Unfriended

Unfriended

Inevitable twist on found footage marred by strict "screenlife" realism. Popular social media and video hosts of its time ensure the glib teenage drama rings with authenticity (where's their parents amid the shouting matches?). The opening is a faux suicide video on LiveLeak; surprising Google and Facebook agreed to be featured along side such a dubious site (now defunct). What major studio backing brings.

Entrenched in this meticulous presentation, Unfriended fails to scare, maybe unless you're of a certain age and live-and-die by these services. Instead of the indifference of glowing screens lending to abuse, cyberbullying is bad because vengeful spirits might electronically drive you to madness, kiddos. The only thing left is the terror of text convos, Skype notification sounds, and digitally-smeared cam windows. Watched via Universal's DVD.