Assassination Nation follows Salem high school student Lily Colson and her three best friends Bex, Em and Sarah, who are typical American teenagers.
They gossip about boys, party, spend time posting on social media, and all have their own secrets. Lily, for example, is secretly sexting a man who she calls "Daddy", and who turns out to be Nick, the father of a girl she used to babysit. However, when Mayor Bartlett is hacked and his secrets posted online, then shared with the entire Salem high school community, it triggers a chain of events that lead to a bloody confrontation.
'Works well as a stylish thriller with tense, horrific moments and as a feminist parable for the modern social media age.' - Molly Freeman, Screen Rant
'The obvious pitch for Assassination Nation is Mean Girls meets The Purge for the era of social media.' - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert
'A biting and unsettling social commentary…' - Josh Pond, Nightmare On Film Street