Assassination Nation (2018)

‘Assassination Nation’ Red-Band Trailer Comes Complete With Trigger Warnings

Abra, Odessa Young, Hari Nef and Suki Waterhouse appear in Assassination Nation by Sam Levinson, an official selection of the Midnight program at the 2018 Sundance Film festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

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Neon’s dark satire arrives with a massive trigger warning for everything from “giant frogs” to “fragile male egos.”

Jude Dry

Jun 27, 2018 10:56 am

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The biggest purchase of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Assassination Nation” is a pitch-black satire with classic horror leanings and 21st century style. An intriguing first trailer teases Sam Levinson’s new film as “the story of how my town, Salem, lost its mother-fucking mind” in the wake of a debilitating hack. Then unfolds a series of trigger warnings for everything under the sun, including “toxic masculinity,” “sexism,” “giant frogs,” and “fragile male egos.

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In his B- review out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn described the movie thus: “The most aggressive high-school movie in film history, “Assassination Nation” revolves around.

The plight of Lilly Colson (Odessa Young), an 18-year-old rebel who roams around with chic pals Bex (Hari Nef, “Transparent”), Sarah (Suki Waterhouse), and Em (Abra) while engaging in a clandestine sexting affair with an older man (Joel McHale) and keeping her clueless boyfriend (Bill Skarsgard) at bay. With a single incriminating data dump, her secret’s out, along with everyone else’s.”

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Neon and and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO bought “Assassination Nation” for $10 million out of its Midnight section Sundance premiere, and will open the movie in theaters on September 21.

Check out the stylish first trailer below.

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