Producer Jason Blum arrived at WonderCon over the weekend like a rock star, and was swarmed by a throng of fans. His Blumhouse Productions banner has gained a strong reputation as the next big voice in horror, delivering one hit after the next. While we saw the first sneak peeks from the convention center floor for Sinister 2 and Insidious Chapter 3 this past Saturday, we're now getting a TV spot for a completely new thriller experience with Unfriended.
Ushering in a possible new horror franchise, Universal Pictures' Unfriended unfolds over a teenager's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
Directed by Levan Gabriadze, Unfriended is written by Nelson Greaves, produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, and executive produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions (Ouija and Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series). The April 17 release stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson and Heather Sossaman. Take a look at the latest terrifying footage: