(Trailer) Friend Request
Anyone remember the film Unfriended from last year? The film was based around several friends on Facebook during a killing spree which begins after a girl commits suicide – a result of being widely humiliated on the social media site. Unfriended received mixed to positive reviews from critics on its release, despite the public mocking it for its story premise.
April 22nd brings around another film with the same kind of story, Friend Request. It is once again based around the Facebook platform but focuses on causing pain and harm to a singular victim, a girl called Laura played by Alycia Debnam-Carey.
Synopsis: Laura is one of the more popular kids in college and enjoys her life. She is active on social networks and especially likes sharing things about herself with her over 800 friends on Facebook. One day, Laura receives a friend request from Marina, a girl she barely knows, but nevertheless accepts it. This sets a terrible curse in motion. Laura begins to get obsessed with the profile of the unknown girl and it perfidiously begins to drive her more and more into solitude. When all of her closest friends die under brutal circumstances, she only has a few days left to solve the mystery of the girl and save her friends.
Originally titled Unknown Error, the film was later renamed to Friend Request internationally, to avoid confusion with the 2015 film Unfriended. In Germany, the film is titled Unfriend, since Unfriended was released as Unknown User in Germany. The film was released in Germany on January 7, 2016.