Just hours after Kevin Smith bought his own movie from himself for twenty bucks, the first of his Red State Tour dates have hit online! Oh yeah, about the anti-protest protesters …
Our man on the scene, Kalebson, has sent in a few images of Smith’s fans protesting those friggin’ lunatics from the Westboro Baptist Church. We bet you can’t guess whose signs were funnier! Click on the images below to see them in hi-res.
Red State will be released theatrically on October 19th, 2011, via Smith’s Smodcast Pictures banner. Click on the tour dates image to see where it’s playing and find out how you can request it to play in your home town.
Look for more soon, and to stay up-to-date on all things Red State, follow Kevin Smith on Twitter.
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.
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