And it was worth it, too. As you are about to see if you click through the break below, the first trailer for Kevin Smith’s indie horror flick Red State has made it online. It even has a cute little tag about the trailer being stolen from Smodcast.com — because you know, Kevin Smith likes to take unnecessary shots at the world of movie bloggery. We were going to credit him anyway, so there wasn’t much of a reason to do that. In fact, we can’t wait to credit him with the making of this teaser, because it’s a damn fine tease. Prepare yourself for something special — your first glance at the newly poetic, chaotic world of Kevin Smith’s departure from the past and entrance into the new.
One thing you must appreciate off the bat is that it’s a teaser in every sense of the word. It gives us a taste of some of the action, the aesthetic of the film (which outshines anything we’ve seen from Smith previously) and the narrative hymn gives us a bit of insight into the film’s tone — it feels like a balance of the chaos and the poetry, a sharp dagger at the point where faith and lunacy collide. It appears that while Smith has been podcasting, tweeting and getting thrown off of planes (and raising all sorts of hell about it), he’s also been very productive making a film that has us deeply interested again. And that’s nice to see.
At least that’s what I’ve gathered so far.
The trailer is courtesy of Smodcast.com, where you can also download a high definition version. Red State will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where Smith will then auction it off to distributors.