The horror genre is about to take over your computer screen and it looks insanely fun! I’ve been waiting years for a movie that can turn social media into the nightmare it has the potential to be. Paranormal Activity 4, Open Windows, and the V/H/S segment, The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger, played around with Skype, but Levan Gabriadze’s Unfriended looks to be a much wilder ride.
Produced by horror maestro Jason Blum, and Timur Bekmambetov, Unfriended, centers on a Skype chat of six high school students as they are supposedly haunted by a classmate who killed herself one year prior. Unfriended takes revenge horror in a new direction by showing all of the film’s events on a computer screen. This may do for monitors what Scream did for telephones.
The Universal produced film, originally titled Cybernatural, first premiered at Fantasia Fest last July to a lot of buzz and won the award for Most Innovative Film. There’s no word on the rating yet, but keep your fingers crossed for an R. I mean, there’s a dude’s arm in a blender, that’s gotta be worth a Restricted.
Unfriended opens on April 17th.