Unfriended Was Surprisingly Awesome

Everybody remembers the TV spots for this movie, right? I know I do. They’re the reason I completely dismissed it. Then good reviews started to trickle out. One by one – nothing but praise. They were so good, that I even considered going to my local theater to check it out.

It’s within walking distance. I still chose not to. That’s how lame the TV spots looked to me. Now that I have seen it – I regret that decision.

This movie is – well – peep the title of this post.

Let me hit you guys with a plot description, straight from IMDB:

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, CYBERNATURAL redefines ‘found footage’ for a new generation of teens.

I pretty much only put that there, so I could point out the original title – CYBERNATURAL? Hilarious. It also reminds me of the CW show, “Supernatural,” which is the bomb. Now I can’t help but wonder WHERE THE HELL DEAN AND SAM WINCHESTER WERE?!?

A bunch of terrible teenagers were killed, guys! You picked one hell of a time to take some R&R!

Oh, spoiler alert – I guess. Of course they all died, though. That doesn’t even matter. It’s about the ride. It’s such a claustrophobic experience. The whole thing takes place on the main character’s computer, same as, “Open Windows,” before it. That is a really underrated movie, by the way.

Here’s the trailer:

Oh man. I just remembered that Dean and Sam actually take care of a ghost that does the same stuff as Laura Barnes. The episode was called, “Long-Distance Call.” It may have actually turned out to be a demon, actually. I don’t know. I remember something with a phone company.

I don’t know. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that one. Let’s get back on topic, anyway.

“Unfriended” really is the horror movie for the next generation. It reminded me of my teenaged cousin, who lives with me. Kid used to spend all of his time on Skype. It was the worst. He’d take conversations from room to room, because he had it going on his IPAD.

I wanted to throw that stupid thing at the wall. If he wasn’t walking around with it, while talking to somebody, then he was walking around with it, while listening TO THE WORST MUSIC IN THE WORLD! EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT MAKES ME ANGRY!

What was I saying? Something about this movie…I know that. You know what? All I have left to say, is that the ending is ridiculously lame. Not the plot’s ending. I’m talking about the final few frames.

So whack! It was one of those stupid jump scare endings, and I hated it.

It reminded me of “The Collector.”

I never had any intention of seeing that movie, but my uncle brought home a bootleg DVD, and I had nothing else to do. Problem solved. I popped it in, and ended up loving every second – until the jump scare ending. I hate endings like that with a fiery passion.

If you’re reading this – please hit the comment section. I really want to talk about this movie.

Joseph Finnegan