“Some Kind of Hate” is a 2015 horror film starring Ronen Rubinstein, Spencer Breslin, Grace Phipps and directed by Adam Mortimer. Ronen has been in two films previously to this one which are “Detachment” and “It Felt Like Love”. The later of which I have seen and it is worth checking out if you have not already. Breslin is known for starring in “The Happening” and “The Kid,” both of which are pretty decent. Phipps is known for her role in the television series “The Vampire Diaries” which I have never seen but I do hear good things about. This is the directors, Adam Mortimer, feature film debut and he has another film titled “Holidays” that came out this past April. After seeing “Some Kind of Hate,” I’ll probably check that one out to see how he has improved his film-making and ideas. I had an open mind going in and also had consideration that this is someone’s first feature film.
First off, I want to say this film had me a bit skeptical first going in. A director’s feature length debut is always a coin toss. After I finished “Some Kind of Hate”, however, I am convinced Mr. Mortimer definitely knows what he is doing when it comes to B movie glory. The kills in this slasher are very well done and, unlike a lot of movies these days, are actually quite interesting. If you are a gore lover you will absolutely adore this film to death. And I won’t spoil it, but there is an amazingly shot death scene towards the end that involves fire. Overall, even if you are not into story when watching horror, you will find all the kills gleefully wonderful.
Our story follows Lincoln, played by Rubinstein, who is bullied at his high school. Eventually he is moved to a reform school due to a “fork accident”. Here he is bullied yet again by another student. This is where he begins to create a relationship with a girl named Kaitlin who is played by Grace Phipps. They form a sort of “tag-team” against the bullies to keep Lincoln from being picked on. Then we take a turn for the better part of the film which contains Moira. She is basically summoned to take care of bullies because she herself was bullied when she was alive. The kills themselves are spectacles to watch! I really do not want to spoil any of them to much but they are done in quite a unique and creative way. We get to see blood spraying from necks and whatnot. All the effects here are superbly done especially for a B movie. The death at the end of the film involving the fire I mentioned earlier is probably the best death in the entire movie. It is well shot and quite unique in taste. The ending is definitely satisfying to people watching for plot or kills or both. I for one greatly enjoyed this film and am looking forward to soon checking out the directors other delves into horror.
Overall, this is a fantastic film. B movie or not, it delivers in every aspect including effects, acting and story. Don’t let “Some Kind of Hate’s” ratings you may have seen fool you this is an awesome thrill ride! I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of B movie horror or just great slashers in general! I give this one an 8/10!