Unfriended 2 Trailer and Poster Release

“Unfriended: Dark Web” Trailer and Poster Are Here to Disturb You

The Internet can be a dark and scary place. Just look at the fake stories your friends and family post on Facebook or the evil messages and memes shared by white supremacists on Twitter. And that's just the legal stuff. Unfriended was a massive hit in 2015, earning 64 times its minuscule budget. Reviews were mixed, but even serious cinephiles praised it for its groundbreaking style – with most of the action taking place on a computer screen, holding the audience’s focus and making it ideal for home viewing – even if its scares weren't as original.

Since every successful horror movie has to become a franchise, a sequel was never in doubt. While the new Unfriended: Dark Web doesn't share any cast members, it has the same disturbing real-life horror vibe and all-on-the-screen aesthetic.

In the first trailer, a group of friends are stalked by a malevolent force during a video chat, confronted by a bunch of evil people who participate in dark web auctions for people to torture. It's an extremely disturbing concept, and if executed well could make for a truly terrifying movie.

The film stars Betty Gabriel (Get Out), Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project) and Andrew Lees (The Originals). Check out the poster below.


Unfriended: Dark Web opens Friday, July 20.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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