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Friend Request

Friend Request

Be careful who you click with.Jan. 07, 2016 Germany92 Min.R
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Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura shares everything with her more than 800 friends on Facebook. But one day, after accepting a friend request from a social outcast named Marina, Laura’s life is cursed…

Friend Request
Friend Request
Original titleUnfriend
IMDb Rating5.4 12,800 votes
TMDb Rating5.4 258 votes

(52) comments

  • M Izwan ([email protected])January 9, 2016Reply

    One of awesome movie after Unfriended!!!

    Unfriended is a horror thriller movie that released last year (2015)
    about a online video chat group being attacked by a mysterious account
    that admit as their friend that was committed suicide.

    Now a film that similar to Unfriended is released and i want to say it
    was awesome!! Better than Unfriended movie! All scary moment make
    people that watching this on theater screaming!! I recommended you guys
    to watch this because it will haunted you anytime even not in media
    social.This movie is giving a lesson about people that don’t care about
    suicide because being bullied..

    Well that’s only what i want to share guys.Have fun!! FRIEND REQUEST IS
    AWESOME!!!

  • Felix FriedrichJanuary 17, 2016Reply

    Surprisingly Good!

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  • Reviewingfrom CamboJanuary 31, 2016Reply

    Jump scare central

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  • quincytheodoreFebruary 22, 2016Reply

    Modestly unnerving, yet possessed by rerun of jump scares, ”Friend Request” is registered as an average horror movie

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  • jackricketts-49035April 20, 2016Reply

    Meh..

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  • vengeance20April 21, 2016Reply

    Makes Unfriended look like child’s play!

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  • kyliem11April 21, 2016Reply

    Run of the mill horror.

    I was quite looking forward to this movie, having seen the trailer, I
    thought it looked promising. It started well enough, with Laura (Alycia
    Debnam-Carey) meeting Marina (Liesl Ahlers), who is new at the school,
    feeling a bit sorry for her and seeing that Marina has no Facebook
    friends, Laura accepts her friend request. It is quickly apparent that
    Marina is a bit strange and is practically stalking Laura. Laura
    decides to unfriend Marina and that’s when thing’s take a turn for the
    worse. It’s here that the movie turns a bit flat and is pretty much
    like any other run of the mill horror. A few predictable jumps here and
    there and thats about it. Liesl Ahlers is perfectly cast as ‘the creepy
    girl’ but we have all seen this movie before and it offers nothing
    fresh at all.

  • Alex_HodgkinsonApril 22, 2016Reply

    Formulaic Horror that Tackles Interesting Areas

    I’m rather torn with this film. While it’s essentially a run of the
    mill horror with some cringe-worthy dialogue, it tackles a couple of
    issues rather well. The film has an interesting premise that’s done
    well at points, but sadly falls short at others due to following
    conventional horror tropes such as cheap jump scares and some
    unnecessary teenage drama.

    There’s nothing notable about the film past its premise. The writing
    falls short at times, with some naturally flowing dialogue but a lot of
    unnatural, forced dialogue. Despite the mediocre dialogue, the actors
    do fine jobs with the material they’re given, in my opinion, with at
    least half of the cast having some potential. Nothing notable about the
    cinematography.

    Where the film does well is the story. While it gets more and more
    formulaic as the film progresses, we’re given a view into social media
    and how toxic it can be and how it affects people’s self worth, with
    the number of friends you have on social media sites dictating how you
    feel. This has been addressed before, but I found the way it was done
    to be interesting.

    Overall, this isn’t a great film that will be remembered, it isn’t even
    a good film, but it was a fun watch and there’s nothing necessarily bad
    about it past it being formulaic horror. If you were to watch a film
    currently out in the UK, Eye in the Sky is your best bet as a thriller,
    with Jungle Book being the most enjoyable family film past Zootopia. If
    you like horror, this isn’t a film to avoid and is at least enjoyable
    despite its flaws.

