Adam Egypt Mortimer's slasher horror Some Kind of Hate will be premiering at the Stanley Film Festival in May, and will uniquely feature a villainous female presence named Moira (Sierra McCormick) with the drive to kill in the name of revenge.
Which I am totally all about! Finally. Revengeful spirits can be female too, you know.
Check out the teaser below:
Mortimer and co-writer Brian DeLeeuw drew inspiration from Clive Barker's adaptation of Candyman, complete with a subtext of gentrification and slavery. Mortimer views Moira as a Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger, and states clearly that she is not a ghost.
"I think people have the tendency to call her a ghost because she's a girl and not a 7-foot-tall guy."
Mortimer also claims that Moira stands out compared to other slashers, as she has a very colorful and varied emotional presence. While confronting her prey, she screams the reasons why she's killing them.
After awakening her spirit, the teenage boy played by Ronen Rubinstein seeks to Moira to help against schoolmates who constantly bully him. Moira has empathy for the boy, as she was bullied before she committed suicide.
Don't underestimate this sensitive and emotional girl. She's malicious to the core and has no issue with getting her claws out, or rather, her sharp blades out.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]