The last few years we’ve seen more then our fair share of “social media” based horror films – don’t know how you feel about our choices so far but – in my opinion, we’ve yet to get one that gets it right.
Could director Simon Verhoeven’s effort Friend Request be the one that finally locks it in? Time will tell and we don’t have to wait long. Friend Request is opening nationwide on Sept. 22nd and today brings the trailer and artwork to get us all reved up for its debut.
First up – here’s a little synopsis:
“Popular college student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina’s (Liesl Ahlers) online friend request, until Marina crosses the line and Laura unfriends her. To everyone’s shock, Marina takes her own life in a ritual meant to torment Laura, which appears in a video posted on Laura’s profile. Even though it wasn’t Laura who posted the video, or other creepy content that begins appearing on her page, her Facebook friend count begins to dwindle as a result. When her real-life friends start dying mysterious, cruel deaths, Laura must figure out how to break the deadly curse before it’s too late.”
I also promised you some artwork so – here ya go! Don’t forget – Sept. 22nd is the day you want to head to the theaters for this one!