A modern take on the classic "apocalyptic" novel, Hater is similar in tone to the seminal works of H. G. Wells, and also the recent films 28 Days Later and I Am Legend. Hater tells the story of Danny McCoyne, an everyman forced to contend with a world gone mad, as vast numbers of the human population suddenly become irrationally violent, killing all who cross their path.
Christened "Haters" by the media, those affected attack without warning, and seemingly, without reason. As the carnage mounts, one thing soon becomes clear:
Everyone, irrespective of race, gender, age or class – has the potential to become either a Hater, or a victim.
In the face of this mindless terror, all that McCoyne can do is secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. But when he bolts the front door, the question remains:
Is he shutting the danger out, or locking it in?