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Those of you curious to see what funny man Kevin Smith has in store for us with his first horror film, Red State, can finally get a taste now that the first teaser trailer for the film has dropped.

Synopsis:
A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.

Red State stars Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishe, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, Kevin Pollak and Stephen Root.

Teaser trailer for Kevin Smith's Red State after the break.



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chuck (8 years ago) Reply

OK I need the scoop. Does this take place in the same Clerks/Mallrats/Dogma universe? Is there gonna be a Jay and Silent Bob cameo? This just may be awesome!

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Marc (8 years ago) Reply

I love Kevin Smith but that trailer was crap. Just a quick A.D.D-inducing jumble of random edits that didn't endear me to any of the characters at all. Was it supposed to look like a film student project?

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donc48 (8 years ago) Reply

Ok I have I have to roll with Marc on this one, the trailer gave crap. If this is going to be another round of Fundamentalist Christian bashing can we just leave that to Steven King.

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Tensen01 (8 years ago) Reply

Uhmmm... It's a teaser. Teasers aren't supposed to do anything but tease. And personally I hate trailers that tell me everything. I want to be intrigued to find out what's happening. I will totally see this movie, and not just because I'm a Kevin Smith fan. And Chuck... No, This is a horror film.

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James Mac (8 years ago) Reply

Ruby Ridge perhaps? Ho-hum! Christians are stupid and evil snake-handling rednecks with extreme psychopathic tendencies. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! And of course John Goodman is there to lend his immense "talent" to this "PSA".

Judging from what I can gather from the trailer I detect yet more acute xenophobia and what is now becoming a pattern of hatred exhibited by Kevin Smith towards the same religious and social groupings and one that is extremely disturbing. People rightly jumped all over Mel Gibson and Uwe Boll recently for their sins.

Yet why does Kevin Smith get a pass here? Change his character set to African-Americans and he would be vilified as a racist. Make them Jewish and cries of "Anti-Semite" would ensure. Portray them as Moslem's and he would probably be already dead, if not sharing his favorite disguise tips with Rushdie.

I am Christian, pro-art and anti-censorship but sometimes enough is just enough. Kevin Smith is plain and simply starting to scare me with his ongoing and unchecked Anti-Christian bigotry, supported of course by Goodman et al.

Kevin Smith is quite simply, and in the very truest sense of the word, A Racist!

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James MacC (8 years ago) Reply

...and a bigot!!!

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Michael Allen (8 years ago) Reply

Did not do anything for me.

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Wake up (8 years ago) Reply

The comments on here just goes to show, just how insane christians have become. Its one directors take on a religion if that! Oh yes Ive forget about the HUGE backlash against christianity and christians in films and media. What universe are you people living in? If you dont like what youre seeing then dont support Smith. But from the looks of it you've seen a few of his films already. By seeing his films you've already gave financiers of his work the money to hire him again. And Im not even a huge fan of his.

Seriously get a grip. Especially you James Mac.

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chuck (8 years ago) Reply

Tensen01- I know but considering the huge difference in feel between Clerks, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back it would be kinda cool to set a film with a more serious tone in that same universe. Not necessarily character cross overs but maybe a Mooby's or a Chasing Amy comic. Hell, even a Julie Dwyer reference would be cool as hell. A good deal of the television I grew up with was just the imaginings of an autistic child, after all.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

So when was the last time you saw a government figure come out as pagan, oh yea it was Christine McDonald and she did so out of ignorance because she had no idea what being a witch was. It is the one religion that you can still be destroyed in written and verbal comments. If you have a government job you can kiss your career good bye. I know I did when it came out that I was. This is to not to say all Christians are like that but the most verbal ones are and the others just remain silent. I do not particularly like Kevin Smith's work though I see where he is coming from.

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cheezit (8 years ago) Reply

maybe the bottom line is that when ALL religions finally die off, we may then begin to function as a truly enlightened civilization....until then, bash on guys....makes no difference to me....

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Tensen01 (8 years ago) Reply

James Mac... Please substantiate these claims of "On-going and unchecked anti-christian bigotry". As someone who listens to nearly all of Smiths podcasts and has followed his work for years I would like some references for these things that I have NEVER caught any whiff of.

