FRIEND REQUEST – “A New Kind of Scare”
Sometimes one more friend request is one too many!
Feeling like a new kind of horror? Well try out social media horror by watching this film. ‘Friend Request‘ directed by German director Simon Verhoeven, will give you a new kind of scare that will make you think twice about accepting a friend request from someone you hardly know.
Alycia Debnam-Carey stars as Laura, an astonishingly popular psychology student with over 800 friends on Facebook.
Her world turns upside down when she accepts a friend request from Marina (Liesl Ahlers), a girl she barely knows from college. Laura is surprised to learn that she is Marina‘s only Facebook friend.
It all starts to get interesting when Marina gets too attached to Laura.
Laura eventually decides to unfriend her when things get too much, and because of this Marina commits suicide via a live webcam video she sends to Laura.
Laura‘s popularity and friend count starts to drop as people begin posting awful things all over her Facebook profile believing that she caused poor Marina to kill herself.
The horror really begins when Marina‘s vengeful spirit haunts Laura and her real friends start dying all around her. Marina’s mission is to make Laura see what it feels like to be lonely; as lonely as she was.
This film has that creepy, psychological feel from the ‘Final Destination‘ films and impending ghastliness from the ‘The Ring‘. It also makes you think of other horrors and thrillers like: ‘Single White Female‘, ‘The Shining‘, and ‘Amityville Horror‘.
Alycia Debnam-Carey is good in this film, pulling off a great performance. She makes you like her character and genuinely feel for her when all the bad, horrific events start happening.
Other cast mates joining her include: Brit Morgan, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brooke Markham and Sean Marquette.
‘Friend Request‘ will definitely thrill and scare you. It has all the jumpy scenes; the ones where the lights go out and others where you hear all kinds of noises that will make you want to sleep with the lights on.
It’s done in a very stylish and interesting way that you’ll definitely appreciate.