We’ve always suspected that our computers are out to get us! Well, not really, but we’re certainly aware of various real-life dangers that can be more easily facilitated by our personal computers and the global reach of the internet.
Those fears were explored in Unfriended, a chilling suspense story about a group of teenage friends who are haunted by a fellow student who was bullied into committing suicide. Reportedly budgeted at $1 million, the film earned more than $64 million at the box office worldwide.
Now the sequel opens a portal into the dark web, which harbors confidential, sometimes disturbing content that can be shared anonymously. Watch the first Unfriended: Dark Web trailer below, then read onward to learn everything we know about the film.
What’s the plot?
The action unfolds from a computer laptop’s point of view. The computer has been newly acquired by a young programmer who gathers with his friends for a weekly game night over Skype. The programmer shares a secret cache of very disturbing files on the laptop, which upsets everybody. Soon, the previous owner of the laptop makes his online presence known … he wants his computer back. Everyone in the group then comes under attack, with death lurking in every corner.
Colin Woodell (Unsane), Betty Gabriel (Get Out), Rebecca Rittenhouse (TV’s The Mindy Project), Andrew Lees, Connor Del Rio, Savira Windyani and Stephanie Nogueras (TV’s Switched at Birth).
Stephen Susco. He also wrote the screenplay, based on a treatment by original writer Nelson Greaves. This film is Susco’s feature directorial debut, though he is a horror veteran as a writer. He got started with the U.S. versions of The Grudge and The Grudge 2; his other credits include Red, Texas Chainsaw 3D and the upcoming Hell Fest.
When can we see it?
Unfriended: Dark Web will open in theaters everywhere on July 20, 2018.