We’ve written at length about 2014's Unfriended, a movie that earned our love largely by being significantly better than the low bar initially set by its premise—found-footage horror about a bunch of unlikable teenagers hanging out and dying on Skype. Buoyed by similar word-of-mouth success, the film’s sequel has been in the works for a while now, trading the vengeful ghost of the original for a slightly more plausible world of Eli Roth-y murder tourists tormenting the kind of teens who see an unattended laptop at a coffee shop and think, “Hey, free computer!”
Our own Katie Rife was mixed on Unfriended: Dark Web when she saw it earlier this year at the Overlook Film Festival, but did note that its mix of buffering-based jump scares and unrelenting bleakness left her “unsettled for a solid half hour afterwards.” You don’t have to just take Katie’s word for it, though, at least not if you’re in or near Chicago and free on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. That’s when Blumhouse Tilt is running an advance screening of the film ahead of its July 20 release, and we’ve got 100 free admit-two passes burning a hole in our blockchains. (If we’re being honest, we don’t really know what a blockchain actually is, but the passes are still good.)
To get them, all you have to do is head here and fill in a little personal info. We promise it won’t be used to track you down and murder you (probably). Remember, though: These advanced screenings always overbook, and seating is first-come, first-serve, so get there early. You don’t want to be the last one to the internet murder party.