Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kevin Smith talks Red State

*Kevin Smith has spoken exclusively to Total Film about his upcoming
horror flick _Red State_.*

As part of our celebration of all things American in the latest issue,
we met up with the indie auteur to talk about his current project.

_Red State_ is set to give the horror genre a thorough shake-up,
casting fundamentalist religious crackpots as the truly terrifying

Smith is certain that it isn’t going to make for easy viewing,
telling us: “The movie fucks with you.”

He explains: “It demands a lot of its audience. It doesn’t
let you go in easy and be like, ‘This’ll be fun!’ It
actually engages your brain and makes you question your beliefs and
go, ‘Oh God, I’m sympathising with people I

So why the shift in gear? “I’m trying to make art films
again. It’s what I came in to filmmaking to try to do. I wanted
to make all kinds of flicks, not just comedies.

“I focused on comedy because I seemed to be OK at it, but there
was always a part of me that wanted to try something else."

_Red State_ opens in the US on 19 October 2011.
*For more from Kevin Smith, get the new issue of Total Film Magazine,
which hits newsstands today!*

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