  • AlanjackdApril 25, 2016Reply

    Like

    Went into the theatre not seeing a single review or trailer for this
    and was pleasantly surprised.

    While it contains a lot of clichéd ideas it plays with them and makes
    you wait to see if it comes to anything.

    O.K,,its set against a backdrop of teenage angst , nothing new there,
    and yes there is a few jumps and surprises, but all in all this is a
    very well made and thought out movie with a lot of good performances
    and is very well directed.

    A lot of reviews have put it up against a similar movie from last year
    but it really is in a different league.

    A sequel is definitely on the cards and good luck i say. Its very
    difficult to bring something new to the horror/ thriller genre but in
    my opinion this is as good a new twist as you can get.

    Some of the dialogue is a bit poor but also some of the animation in
    here is brilliant and gothically ( New Word invented) disturbing.

    Well worth a trip to the cinema

  • FlashCallahanApril 25, 2016Reply

    Stare into the abyss long enough…..you’ll be blocked….

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  • Guy JeffriesApril 28, 2016Reply

    A Mash Up of Unfriended and The Ring

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  • Neil WelchApril 28, 2016Reply

    Of its sort, not bad at all.

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  • movieman89-2April 29, 2016Reply

    Some great ideas but ruined by lazy, incoherent writing.

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  • Alexander HalsallMay 7, 2016Reply

    Well thought out, but not scary.

    Cyber based horror has become quite a popular sub-genre in the last
    couple of years, 2015’s Unfriended being the other example that comes
    to mind. Friend Request is directed by Simon Verhoeven (No relation to
    Robocop director Paul), and is his first directorial feature that is
    not a comedy, and in the English language.

    Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is a popular college student who is highly
    active on social media, which includes her Facebook account (totalling
    over 800 friends). She then receives a friend request from Marina Mills
    (Liesl Ahlers) a classmate she barely knows who has no Facebook
    friends. Out of pity she accepts the request. After being messaged
    constantly by Marina she decides to lie about going out for her
    birthday in order to avoid her, however photos from the evening end up
    on Facebook and soon after Marina attacks Laura at school before
    filming herself committing suicide, which is posted all over Facebook.
    Following the suicide Laura and her friends come under attack from a
    demonic force that appears to be Marina out for revenge.

    Friend Request is a pleasantly surprising horror feature, which is
    well-acted by the ensemble. The dialogue between the characters is
    quite natural and creates a feeling of camaraderie between Laura and
    her friendship group in the opening scenes of the film. The overarching
    themes regarding our reliance on social media and how the platforms can
    manage and manipulate our lives are quite cleverly staged for the most
    part. Watching Laura’s social media being hijacked creates a realistic
    parallel with stories that are relatable for us watching. Sure maybe
    when it happens to us it isn’t a cyber-demon we went to college with,
    but having a Facebook Page which serves as an outlet for our thoughts,
    memories and, well, lives being hacked and seeing spam being sent from
    a source masquerading under the guise of our identity is an upsetting
    experience for most. We now see social media accounts as an extension
    of ourselves, and each other, and Friend Request uses this parallel to
    make the haunting Laura is experiencing relatable to the audience.
    However Despite this praise Friend Request suffers from one rather
    major flaw, it isn’t scary. It’s certainly jumpy, and had me leaping a
    couple of times with its scary demons occasionally popping out like
    demented Whack-a-moles. But it fails to create a sense of dread, or
    withhold an unsettling atmosphere that makes a great horror movie. The
    concept of fusing witchcraft with modern technology is quite
    interesting, but has been covered in previous films to better effect
    and in the final act Friend Request throws aside any attempt of being a
    disturbing social commentary in lieu of illogical narrative choices,
    that I will not disclose to any who wish to see the film. The music in
    the film is scored by Gary Go and he does a fine job instilling a
    chilling layer of texture in the latter parts of the movie.

