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Unfriended (2014)

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A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.

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Levan Gabriadze (as Leo Gabriadze)

Writer:

Nelson Greaves
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heather Sossaman ... Laura
Matthew Bohrer ... Matt
Courtney Halverson ... Val
Shelley Hennig ... Blaire
Moses Storm ... Mitch
Will Peltz ... Adam
Renee Olstead ... Jess
Jacob Wysocki ... Ken
Mickey River ... Dank Jimmy
Cal Barnes ... Rando Pauls
Christa Hartsock Christa Hartsock ... Chatroulette Girl
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Rated R for violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality, and drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unfriended See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,023,000, 19 April 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,482,090, 24 May 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,056,643, 27 September 2017
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Datasat | SDDS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Producer Timur Bekmambetov has revealed he wishes to do a string of films captured in the style of Unfriended spanning from Teenage Slasher Horror to Action, Fantasy, Romance and Comedy. See more »

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(at around 1h 12 mins) At the end of the film, on Blaire's Facebook private messages area, a new person named Nelson appears as the 2nd last talked to, who did not appear at all prior to this point. See more »

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[first lines]
Teacher: Laura!... Laura?
[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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An ambitious mess
8 December 2015 | by FarmerShovelfuckSee all my reviews

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When I saw the trailers for this movie, I brushed it off as just another typical ghost flick. However, it got descent reviews and the more I read about it, the more intrigued I got. It sounded like a gimmick movie, but an entire movie on Skype? Had that been done before? Not like that. I can like a good gimmick movie if it's done right. And... that is not at all what we have here.

I honestly don't know where to start with this crap. Time to make a list.

1. Okay, so the first thing that bothered me is, the whole movie is some sort of anti-bullying message, yet that fell apart for me because the girl that committed suicide and is now a ghost, we find out through exposition that she was a tramp and a bully herself. Where's the justification? If she was an innocent, friendly person who was fat or something, that would make more sense.

2. Despite being over Skype and hand-held footage the whole movie, the editors can't help themselves to add music stings and jump scares in the movie. Your gimmick pretty much dies right there, even Paranormal Activity understood this.

3. Every one of the six characters we see in the whole movie is annoying, obnoxious and irredeemable. We get lame lines, yelling and poor acting for that matter.

4. The little things that bothered me. I know I'm nitpicking but the movie wasn't compelling enough to distract me from those things so screw it. Why would the main girl text her boyfriend when he's right there on Skype? She asks where he's gone after literally seconds of not responding, nobody likes a nag. Certain characters die and there's obvious CGI blood, again killing the gimmick. Are they really arguing about weed in a life or death situation? The ghost hacks the main character's Itunes and plays music at convenient times (playing How You Lie Lie Lie by Connie Conway whenever someone was lying). The main girl had a piece of paper saying that someone will die if she shows it, and she actually does it!

5. The ending. Okay, so once the ghost kills off all the main character's friends, she's the last one and the ghost uploads a video showing that she was one of the one's responsible for her death. She then gets hate mail and death threats on her Facebook. What they should have done was have the main character kill herself, giving the movie some irony, but nope. She puts her laptop down and the ghost jumps out from the shadows and kills her. What the hell was the point of uploading the video then??

6. So let me get this straight, you have a ghost talking to you through means of typing on a computer while attaching scary videos to it. Sound familiar? It should. It's the same idea as that haunted Majora's Mask Creepypasta, except even that was more effective than this garbage.

Was there anything I liked? Well the scene where the guy realizes that ghost's camera was right behind him was kind of creative, but again, it's ruined by a laughably over-the-top death scene.

In terms of good ideas for movies done badly, this is right up there with the first Purge movie, except way worse.


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