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12.23.2010

Unless there was some charity Twitter auction I missed, it appears Kevin Smith has decided to debut the first RED STATE teaser the old fashioned way, on his website, and it's our first real look at the project, other than a few assorted posters and stills.

I have to say, for as much as I'm normally amused writing about Kevin Smith's antics, whether he's declaring war on us bloggers or getting booted off planes, this geniunely looks intriguing, and I'm very curious to see more.

The concept of a religious-based horror film is a something seldom explored recently, much less one based on extremist Christianity, and I'm really looking forward to see what Smith does here. This teaser is sufficiently creepy, more action-packed than I anticipated and gives us a taste what we can look forward to.

 

 

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Extra Tidbit: Reminds me of my Baptist private high school. Kidding! Sort of.
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3:51PM on 12/27/2010
All I know is whenever you see someone with a gag ball jammed in their mouth you know some nasty shit is going down....
All I know is whenever you see someone with a gag ball jammed in their mouth you know some nasty shit is going down....
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1:12PM on 12/27/2010
Meh...looks like it could go either way. I used to be a huge Smith fan, but even I agree he fell off the wagon.
Meh...looks like it could go either way. I used to be a huge Smith fan, but even I agree he fell off the wagon.
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12:36AM on 12/26/2010
seems a bit shrewd, eh?
seems a bit shrewd, eh?
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12:32AM on 12/26/2010
seems a bit shrewd, eh?
seems a bit shrewd, eh?
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12:07AM on 12/26/2010
This is a Kevin Smith film? This shit is amazing! How the fuck is Hollywood not giving him funding for this? I don't even like horror films....but I'm looking forward to this one!
This is a Kevin Smith film? This shit is amazing! How the fuck is Hollywood not giving him funding for this? I don't even like horror films....but I'm looking forward to this one!
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9:02PM on 12/25/2010
I have to say I am impressed with this so far. It shows a lot of scenes but still comes off as intriguing. Unlike the trailers that show too much, for examble "the Crazies" trailer. Yes I know this is just a teaser but still. I would also like to state I don't understand all the hate for Kevin Smith.
I have to say I am impressed with this so far. It shows a lot of scenes but still comes off as intriguing. Unlike the trailers that show too much, for examble "the Crazies" trailer. Yes I know this is just a teaser but still. I would also like to state I don't understand all the hate for Kevin Smith.
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12:30AM on 12/26/2010
this is no different than the crazies trailer. you have no idea what these shots mean within the story of the film, he could very well have the last shot in there. its just syncing a song to some cool shots that sells you. really trailers are an art form within themselves.
this is no different than the crazies trailer. you have no idea what these shots mean within the story of the film, he could very well have the last shot in there. its just syncing a song to some cool shots that sells you. really trailers are an art form within themselves.
7:47PM on 12/25/2010
Looks ok to me. I loved John Goodman in O Brother. Today The Big Lebowski was on.. gotta love that guy
Looks ok to me. I loved John Goodman in O Brother. Today The Big Lebowski was on.. gotta love that guy
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3:23AM on 12/24/2010
Looks good.

Is it perhaps the "Westboro Baptist Church" that is portrayed..
Looks good.

Is it perhaps the "Westboro Baptist Church" that is portrayed..
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3:49AM on 12/24/2010
LOL! that's a good one!
LOL! that's a good one!
2:12AM on 12/24/2010
God damn this looks great!
God damn this looks great!
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2:05AM on 12/24/2010
Looks like a Waco Texas style religious militia cult, bangin' heads with their government? eh...I wish Smith would have done a remake of 1975's "Race with The Devil" as originally planned or kicked around,as I recall?
Looks like a Waco Texas style religious militia cult, bangin' heads with their government? eh...I wish Smith would have done a remake of 1975's "Race with The Devil" as originally planned or kicked around,as I recall?
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10:26PM on 12/23/2010
So help me if Jay & Silent Bob appear in this!! This could be Smiths 2nd great film, the other being Clerks.
So help me if Jay & Silent Bob appear in this!! This could be Smiths 2nd great film, the other being Clerks.
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10:24PM on 12/23/2010
So help me if Jay & Silent Bob appear in this!! This could be Smiths 2nd great film, the other being Clerks.
So help me if Jay & Silent Bob appear in this!! This could be Smiths 2nd great film, the other being Clerks.
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8:49PM on 12/23/2010

Wow, that's a great trailer

I love it. Talk about style! I hope the movie is HALF as good as that!
I love it. Talk about style! I hope the movie is HALF as good as that!
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7:53PM on 12/23/2010

fucking A

smith, parks,religious nuts and horror
all good things
smith, parks,religious nuts and horror
all good things
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6:05PM on 12/23/2010
All these people saying "What happened to Smith?!?" He decided to stop dickin' around and taking shit from people saying he's a no talent ass clown.

He decided to actually PROVE to us that he's got talent instead of relying on fanboys to pay his morgage. I love old Smith, but I'm excited as hell to see him finally go outside of his comfort zone.
All these people saying "What happened to Smith?!?" He decided to stop dickin' around and taking shit from people saying he's a no talent ass clown.

He decided to actually PROVE to us that he's got talent instead of relying on fanboys to pay his morgage. I love old Smith, but I'm excited as hell to see him finally go outside of his comfort zone.
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5:31PM on 12/23/2010

Looks effectively scary...

I was anxious to see some footage, and now I'm very much looking forward to this flick. And judging from the trailer, it looks like Kevin did end up using the Red One cameras afterall.

My only worry is that it may end up drawing more unneeded attention to the Phelpses/WBC and their wacky religious tomfoolery.
I was anxious to see some footage, and now I'm very much looking forward to this flick. And judging from the trailer, it looks like Kevin did end up using the Red One cameras afterall.

My only worry is that it may end up drawing more unneeded attention to the Phelpses/WBC and their wacky religious tomfoolery.
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4:58PM on 12/23/2010
Looks kick ass! I can't wait to see this. I love the smodcast logo at the start a nod to classic xmas specials rankin and bass productions.
Looks kick ass! I can't wait to see this. I love the smodcast logo at the start a nod to classic xmas specials rankin and bass productions.
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4:48PM on 12/23/2010
Wait... so this is an ACTUAL horror flick?

As much as I love Kevin Smith, I'll be sitting this one out, even on DVD, cause I hate horror films. I was kinda hoping he'd go the "Shawn of the Dead" way...

Looks like I'll have to wait for Hit Somebody (for which I'm not particularly excited either... man, what happened to you, Smith?)
Wait... so this is an ACTUAL horror flick?

As much as I love Kevin Smith, I'll be sitting this one out, even on DVD, cause I hate horror films. I was kinda hoping he'd go the "Shawn of the Dead" way...

Looks like I'll have to wait for Hit Somebody (for which I'm not particularly excited either... man, what happened to you, Smith?)
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6:04PM on 12/23/2010
What happened to Smith?!? He decided to stop dickin' around and taking shit from people saying he's a no talent ass clown.

He decided to actually PROVE to us that he's got talent instead of relying on fanboys to pay his morgage. I love old Smith, but I'm excited as hell to see him finally go outside of his comfort zone.
What happened to Smith?!? He decided to stop dickin' around and taking shit from people saying he's a no talent ass clown.

He decided to actually PROVE to us that he's got talent instead of relying on fanboys to pay his morgage. I love old Smith, but I'm excited as hell to see him finally go outside of his comfort zone.
4:35PM on 12/23/2010

I'm excited for this film.

But there definitely seems like something is "off" in the teaser. Not in the audio, because I have been listening to it for months and loving it. So I think it has to be with the DP.
But there definitely seems like something is "off" in the teaser. Not in the audio, because I have been listening to it for months and loving it. So I think it has to be with the DP.
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4:22PM on 12/23/2010
Creepy and effective. I am a fan of Smith, but I am not 100% convinced that I want to see this based off what I just saw.
Creepy and effective. I am a fan of Smith, but I am not 100% convinced that I want to see this based off what I just saw.
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4:02PM on 12/23/2010
Hot dang! Not what I excepted at all, even though this is just a teaser, I'm definitely interested to see more.
Hot dang! Not what I excepted at all, even though this is just a teaser, I'm definitely interested to see more.
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3:33PM on 12/23/2010
Not sure what's up with negativity about this, looks pretty good to me. Never mind the plot/acting (which we don't know much about other than basics), the look of the film is really interesting and exciting to me as a fan of Smith's films.
Not sure what's up with negativity about this, looks pretty good to me. Never mind the plot/acting (which we don't know much about other than basics), the look of the film is really interesting and exciting to me as a fan of Smith's films.
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3:29PM on 12/23/2010
That's it? Looks like Wolf Creek meets The Wicker Man remake.
That's it? Looks like Wolf Creek meets The Wicker Man remake.
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4:07PM on 12/23/2010
No it doesn't.
No it doesn't.
4:17PM on 12/23/2010
Why are you even here?
Why are you even here?
4:21PM on 12/23/2010
oh look, another red box. He must be on one of his hating binges right now.
oh look, another red box. He must be on one of his hating binges right now.
4:40PM on 12/23/2010
Could you swap out your Fillion avatar please? you're starting to make me dislike him by association.
Could you swap out your Fillion avatar please? you're starting to make me dislike him by association.
5:21PM on 12/23/2010
Your comparison really makes it seem like you were at a loss for an insult. I mean, Wolf Creek meets the The Wicker Man? Really? You got that from a teaser? Anyway, I also second the motion that you swap out your Fillion avatar. Mal Reynolds would never abide such negativity.
Your comparison really makes it seem like you were at a loss for an insult. I mean, Wolf Creek meets the The Wicker Man? Really? You got that from a teaser? Anyway, I also second the motion that you swap out your Fillion avatar. Mal Reynolds would never abide such negativity.
9:06PM on 12/23/2010
Not even Nathan Drake would. And Fillion's not even playing him in the Uncharted movie.
Not even Nathan Drake would. And Fillion's not even playing him in the Uncharted movie.
10:26PM on 12/23/2010
Free speech, people.
Free speech, people.
12:36AM on 12/26/2010
i actually thought wicker man meets texas chainsaw, but i guess you could go with wolf creek.
i actually thought wicker man meets texas chainsaw, but i guess you could go with wolf creek.
3:27PM on 12/23/2010
Kevin Smith finally directs his most darkest film ever!
Kevin Smith finally directs his most darkest film ever!
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3:25PM on 12/23/2010

Rave reviews for that?

