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Sundance 2011: Plot Details for Red State; Kevin Smith Refuses Press

The negative reaction to Cop Out has obviously changed filmmaker Kevin Smith’s outlook on film promotion. So much so that he announced today he would not be doing any press at all for his latest film, Red State.

Instead he’ll be putting out an extensive electronic press kit for people to sift through and will be fielding questions and delivering answers via his @ThatKevinSmith Twitter account.

What does that mean for you guys in terms of coverage? Honestly? We don’t know, but we’ll do our best to deliver to you the goods when we get them.

In any event, the official plot synopsis for Red State appeared on the Sundance 2011 website today, and you can dig on that below along with the teaser trailer.

Sundance Synopsis
Ever since Clerks (cowinner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival), Kevin Smith has been known for his sharp, subversive, comedic writing. He shifts from comedy to horror with Red State and aptly demonstrates that good writing transcends genre. Red State begins by following three horny high-school boys who come across an online ad from an older woman looking for a gang bang. Boys being boys, they hit the road to satisfy their libidinal urges. But what begins as a fantasy takes a dark turn as they come face-to-face with a terrifying “holy” force with a fatal agenda. Instead of relying on archetypes and predictable formulas, Smith meticulously fashions all-too-real characters, utilizing exceptional performances (notably by Michael Parks) and an intelligent script. His realistic style gives the film an intimate feeling, heightening the terror to biblical proportions. Red State is a shocking new kind of horror film that aggressively confronts higher powers and extreme doctrines with a vengeance.


Red State – Festival Trailer
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Sundance 2011: Plot Details for Red State; Kevin Smith Refuses Press

Sundance 2011: Plot Details for Red State; Kevin Smith Refuses Press

Sundance 2011: Plot Details for Red State; Kevin Smith Refuses Press

Sundance 2011: Plot Details for Red State; Kevin Smith Refuses Press

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8 Comments

  1. So you’re saying that he’s an asshole for freeing up those press guys to do see those small indie films that could kill for those press guys?

    • Nope, I’m saying he’s a smug dill hole who HAS the luxury of turning down press and wasting them, while there are other filmmakers out there, REALLY damn good indie filmmakers with films that could storm theaters who are still begging websites to at least give them a blurb in one of their news articles. I’m saying that Kevin Smith, that alleged Indie darling his fans still praise and bow to on many occasions, is no longer the indie filmmaker, but a Hollywood piece of shit who should remember his roots, and remember that the press made him who he is. I’m saying Kevin Smith is a cocksucking diva cunt, and his fans are sheep void of brains.

      That’s what I’m saying.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • I still really don’t understand your point. The press he is referring to isn’t websites like Dread Central or AICN. He’s talking about actual press. Like newspapers and entertainment magazines.

        I’m going to edit because I can see why you might feel the way you did. Creepy kind of made it seem like Kevin Smith wasn’t going to supply any information so it’ll be impossible for DC to cover the film. However, I’ve seen a lot of coverage of the film here. Not to mention that most scoops here aren’t DC uncovered scoops to begin with. It almost sounds like people are crying because they can’t spoil the movie before it comes out. That’s a pretty shitty way to think about it.

        • It’s a low budget film so he’s doing what other low budget horror film producers have done successfully, viral net based marketing.

          Alas, this mean we’ll get more coverage of something I don’t look forward to at all.

        • I actually don’t care if the movie is spoiled or not, I’m more annoyed in the fact that in his infinite arrogance and hubris, he’s basically dismissing a tool most filmmakers deem valuable and priceless to the welfare of their movie. He’s not an indie filmmaker.
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          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Your opinions on Kevin Smith and how he doesn’t feel like doing press tours makes no sense. It’s one thing to not like Kevin Smith. I get that. But your reasoning is so beyond logic.

  2. It must feel good, hey Kevin? You’re in a position to deny press, meanwhile dozens of struggling filmmakers out there would kill for some press for their films. Fuck hole.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

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