'Unfriended' might be worth a shot on a poor weekend at the box-office.
It took a lot not to sneer at the trailer for Unfriended. Surely just another low-budget, hammy, opportunist horror flick looking to hose up the undecided cinemagoers and make a quick buck. Yet, the critical reaction to Levan Gabriadze's movie has been intriguingly positive.
Unfriended has scored reasonably good reviews from critics
It tells the story of a group of online chat room friends who find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.
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The main achievement of this gimmicky horror is that it manages to hit all of the essential scary movie beats as the story unfolds in real time on a computer screen. Essentially a combination of the found footage and teen slasher genres, the movie relies a bit too much on loud noises for its most frightening moments, but director Leval Gabriadze also builds a terrific sense of suspense as the plot escalates. And by presenting it on a normal laptop screen, the film both looks fresh and has an eerie timeliness.
That laptop belongs to Blaire (Shelley Hennig), a teen who's having a lusty chat on Skype with her boyfriend Mitch (Moses Storm) when they're joined by their lively friends Adam, Jess and Ken (Will Peltz, Renee Olstead and Jacob Wysocki), and later by Val (Courtney Halverson). But there's also a mysterious unknown caller online who begins to taunt them about the death of fellow student Laura (Heather Sossaman) exactly one year ago. Is Laura's ghost using social media to get even with the teens who used a viral YouTube clip to drive her to take her own life? Or is someone else hacking into their system, controlling their screens and playing a game that threatens to kill them off one by one?
All of this plays out on Blaire's computer screen as she clicks from window to window using iMessage, Google, Instagram and Facebook to fill in the story with video, news stories and images, plus a panicky visit to Chat Roulette to get some help (as if!). The screen flicks around, showing conversations within chats as Blaire's mouse-control gets increasing shaky. So even if the plot itself is essentially a rehash of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Paranormal Activity, it generates plenty of overwrought emotion and scary jolts along the way.
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A situation that's not altogether too unfamiliar, a high school girl named Laura Barnes commits suicide after being bullied over a humiliating video that was posted online, showing her drunk at a party. On the anniversary of her death, a group of her fellow classmates who were among the main bullies get together for a group video webchat. However, their conversation is quickly interrupted by an anonymous hacker named billie227, who will apparently stop at nothing to find out who posted the Laura Barnes video. Fear is instantly spread through the group when billie227 starts to turn everyone against each other, while methodically picking them off one by one. Is it a phantom? Laura's ghost? Or has Laura got some very sinister fans out there?
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Kendall Schmidt and Emily Kinney joined in the ghostly gathering with questions from their own Twitter followers.
With the forthcoming release of supernatural horror 'Ouija', the cast were joined at Hollywood Cemetery by some fellow TV and movie stars at a special screening. Though this wasn't any normal screening, as what soon followed was a spine-chilling night of paranormal drama.
Olivia Cooke [L] and Ana Coto [R] star in 'Ouija'
Olivia Cooke, Bianca A. Santos, Shelley Hennig, Daren Kagasoff and Ana Coto got involved in a real life séance on October 10th 2014 in support of their new movie, which sees their characters suffering the consequences of a spirit's unrest during a similar ritual. Also at the event were Nickelodeon actor and musician Kendall Schmidt, who had been spreading the word over Twitter; 'The Walking Dead' star Emily Kinney; and Ryan Ochoa from Disney XD's 'Pair of Kings' among others. Leading the proceedings was famed magician Rob Zabrecky, who acted as the spirit medium - and a very spooky one at that!
Sometimes, the most terrifying experiences come from childhood games. One such case is that of the Ouija board - a board game designed for communicating with the dead. Debbie (Shelley Hennig) choses to stay in one night and not go out on the town with her friends. While at home, she discovers a mysterious Ouija board in an upstairs room and is later found dead. Her friends decide that, as they miss her, they want to contact her in the afterlife via an Ouija board that they also discover. After making a connection with the afterlife, the friends soon realise that the board is linked to them and bringing them into conflict with an old spectre that seems hell-bent on tormenting them. The Ouija board is not a game for them anymore - it is a newfound level of ultimate terror.
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'The Dark Moon', the premiere of season 4 of 'Teen Wolf', saw Scott and co. head to Mexico in order to rescue Derek.
The season premiere of Teen Wolf season 4 aired on Monday (23rd June) on MTV. The episode saw the supernatural gang continue on their journey to find werewolf Derek.
Tyler Posey stars as Scott McCall on Teen Wolf.
The show which first aired in 2011 is in its 4th season. The series, based on the 1985 film of the same name, stars Tyler Posey (Scott McCall) as a high school student juggling his nocturnal werewolf activities and his everyday life. Dylan O'Brien co-stars as Tyler's close friend Stiles whilst Tyler Hoechlin plays another werewolf Derek Hale. The core cast are supported by Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig and Arden Cho.
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Shelley Hennig and Days Of Our Lives Tuesday 28th September 2010 The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrates 45 years of Days of Our Lives at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre Hollywood, California
The main achievement of this gimmicky horror is that it manages to hit all of...
A situation that's not altogether too unfamiliar, a high school girl named Laura Barnes commits...