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Kevin Smith's new horror anthology Killroy Was Here begins shooting

06.15.2017

Kevin Smith Killroy Was Here

Several years ago Kevin Smith set out to make a Krampus movie, but when Michael Dougherty beat him to it, Smith wound up shelving the project. However, after a little re-engineering, the project was brought back to life as a horror anthology entitled KILLROY WAS HERE, which, believe it or not, is already shooting in Florida. Like many of his recent movies, KILLROY WAS HERE originates from a conversation taken from one of his popular weekly podcasts. While speaking to his fans from the set via Facebook Live, Kevin Smith explained how they reworked the script.

We were gonna make this Krampus movie and then somebody went and made a Krampus movie. Ours was an anthology Krampus movie that played more like Creepshow. Or, to appeal to the modern day kids, Creepshow 2. Or, let’s say, Black Mirror. That's it. So yeah, it’s kinda like that. It’s an anthology series. ... So our Krampus movie – which was called Comes the Krampus and then later on, Anti-Claus – it got shelved, we didn't do anything. So we decided to re-engineer that dopey script. Instead of saying "Krampus has been done," we turned it into a different movie. We just changed the Krampus character – it’s almost the same script. Took the Christmas elements out of it. Instead, we’re calling it Killroy Was Here.

"This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale," said Smith in a press-release. "No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers." Like The Twilight Zone, Killroy is full of ironic twists and grisly moments. Smith added, "We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of Creepshow. Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined." The project is being done in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design, which, in addition to utilizing Ringling’s resources, will also provide active production crew experience and screen credits for Ringling College students and graduates. Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President of Ringling College, said:

Killroy Was Here is an exciting project as part of our ongoing effort to provide hands-on, active production crew experience and screen credits for Ringling College students and graduates while also bringing world-renowned producers, directors and Hollywood-level entertainment productions to Sarasota to use the College’s film facilities. Working alongside entertainment professionals, the students participate in an immersive creative and production program that takes them from script to final delivery. They also are able to connect with these high-level industry professionals.

KILLROY WAS HERE will feature a long-nosed monster designed by Robert Kurtzman (TUSK) inspired by the Kilroy Was Here graffiti which originated during World War II. Well, it can't be worse than YOGA HOSERS...right?

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11:02AM on 06/16/2017
"..an exciting project.." says no one, anymore, about Smith's work
"..an exciting project.." says no one, anymore, about Smith's work
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7:47PM on 06/16/2017
I personally look forward to all of Kevin Smiths new films. I may not love them all but at least he's doing something interesting and not just rehashing all of his older films like most of his fans want. As much as I would've liked to have seen a Clerks 3 or Mallrats show, I'd much rather see a new twisted horror flick from him. Such a unique talent that is vastley under appreciated. Ah well, same shit happened to John Carpenter right?
I personally look forward to all of Kevin Smiths new films. I may not love them all but at least he's doing something interesting and not just rehashing all of his older films like most of his fans want. As much as I would've liked to have seen a Clerks 3 or Mallrats show, I'd much rather see a new twisted horror flick from him. Such a unique talent that is vastley under appreciated. Ah well, same shit happened to John Carpenter right?
10:59AM on 06/16/2017

Lived in Sarasota had friends in Ringling College, I almost went myself

It's a billion times better than Full Sail. I wish more directors would do these types of projects to help get students hands on experience.
It's a billion times better than Full Sail. I wish more directors would do these types of projects to help get students hands on experience.
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10:24AM on 06/16/2017

Ringling

Good, bad, stupid, horrible, fun, it's really pretty cool that he's using Ringling students and graduates. I don't know if that means cheap labor, but it's a great resume project, great contacts, and experience for those people. So, on that side, it's pretty great. Let's hope this is an actual fun and scary movie. You can't throw around the word 'Creepshow', that's a high bar.
Good, bad, stupid, horrible, fun, it's really pretty cool that he's using Ringling students and graduates. I don't know if that means cheap labor, but it's a great resume project, great contacts, and experience for those people. So, on that side, it's pretty great. Let's hope this is an actual fun and scary movie. You can't throw around the word 'Creepshow', that's a high bar.
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10:55AM on 06/16/2017
To be fair he corrected himself and said Creepshow 2 lol, at least he didn't mention Creepshow 3
To be fair he corrected himself and said Creepshow 2 lol, at least he didn't mention Creepshow 3
6:20AM on 06/16/2017
Fat, high, and stupid is no way to go through life, Kevin.
Fat, high, and stupid is no way to go through life, Kevin.
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10:56AM on 06/16/2017
You just described 80% of the US...
You just described 80% of the US...
12:24AM on 06/16/2017
I listened to the podcast back in the day and thought it sounded great. While I can't speak to the changes that have been made since then It was much more of a straitforeward horror anthology than the Canada themed stuff he's been putting out.
I listened to the podcast back in the day and thought it sounded great. While I can't speak to the changes that have been made since then It was much more of a straitforeward horror anthology than the Canada themed stuff he's been putting out.
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10:43PM on 06/15/2017
So I guess Clerks 3, Mallrats 2, and (thankfully) Moose Jaws isn't happening? Hey remember that time when the only news updates we got about Star Wars and BvS was through what Kevin Smith saw and thought? Ugh.
So I guess Clerks 3, Mallrats 2, and (thankfully) Moose Jaws isn't happening? Hey remember that time when the only news updates we got about Star Wars and BvS was through what Kevin Smith saw and thought? Ugh.
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10:24PM on 06/15/2017
It's funny. Even until just a few years ago you would still have Smith Fanboys showing up to praise whatever the next piece of garbage on his slate was. Not anymore. Now even the 40 year old guys that had their identities all tied up in Smith being cool don't bother. He's about 1 more movie away from being Tommy Wiseau.
It's funny. Even until just a few years ago you would still have Smith Fanboys showing up to praise whatever the next piece of garbage on his slate was. Not anymore. Now even the 40 year old guys that had their identities all tied up in Smith being cool don't bother. He's about 1 more movie away from being Tommy Wiseau.
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10:14PM on 06/15/2017
Does this mean that Moose Jaws is done or did he just give up on it after that Yoga Hosers bullshit?
Does this mean that Moose Jaws is done or did he just give up on it after that Yoga Hosers bullshit?
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10:05PM on 06/15/2017
He is one of the most unfunny, talentless people to ever disgrace the business. Him, Jim Carrey, and Adam Sandler are the unholy trinity of complete terrible garbage in Hollywood to me.
He is one of the most unfunny, talentless people to ever disgrace the business. Him, Jim Carrey, and Adam Sandler are the unholy trinity of complete terrible garbage in Hollywood to me.
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12:11AM on 06/16/2017
Considering Sandler could very well be on the short list come Awards season this year, that "holy trinity" may need to be reimagined
Considering Sandler could very well be on the short list come Awards season this year, that "holy trinity" may need to be reimagined
8:21PM on 06/15/2017

Jesus Christ

Not every weed induced conversation needs to be turned into a movie. How many pieces of garbage has he got to me before he realizes that being perpetually high might not be the best creative idea
Not every weed induced conversation needs to be turned into a movie. How many pieces of garbage has he got to me before he realizes that being perpetually high might not be the best creative idea
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