A group of self-involved Facebook friends who blow off hanging out in person to stay in their apartments and video chat becomes the target of psychopath hackers in writer/director Stephen Susco’s Unfriended: Dark Web (2018), the successor to the surprisingly not-bad Unfriended (2014). Like in the previous iteration, the entire movie happens on the macOS desktop, through real-time Skype calls and file interactions—a clever idea in 2014, but it can’t be innovative twice, and it goes to no new places here.
Its most disturbing images are all front-loaded, with some upvote-ready snuff film clips, but after that it’s all video conferencing and a creepy-ish live stream or two. Your average Twitter feed is scarier. Watching it on a computer might improve it, but I’m doubtful. Although I did enjoy the reaction of the deaf girl Amaya (Stephanie Nogueras) to the fact that her clueless boyfriend Matias (Colin Woodell) would rather develop a sign-language app than learn to talk with her in sign language.