Opening this weekend from Producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted/Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Executive Producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity/Sinister/Insidious) comes Unfriended, a new twist on the found footage horror sub-genre, where the entirety of the film is shown completely from the perspective of teen Blaire Lily’s (Shelley Henning) MacBook screen.
Blaire and her boyfriend Mitch (Moses Storm) are spending an ordinary school night on Skype socializing with four of their friends, when they notice an uninvited seventh party has joined their group. Together they quickly discover it is someone, or something posing to be Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman), a fellow student who committed suicide one year prior, after an embarrassing video of her was posted online. As the conversation takes a homicidal turn, the six friends soon realize this is no mere internet troll, but perhaps something more… cybernatural.
The film crafts a surprising amount of tension from the single perspective, as the presentation allows anyone who has spent some time on social media to immediately connect to the experience. Director Leo Gabriadze expertly exploits this familiarity to blur the line between reality, and the fantasy of the film.
Recently, we were granted the opportunity to sit down with the Cast of Unfriended, and in keeping with the format of the movie, conducted the entire interview in a Skype session!
Here’s our interview with Shelley Henning, Moses Storm & Will Peltz who play Blaire, Mitch and Adam respectively. Click
Unfriended releases this Friday, 1 May