NEW “Red State” Teaser and Poster
So, I go back and forth a lot with Kevin Smith. He did make two of the funniest and most insightful comedies of the 90s in “Clerks” and “Dogma” and I love him for that. And yet, I really don’t think he’s made a film worth much more than a grain of salt in the decade since, and his endless tirades with airlines and…really anything…are just downright annoying.
With his new film “Red State,” Smith has gone COMPLETELY out of his element to make a straight-up horror film about Christian fundamentalism gone to the extreme, as though evangelical Christianity wasn’t already the scariest thing on the planet. Seriously. If you never want to sleep again, see “Jesus Camp.” When I go to sleep, I don’t see boogeyman, I see little indoctrinated children with red tape over their mouths. Therefore, a true horror film about Christianity is music to my ears, especially with a cast featuring John Goodman, Michael Parks, Melissa Leo and Stephen Root. Stellar.
Anyway, I am stoked for this film. There have obviously been a number of posters released for the film, including ones for the priest, sons and virgin characters. However, the one selected above, I believe carries the most weight. The teaser is fast, nondescript and absolutely brutal. I hope distribution comes to this quick because it may just be the film that puts Kevin Smith back on the map, at least in my book.
Check it out: