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Friend Request (2016)

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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.

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Simon Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Susan Danford ... Caroline
Lee Raviv ... Marina (child)
Nicholas Pauling ... Second Officer Dempsey
David Butler David Butler ... Dr. Markham
Julian Katz Julian Katz ... Bully 1
Kiano Janse van Rensburg Kiano Janse van Rensburg ... Bully 2
Dorothy Ann Gould Dorothy Ann Gould ... Elizabeth Palmer
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Storyline

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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Evil is Trending See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friend Request See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,863, 24 September 2017

Gross USA:

$3,759,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,975,390
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Zuckerberg denounced this movie and tried to have the movie removed from theaters. See more »

Goofs

When Tyler is using the computer to get Marina's information, on the Patient Records screen he puts "Marina" as the last name and "Nedifar" as the first name. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Marina: Laura... come to me
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Rick and Morty (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BEGINNING
Performed by Gary Go
Administered by Kobalt Music Group
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Not what I expected
16 May 2019 | by sjordanaguileraSee all my reviews

My wife and I started it, expecting to watch another bad horror movie on Netflix and laugh at it, but we were actually kinda surprised at how scared we got. It's not a classic by any means, and it's not great, but it's solidly spooky, even though it relies on a bunch of jump scares.


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