Perfect timing for National Bullying Prevention Month.

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 1.14.44 PMA few months ago, I heard a report that a new horror flick starring Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, and Taryn Manning was in the works.  At the time, the only available information about this movie was the title: #Horror.  We now not only have the 411 about #Horror, we have an official trailer and a release date.

The official synopsis of #Horror is “a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.”  In an interview with Elle Magazine, director Tara Subkoff said that the film is

“about cultural narcissism, and how it affects these young women who are killing themselves over being cyber-bullied. And it started because I asked my friend’s daughter, “What is horror, to you?”…This girl was cyberbullied very badly. So she decided to go away to boarding school in another country—all the way in England. And the cyber bullying followed her there. Now, I was bullied badly as a kid, but I could always change schools. I could always go home. Now you can’t…when bullying follows you home, and there’s no escape and no end, to me, that’s horror. And to so many girls, that’s just life. That’s why I made Hashtag Horror.”

#Horror premiered at Cannes International Film Festival this year.  The film, which is unique in the fact that it focuses entirely on 12 year old girls, was accompanied by an anti-bullying protest at the festival, organized by a daughter of Subkoff’s friend and supported by dozens of French teens.

Subkoff’s directorial debut will hit theaters in the United States this year on November 20th.  Check out the trailer below!

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