Descending into the Shadows with ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’
I just saw “Unfriended” from 2014 not so long ago and wrote a whole blog post about it. Had to keep the vibe going, so I checked out the sequel, “Unfriended: Dark Web.” Man, that was a wild ride! It was insane, kind of brutal, and super intense.
“Unfriended: Dark Web” takes you on a wild, cyber-fueled rollercoaster ride. Imagine a horror flick that unfolds entirely on a computer screen—it’s innovative, creepy, and a whole new level of eerie.
The story kicks off with a guy named Mat, who’s using a laptop he found and decides to fire up a weekly online game night with his buds. But as the night progresses, the laptop isn’t all fun and games. Turns out, this laptop has some shady, ominous history tied to the dark web, which is basically the internet’s sketchy underbelly.
What’s truly unique about this flick is how it unfolds entirely on Mat’s computer desktop. You’re essentially peering over his shoulder the entire time, watching Skype calls, instant messages, and even Facebook chats. It’s like you’re cyberstalking these characters, and the tension just keeps mounting with each chat window that pops up.
The storytelling here is clever. It uses the different apps and tabs on the screen to reveal the plot, keeping you guessing and on the edge of your seat. And the dark web angle? It adds this layer of unease and mystery that’s both fascinating and terrifying. It’s like the digital boogeyman is lurking behind every click.
But fair warning, it’s not your typical horror movie. The scares are more psychological and tech-driven rather than your classic jump-out-of-your-seat moments. It’s the kind that seeps into your mind and leaves you feeling uneasy about your own digital footprint.
The characters are surprisingly relatable. These aren’t your typical horror movie dumb-dumbs who make you scream at the screen. They feel real, and their reactions to the creepy stuff happening on screen make you go, “I’d probably do the same in that situation.”
Now, it’s not flawless. Some might find the entire movie being set on a computer screen a bit gimmicky or even nauseating. Plus, if you’re not tech-savvy, the lingo and dark web references might leave you a bit lost.
In the end, “Unfriended: Dark Web” is a fresh take on the horror genre. It taps into our digital paranoia and serves up a tale that’ll make you reconsider every click you make. So, if you’re up for a tech-heavy, nail-biting thriller that messes with your mind more than your senses, give it a go.
Seen the movie yet? Share your thoughts in the comments! I’m all ears.