Rent Friend Request (2016)

2.9 of 5 from 84 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) 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, and her closest friends begin dying cruel deaths. Before Laura loses all of her 'friends', she must solve the mystery behind Marina's dark past and her Facebook profile, in order to break the deadly spell.
Actors:
, , , , Brooke Markham, , Liesl Ahlers, , , , , , Julian Katz, Kiano Janse van Rensburg, , , , , Wendy Acton Burnell
Directors:
Producers:
Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Writers:
Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch, Simon Verhoeven
Aka:
Unfriend
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
Germany, Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/09/2016
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/09/2016
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (2) of Friend Request

Quite good film - Friend Request review by gazmb

Spoiler Alert
05/03/2017

As many people do she shares everything about her life on Facebook and has over 800 friends some probably doesn't know. When she accepts a friend request from the school outcast her Facebook friends start to die one by one . They can't stop uploads or have any control over their Facebook accounts.

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Interesting premise - spoilers. - Friend Request review by NP

Spoiler Alert
24/11/2018

This is an above average teen-based horror that taps into an interesting premise. Social media. Unwanted attention. Who exactly are you accepting as a ‘friend’ on what is to all intents and purposes Facebook? And especially pertinent – how social media has become a vital part of our lives; a few years ago, a subject like this wouldn’t have existed.

Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is being cyber-stalked after accepting a friend request from the classroom outcast, who sees her as a ‘sister.’ Marina (Liesl Ahlers) is something of a textbook ‘weirdo’ – on one hand she is just another pretty girl who chooses to dress down and indulge herself in goth imagery. On the other, she is genuinely fragile, stigmatised by a hair-pulling disorder. Things become typically intense, with Marina taking her subsequent rejection extremely badly and displaying she possesses certain demonic qualities.

What I thought was going to be blighted by depictions of the youngsters as massively irritating (teensploitation?), actually takes various satisfyingly dark turns and provides some successful mood-pieces and jump-scares. However, it is content to follow the paths of other horrors before it (particularly ‘The Ring’, I thought), and although the characters are fairly likeable, there’s little to distinguish them. That said, what this does, it does well.

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