Unfriended: Dark Web
Sunday, Oct 22 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 28 at 6:00 pm
Location la: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Stephen Susco. 2018. 92 mins. With Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Stephanie Nogueras, Andrew Lees, Connor Del Rio. The “desktop horror” genre has been one of the most welcome, under-heralded developments of the past decade or so—a further refining of the “found-footage” film, reimagined for a more active, temporal immediacy. These films are also technically impressive, using a highly complex visual collage effect to lend the sense of an entire narrative occurring in a single unbroken take on one computer screen. The best and scariest of these films is Unfriended: Dark Web, in which a young man makes the very bad mistake of bringing home a discarded laptop from a coffee house, an act that has devastating consequences for him, his girlfriend Amaya, and their circle of Skype friends, especially once he starts nosing around in the computer’s terrifying files. “The simplicity of the single-screen gimmick belies the escalating twists and turns of the plot, which leave you even more hopeless with each passing minute—hopeless not just that Matias, Amaya, and their buddies will get out of this alive but also hopeless for the future of humanity.” —Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.