Creepypasta, Blumhouse Launch Unfriended, Dark Web Writing Competition

Unfriended, Dark Web Film Details Stephen Susco, Unfriended: Dark Web

Director: Stephen Susco

Writer: Stephen Susco

Release Date: July 20, 2018

Release Format: Cinemas

MPAA Rating: Rated R

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1 hr 28 min


Unfriended: Dark Web tells the story about a teen who comes into possession of a new laptop and finds that it may have been stolen. He discovers the previous owner may be watching every move he makes and will do anything to get it back.


Unfriended: Dark Web will release in theaters on July 20, 2018. Directed by Stephen Susco, who also pens the script. To celebrate the release, Blumhouse has teamed up with CreepyPasta for a competition like no other. We want YOU, the writer, to put your own terrifying twist on the far-reaching, nightmare-inducing world of the dark web.

To get you started, we have provided an introductory narrative prompt inspired by Unfriended: Dark Web. Where the story goes from there depends on how depraved your imagination is – hitmen for hire, kidnapping, cannibalism – the horrors are endless.

Writing Prompt:

There have been a lot of stories about the dark web. I didn’t believe any of them were true. That is until I found this laptop at an internet café. Now I think my life may be in danger.

Submit your original Dark Web story at any time between July 2nd, 2018 and July 12th, 2018. Seven finalists will be chosen each day leading up to the film’s release beginning July 14th, 2018. Stephen Susco, Director of Unfriended: Dark Web, will choose the grand prize winner on July 20th, 2018.

For more information, visit the Official Competition Site.

Unfriended: Dark Web First Impressions

Unfriended: Dark Web official trailer plays like a Found Footage, which is a perfect cinematography choice for this kind of production. Found Footage used so often nowadays that the concept of it has become dull. By the same token, when they use Found Footage is used as it should be, the production is that much better.

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Given the overall concept of the Dark Web, which is a certain internet browser that makes your IP address anonymous so it cannot trace the user. They can use this browser used for good and bad, yet, there are a lot of users that abuse it, such as what you’ve heard or read about. It’s the number one use is to sell illegal drugs, as I have read about.

However, the Dark Web reaches corners that are darker than that. Stories and reviews include illegal crimes, such as hiring hitmen, and even more inhumane crimes, such as animal and child abuse and pedophilia, which contains most of the content as there is a massive pedophile community that lives on the Dark Web.

This competition is striking as there can be great ideas that center on the Dark Web. I have read countless reviews about it, and I become more intrigued by each review I read. I’ve also listened to a few stories posted on YouTube by Corpse Husband, as he dwells on the Dark Web a lot, and his stories are eerie. With all that the Dark Web offers, this competition should put inspiring writers’ minds to work and create some innovative concepts.


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