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Watch: Creepy Teaser Trailer For Kevin Smith's 'Red State'

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 23, 2010 7:17 AM
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For all his loud-mouthed, look-at-me, attention-getting, I-hate-the-media antics, we'll say this: "Red State" looks unlike anything Kevin Smith has ever done. And that's exciting.

Starring Kevin Pollak, Michael Parks, Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root and John Goodman the film follows a group of kids who encounter a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term "extreme fundamentalism." This initial teaser reveals a Kevin Smith we've never seen before. Shot pretty much vérité style, it has a quasi-documentary feel and it definitely feels far more raw and immediate than anything the director has tried before. We were sufficiently creeped out.

The trailer closes with an indication that the film will open in perhaps that crazy Sundance auction won't be happening after all? Either way, this should be one of the biggest draws at Sundance when it premieres next month and we expect a lot more bits and looks in the lead up to the festival. [/Film]

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  • Chris Page | January 2, 2011 3:58 AMReply

    Kevin doesn't "hate the Press" - he hates being misrepresented BY them. There IS a difference.

  • lemmy | December 23, 2010 11:42 AMReply

    Looks damn good. Will be checking this out as soon as it hits.

  • nick | December 23, 2010 8:11 AMReply

    so I suppose this is a crazy preacher story&his; crazier followers who in the end they start killing people..&they; all commit suicide in the end, no doubt!

  • jbb | December 23, 2010 8:00 AMReply

    very intrigued

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