SOME KIND OF HATE (2015)

When you are a horror fan you watch it all.  You sift through piles of rubbish and hope that you find something worthwhile.  Some are good, some are bad and sometimes its a little bit of both.  That is the case when it comes to this gory tale of bullying and revenge.  It has the makings of a great supernatural slasher, but gets so muddled and lost in its own message that you eventually just grab your phone and start swiping through Tinder.  Don’t get me wrong, its not terrible.  Its a serviceable film that you can enjoy late at night but you are not going to be remembering much about it after a few days.

The story is about a young loner who gets pushed over the edge by bullies.  He eventually sticks up for himself and gets tossed into a desert camp for wayward teens.  He finds himself falling back into the cycle of bullying until a “gothy”, vengeful ghost shows up to help him rid the camp of bullies.  What follows is a confusing mess of blood spurts and useless exposition, pushing us toward its silly conclusion.

I know that I am not painting a pretty picture, but there are some fun elements that kept me watching.  The effects are a solid mix of practical and CGI that works well with the brutal style of each slaying.  The filmmakers do a good job of not overusing effects and keep you guessing how the next victim will meet their demise.  At the end of the day you can definitely find worse horror options. If you have already depleted your Netflix queue, then give this one a watch. Some Kind of Hate is currently available on all VOD platforms.

2/5 STARS

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