Unfriended Movie Review

Colden Fell

“Unfriended” is the new thriller from Universal Pictures about Blair and her friends who are in a Skype chat with one another when an anonymous person calls in claiming to be Laura Barns, a girl who they use to know who ended up committed suicide due to cyberbullying. Now they must play Laura’s game which will spill secrets about each other and leads to the question “Who started Laura’s bullying in the first place? Who’s really behind the death of Laura Barns?”

     This film is very inventive. It’s told through a computer screen as in all you see is Blair’s computer. You see her going through Facebook, chatting with her boyfriend and other things. The acting is really good. The whole cast does a tremendous job. Now you might think that since you’re looking at a computer screen the entire film you might think it’ll get boring. It doesn’t. “Unfriended” kept me engaged and as the truth of these friends started to spill out I was getting pretty freaked out. This film does an amazing job in the effects. I felt like I was a part of the Skype chat and I actually started to communicate with the characters. I didn’t know who would make it out alive. The film does an amazing job in keeping you guessing as to who’s really at fault.

     This film isn’t for everyone however. If you’re a horror fan I think you’ll enjoy it, but if you aren’t a fan of the genre, you might be bored. As a fan of horror films I think “Unfriended” is a really good film to check out. I’ll give this film an A-. I really didn’t have a problem with this film. The acting is really good and the story is really inventive. If you’re looking for a good scare “Unfriended” is the film to check out.

UNFRIENDED Rating: R. Director(s): Levan Gabriadze. Cast: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson. Genre: Horror, Thriller. Release Date: 17 April 2015. Grade: A-