    Friend Request is an entertaining, thoughtful, film. But it lacks
    further detail to make it essential viewing, along with not being
    unsettling enough to be scary on a baser level. Having left the cinema
    I, in an absent minded fashion, checked my Facebook page almost
    immediately without thinking, which merited a chuckle. While there is
    clearly some observant commentary in the film it doesn’t transcend into
    horror at any point, which is a missed opportunity, but it is still
    relevant enough to entertain for 90 minutes or so if you’re in the mood
    for a jump-scare or two.

    Review by Alexander Halsall, for more reviews of the latest films
    follow my blog at thebeestheysting.wordpress.com/reviews/

  • chicagopoetrySeptember 5, 2016Reply

    Scary as all @#$%

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  • begobSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Bizzy as a … wasp

    A college student accepts the friendship of a loner, only to find the
    ending of the brief relationship results in a fiendish suicide that
    sets off a voyage into terror.

    Lots to like about this. Very stylish and pacey, with seriously good
    animation on the computer screen sequences. I guess we’re all waiting
    for the next step beyond the disappointing Unfriended, but this
    continues in the path of older movies that use the computer screen to
    tell the story without overwhelming the movie screen. So we open on a
    lovely establishing shot, then switch to tracking in a lecture hall,
    and then into conventional dialogue. The editing is very quick, and use
    of angles and light is kinda … earnest.

    But it’s not much good, and I think that’s down to the story and
    script. Every frame is laden with horror significance (including Elm
    Street, Final Destination, and a nod to Blair Witch, and maybe even
    Jaws), the editing is excellent, no expense spared. Yet there’s no
    horror master – it all seems so technical and contrived, building to a
    climax in a professional, efficient manner. And no room for humour or
    sex.

    They needed to simplify – not just in the plot and backstory, but strip
    out some characters, kill the screens in the second half, and just let
    the heroine and antagonist breath each other’s air.

    The lead actress is good. Couple of duff performances from actresses
    who probably felt a bit awkward with the material.

    Music is effective, but they had to lay it on too thick in the end.

    Overall: just … unengaging.

  • Roman NenadSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Self Awareness is the key

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  • XxxDaniel94September 6, 2016Reply

    Entertaining and creative

    Friend Request is a very entertaining movie with fantastic
    performances. It is surprisingly very well written and directed. Unlike
    most big blockbusters out there, which use other the top CGI and gore
    in order to scare the audience, this does not. There is hardly any CGI
    in this film, and when there is, it is used very well.

    The way the film portrays horror is very creative and well done. The
    concept is fascinating and one of the best original ideas in a long
    time. One of the most terrifying thing for a human is isolation and
    being alone. This film does a great job at making you afraid and feel a
    great deal of empathy for the main character.

    This is however a typical B-movie horror flick, and it possible one of
    the best of its kind, along with Wrong Turn 2. If you like just a
    simple horror movie, then you will enjoy this.

    6.3/10

  • jtindahouseSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Poor writing spoils a lot of potential

    The internet can be a very dark place. It’s that way because people
    feel more comfortable saying how they truly feel on matters when
    they’re hidden behind a computer screen, rather than being face to face
    with someone. Using this darkness as a film subject has been touched
    on, but not really mastered yet by Hollywood. 2014’s ‘Unfriended’ is
    the best example I’ve seen of this subject so far. It has a lot of
    similarities to ‘Friend Request’, but remains a superior film. The main
    thing that it had going for it was that it was shown in real time,
    which covered up the biggest problem ‘Friend Request’ faced – the
    implausibility of no one being able to help.

    ‘Friend Request’ starts out as a very fine film. The ‘2 Weeks Earlier’
    segment is brilliantly crafted and sets up what should have been a
    great movie. Then, unfortunately, things start to fall apart.
    Characters start saying and doing things that make no sense, and all
    logic in regards to the social network problems go out the window in
    order for the story to stay afloat. There are some very good jump
    scares admittedly, however a number of the death scenes are a big let
    down in terms of suspense. It still remains an above average horror
    movie, but the disappointing thing here is the waste of potential.

  • tendoughtSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Entertaining

    For sure the wheel is not invented new but this little flick is
    surprisingly entertaining if u enjoy movies like Oculus, It Follows
    etc. Alycia Debnam-Carey plays the main role (Laura) well – which was
    also an unexpected positive for me as I am a big fan of TWD but don’t
    like FTWD much (cast, story-line, production, name it, it is all very
    bad executed compared to TWD). The story is very simple: a girl gets
    jinxed by black magick and her friends around her fall like flies.
    Nothing is really new or surprising and also the main idea of
    connecting a horror movie to the social media is not really new (e.g.
    Antisocial, 2013) but at the moment it seems it is a hype/wave (Cell,
    Nerve etc.), but the execution of Unfriended is good – some nice
    scares, even a little hint of gore, and an increasingly dark
    atmosphere. The actors did good, the basics like camera, settings are
    pro. Worth a watch imo.

  • manuelasaezSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Not as bad as ”Unfriended”, and actually shows some merit. A nice surprise.

    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.

  • Nadia_WhiteFlowerSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Decent Movie

    When I saw this movie first on IMDb list , I thought this is just a new
    crap cyber movie, just a copy of Unfriended (2015) but it’s nothing
    like Unfriended (thanks God) This movie contains jump-scares, decent
    plot line , good acting and a pretty dark story behind all that. If
    you’re searching for a decent new horror movie, you should definitely
    add ”Friend Request” to the list, you won’t regret. At least I didn’t ,
    and I’m usually harsh with new horror movies because they’re so bad I
    can’t even watch them. Friend Request is not one of those crappy
    movies, it has something special and it will keep you in front of the
    TV screen till the end.

  • donuts_69September 6, 2016Reply

    Friend Request……..Denied

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  • HorrorOverEverythingSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    You’ve Seen It All Before But Some Might Not Hate Seeing It Again

    ”Friend Request” follows a college student named Laura (Alycia Debnam
    Carey) who receives a friend request on Facebook from a lonely girl
    named Marina (Liesl Ahlers) who has 0 friends. Laura accepts the friend
    request out of pity but quickly regrets it as Marina becomes obsessed
    with Laura in a very short amount of time. Once Marina’s overwhelming
    advances of friendship are rejected by Laura, she decides to take her
    own life, film it, and put it on the internet. After Marina’s death
    Laura begins to lose control of her life and her facebook account due
    to further harassment from Marina’s ghost.

    I felt like the plot was an OK lead in to a very familiar concept,
    college kids getting picked off one by one while one person tries to
    figure things out and find a way to stop the person or thing that is
    terrorizing them. After the initial set up this movie really starts to
    look a lot like a number of previous modern day horror films, it just
    makes no effort whatsoever to try to shake things up a bit. They took
    an overused formula and stuck to it pretty much to the tee. I even find
    it hard to write much about the film because it was so bland and just
    didn’t really offer much at all. You will predict every twist, you will
    see every death coming, and you will not be shocked by the ending at
    all.

    I tend to like these kinds of movies so I was willing to forgive a lot
    of the film’s clichés, but it got to the point where it just felt like
    the film makers were going down a list of horror movie clichés and
    checking them off as they made the movie. It’s not the worst movie
    ever, it looks good, the acting is good enough, and a few of the kills
    weren’t bad. However there just isn’t enough here to warrant watching
    it over many similar films that are much better. ”Friend Request” is
    simply a film that is so Luke warm that it’s hard to think of much good
    things or bad things about it.

    4/10

  • Hurry_up_N_buySeptember 7, 2016Reply

    For a horror called ”Friend Request,” this actually wasn’t all that bad.

    My title is such because I’m absolutely no fan of ”horror” movies that
    play too heavily on pop culture and the latest trends (which are many)
    and/or an abundance of jump scares (which this film has many),due to
    the feeling of them being the easy way out, in horror.

    However, to put it simply, this little number surprisingly kept me
    pretty engaged. It has a good amount of slow semi-intense moments, some
    all out freaky moments, and although the basic plot is completely
    unoriginal (media brings death), I think the content; the visuals,
    soundtrack, and especially the illustrations helped to keep it moving
    along.

