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Friend Request (2016)

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A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Elizabeth Palmer
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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.

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Be careful who you click with. See more »

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

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22 September 2017 (USA)  »

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$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€258,980 (Italy) (12 June 2016)

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$3,758,895 (USA) (21 November 2017)
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Originally titled "Unknown Error," the film was later renamed internationally to avoid confusion with Unfriended (2014). In Germany, Friend Request is titled "Unfriend" since Unfriended (2014) was released as "Unknown User" in that country. See more »

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After looking at Gustavo Memorial Facebook page, Tyler is comforting Laura on the bed and the boom mic is visible above. See more »

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Det. Cameron: You know a lot of dead people Miss Laura
[last lines]
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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References Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) See more »

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Performed by Gary Go
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Having 800 friends on the list, but not able to handle one particular.
4 February 2017 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

This is a spin-off of the 2014 film 'Unfriended'. So there's no comparison between them But you can't stop people doing that, particularly saying which version they liked the most. For me, I enjoyed the other one which was a bit different than usual in the same themed films. This one was not a single day event based film. It was stretched and developed, especially for the film characters to give more depth in the storytelling. A brief flashback in the beginning, and then comes back to the present with twist and turns in the tale.

Largely based on facebook culture of the youngsters and the filmmakers applied the same old horror film formula to the rest. For some viewers it will work, particularly facebook fans, I guess. But this was an average film. Everything was already seen before in different film and you are only seeing it which is associated with social media, that's all.

A German film, but made in English language and cast. The actors were decent, but in some case I was not impressed. There were many flaws, but surely they all can be explained where the film did not do that exactly as it should have even stretched further. That's the point, for being too casual, so the film looked like one of those B category horror-thriller from the past. For watching it once, okay. That includes if you have seen the 2014 film or not, because it is completely different and not fresh enough to impress us.

4/10


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