Friend Request — U.S. Trailer


added: Thu, Aug 31st '17

"Fear the Walking Dead" star Alycia Debnam-Carey discovers demonic witches are trolling her Facebook page in the new U.S. trailer for the supernatural thriller "Friend Request."

In what appears to be a misguided attempt to appeal to the social media generation, the film wants to mesh a typical ghost thriller narrative with ... well, Facebook and all its dangers.

Here, Debnam-Carey plays a popular college kid named Laura. When Laura unfriends an unpopular classmate on Facebook, the next day Laura is shocked to find out that her unfriended classmate has taken her own life. Of course, Laura is now the target of some weird online trolling that seems to come from ... witches?! Rituals? Argh, who knows?

Directed by German filmmaker Simon Verhoeven (Men in the City) and co-starring William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Brit Morgan (True Blood), Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl), and newcomer Liesl Ahlers, "Friend Request" will open in U.S. theaters on September 22nd.

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.


directed by   Simon Verhoeven

starring   Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Brit Morgan, Connor Paolo, Liesl Ahlers

release date   September 22, 2017 (in U.S. theaters)

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