'Unfriended' will make you scared of the Internet
March 14, 2015
Most of us suffer from digital dependency. You check Facebook every 20 minutes, you tweet inane thoughts, you Instagram the ordinary.
This obsession is the premise of Unfriended, an Internet horror movie premiering at South by Southwest this weekend. (It premiered at SXSW on Mar. 13, with additional showtimes available. You can catch it in theaters beginning April 17.)
The plot is disturbingly relatable: A scandalous video of a drunk girl’s shenanigans is anonymously uploaded online. The barrage of unforgiving remarks and slut-shaming cause the video’s subject, Laura Barns, to commit suicide. A year later, a Skype video chat between a group of Laura’s former classmates is interrupted by an unknown presence, and it wants revenge.
To discuss the making of the film, Nelson Greaves—writer and producer of Unfriended, who is currently at SXSW for the movie’s premiere—agreed to, quite appropriately, hop on a quick Skype call with the Daily Dot.
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