    Admittedly, the fact that this movie had my girl nearly punching me in
    the face every time she jumped at every one of the dozens of jump
    scares, added to keeping my level of enjoyment up.

    Still, for a little teeny-bopper horror, (do people still say teeny
    bopper?) this was AIGHT.

    6.5/10

  • lovisaeliassonSeptember 10, 2016Reply

    If this is your first horror movie, you’ll probably like it..

    ..but, as a person who’ve seen hundreds of horror movies, this was one
    of the movies that we’ve all seen before. However, I quite enjoyed the
    movie at the beginning but as the people around her started dying it
    kinda just felt like watching a tiresome merry-go-round that you know
    exactly how it’ll end. But seeing the movie for what it is – a PG13
    horror film that has one or two okay jump scares and is only meant to
    freak you out a little bit – it’s actually OK. The actors were good,
    except from one who was downright awful, and the cinematography was
    well thought out. Editing could’ve been better and so could the
    writing, but I’m not gonna focus on analyzing this movie, to be honest
    it’s not worth it. So I guess to summon it all up – If you’re a
    horror-maniac such as myself, you’ll probably see this movie as a cozy
    little distraction one Tuesday night – if you even bother to watch ’til
    the end. But, if you’re not really a horror person I think you’ll find
    this movie to be just enough scary for you.

    And let’s all be honest – It was definitely better than ‘Unfriended’.
    What that says about this movie, I’ll leave it upon you to decide…

  • xristoff93September 10, 2016Reply

    The ring+Cybernatural=boring story with cheap scares

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  • s3276169September 11, 2016Reply

    Dissipated scare potential

    Friend Request, is clearly targeted at the late teens early twenty
    something audience.

    Its taps into the need for this demographic to ”belong” to a group,
    whilst examining the inverse, which is isolation and loneliness. It
    also looks at how technology is used by modern ”youth tribes” to build
    friendship ”collectives”, which can be as destructive as they are
    mutually supportive.

    In this sense this is quite a clever little film. Where it falls down
    is the handling of the cyber-supernatural component it introduces into
    the mix. Again, its a nice idea but the handling is clumsy, formulaic
    and a little low brow.

    The result is a film that’s ”sort of” scary at first but quickly
    becomes quite repetitive in its scares department. Decreasing the ”jump
    in your seat” impact on the viewer as the film progresses.

    So whilst the acting is reasonable, sets good, ideas reasonably fresh
    this title for me, lacks the ”chill factor” it could have had, with
    more considered handling. Six out of ten from me.

  • Bob AnSeptember 11, 2016Reply

    Quite good!

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  • diadoSeptember 12, 2016Reply

    Camera work and direction not bad, but as a whole pretty poor

    Predictable jump scares (so much so that you can count them down in
    your head and be spot on every time); clichéd plot; awful tech
    references; nothing original.

    You get the picture (no pun intended!)

    Having said that, the camera work is fine, the acting is better than
    most of the genre and the direction isn’t terrible either.

    If you love this sort of movie, this will be more of the same and
    there’s a chance you’ll enjoy it.

    If this sort of movie leaves a little cold then you might want to avoid
    it as you’ll pick holes in it almost instantly.

  • PorscheSeptember 13, 2016Reply

    Wow! This movie was pretty darn good!

    This is NOT a spoiler. Actually, I’m not going to give even a basic
    description. But I can tell you all that I really enjoyed this movie. I
    love Horror/Thriller films, and I’m not easily scared. This movie made
    me feel uncomfortable and uneasy at times, and I love it! Some say that
    it’s typical and filled with a lot of Horror film cliché, but I say
    Congratulations! I found myself looking around quite often only to
    ensure that I wasn’t being stalked, followed, or haunted. I might sound
    ridiculous, but in all actuality it was great! this movie receives 10
    thumbs up from me! There aren’t many horror films that can satisfy the
    monster within me, so I suggest you watch it. Oh!And make sure to leave
    the lights on.

