Friend Request (2017)
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The kind of horror movie you probably watched at a sleepover as a teenager.
Tthe characters of Friend of Request are equally unmemorable with almost everyone failing to rise above the absurdity and downright idiocy of the script.
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.
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.
Friend Request may be a little heavy-handed with their jump scares, but when built effectively, screams are an easy find.
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I hope this isn't a portent of Alycia Debnam-Carey's future career.
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.
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