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Alycia Debnam-Carey stars in this pointedly titled horror thriller, a cautionary tale about a bunch of photogenic American youngsters falling victim to the perils of social media

Alycia Debnam-Carey stars in this pointedly titled horror thriller, a cautionary tale about a bunch of photogenic American youngsters falling victim to the perils of social media.

Debnam-Carey's Laura is a pleasant, pretty and popular college student who accepts Liesl Ahlers' misfit loner Marina's friend request on Facebook.

However,  Laura's new virtual pal proves to be very needy and stalker-like in real life. And soon things turn supernaturally grisly.

Laura's social media account gets taken over by a vengeful demonic force and her friends start dropping dead in macabre circumstances.

It's all very glossy and shallow, but there are some genuinely creepy animated sequences and some effective jump scares.