[Review] Unfriended Dark Web (2018)
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[Review] Unfriended Dark Web (2018)

Unfriended Dark Web – After a young man finds a laptop filled with a folder of hidden files, he and his five closest friends go online and are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. He shows them the mysterious folder that contains disturbing videos that he plays for them, of people who appear to be in great danger. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.

They then receive an anonymous message that tells them they will all die if they disconnect or call the police. The planned night of fun quickly turns deadly as each user becomes the target of something sinister while the others watch helplessly in terror. Unfolding in real-time, Unfriended: Dark Web is the most terrifying horror yet from the producer of Unfriended, Happy Death Day, and The Purge.

It’s a game night for a close-knit group of college friends who always meet up on Skype in the evenings to play games or to catch up on each other’s day. Our main antagonist, Matias O’Brien, played by Colin Woodell, claims he bought a used laptop from someone named Norah who he had found on the Craigslist website. Needing the laptop so that he can begin working on his newest app Papaya, a program that he’s attempting to develop to help with the communication between him and his girlfriend, Amaya who is played by Stephanie Nogueras, and is also deaf. Matias is horrible at sign language and refuses to try and learn it.

At one gathering he ends up having a spat with his girlfriend as they were talking over Facebook chat because his new program kept crashing. When he signs in again as the remembered user, several women start messaging him about getting the plane tickets. Hastily closing out all the message windows he prepares for the usual game night with his girlfriend and their close friends. He mentions the folder to his friends and begins showing them the videos and files via Skype.

Digging deeper into the computer he uncovers hidden videos of people doing everyday things. As he goes further into the files he discovers much more horrific videos of women held captive and even being abducted from their beds. The computer’s owner suddenly gets into contact with Matias and threatens all of his friends and his girlfriend if he doesn’t get the computer back.

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It seems that the prior owner of the laptop has left a lot of annoying digital residue. Random, persistent Facebook messages pop up with promises of large amounts of money for a mysterious custom job. Matias then gets drawn into the realm of the dark web, a journey he takes his friends on with him as they chat together. What they find on the laptop reveals a deep network of individuals willing to trade huge sums of money for hideously cruel and depraved acts.

And now that Matias has the laptop and they’ve discovered the group, the targets are on their tails. The rest of the film follows the group as they unraveling the evil plans of the original laptop owners. Unfriended: Dark Web is far less reliant on the jump scares of its predecessor, there are more tension and much less gore.

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The characters in this movie were a lot better than the first movie, and this film actually abandons the supernatural aspect that the first one had going. Although all the characters in the film played their roles well, the best ones, in my opinion, were the newly engaged couple who were going through some tough times. They seem to fit perfectly together, and they were the only ones that had a clue and had the most sensible reaction to the whole situation, as well as try to do something to stop whatever was going on.

Their conversations and decision making were well-founded and logical. The friends were the worst thing about the first Unfriended and the best thing about this new one. Unfriended’: Dark Web’s twists and turns were not really all that surprising, but they were effective enough and even a little unsettling. Dark Web is a nasty, calibrated menace that can definitely get under your skin, so depending on your disposition, you may find you don’t like the feeling once it’s there.

 

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Title: Unfriended: Dark Web
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Suspense
Studio: Universal Pictures
Starring: Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse
MPAA Rated: R
Directors: Stephen Susco
Reviewed by: Mad Hatter
Our Rating: 3.0 /5

 

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