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Friend Request (2016)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 2017 (USA)
When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Laura
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Kobe
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Olivia
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Isabel
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Gustavo
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Det. Cameron
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Caroline
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Dr. Markham
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Elizabeth Palmer
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When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Be careful who you click with. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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The film was shot in Cape Town, South Africa. Although the film was produced by the German director Simon Verhoeven and German production companies, the largely English-speaking cast required that the film be shot in English. Filming ended in March 2014. See more »

Goofs

After Gustavo's Lap Top breaks down and he is turning toward the door at 0:32:42, you can see that his face on the Lap Top screen is frozen and not moving in the same direction as he is. See more »

Quotes

Det. Cameron: You know a lot of dead people Miss Laura
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Det. Cameron: Really?
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At the end of the credits we hear the sound of video message being received followed by otherworldly interference heard throughout the film See more »

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Not as bad as "Unfriended", and actually shows some merit. A nice surprise.
6 September 2016 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Horror movies about the evils of social media tend to be as transparent and sophomoric as the audiences they are intended for, and after seeing the abortion that was "Unfriended", I expected less than nothing from a film with a similar premise. How shocked was I to find that this film didn't suck, and actually did some very clever things despite being a movie about fake online friend lists. The acting was good to great, the SFX was extremely well done and nicely implemented, the script was written by people who know how real teens are supposed to talk (with swear words and sarcasm that isn't usually found in children's movies), and the story just wasn't awful, and I mean that in the best way possible. When you expect nothing and are still disappointed, it makes you wonder why you bothered watching the movie in the first place (as was the case with Unfriended). But this film does a great job of not being made for children, is often clever in the best way, and some of the events that transpire are the exact opposite of what I would have expected. Overall, I enjoyed my time with this movie. It's not a masterpiece, and it won't win any awards, but it was enjoyable. In the end, any movie that can just be enjoyed as it is is a winner in my book.


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