Thursday, October 29, 2015

Phil's Halloween Horror Watch: UNFRIENDED (2014) from Universal Pictures-October 29, 2015

UNFRIENDED Blu-Ray Cover (2015)
Starring: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki
Screenwriter: Nelson Greaves
Cinematographer: Adam Sidman
Director: Leo Gabriadze
Production Company: Blumhouse Productions & Bazelevs Company
Distributor: Universal Pictures

OK I'm sounding redundant! Seriously people I am!! After watching the dismal, piece of crap, sorry excuse of a horror film THE GALLOWS, the next film I decided to watch was UNFRIENDED, another Blumhouse Production. So I'm just asking for punishment this Halloween season! Why do you ask that? Read on and I'll explain it to you!!

The film's official synopsis: 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.

Oh dear Lord where do I begin here?!? OK, if you haven't read my review of THE GALLOWS, click here and read it now. I'll wait right here for you when you're done.

Theatrical Movie Poster (2015)
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Oh you're back? Alright then, everything you read in that review applies to this film as well.

Bad directing, bad story, bad characters, acting is so-so, but let me reiterate a statement I said in my last review that really does need repeating: THE FOUND FOOTAGE STYLE IS DEAD!! STOP MAKING THEM!! Horror fans don't want to see that anymore!! It's been done to death!! We're over it and it's time to move on!!

Now on to you Blumhouse Productions. Why?!? For the love of all things evil and unholy why did you make this piece of crap?!? I know I said the same thing about THE GALLOWS but still Jason!! You're freaking killing me over here!! Knock this crap off!!

Again, just like THE GALLOWS, the film got mixed reviews but grossed $62 million against a $1 million budget. So once again Blumhouse Productions makes a profit off us poor horror fans. Shame on you Jason Blum!!

So in conclusion, UNFRIENDED is tied with THE GALLOWS as one of the worst horror films of 2015. Hard to believe this but it's true my fellow horror hounds. There are two horror films that are just awful. Skip this one as well. 1 out of 5 stars! Avoid like the plague!!

UNFRIENDED is available on both DVD, BLU-Ray and on Video On Demand. To learn more about Blumhouse Productions visit their website at

Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!

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