a Skype session to talk on the anniversary of Laura’s death, but suddenly Laura’s account is logged into by an unseen entity. Her ghost is angry and determined to make them pay.

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‘Unfriended’ is found footage movie aimed at younger horror fans. The movie has an interesting tag line “Online, your memories last forever. But so do your mistakes.” The movie sounds more like a social media public service announcement than a horror flick.

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Laura, the main character, is played by Heather Sossaman (‘Hollywood Kills’ and ‘10.0 Earthquake’). Shelley Hennig, who starred in 2014’s ‘Ouija’ plays the role of Blaire. Mathew Bohrer (‘The Jump’ 2013) plays Matt. Courtney Halverson’s character is Val. ‘Unfriended’ also stars Renee Olstead (‘Still Standing’), Will Peltz (‘The Collection’), Mickey River (‘Detention’), Moses Jacob Storm (‘The 4 to 9ers’) and Jacob Wysocki (‘Pitch Perfect’).

This supernatural horror was directed by Levan Gabrieadze and writen by Nelson Greaves.

 

From the trailer and pictures I have seen, my worry is that the majority of the movie will been seen via a Skype screen.

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‘Unfriended’ will be in theaters on April 17, 2015.

 

 

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