Assassination Nation (R)

7 out of 10 stars (7 / 10)

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    The Review

    Salem, just the name conjures up stories of historical events. What is about to happen might not be remembered the same as the witch trials or other events, but it will certainly change how you think. Why? Because this doesn’t attack individuals by accusations. It is something much worse, using one’s own information against them. You see, a local hacker, going by the name of ER0STR4TUS is hacking into phones and releasing the information to the public. That may not seem like anything major until you think about all of your search history, every call, every text, every message, ever sent by you, or received by you. Now imagine, everyone you know having access to that information. What would they say, what would they do, what would happen? That is what this sleepy little town is about to find out. At the heart of the drama, 4 high school friends are finding themselves caught up in the mess. You see, the data points to one of them being at the heart of this. Only it’s never that simple, you see, the person that everyone is after is caught up in the data leak too. Personal information and photographs completely disrupt her life. With the town up in arms and out for blood, what started as a search for justice becomes a bloodbath. The girls then find themselves fighting for their lives as society breaks down and vengeance takes over. Only, these girls aren’t going to go down without a fight. The result is somewhat of an unholy union between The Purge and Heathers. The subject matter and dialogue are intense and will likely trigger sensitive audiences. Even though it’s not for the faint of heart, there is something here grabs you and keeps your attention until the very end. Should you choose to experience the raw, unbridled, intensity that this is, you just might be in for more than you bargained for. Is that a good thing or a bad thing… that’s for you to decide.

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