You’re about to see Salem as you’ve never seen it before. The town that has become synonymous with the persecution of dozens of innocent women and girls, Assassination Nation imagines if a similar witch-hunt takes place in modern day — but the girls fight back.
The edgy Sundance selected thriller turns a peaceful small town into a bloodthirsty mob when a hacker starts leaking intimate emails, texts, pictures, and search histories of its residents. When four teenage girls get the blame for it, the town turns on them. But it’s only a matter of time before they “get pissed off and fight back.”
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NEON is certainly making a name for itself as a distributor of edgy indie movies, often with a feminist bent. And the studio’s newest film, Assassination Nation, looks like it checks all those boxes.
NEON and GOZIE AGBO have released the first red band teaser trailer for the Sundance breakout film, which follows a group of four high school girls who band together after their small town of Salem, Massachusetts descends into madness and violence after an anonymous hacker targets the private lives of all the residents. We’re talking violence, strong language, adult content — so much so that the Assassination Nation trailer comes equipped with its own “trigger warning.” See the trailer below.
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