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Published March 26th 2020
Get scared, get very very scared
Did someone say Thriller? With real fright factor? Suspense and genuine tension to keep you glued to the screen? Unfriended: Dark Web is a movie that will make you double-check that all of your doors and windows are securely locked. You will cover your webcam! If you don't like to sleep and do like to leave the lights on, this is a movie for you! I've been quite skeptical, for quite a while, about modern movie maker's ability to truly scare. At only 1hr 32min long, buckle up for a fast-paced ride through fears you didn't know you had. Unfriended: Dark Web hooked me! I couldn't stop watching and it scared me - I couldn't go to bed after it! It is not spooky, not supernatural. This movie brings to life the brilliant technology that we take for granted in our everyday lives, and the predatory minds that can exploit it, and is absolutely terrifying.
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) is written and directed by Stephen Susco, who is known for The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006) and The Possession (2012). By the Producers of Get Out, The Purge, Happy Death Day. Starring Colin Woodell, Stephanie Nogueras, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Andrew Lees, Connor Del Rio and Savira Windyani as a group of early-twenties friends who are catapulted into the depths of their worst nightmares.
Unfriended: Dark Web begins a bit slow and seemingly silly as the above-mentioned group of friends settle in for an online game night. They are transitioning from goofy youth to young adults dealing with real life. We see the personalities and relationships, and at this point, I thought I wouldn't bother to watch much further. But, very soon things get creepy. One of the friends has acquired a computer, with preloaded files. Files of a very dark and disturbing nature. The past owner makes contact and things get hectic in a really bad way. Creepy escalates rapidly, and at this point, I wanted to stop watching because I didn't want to see what was coming, but I couldn't drag myself away from the screen. Creepy becomes alarming, and then terrifying! I'm not going to tell you what happens, you can find that out for yourself.