I’m very, very surprised that I hadn’t heard of Unfriended until now. Formerly titled Cybernatural, this Timur Bekmambetov-created and produced thriller goes down in real-time from the point-of-view of a teen’s computer. Honestly, as soon as the trailer started I was fa little bit nervous – but then I kept watching and was pretty much won over. We’ve seen similar stuff tackled in The Den and Open Windows, but Unfriended seems like it takes the concept even further than those two films did. It actually looks really clever, and the blender moment doesn’t hurt matters either. Ambitious stuff, color me impressed.
Hit the jump for the Unfriended trailer and poster. Bekmambetov produced the film alongside Jason Blum and Nelson Greaves. It was directed by Levan Gabriadze from a script by Greaves. It stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman and hits theaters on April 17th, 2015.
Trailer via MTV:
Here’s the official synopsis for Unfriended:
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ UNFRIENDED unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.