Since its existence first came to be known, Clerks, Mallrats, and Dogma director Kevin Smith‘s turn from comedy to horror, Red State, has been a popular topic.
At first, the script for the movie was said to be so incredibly messed up that no studios wanted anything to do with it, but eventually we found out that someone was willing to take a fitting leap of faith on it, and since then Smith has been setting his cast and filing the movie.
Now comes the very first trailer…of sorts. It’s really more of a preview — one step below a teaser trailer — but shows enough to be well worth your time. It’s not an understatement to say you’ll likely be shocked at how the movie looks. This is so insanely far from anything we’ve ever seen Kevin Smith do, you can’t help but want to see more, no matter what your feelings toward his other films may be.
You can see the preview trailer for Red State now by clicking on over to the other side!
Red State begins by following three horny high-school boys who come across an online ad from an older woman looking for a gang bang. Boys being boys, they hit the road to satisfy their libidinal urges. But what begins as a fantasy takes a dark turn as they come face-to-face with a terrifying “holy” force with a fatal agenda.
Instead of relying on archetypes and predictable formulas, Smith meticulously fashions all-too-real characters, utilizing exceptional performances (notably by Michael Parks) and an intelligent script. His realistic style gives the film an intimate feeling, heightening the terror to biblical proportions. Red State is a shocking new kind of horror film that aggressively confronts higher powers and extreme doctrines with a vengeance.
[Source: Smodcast via /Film]