While Kevin Smith charges fans upwards of $80 to see his movie Red State (review) in a theater, he continues to share assets for the movie with fans who donate to a charitable cause. His latest character poster features Stephen Root as “Sherrif Wynan” and was given to FilmThreat, Heath C, Ice, Dan Duffy, Jamie Calder, Darryl Clarke, and Gavin Ap’ Morrygan after they all donated to Japanese Relief at redcross.org.
Red State unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose. It opens wide on October 19.
After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, Kevin Smith has officially begun his National roadshow for his political horror Red State (review), which he’ll officially release come October 19.
This morning Apple.com premiered the “official” trailer, poster and synopsis.
“The 10th film from writer/director Kevin Smith (“Clerks”, “Chasing Amy”, “Dogma”, “Clerks 2″, “Zack & Miri Make a Porno”), ‘Red State’ unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose.
A horror thriller that could only come from the imagination of Smith, ‘Red State’ stars Tarantino and Rodriguez favorite Michael Parks (“From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2″), Oscar Nominee for Best Actress Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and John Goodman, Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner and Nicholas Braun.”
It’s funny how Kevin Smith used so much energy spewing hate at the press and then pulled a publicity stunt acquiring his own movie for $20. If that’s not begging for press, I don’t know what is. He continues his off-the-charts hypocrisy by providing MTV with the first ever clip from Red State (read our review) that puts three young teens in an awkward position.
Before being self-released via his Smodcast Pictures Banner in October (I still bet money that the Weinsteins will be involved), Smith will be taking the religious horror thriller on the road this coming March. It follows a group of misfits who encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.
Ryan Daley was one of the first ever to catch Kevin Smith’s Red State when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He wasn’t a fan. While not hating the movie, he thought it moved too far away from horror and focused too much attention on hefty dialogue. Maybe Smith agrees?
During a podcast interview with the Kevin and Josh Movie Show, Smith revealed he plans on removing nearly 10 minutes of footage before taking it on the road March 5. You’ll find a taste of the interview inside.
I wanted to start unrolling Ryan Daley’s Sundance Film Festival reviews tomorrow, but you guys have been clamoring for Bloody Disgusting’s official stance on Kevin Smith’s Red State. And for those of you expecting a biased review from a Smith hater, let it be known that Daley is a huge fan.
“‘Red State’ isn`t particularly fun to watch with a group. In fact, it`s not particularly fun at all. Perhaps if the horror aspects had been more prominent, instead of repeatedly shoved to the background in favor of heavy wads of dialogue, Smith would have had a future cult hit on his hands.”
To read Daley’s entire review all you have to do is click the title above. Watch for all of the reviews in the coming days, but until then catch up on all of our Sundance coverage.
Writer/director Kevin Smith debuted two new Red State one sheets thanks to donations to Kenny Gordon Foundation from sites including XCellentCreations. One features the character ‘Caleb”, while the other hosts “The Sons”, a trio of what looks to be a group of no-good kids. One kid has a rat-tail, and that’s awesome. Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks, and John Goodman lead the cast in the horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America. It will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this coming January.
Website GFB Robot donated $2,000 to help kids in Haiti (details here), their prize was the chance to debut yet another fugly Red State poster that cleaned up the font just a little bit from the first (so it’s only kinda gross). The one sheet features a new look at “The Father” in Kevin Smith’s political horror that premieres this coming January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It follows a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.
What’s with stars using their talents as collateral to force fans to donate money these days? That entire “donate or we won’t tweet” situation (that completely failed) last week was absolutely appalling (and loaded with narcissism), especially considering how meaningless $1m was between the lot of ‘em. Now writer/director Kevin Smith is hoping to “do some good” with the release of his second Red State poster that was only unveiled after a bunch of generous fans pledged $1000 to The Wayne Foundation in less than 30 minutes. I just don’t appreciate public figures holding things over their fan’s head forcing them to donate. If you’re a charitable person, you can make your fans aware of the opportunities without forcing them to empty their pockets (here’s an example from Bloody Disgusting). If you really want to help change the world, then maybe post links to various charities or include a banner to the Wayne Foundation in all of your podcasts/blogs/etc.? Either way, if you feel strongly about the Wayne Foundation’s cause, make sure to donate. Anyways, Red State is premiering at Sundance this coming January, hopefully the thriller isn’t as fugly as the following poster. Blarg.
Since the very first word, director Kevin Smith has “planned” quite unordinary steps in getting his political horror flick Red State made. While his intentions were quirky, it sounds as if this were your average indie Hollywood (I know that’s an oxymoron) production. Now that the film is in the can, Smith tells /Film of yet another oddball idea – assuming his film will be accepted into Sundance. “Here’s something that’s not so much news as my stated intentions for RED STATE: if it gets into Sundance, my plan is to pick the RED STATE distributor right there – IN THE ROOM – auction style,” he tells the site via e-mail. “Might even bring up a professional auctioneer to make it fun and unintelligible. And if you’re a multi-millionaire who can’t make it to the first screening of RED STATE, fear not: maybe we’ll set up an eBay page for the post-screening bid-calling as well.” The real question is: what will the starting bid be? What if it sucks? Can I bid $1? Is there a reserve? What’s the by it now option? ROFL.
Rushing to get a first pass ready to show to Sundance, writer-director Kevin Smith revealed on his blog that he recently completed his first cut of Red State, his political horror film starring Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks, and John Goodman. In addition, he shared with his loyal fans the first teaser poster that rocks the tagline “Fear God.” With the file named “Holy Ghost,” the teaser image displays a cross with a man covered in a sheet standing in front of it. The pic follows a group of misfits who encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme – in the form of a crazed preacher – in Middle America.
Once upon a time, when you were six years old, and your parents used to tell you “bedtime stories.” Somehow those stories became twisted in your dreams, and you sometimes had the worst nightmares about haunted heroes, fire-eating witches and bloodsucking werewolves who ate children for breakfast. Remember? Well, hold on to your popcorn, because your favorite nightmares come to life in a horror/fantasy salute to the age-old bedtime story ritual. Travel on a mysterious journey to a medieval world populated by blood-crazed witches, evil experiments and captive maidens. Then from the catacombs and dark caverns of medieval Europe you plunge into modern suburbia and the frolicsome adventures of a nubile lady jogger tracked by a savage werewolf. Finally, sensuality becomes macabre black comedy on the trail of three escaped mental patients who share a country house with a daffy murderess. Pray you can sleep again!
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