A 17-year-old dead girl is resurrected to seek revenge. Is that feminist? That's the question the new movie from director Adam Egypt Mortimer is trying to answer in the affirmative. Some Kind of Hate is slated to premiere at the Stanley Film Festival this Saturday, May 2, but you can see the first teaser for it right now.
Our slasher has an intense emotional life. It's like, at her core she’s a 17-year-old girl whose emotions just spiraled completely. She gets to talk about the reasons for her desire for revenge. It’s really chilling to see this blood soaked girl with this razor blade shrieking at people about why she‘s killing them.
The idea of a girl being the slasher is an interesting one, but it's not the first. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane takes a similar, if more slice-of-life, tack. The notion of outright calling a slasher "feminist," however, is both bold and interesting.
But can a girl who, at first blush, doesn't seem to have an agency that is entirely her own be a feminist horror antagonist? We're certainly willing to plunk down the change to find out. How about you?
(via The Hollywood Reporter)