When Franco decides to delete his deceased ex-girlfriend from Facebook to move on, something strange starts to manifest through his computer.
Social media films are becoming a genre of their own these days, and suspenseful horror thrillers seem to be the preferred outcome of the genre, Universal’s new upcoming release of ‘Unfriended‘ is proof of its success. In this highly effective horror short film, Alexia, Franco’s ex-girlfriend, has been deceased for some time, Franco still has her as a contact on his social network. When he decides to delete her and move on, something strange starts to manifest through his computer.
‘Alexia’ is a classic ghost tale adapted to modern times. It’s key elements are a computer, a social network and an addiction to the virtual life. Inspired by japanese horror it relays more in the mood it creates than in jumpscares and cheap horror tricks.
We love to showcase films like ‘Alexia’ because of their mere simplicity and effectively low production costs. Argentine filmmaker Andrés Borghi maximized his surrounding with simple and creative tricks shaping the mood and pace of the film.