RED STATE is an Angel Worship Horror Film
Published: October 16, 2010 - 11:51pm
The director known for his crude and love-able indie-comedies is trying something new these days - horror - and he's not messing around when it comes to his new film Red State.
Kevin Smith has had a heck of a time trying to get his horror movie Red State made and gives great praise to the people that worked on the film.
“Visually speaking, it’s the most ambitious movie we’ve ever made. Everybody’s pulling their belts, taking a massive pay cut. Some of us might not even get paid… and it breaks my heart that after all this we’ll just sell it to a studio that’ll spend twice as much on marketing as we spent to make it,” said Smith.
Smith had trouble initially getting his horror film off the ground because of his past work being firmly cemented in the comedy genre and he makes no bones about Red State not following the same formula that has made Kevin Smith a household name.
“There’s some gallows humor, some dark f*****g laughs. And Michael Park’s performance is not to be believed… to me, it plays like an exploitation film. When I was growing up, my favorite kind of movies were devil worshipping movies.
This is an angel worship movie. You’ll see what I mean,"
Red State is due for release sometime in 2011 and is about a group of misfits that encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.