We learned last month that Kevin Smith’s planned Krampus movie has been retooled into KillRoy Was Here, a horror film inspired by the “KilRoy Was Here” graffiti that was prominent during World War II. The film will feature a long-nosed monster that was designed by the legendary Robert Kurtzman, and we’ve got some more details today.
On the new episode of the Edumacation podcast, Smith and co-writer Andy McElfresh teased the titular villain’s origin story, shedding some light on what we can expect from the movie. KillRoy was a Vietnam soldier, they explained, who transforms into a monster.
“Dude just got lost, and the next time they find him he’s just sitting there, eating babies,” Smith noted. McElfresh chimed in, “And he becomes transformed. Before he loses all of his humanity, they try to rehabilitate him, and instead that drives him out into the wilderness, where he’s transformed into this monster.”
“And he’s all melted in the face, that’s what creates the nose, the long nose effect,” Smith added.
Justin Kucsulain is playing KillRoy, who will have no ears and no eyeballs in his final form.
The cast also includes Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, Kathryn Parks, Brendan Ragen, Michael Perez and Cindy De La Cruz.