‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Trailer Shows How the Internet Can Be Terrifying

Take a look at the first trailer to arrive for Unfriended: Dark Web, the follow-up to the internet-set horror film from 2014.

We have a new group of people staring at screens and awaiting their deaths in Unfriended: Dark Web, which, as the title reveals, takes a look at that area of the internet that “is mostly about the bad guys.” One member of this group has taken a laptop that he claims has been sitting at his internet cafe’s “lost and found” for a few weeks. Unfortunately for him and all his buddies online, the person that owned this laptop has some very dark secrets stored on this computer, and they are not happy.

While it was far from perfect, the first film juiced its premise nicely and delivered some solid suspense with various horror tropes. The trailer suggests the sequel will follow in the same vein, while getting a little more creative with its villain’s reach. That being said, this bit of marketing might be giving away a bit much, so take heed if you want to be totally surprised by everyone’s fate.

Unfriend: Dark Web marks the directorial debut for Stephen Susco, writer of the US version of The Grudge and its sequel. He’s also attached as screenwriter here.

The Blumhouse-produced film, starring Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Andrew Lees, Connor Del Rio, Stephanie Nogueras and Savira Windyani, will open in the US on July 20.

Official synopsis for Unfriended: Dark Web:

Unfolding in real-time UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB​ is the most terrifying horror yet from the producer of GET OUT, HAPPY DEATH DAY and THE PURGE, and the makers of UNFRIENDED.

 

When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.

Universal Pictures
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