As one of the 27 people on earth who genuinely loathe Facebook, it’s nice to see a film come along that might deter individuals from investing 13 hours of their day on a social media site. Then again, the new trailer for Friend Request could conceivably have the opposite effect, drawing even more to the powerhouse platform.
I’m hoping for the former, but I’m also realistic; take away Facebook and introverts feel they’ve lost their lives altogether. We can’t have the happiness of America abolished with such ease, can we?
The film is directed by Simon Verhoeven from a story he co-wrote with Matthew Ballen and Philip Koch. Alycia Debnam-Carey (Fear the Walking Dead), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Connor Paolo (Stake Land), Brit Morgan (The Night Shift) and Liesl Ahlers (The Challenger Disaster) star.
The film is expected to arrive in the US sometime in late-2016.
Now, we’ll unhappily continue to perpetuate the idea that you’re a total loser if you don’t invest 57-percent of your life on a website, chatting with your “friends.”
Synopsis: One day, Laura is sent a Facebook friend request by lonely Marina (Liesl Ahlers). Having initially accepted, Laura finds herself being obsessively pursued by Marina and not long afterwards hits the “unfriend” button. But when Marina apparently commits suicide in an online video, Laura’s life takes a turn for the terrifying, and she becomes the victim of a supernatural presence, attacked in her own home by a mysterious force. Is Marina responsible? And why does she refuse to disappear from Laura’s friend list, even as it increasingly diminishes in number?