12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Popular college student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina's (Liesl Ahlers) online friend request, until Marina crosses the line and Laura unfriends her. To everyone's shock, Marina takes her own life in a ritual meant to torment Laura, which appears in a video posted on Laura's profile. Even though it wasn't Laura who posted the video, or other creepy content that begins appearing on her page, her Facebook friend count begins to dwindle as a result. When her real-life friends start dying mysterious, cruel deaths, Laura must figure out how to break the deadly curse before it's too late.
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 »
When Laura and her friends are looking at Marina's profile page, her privacy for posts is set to friends of friends. Since it says she has 0 friends, that would mean they have no friends in common and should not be able to see her posts. See more »
My quick rating 5,7/10. Ever wonder who that Facebook friend is that you just accepted since you play the same game? Here is your darker look into who that person may be. These days we accept these requests all the time and most likely don't think much of it. For Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) it turns out to be a mistake befriending a social outcast at her university. Fans of these types of movies will be pleasantly surprised at what transpires. The obsession factor is acted out very well and does use the supernatural aspect to give it a little more "umph" then just some crazy chick stalking the popular girl. The pacing of the movie takes you along without overdoing it nor leaving you bored. Aside from some pretty dumb decisions by the lead, this flick does well in captivating the audience and most assuredly making you wonder about the "what would you do" factor. Some nice visuals to add to the creepy atmosphere also assist. Going in I expected a cheesy movie but came out quite satisfied with what I saw.
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