Nothing less than hilarious! “Unfriended: Dark web” utterly and completely fails as a horror film but boy it is worth to watch especially if you watch this movie online. If you have even the smallest amount of knowledge regarding computers, social media, and the “spooky dark web” then everything in the film falls apart quite rapidly. My favorite is the distortion effects they used every time a “Charon” (For those who haven’t seen the film yet, these are “spooky dark web users”) appears on film like they have god-like powers to distort video footage they appear in live time. Amazing! I laughed almost every time a “Charon” was on screen.
Another one that never failed to make me laugh was the black facebook messages the charon sent via the MC’s girlfriend’s FB profile. The coup de grace was probably the ‘SWATing’ scene where the police literally straight up murder their friend, good times. I almost cried I laughed so hard! Fakest and corniest thing I’ve seen in a mainstream film in ages, but that’s not all bad just cause it was so damn funny. I would love to see this film appear on Red Letter Media’s best of the worst series! I give this full movie 2 stars (Which is 2 more than it deserves, frankly) due to the unintentional comedy that nearly split my sides a few times. It would be an utter lie to say this film didn’t entertain me after all. But did it scare or fulfill what it set out to do? Not even for a second. Absolutely awful horror film, but truly a golden comedy! So I can’t say it has no redeeming qualities with any fairness. tl’dr- if you enjoy horror films becoming unintentional comedy, and you have even the most passing knowledge about how computers and the internet works, this film will at the very least be entertaining since it’s so funny and the fact that it can free downloaded. Just don’t bother if you want something genuinely scary.