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FRIEND REQUEST Blu-ray Review

Friend Request

 

The Movie

Synopsis

Laura is a popular college student who lives her college life to the fullest and gladly shares it with her 800 Facebook friends. But when she accepts a friend request from her mysterious classmate Marina, she unwittingly sets a terrible curse in motion.  The dead girl’s impenetrable profile begins to drive Laura into isolation.  It takes control of Laura’s virtual world and her real life as well.  One after another, her closest friends die horrendous deaths, leaving Laura with only a few days to solve the enigma of this haunting curse to save the few friends she has left, as well as her own life.

Directed By: Simon Verhoeven

Written By: Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch, & Simon Verhoeven

Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey (Laura), William Moseley (Tyler), Connor Paolo (Kobe), Brit Morgan (Olivia), Brooke Markham (Isabel), Sean Marquette (Gustavo), Liesl Ahlers ( Marina), Shashawnee Hall (Det. Cameron), Susan Danford (Caroline), and more

Genre: Horror & Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: Approx. 96 minutes

Blu-ray Details

Audio

  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Video

  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features

  • Friend Request: The Social Nightmare

My Thoughts

I give the Friend Request Blu-ray a B.

I really enjoyed this movie.   It wasn’t the typical horror movie with jump scares but one that kept my eyes glued to the screen because it’s something that could happen to any of us.  There was one thing in this film that is true of today.  We are glued to our cell phones and some of us are glued to social media.  Not only are we glued to social media we sometimes live our lives through video, pictures, and social media posts.  This film also showed how fast one can lose everything by someone or in the case of this film, something hacking your accounts.  It definitely makes you want to put your cell phone down and turn your computer off every once in a while.

Catch Friend Request out on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD January 9th!