It didn't really knock my socks off. It actually looked a little boring to me. Definitely not a horror movie in my opinion. I don't know, it just lacked a new take on the topic and it didn't have a style which could justify throwing it back old school. Maybe for a T.V. movie.
It didn't really knock my socks off. It actually looked a little boring to me. Definitely not a horror movie in my opinion. I don't know, it just lacked a new take on the topic and it didn't have a style which could justify throwing it back old school. Maybe for a T.V. movie.
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2:51PM on 12/23/2010

Whoa

Why did I have no idea Michael Parks was in this?

Red State has become a must-see for me now.
Why did I have no idea Michael Parks was in this?

Red State has become a must-see for me now.
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3:24PM on 12/23/2010
So is Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Stephen Root, and Kevin Pollack. Yeah, pretty damn good cast.
So is Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Stephen Root, and Kevin Pollack. Yeah, pretty damn good cast.
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2:49PM on 12/23/2010
No dick or fart joke? Amen, I'm in.
No dick or fart joke? Amen, I'm in.
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6:47PM on 12/23/2010
Its a Kevin Smith movie and three teenage males are the lead characters, there are definitely dick, sex and fart jokes in it. They're just not going to carry the entire piece as is his usual mode of operation.
Its a Kevin Smith movie and three teenage males are the lead characters, there are definitely dick, sex and fart jokes in it. They're just not going to carry the entire piece as is his usual mode of operation.
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2:48PM on 12/23/2010

Kevin Smith is honestly just a name

This movie looks like nothing special. I think if it was some movie that came on Syfy channel then I guarantee everyone wouldn't be looking forward to it.
This movie looks like nothing special. I think if it was some movie that came on Syfy channel then I guarantee everyone wouldn't be looking forward to it.
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2:40PM on 12/23/2010
I like that minimalist style. No thundering music or silly catch phrases. Just intense scenes and creepy singing from the awesome Michael Parks. Sets the tone of the film nicely.
I like that minimalist style. No thundering music or silly catch phrases. Just intense scenes and creepy singing from the awesome Michael Parks. Sets the tone of the film nicely.
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2:35PM on 12/23/2010
This looks very creepy and that a good thing. I'm a big Smith fan and like to see him venture out into other avenues.
This looks very creepy and that a good thing. I'm a big Smith fan and like to see him venture out into other avenues.
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2:31PM on 12/23/2010
Not sure what I just saw, but it sure as hell didn't look like a Kevin Smith film. I hope this is good, cause if so, I'm happy to see Smith enter the horror genre.
Not sure what I just saw, but it sure as hell didn't look like a Kevin Smith film. I hope this is good, cause if so, I'm happy to see Smith enter the horror genre.
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2:31PM on 12/23/2010

LOOKS AWESOME

This isn't eligible for your Top Trailers of 2010 article, is it? Too bad...
This isn't eligible for your Top Trailers of 2010 article, is it? Too bad...
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3:18PM on 12/23/2010
Agreed. There should be a .5 entry a some point.
Agreed. There should be a .5 entry a some point.
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2:30PM on 12/23/2010

Whoa...

Looks like Mr. Smith forgot his tripod, and for that I am thankful. Too many of his movies are dominated by static shots. He's cutting loose here and it looks freaking awesome. I'm in.
Looks like Mr. Smith forgot his tripod, and for that I am thankful. Too many of his movies are dominated by static shots. He's cutting loose here and it looks freaking awesome. I'm in.
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2:27PM on 12/23/2010
looks very creepy
looks very creepy
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2:25PM on 12/23/2010

Oh my...

Looks pretty intense. Looks like Kevin's got an awesome flick for us.
Looks pretty intense. Looks like Kevin's got an awesome flick for us.
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2:24PM on 12/23/2010
I see John Goodman!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in!!!!
I see John Goodman!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in!!!!
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2:15PM on 12/23/2010

zombie

This has a Rob Zombie feel to it.
This has a Rob Zombie feel to it.
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2:14PM on 12/23/2010
Now THAT is the way to tease a movie. Maybe seeing one of the stars of Gigli direct two fantastic films back to back motivated Mr. Smith to step up his game.
Now THAT is the way to tease a movie. Maybe seeing one of the stars of Gigli direct two fantastic films back to back motivated Mr. Smith to step up his game.
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2:14PM on 12/23/2010
sorry for the double post
sorry for the double post
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2:12PM on 12/23/2010
This doesn't look like a Kevin Smith movie at all and that's a compliment. It looks so creepy.
This doesn't look like a Kevin Smith movie at all and that's a compliment. It looks so creepy.
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2:12PM on 12/23/2010
This doesn't look like a Kevin Smith movie at all and that's a compliment. It looks so creepy.
This doesn't look like a Kevin Smith movie at all and that's a compliment. It looks so creepy.
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