I am someone who never gets scared while watching Horror Movies, but I'll admit, Unfriended left me with my heart pounding and a sliver of fear running down my spine.
I wouldn't say this movie is completely terrifying, but then again that's just me. If you are someone who gets scared easily, then oh yeah, this movie will have you under the covers with your eyes shut in seconds. It might even scare some people out of using Skype or Facebook ever again.
I would however say that this movie is incredible, it's horror on a whole new level. A very real level. We have never seen a horror movie like this before, it is one of a kind. See, unlike normal horror movies where we watch all the kids get killed, or see the people die, this movie actually makes you a part of it. Unfriended puts you in a characters place, so you're not just watching horror, you're experiencing it.
It is so full of suspense and such crazy intensity that it will leave you at the edge of your seat, and even though you may be scared, you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen.
Unfriended really opens your eyes to all the dangers that there are on the internet in this modern age, which is one of the main elements that make this movie terrifying, cause from now on you'll forever be wondering if that person you just friended on Facebook, or that person you talk to on Twitter is really out to get you. That's what great scary movies do, they make you paranoid, and Unfriended is definitely one of them.
Headphones off to that entire cast for doing such a terrific job. Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki and Courtney Halverson all nailed every single emotion those kids went through, and they really made you believe that you were part of the story, part of the game. They were all amazing!
Let me just say, that ending, wow! In that second, even I was scared, and that's saying something. It was so genius and completely unexpected, it really makes you think, "I should have seen that coming", cause remember, when you're watching it, you're a character in the movie too. The best way to watch Unfriended is on a laptop, trust me, it's 100% scarier!
Move over Paranormal Activity. It's time for you to get Unfriended!