Was originally called Unfriended: Game Night. It was likely changed to avoid confusion with the Jason Bateman led comedy Game Night (2018).
Stephanie Nogueras, in real life like her character Amaya DeSoto is in fact deaf. Her sign language communication throughout the film is genuine signing utilized by the actress in interaction.
An original plotline was to feature Laura Barns targeting college freshmen on a skype connected game night, for their part in her online humiliation and death.
The appearance of the Circle of Charons in the group chat pays homage to Laura Barns' killer account in the first Unfriended (2014) film: billie227.
Based on the presence of horror video game references (Outlast 2 (2017) and Soma (2015) posters) it's likely this film was inspired by "Welcome to the Game", a 2017 horror video game about dark web searching and the consequences of doing so.
Pays homage to the 2013 real-time desktop horror film The Den (2013), where the teenage protagonists are contending with a killer connected who revels in Internet broadcast abduction, torture, and murder.
(at around 1h) The Search for an Alumnus option the Circle use to track Lexx Putri on the Hillard College website is an accurate means to locate student addresses, with many universities.
There are three completely different endings. Two theatrical endings were screened randomly. A third ending is included in the Blu-ray release in addition to the theatrical ending scenes.
Shelley Hennig, the protagonist Blaire Lily of the original film, was slated at a point to return for an original treatment of Dark Web.
Released amidst several real time desktop thrillers inspired by the first Unfriended including Searching (2018) and Profile (2018).
(at around 1h 10 mins) The dirty Michigan water protest at a local mall AJ was in attendance of, is in fact to the present date of 2018, an ongoing protested issue.
The other Charon facebook accounts (as shown with Charon6) are shown as faceless void profiles which pay reference to the accounts used to attack celebrities, politicians and even in the case of the first film: bullying victims such as Laura Barns.
(at around 1h 11 mins) AJ's Desktop background which is displayed as the Circle drillbit his computer bears the Illuminati symbol. In popular modern stories it is believed that the Illuminati, are a large conspiracy force behind major industry and mainstream media representation, that in turn answer to the Devil. In reality the Illuminati was a former rebellious science group that opposed the religious practices of the Vatican, many years prior.
Betty Gabriel is a frequent star in Blumhouse Horror films: From portraying Georgina in Blumhouse's Oscar Winning Horror Piece Get Out (2017) to portraying hero Laney Rucker in The Purge: Election Year (2016).
Despite Damon Horton being a British character, his actor Andrew Lees is in fact Australian born and raised.
One of two Blumhouse slasher horror sequels following a first installment released in 2015, the other being The Gallows (2015), which was followed by The Gallows Act II (2019).
Colin Woodell (Matias) and Andrew Lees (Damon) both appear in the CW TV show The Originals (2013). Woodell appears in season two and five, playing Josh (Steven Krueger's) boyfriend. Lees plays Lucien Castle, the antagonist of the third season.
Douglas Tait, who portrays Charon IV, had previously starred in Teen Wolf (2011) as the Pathologist while Shelley Hennig, who portrayed lead protagonist Blaire Lily in the first Unfriended (2014), starred as main cast character Malia Tate in the series. A tab for Teen Wolf's Fourth Season was visible on Blaire Lily's desktop.