I’m going to admit right now that I found Unfriended to be a cinematic experience of considerable boredom, but that could just be my age. The computer screen-bound found footage flick made a fair amount of money, so it’s no surprise that a sequel is now here. Back in October we learned about a possible title and plot details, but beyond that we hadn’t seen an official confirmation that the sequel would actually see the light of day.
However, at this weekend’s SXSW [South by Southwest Conference and Festivals], there was a scheduled screening for an untitled Blumhouse production – which turned out to be the Unfriended sequel, now entitled Unfriended: Dark Web. Twitter reactions seemed to be very positive [one tended to either love or hate the original], indicating that the sequel, despite being ‘PG-13′ as opposed to the original’s’R’, was darker and scarier than the first film, and Bloody Disgusting have just posted a positive review.
“A 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop and is thrust into the deep waters of the dark web. From the makers of Unfriended, this thriller unravels in real-time, entirely on a computer screen. A warning for the digital age.”
Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Andrew Lees, Conor del Rio, Stephanie Nogueras and Savira Windyani star. Nelson Grieves writes and Stephen Susco directs.
No release date has been given yet.