Just how deadly can social media be? The film Friend Request looks to answer that. Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has released a new trailer for the film that you can check out below.
Synopsis: Popular college student Laura has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina’s 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.
The film (which was originally titled Unknown Error) was written and directed by Simon Verhoeven. It was produced by Wiedemann & Berg Film, SevenPictures Film, and Two Oceans Productions.
The film stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham, Sean Marquette, Liesl Ahlers and Shashawnee Hall.
Friend Request was released in January of 2016 in Germany. Yeah…2016. The film set to hit the U.S. September 22nd, 2017.