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Friend Request (2016)

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A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Dr. Markham
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Dorothy Ann Gould ...
Elizabeth Palmer
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Popular college student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina's (Liesl Ahlers) 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.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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22 September 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,863, 24 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,759,046, 29 November 2017
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The film was shot in Cape Town, South Africa. Although the film was produced by the German director Simon Verhoeven and German production companies, the largely English-speaking cast required that the film be shot in English. Filming ended in March 2014. See more »

Goofs

When Laura and her friends are looking at Marina's profile page, her privacy for posts is set to friends of friends. Since it says she has 0 friends, that would mean they have no friends in common and should not be able to see her posts. See more »

Quotes

Young Marina: I just want to be friends... best friends... forever
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits we hear the sound of video message being received followed by otherworldly interference heard throughout the film See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist III (1990) See more »

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THE BEGINNING
Performed by Gary Go
Administered by Kobalt Music Group
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Decent Movie
6 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

When I saw this movie first on IMDb list , I thought this is just a new crap cyber movie, just a copy of Unfriended (2015) but it's nothing like Unfriended (thanks God) This movie contains jump-scares, decent plot line , good acting and a pretty dark story behind all that. If you're searching for a decent new horror movie, you should definitely add "Friend Request" to the list, you won't regret. At least I didn't , and I'm usually harsh with new horror movies because they're so bad I can't even watch them. Friend Request is not one of those crappy movies, it has something special and it will keep you in front of the TV screen till the end.


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