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Friend Request (2017)



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Laura, a popular college girl, is very active on social media and shares almost everything in her life with her 800+ friends on Facebook. However after accepting a friend request from an unknown girl named Marina, Laura becomes obsessed with Marina's profile, and soon her friends begin to die violently one by one.


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The kind of horror movie you probably watched at a sleepover as a teenager.

April 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Tthe characters of Friend of Request are equally unmemorable with almost everyone failing to rise above the absurdity and downright idiocy of the script.

March 1, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

All in all, there really isn't anything new in this film. Rather, it's a very standard horror film which attempts to be modern by incorporating social media deeply into its lack-of-plot.

January 3, 2017 | Full Review…

CGI wasps and coloured contact lenses aren't as terrifying as director Simon Verhoeven seems to think, and all the loud bangs in the world can't hide the lack of tension.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Friend Request may be a little heavy-handed with their jump scares, but when built effectively, screams are an easy find.

December 5, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It isn't terrible, which is as close to praise as I'm willing to get.

December 4, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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I hope this isn't a portent of Alycia Debnam-Carey's future career.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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Attempting to replicate other successful cyber horror films (like Unfriended), Friend Request utilises Facebook as the tool for creating the scares. When I say scares, I mean that loosely as this film has practically none. The premise sounded promising, but unfortunately this is just another low-budget horror failure. I did not care for the characters, I was glad that they got disposed of. The ending was terrible and rushed, suffice to say I was bored watching this.

Luke Andrews
Luke Andrews

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