Red State – Kevin Smith’s New Religious Horror FilmPosted by Phil Ferguson on January 26th, 2011 – 1 Comment – Posted in atheists, Movies
from The Guardian.
Kevin Smith, the man behind movies such as Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob has officially announced his new movie “Red State”. It was just shown at Sundance and appears to be a combination of Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist church and Psycho. The reviews are mixed but loyal fans may make it a cult hit.
Premiering his horror project, Red State, at the Sundance film festival on Sunday, Smith announced that he’d retire from film-making after one further feature. Red State, he said, would eschew traditional models of distribution and promotion and instead be released by Smith himself.
Sounds like his going to to a road tour and then release the movie him self. Hmmm…. big gamble, I hope it works. However, it may mean that you need to wait for the DVD. Based on the image on the right – I must see this movie. Here are a few of the reviews, from Wikipedia…
Raffi Asdourian of “The Film Stage” wrote that, “While there are glimpses of Smith’s wry humor scattered throughout, Red State can’t help but feel like a B action movie that started off with ambitious ideas but collapses under it’s own preachy weight…it’s clear that the smart alec writer still has some things to learn about making a great film.”
Jeff Sneider of “TheWrap.com” said, “The truth is that I didn’t really know what to expect from “Red State,” but regardless, I still had high expectations and am pleased to report that the film lived up to them. [...] it brings something new to the genre, and that something is faith.”
Here is a small sample.