When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.
Laura is one of the most popular students in college and enjoys her life and family. She is active on social networks and especially likes sharing things about herself with over 800 of her friends on Facebook.
One day, Laura receives a friend request from “Marina”, a girl she barely knows, but nevertheless accepts it and begins a relationship with the lonely girl online and outdoors. However, when Laura shares a picture of herself at one of her friend’s parties, the jealous and confused Marina angrily confronts Laura at college publicly before she is stopped by security and taken away, vowing revenge on Laura.
That night, Marina commits suicide via a live webcam video she sends to Laura due to the fact that Laura unfriended her off her Facebook page. Soon after, Laura finds herself stalked by Marina’s demonic spirit and threatening to make her “lonely” after taking over her Facebook page in order to remain friends… forever.
Friend Request (German title: Unfriend) is a 2016 German supernatural techno-thriller film directed by Simon Verhoeven. With a screenplay by Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch and Verhoeven, the film stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham, Sean Marquette, and Liesl Ahlers. It serves as a German version of the 2014 American horror film by Blumhouse, Unfriended.
The film was released on 7 January 2016 in Germany by Warner Bros. Pictures, and is expected to be released in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2016 by Freestyle Releasing.
Directed by: Simon Verhoeven
Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham, Sean Marquette, Liesl Ahlers, Lee Raviv
Screenplay by: Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch
Production Design by: Sylvain Gingras, Tommy Stark
Cinematography by: Jo Heim
Film Editing by: Denis Bachter, Felix Schmerbeck, Tom Seil
Costume Design by: Tatjana Brecht-Bergen, Wolfgang Ender, Reza Levy
Set Decoration by: Axel Hoebel, Melinda Launspach
Music by: Gary Go
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: January 7, 2016 ‘Germany)