Friend Request stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham, and Sean Marquette as the main group of friends caught in this nightmare. Liesl Ahlers is Marina – the cause of the nightmare.
When Laura, Alycia Debnam-Carey, friends a lonely girl on Facebook she thinks she’s doing something nice. But it isn’t long before she regrets her decision and unfriends her. That’s when it all starts to go really wrong. Marina kills herself on camera. And then somehow, from beyond the grave, takes over Laura and her friends Facebook accounts. She wants Laura to be lonely just like she was.
And keep an eye out for the animations – so good!
No one believes her
Neither her teachers, nor the police believe her. Laura can’t get anyone to understand. She can’t remove the horrible videos that have been posted to her page and she can’t delete her profile. Adults huh? Why do movie makers keep forgetting that the majority of adults today grew up with the internet? Surely they would just say ‘show me’.
I think my main problem with this movie (and why it didn’t get a five) is the lack of real interest from the adults. Rather than looking deeper into the situation, finding out why Marina did what she did and where the body is, they just blame Laura and punish her for posting videos. They do nothing to help when she says she can’t delete them or her account. It feels as if the whole parents, teachers, police thing, is too oiled for the situation. That is, what they do and say allows the story to continue uninterrupted. It makes it feel less real and what makes a horror story truly scary is convincing the viewer that it could happen even when they know it couldn’t.
However, despite all that, it was a good movie. The effects where great, there was a decent level of anticipation for what would happen next, and the explanation of why kinda worked. So whilst it has it’s very small down sides, it has a lot of up sides too.
Friend Request Review Conclusion
I would watch it again – Friend Request was a good movie, and not entirely what I expected. However, the ending was a little predictable – although it worked for the movie so I’m not knocking it. Giving it 4 stars because it was entertaining, a little different from the norm, and had some crazy scenes.
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