    Porsche Vonne

  • fallguy_jackSeptember 14, 2016Reply

    A Random Metaphor for why you need devices with removable batteries.

    OK, so not so much, but I’m trying to look for a positive aspect in
    this movie…

    All these new devices with sealed power supplies are terrible, because
    the best way to stop hackers/spies/hijackers and to a good extent
    hamper acronym agencies like the NSA is to pull your battery and let
    any remaining charge dissipate (it’s fairly quick).

    How well it works against malevolent spirits/demons/witches and other
    things of questionable extant is… up for research – if you can find
    any.

    It’s not really prevalent in the film, but I noticed when she boxed all
    her electronics, it was all apple gear with sealed in batteries, so
    easier for malintentioned parties to mess with.

    Tbh, I haven’t finished watching the movie yet, doin it in bits cuz
    well.. i got better things to do, it’s a pretty weak movie.

    In summation, who cares about this movie, care about only buying
    equipment where you can pull the power supply.. less likely you’ll need
    to smash it 😉 but don’t rule that out lol!

  • Movie LoverSeptember 15, 2016Reply

    Is this request worth accepting?

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  • laura_mannersSeptember 16, 2016Reply

    dissatisfying ending, underwhelming

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  • Aly_HusseinSeptember 18, 2016Reply

    Not bad at all

    I thought at the beginning that it will be another cheap cyber movie
    like some other crappy stuff however it appears to be so interesting!

    Yes the idea of scary mirrors is pretty old but it’s used in a new
    trendy way with new camera angels which made this an add on!

    It’s a promising material which indicates that scary movies are back on
    tracks again in 2016 and after.

    Actors are kinda juniors and fresh which is another promising point,
    they made it successfully!

    The witches, daemons and other old stuff needs to be resurrected again.

    The music and soundtrack are amazing.

  • trashgangSeptember 19, 2016Reply

    good story about social media going wrong

    Clever thinking by the producers to put Alycia Debnam-Carey (Laura) as
    the main lead because you might know het from The 100 or Fear The
    Walking Dead. That of course doesn’t make a movie but I must say that I
    enjoyed this horror even as it doesn’t have gore in it.

    It did remind me of another social media flick, Unfriended (2014)
    naturally but this is better than the latter. The reason is that even
    it all contains so-called teens it does add something for the horror
    geeks. It has a lot of jump scenes, not that I jumped but it looked
    great and some are even creepy like the elevator scene.

    And it does start from the beginning and if you want it do has a lesson
    like be aware who you make a friend on social media. The acting was
    above mediocre and luckily they left the boring love story out of the
    picture.

    Very nice editing and the beginning with the media posted by the wicked
    done is really a good way of showing it to the crowd.

    Better then expected…gotta go, just got a friend request.

    Gore 0,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5

  • filipabarrosSeptember 25, 2016Reply

    Not horrible

    Although I’m not a fan of the genre, I have to say that it was not as
    bad as I usually expect from horror movies. I watched it with no
    expectations whatsoever, and it was actually a mildly pleasant
    experience.

    The movie revolves around the dark side of social media, how a lonely
    girl with no friends sends a friend request to a popular girl with a
    lot of friends, and it all kinda spirals from that. There are decent
    jump scares, the plot is a bit of a mess in my opinion, but the acting
    is quite good, with the lovely Alycia Debnam-Carey as the lead. It is
    well directed and the camera work is actually very good.

    If you like this genre, you’ll probably like this one. It’s not as
    boring and thoughtless as most horror movies, and the theme is new and
    modern.

  • adonis98-743-186503October 1, 2016Reply

    Weird Movie!!!

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  • lorcan-61881October 5, 2016Reply

    Not terrible but certainly not good!

