Universal recently acquired Blumhouse's horror film Cybernatural, in which a malevolent force haunts six high school friends during a Skype session that turns deadly when the unseen presence forces its victims to commit gruesome, self-inflicted acts of violence in front of the computer camera. It's now been announced that Universal has re-named Cybernatural and moved its release date just a bit.

According to Box Office Mojo, Cybernatural is now called Unfriended, giving it a Facebook-related title that ties in with its modern technology tale. Originally scheduled to come out on April 10th of next year, Unfriended will now be released one week later on April 17th, 2015.

"While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead.”

Directed by Levan Gabriadze off a screenplay by Nelson Greaves and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Unfriended stars Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Courtney Halverson, Matthew Bohrer, Heather Sossaman, and Jacob Wysocki. Gabriadze and Greaves also produce alongside Bekmambetov and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum.

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