15 horror movies about the Internet and social networks

We present to your attention an unusual selection of horror films, the plot of each of which is connected with the Internet, social networks and computer games. So, here is the TOP 15 most interesting representatives of the genre on this topic.

Lone Wolf (2005)

Students of one of the American colleges learn that the police failed to find the killer of a local girl. For the sake of a joke, the heroes of a horror movie spread rumors over the Internet about a serial maniac named Wolf, who allegedly has already chosen new victims. Suddenly, the girls accidentally pointed out by the students really begin to die tragically.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Cry Wolf

Cast:
Erica Yates, Julian Morris, Lindy Booth

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+

Leaving no trace (2008)

Jennifer Marsh is a special agent for crimes committed via the Internet. Suddenly, she learns about a new maniac who acts with sophisticated cruelty: the more visitors come to the site, which shows a new victim, the faster her death approaches. One of the most extraordinary horror films about the Internet.

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Original title:
Untraceable

Cast:
Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
18+

Stay Alive (2006)

A horror film about teenagers who cannot imagine life without the Internet because of a serious passion for the online role-playing game Lost. The entertainment is to act out in front of the camera the terrible stories from the life of a mysterious aristocrat of the 17th century. Suddenly, the guys begin to die the same death that they invented for their heroes.

Original title:
Stay Alive

Starring :
John Foster, Samira Armstrong, Frankie Muniz

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
16+

Pulse (2006)

Matty’s girlfriend notices the atypical behavior of her friend Josh. Soon the relationship between them becomes very tense. One day, to the horror of the main character of the film, Josh commits suicide in front of her. Soon, all the friends of the deceased guy begin to receive letters from him on the Internet asking for help. This creepy social media horror movie is sure to leave a strong impression on you!

Original title:
Pulse

Cast:
Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 4.8

Age limit:
16+

Unfriended: Darknet (2018)

Matthias recently purchased a laptop. Studying the novelty, he finds nightmarish video files from the dark web there. Having connected to the Internet, the guy shows all this horror to his friends from the collective chat. His act leads to the fact that a terrible virus appeared on several computers at once, which inexplicably kills anyone who decides to leave the chat.

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Original title:
Unfriended: Dark Web

Cast:
Colin Woodell, Stephanie Nogueras, Betty Gabriel

Country:
USA, Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
18+

Webcam (2018)

Alice is an erotic chat model. A specific job gives her good money, but the girl strives to reach the first line of the top chat models. For the sake of this, the heroine of the film goes to different tricks. One day, Alice notices that the account is blocked, but in the meantime, an exact copy of it appears online. If you’re looking for a tense horror movie about the internet and social media, check out Webcam.

Original title:
Cam

Cast:
Madeleine Brewer, Patrick Darraud, Melora Walters

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

Like me (2017)

Almost all of Kia’s life is connected with the Internet. The main character of the film is obsessed with the desire to become popular. After realizing that petty crimes will attract the attention of the public, Kya begins to commit robberies. However, the adventurer soon gets bored with such videos, and she decides to move on to more cruel deeds, gradually reaching complete madness.

Original title:
Like Me

Cast:
Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.3

Age limit:
16+

Remove from friends (2015)

The key characters of the horror film are high school students in love who spend time on the Internet after school. Friends join the chat of the couple – Jess, Adam, Val, Ken. Also there is a certain Billy227, but the interlocutors believe that he is just a computer glitch. The truth is scarier. One of the more interesting social media horror movies on the list.

Original title:
Unfriended

Cast:
Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead

Country:
USA, Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
18+

Friend Request (2015)

Laura’s life changes dramatically after a banal friend request from a weird classmate. Tired of the obsession of a girl with whom she has never been particularly friendly, the heroine of the film decides to remove her from her friends list. Going online next time, Laura realizes with horror that her act will have nightmarish consequences.

Original title:
Friend Request

Cast:
Alicia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Country:
Germany, South Africa

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 5.3

Age limit:
16+

Kill for Like (2017)

A small provincial town is engulfed in horror – a maniac is operating here. For two friends, the deeds of a criminal are like a computer game – the heroines of a horror film created a website about the “adventures” of a killer. The hobby of classmates gradually takes on unhealthy proportions – now they themselves are interested in visiting the place of an idol.

Original title:
Tragedy Girls

Cast:
Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
18+

Death on the Net (2013)

Elizabeth has great prospects: she was entrusted with a grant for a unique project. Now she is using the Internet to explore the psychology of members of society who use video chats. One day, a girl unwittingly becomes a witness to a horrific murder. After that, Elizabeth’s life is filled with nightmarish situations.

Original title:
The Den

Cast:
Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

Open windows (2014)

Nick is a fan of famous film actress Jill Goddard and editor of her website. One day on the Internet, he wins a competition, the prize of which is a dinner with a star. Suddenly, a certain Kord calls him, stating that Jill is very busy – the meeting is canceled. Nick does not yet know what horrors will await him after this conversation.

Original title:
Open Windows

Starring :
Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell

Country:
Spain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.2

Age limit:
16+

Fear.com (2002)

New York is shocked by the news of the discovery of four corpses at once, lying among the sewage of the city. Young Detective Reilly and Researcher Houston search for the causes of these strange deaths. The victims are united by only one action on the Internet: they all registered on the same suspicious site two days before their death.

Original title:
Feardotcom

Cast:
Stephen Dorff, Natasha McElhone, Stephen Rea

Country:
UK, Germany, Luxembourg

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 3.4

Age limit:
18+

One eye (2002)

Horror movie characters live in the same house. For six months they will live under surveillance of cameras. If at least one of them leaves, everyone loses. Hold out until the end – get a million dollars. While agreeing to the terms of the reality show, the participants had no idea what kind of nightmare they would face. Fans of unexpected endings should highlight this film in the list of horrors about the Internet.

Original title:
My Little Eye

Cast:
Sean Sw Johnson, Chris Lemke, Stephen O’Reilly

Country:
UK, USA, France, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.0, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
16+

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Android (2013)

Anna goes to a student party. In the morning, having hardly come to her senses after a busy night, she receives a mysterious Iris application on her phone. A student activates it via the Internet, after which a series of inexplicable and terrible events starts. Who is behind all the horror that befell Anna?

Original title :
App

Cast:
Hanna Hoekstra
Robert
de Hoog Isis Kabole

Country:
Netherlands

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Anonymous 616 (2018)

Original title:
Anonymous 616

Cast:
Bella Shepard, Miles Cranford, Emily Jordan

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.7, IMDb – 5.3

Age limit:
16+

Slenderman (2018)

Original title:
Slender Man

Cast:
Joey King, Julia Golden Telles, Jazz Sinclair

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.2, IMDb – 3.2

Age limit:
16+

Smiley (2012)

Original title:
Smiley

Cast:
Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.1, IMDb – 3.4

Age limit:
18+

Dislike (2016)

Cast:
Maria Wei, Anastasia Akatova, Diana Melison

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 1.5, IMDb – 2.1

Age restrictions:
18+

Death Online (2010)

Original title:
Satsujin Douga Site

Cast:
Atsushi Ishino, Souichi Matsuda, Sanae Tsukamoto

Country:
Japan

Rating:
IMDb – 4.7

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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