Excerpt: Unfriended isn’t going to put a stop to cyberbullying, however, at least this nastily effective freak-out isn’t just an empty-headed slasher pic but in with the zeitgeist and has something on its mind.
Excerpt: For what it aims to be, Unfriended is a fun, atmospheric and quite unsettling experience when it wants to be, one that uses its admittedly gimmicky premise to nicely unnerving effect while also having something halfway meaningful to say about the responsibility that at least should come with interacting with people online.
Excerpt: Unfriended is being sold as a horror movie, but there’s nothing remotely scary during the duration of the film. There’s a “ghost” in a group Skype chat that has no profile picture, and we’re supposed to be terrified when the characters can’t hang up on it, or even close their windows. The horror!