UK Trailer for Social Media Revenge Dutch Thriller 'The Columnist'
"I also have a way of letting off steam." Vertigo has debuted a new UK trailer for the dark Dutch revenge thriller The Columnist, from filmmaker Ivo van Aart. This premiered at numerous genre film festivals last year including Fantasia, FrightFest, and the Telluride Horror Show. Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge. A "cautionary tale" about what happens when someone decides to go after the mean comments online. Starring Katja Herbers as Femke, with Genio de Groot, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen, and Achraf Koutet. Our writer Zofia reviewed the film last year, saying that "The Columnist is a thought-provoking, controversial picture that is an absolute must watch." This does look damn good and very dark.
Here's the first official UK trailer (+ poster) for Ivo van Aart's The Columnist, direct from YouTube:
Newspaper columnist and author Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) 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. The Columnist, also known as De Kuthoer in Dutch, is directed by Dutch filmmaker Ivo van Aart, of the films Quantum Zeno and Ik Hartje Oost, as well as TV episodes of "Suspicious Minds" and "Locked Out" previously. The script is written by Daan Windhorst. This premiered at FrightFest + Fantasia 2020, and opened in The Netherlands in 2019. Vertigo will debut The Columnist in select UK cinemas + on VOD starting March 12th. Thoughts?