    Friend request much like unfriended is about a young girl who is in
    college and is really popular and friends a girl on Facebook called Mi
    Rina who is a Gothic sort of girl and post dark pictures and videos.
    When she actually meets Mi Rina in person she is actually a very nice
    girl who just wants a friend but when Mi Rina starts texting her a bit
    too much,Laura is called by her and Laura tells her she’s not having a
    birthday party but when she’s secretly lying. One night,Laura gets a
    late night Skype call from Mi Rina when she answers she sees Mi Rina
    who hangs herself and sets herself on fire. The next day,Mi Rina had
    killed herself and soon her friends start to die and videos of there
    deaths are posted on Laura’s page of Facebook and Laura sets out to
    find out the dark truth of Mi Rina. I saw the add for this in the
    cinema and I thought it wouldn’t be good but I thought it would be you
    know OK. So I saw it and I was really excited. Friend request…was a
    complete downer. This film was so new and so cheesy and just so
    fake,this man who is German had never made a horror film and it was so
    fake and he tried to make a scifi horror film with all the patients
    waking up in the hospital and killing them when there dead. I didn’t
    think too much about this film it was very disappointing and just bad
    but it wasn’t horrible at the same time. Friend request is
    disappointing and crap but if you want a film that’s OK this it it!

  • a-46504October 11, 2016Reply

    It gives me a lot more horror then it shows.

    people always want to know the other people whom they live in a total
    different world with em, cause of the curiosity. So some of them muster
    their courage to ask for a friend request.And generally, if a shy and
    lonely girl send a friend request to a girl who’s very popular in the
    social media or somewhere else, it is normal for normal person to keep
    an arm’s length with the one who always keep texting and ask so many
    inappropriate questions. And normally, the one who got refused with a
    white lie would to stop bothering the popular girl. and this story will
    be end just right here.

    But what I want to say is, in the case if the popular girl have met a
    situation as this movie showed, this story would be very interesting to
    go on.

    I never seen a horror movie before cause of my chickened heart and
    mind, but this movie seems having a magic power to lead you in to the
    plot. So I have seen all story from the beginning to the end. I’m quite
    enjoyed by those sudden jumped screens and ghost like horrors. I’ll
    give it 7.5 out of 10. It’s hardly to find a movie like this in such
    kind of go-to bad movies cover all the good-to see movies years.

  • nuurhasanOctober 13, 2016Reply

    Good concept, but as poorly executed as possible.

    The concept this movie plays is good; overlaying the old horror movie
    concept into the digital world. But it’s execution is as poor as it
    possibly could’ve been. The movie is hardly scary, there is good
    character building but characters and personalities also falters away
    at the end. The ending is terrible. It is right there at the end you
    feel you have wasted 1 hour and 30 minutes of your life.

    There were some aspects of the movie where you could feel that
    directors and scriptwriters weren’t even trying. That being said, the
    acting was good, cinematography was good, perhaps one of the few
    positives you can take from this movie.

  • jackmeatOctober 15, 2016Reply

    I bet you identify with this social media circus

    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.

  • noorutinOctober 15, 2016Reply

    A terrible, terrible cringe fest all the way through.

    I feared the worst for this movie from the very first minutes, but I
    still truly wanted to give it a chance until the end. Despite some
    mind-bogglingly unforgivably stupid scenes you want to think that maybe
    somehow they can turn this crap-fest around in the end, so that it
    makes sense. They don’t and it doesn’t.

    This is the kind of movie that will actually make you upset that you
    wasted over an hour of your life in it. Unless you’re something like
    16, entirely swayed by baseless emotions and not too brightly lit. Only
    then might it be terrible for you, and that’s the only way I can
    explain the surprisingly good average rating on IMDb.

    Certainly some actually talented people were involved with the
    production: both the visual and audio design and FX are pretty good,
    and that’s what makes this somewhat of a tragedy. You know, because not
    a grain of that talent is to be found in the writing, acting or
    direction.

    Watch only if for whatever reason you really want to annoy yourself.

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  • KineticSeoulDecember 4, 2016Reply

    Watch ”Unfriended” instead

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  • Roberta ReppyDecember 19, 2016Reply

    Why?

