Updating The Found Footage Genre. One Megabyte At A Time.

Below is the new TV Spot for Leo Gabriadze’s technological thriller Unfriended. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, the film stars mainly unknown actors as they play a group of friends being haunted by the presence of someone seeking revenge for their friend’s suicide. Below is the synopsis:

“While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyond this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, Unfriended redefines found footage for a new generation of teens.”

The film is out April 17, and while we admire this new approach to the ‘found footage’ genre, we can’t help but feel the biggest setback is the portrayal of Skype’s seemingly perfect connection.



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