Year: 2018
Directed byAneesh Chaganty
StarringJohn Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La.


In this digital age, we’ve seen an emergence of films which puts social media and technology at the centre of their narratives. As an example, Unfriended and Friend Request utilise social as a backdrop for horror due to how easy it is to be anonymous online and post truly awful things about people, with dire consequences. With so many of the population frequently using social platforms, it’s unsurprising that filmmakers are choosing to use this as a way of resonating with the modern audience and offering a fresh take on filmmaking.

Searching, on the other hand, uses social media and modern communication to solve the disappearance of a teenage girl. The film focuses primarily on the girl’s father as he searches her laptop and phone for clues…

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