While it didn’t bake a huge splash at the box office the “social media gone wrong” horror film Unfriended did manage to muster a little interest among horror fans and I’m thinking its target audience just may be the home video crowd so Universal is wasting no time bringing the film to the masses.
August 11th brings the terror home. Here’s how the press release describes things.
What starts as a seemingly innocent online prank produces a sequence of events that spirals out of control. During a routine group video chat, high-school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure. The anonymous intruder implicates each of them in the death of an acquaintance, revealing damning secrets and transforming trusted allies into wary adversaries. Forced into a sordid “game,” the teens try to figure out who is behind the mysterious threat, but all signs point to a power from beyond the grave. Playing out in real time almost entirely on a computer screen, Unfriended features a rising young cast that includes Shelley Hennig (Ouija, “Teen Wolf”), Moses Storm (“The 4 to 9ers: The Day Crew,” “About a Boy”) and Renee Olstead (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Still Standing”).
Cast: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossamon
Directed By: Leo Gabriadze
Written By: Nelson Greaves
Produced By: Timur Bekmambetov, Nelson Greaves
Executive Produced By: Jason Blum
Director of Photography: Adam Sidman
Editors: Parker Laramie, Andrew Wesman
Production Designer: Heidi Koleto
Costume Designer: Veronika Belenikina