The Unfriended sequel is clever, dour, and has nothing to say

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Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.

As the producer of the recent Oscar winner Get Out and essentially every lauded horror movie of the last five years, Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is one of the biggest names at South By Southwest this year. Friday night, he dropped in on the midnight premiere of an untitled Blumhouse and Bazelevs co-production and took selfies with festival-goers in the aisles before taking the stage to announce that the film, written and directed by newcomer Stephen Susco, is in fact a sequel to 2014’s Unfriended. Many horror fans had already guessed this on Twitter, and it was…

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