    OK, i know this was an horror movie when i decided to watch it… and I
    usually like horror movies, BUT… at the beginning it was really good.
    I loved all the thing about the lonely girl with no friends and the
    growing obsession for the other girl. It was really really interesting
    and actual… and for a moment I hoped to see just a really good
    thriller.

    Then the horror part came in and it just ruined something that could
    have been really good. Witches and rituals and monsters…

    A real shame. I really have mixed feelings because i really love horror
    movies, but to turn something really good in a lame horror,
    disappointed me a lot. All the horror part was really predictable and
    not scary. Just blood and stuff thrown here and there…

    Maybe I am disappointed because it’s not even good as an horror.

  • mondocane12December 20, 2016Reply

    Actually better than I thought…

    We were looking for a movie to watch that night and we couldn’t find
    nothing. I finally stopped on this one, expecting it to be a kind of
    ”so bad it’s good” horror film or for the least, something we could
    have fun of… It turned out that it was actually not bad at all. Sure,
    that’s not the horror movie of the year, but I still found some
    satisfaction watching it. The actors are good, the direction also.
    There’s a kind of thrill at the beginning, but at some point it becomes
    very predictable. Still, I was pleasantly surprised by that movie, and
    it didn’t turned out to be the joke I thought it would be. It was well
    done and I think it’s worth seeing.

  • Elle AndrewsJanuary 5, 2017Reply

    Surprisingly good!

    When my brother told me about this movie, at first I thought it was
    Unfriended. When I realized it wasn’t, I decided to see it with no
    expectations at all considering how much I did NOT enjoy Unfriended.
    Thankfully, this film is not only MUCH better, I enjoyed it quite a
    bit. The acting was excellent, the story was decent and made sense, and
    I sympathized with the protagonists and hated the antagonist (which
    sometimes doesn’t happen in horror movies where the lead characters are
    too stupid to live).

    By far the best aspect of this film, however, is its soundtrack and
    graphics. The illustrations were darkly beautiful and the music blended
    disturbingly well from lighthearted to haunting on the very same track.

    I highly recommend this film. In fact, make sure you see it with
    friends. One great side effect is that your social media-dependent
    friends who see it will be inspired to get off the grid.

  • Reno RanganFebruary 4, 2017Reply

    Having 800 friends on the list, but not able to handle one particular.

    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

  • jvanderwalt5February 5, 2017Reply

    creepy Facebook movie

    Beware to anyone who uses Facebook never add anyone your not sure of
    and NEVER and i mean NEVER remove a friend from your friends list.

    Because if you do you wil wind up with zero friends

    Lol sorry i didn’t know what else to say so i included this weird
    intro.

    Where do i begin

    This is beyond creepy

    But a really good well thought out plot

    And the acting for an indie film is pretty good this movie is
    originally shot in English but was not released in English although i
    was lucky to have seen the English version.

    So if you can get your hands on the English version watch that its
    always good ti watch a movie in its original as it was intended too.

    The ending is going to blow your mind for when you watch it a second
    time you will watch it in a whole other light.

  • Prismark10February 12, 2017Reply

    Unfriended

    Just as the film Unfriended, this is another movie about people being
    stalked by the other worldly in cyberspace.

    Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is a popular student at college who accepts
    a friend’s request from a lonely girl at the same college, Marina who
    is talented at art. However she unfriends her once Marina’s behaviour
    becomes obsessive.

    Then Marina commits suicide live on her webcam which is then uploaded
    on to the net. It looks like Marina has unleashed a demonic force which
    goes after Laura and her friends. Her friend’s grotesque deaths are
    uploaded on Laura’s Facebook page. She is unable to delete the videos
    or closer her account.

    The film might give you a few mild jumps but is not scary even though
    it relies on some unsettling images just to remind you that it is a
    cyber horror film. The film soon becomes illogical that makes little
    sense as the evil spirit just goes haywire.

  • Fallen EyeMay 2, 2017Reply

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