Synopsis: Newspaper columnist and
author Femke Boot is suffering from writers’ block, and her mood isn’t
improved by the torrent of abuse and death threats she receives daily on
social media. When she discovers that her obnoxious, loud neighbour is
one of the anonymous people posting vile comments, she snaps and takes
matters into her own hands. As she finds herself able to write again,
she sets out on a mission - track down the trolls and deliver some
swift, polite and deadly vengeance.
Starring Westworld's Katja Herbers, THE COLUMNIST, a stand-out at last year’s FrightFest, is a savagely satirical, gory and wholly thrilling look at what happens when the victim of online abuse says “enough is enough”. Smartly scripted and slicky directed, with some wonderfully pitch-black set pieces, it is sure to provoke debate around the prescient topic of social media’s impact on basic civility.
It’s Death Wish for the online generation, and you’ll be cheering as Herbers gets the next foul-mouthed victim in her sights.
‘THE COLUMNIST’ will be released in selected cinemas and on Digital Platforms from 12th March.