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BELATED REVIEW OF UNFRIENDED

2015 rating: *
Credit must be given once again to THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT above all the PARANORMAL flicks for actually inventing the frenzied "documented on video as it occurs" premise, but UNFRIENDED goes a step further, or perhaps backwards, as we experience a five person visual chat (on Skype, or something) turning downright deadly when a girl who, a year after committing suicide from cyber bullying, possibly returns as a random user. Here's when an annoying teenage gathering morphs into an annoying teenage body count horror.

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Maybe WARGAMES was another inspiration since most of the film has an inevitably lethal game being played as the “killer” posts limited-time truth or die questions wherein the group must turn on each other to remain breathing…

Problem is, we don’t know these kids enough to care if they screw each other around or not… Revenge is the key element, yet there’s no reason to suffer through 90 frantic minutes of it without a worthy, palpable antagonist. Meanwhile, an attempt to make the process seem ultra realistic has a mouse-cursor scrolling throughout the computer screen, seeking random information as well as typed private messages – stuff we do every single day and shouldn't have to pay to watch, for so long, between the "good parts." 
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