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Friend Request (2016)

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A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Susan Danford ...
Caroline
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Second Officer Dempsey
David Butler ...
Dr. Markham
Julian Katz ...
Bully 1
Kiano Janse van Rensburg ...
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Dorothy Ann Gould ...
Elizabeth Palmer
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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.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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22 September 2017 (USA)  »

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€258,980 (Italy) (12 June 2016)
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Even though the whole movie revolves around Facebook, it is not actually mentioned explicitly. See more »

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When Laura and her friends are looking at Marina's profile page, her privacy for posts is set to friends of friends. Since it says she has 0 friends, that would mean they have no friends in common and should not be able to see her posts. See more »

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Tyler: What happened to you?
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At the end of the credits we hear the sound of video message being received followed by otherworldly interference heard throughout the film See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Friend Request/Leap! (2017) See more »

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THE BEGINNING
Performed by Gary Go
Administered by Kobalt Music Group
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A terrible, terrible cringe fest all the way through.
15 October 2016 | by (Cyberspace) – See all my reviews

I feared the worst for this movie from the very first minutes, but I still truly wanted to give it a chance until the end. Despite some mind-bogglingly unforgivably stupid scenes you want to think that maybe somehow they can turn this crap-fest around in the end, so that it makes sense. They don't and it doesn't.

This is the kind of movie that will actually make you upset that you wasted over an hour of your life in it. Unless you're something like 16, entirely swayed by baseless emotions and not too brightly lit. Only then might it be terrible for you, and that's the only way I can explain the surprisingly good average rating on IMDb.

Certainly some actually talented people were involved with the production: both the visual and audio design and FX are pretty good, and that's what makes this somewhat of a tragedy. You know, because not a grain of that talent is to be found in the writing, acting or direction.

Watch only if for whatever reason you really want to annoy yourself.


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