Exclusive The Columnist trailer starring Evil’s Katja Herbers
ComingSoon.net is debuting the exclusive trailer for the comedy horror The Columnist, starring Katja Herbers (Evil, Westworld) as a successful journalist pushed to the limit by online trolls who finds a bloody good way to rid herself of writer’s block. The movie was written by Daan Windhorst and directed by Ivo van Aart. The Columnist will release in virtual cinemas, on VOD, and on Digital on May 7, 2021, from Film Movement. You can check out the trailer now in the player below!
In this darkly funny horror film, Femke Boot (Herbers) is a columnist and writer suffering from endless abusive posts and death threats on social media. Femke is obsessed by these hate-filled messages and spends every moment checking her Twitter feed. This obsession consumes her life and her work suffers as she fails to write her columns and novel. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence.
This brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again. However, her writer’s block returns and with it her addiction to social media. Secretly, Femke believes there is only one solution to her ever-growing frustration. She surrenders to her murderous rage and alternates the killing and maiming of her social media tormentors with writing her debut novel.
But how long can she continue this double life? Can she hide her nightly murders from her teenage daughter and her new boyfriend, horror writer Steven Dood? And is fighting hatred with hatred really the best solution?
The Columnist also stars Genio de Groot, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen, Achraf Koutet, and Claire Porro. Sabine Brian, Wynand Chocolaad, Ronald Versteeg, and Kaja Wolffers produced.