A teenager and her friends become the prey of an unknown online presence that wants revenge for a shaming video that caused a classmate to kill herself one year prior. Will they stay on-line to live or will they be UNFRIENDED!
Unfriended the new cyber-horror was originally released under the name Cybernatural, (also known by its working title, Offline). Unfriended is a 2014 teen horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze,[ written by Nelson Greaves, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Jason Blum, and Greaves.
Every single time I’ve posted a trailer for this movie on PopCultHQ’s Facebook page we have been getting a HUGE response from fans all across the world for this movie. It seems to be striking a cord with the young people today and their use of social media and how it is used in this film. This movie plays very cleverly on the pop culture phenomenon of on-line live chat and twist it all up in some sort of survival horror movie. Very brilliant if you ask me! The teaser trailers have been great to follow but the actual full length trailer has me SOLD on going to watch this film in theaters with a very terrified crowd.
The film premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014, and at SXSW on March 13, 2015 to extremely positive fan-fair and reviews. Unfriended will come out to a theatrical release on April 17, 2015. Unfriended which stars Shelley Hennig as one of a group of friends who find themselves shaken to the bone by an online entity claiming to be the shamed girl who kills herself a year earlier at school.
Director Gabriadze has stated that he envisions several sequels to the film and that there are plans for a direct sequel. As of August 2014, no script has been written.
Official film synopsis:
One year before the film’s events, high school student Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman) committed suicide due to ridicule received over an embarrassing video of her passed out at a party. Six of her classmates, Blaire Lily (Shelley Hennig), Jess Felton (Renee Olstead), Val Rommel (Courtney Halverson), Ken Smith (Jacob Wysocki), Adam Sewell (Will Peltz), and Mitch Roussel (Moses Jacob Storm), were especially horrible in their treatment of her, as they were unpopular and Laura was the most popular girl in school.
A year later, the six classmates decide to get together to talk with one another via Skype, but are ill-prepared when an uninvited seventh person logs onto Laura’s old Skype account and shows that he or she knows quite a bit about the prior year’s events. The unknown person threatens the group and states that if they log out or stop talking, someone will die. The person torments the friends, by attacking them in their houses. As the chat progresses, the truth about who posted the video begins to emerge and other secrets are revealed that test their friendships.
Shelley Hennig as Blaire Lily
Heather Sossaman as Laura Barnes
Renee Olstead as Jess Felton
Courtney Halverson as Val Rommel
Jacob Wysocki as Ken Smith
Will Peltz as Adam Sewell
Moses Jacob Storm as Mitch Roussel
Matthew Bohrer as Matt
Mickey River and Cal Barnes as Chatroulette stoners
Keriann Hoffman as Fletcher Reede
Jimmy Bowers as Audrey Reede
Theatrical release on April 17, 2015