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haha (8 years ago) Reply

More mock outrage and whiny victimhood from Christians insecure about their religion?

OR ...

More evidence that Christians are a persecuted, powerless, oppressed, tiny minority in America?

hmmmm i wonder, it's so hard to decide ...

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John (8 years ago) Reply

Being a Roman Catholic, and above all else a proud GOD fearing Christian, I can only feel sorry for the people who blindly fall into a trap of fundamentalism, no matter the religion.
The Christians themselves are to blame for not standing up for themselves in this GODless society, and not voicing out as loud as other religions.
However strange and bigoted people do exist, also the ones that do not think or interpret ALL the GOOD books be it The Bible, Koran, Talmud, Tao-te-ching, face value.
Portraying these people is not wrong per se, as they are themselves lost by being plain and fundamental, but if it is a pattern taking off with Dogma, and now with this savagery, there seem to be a bashing pattern about it.
Drugs and being a mallrat idiot might seem fun for 1.5 hours of a movie, but life like that is not.
So he should have stuck with the comedy, and not fall into a money trap to bash religion, any religion at that.

I also support my fellow Christians here and everywhere, and call upon all others to repent and see the right path.

Praise The Lord, Jesus saves!

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

pat robertson became a stoner just in time!!!

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James Mac (8 years ago) Reply

Tensen01: Thank you for your astute analysis of my mental condition based upon my comments. Cheers for that! I also applaud your marvelous ability to tar a complete social and religious group with the same brush. Outstanding!! Your gift is not unlike that of the auteur that you obviously so adore and will defend to the end. While there is much to commend in Kevin Smith's work (Hey free stuff, I own two TV's) there is also a body of work that can't be defended. In this instance, for me personally, this movie is too, too much. It goes beyond the premise of the standard genre typecast "religious hick crazy" and is something altogether more deeply held. That may well be Kevin Smith's artistic intention and he has a right to define the portrayal of such a grouping. However, please do not "write me off" as "whack", or dismiss my right to voice my opinion just because it suits your personal sensibilities and political proclivities to do so, and without at least hearing my concerns.

I know you will rightly argue how can I judge something I haven't properly seen yet. Let me say this, the trailer is downright brilliant, conveying its subject matter with an intense, amazing precison and perfection and I have no doubt in my mind this movie will have longevity. I truly respect Smith's right as an artist to create his personal vision of fundamentalism through the horror genre. But is it right to create this vision, especially at the expense of an already and unfairly much-riducled, much maligned social group and in such a manner (if my subsequent viewings of the trailer are correct) as to be detrimental to societies perception of this people. In other words, Kevin Smith is repackaging the already pre-conceived yet totally unfounded "media" notions of "fundamentalist "Deliverance" whackoism" and elevating it to an altogether different level, without calculation or consideration of the consequences to these people groups who live slightly ouside of the mainstream. I appreciate that in the telling of a good story there must be Heroes and Villians and this movie would fail if the central characters were a group of interior designers located in SF. However, Smith's portrayal of the "Horror of Fundamentalism", to my mind, is simply the further denigration of a social group and in the name of entertainment and profit. But, as this is a portrayal of dumb white American hick zealots, who gives a f**k so long as they are not Jewish, African-American, Gay, or some branch of "whiny victimhood" as Lord HaHa so elequently put it in his response. So what is being implied here is racism and prejudice are tolerable, acceptable and endorsed by Hollywood, its Producers, Directors and Actors, as long as it is "Hick-White" and has entertanment value. You and "HaHa" may not think anything of this disparity, because after all, you are big fans of "Smithy" and his work and are prepared to pretend, overlook and deny for the cause of your entertainment.

Which leads me to your question "What universe am I living in?" I have lived in several in my lifetime in fact. As a kid in Northern Ireland I grew up in the Civil Rights era which became "The Troubles".
There are numerous things I could share with you about that period of my life but suffice to say I experienced more than my share of Anti-Catholicism and understand both sides of hatred and what it can do and have had to conceal my faith at times. I understand Anti-Irish sentiment, prejudice and discrimination. I even understand how blithely you and "Lord HaHa" dismissed what I had to say (albeit, some of what I wrote was poorly worded at the time and may be deserved) only to make the predictable bog-standard remarks about Christians, their "whiny victimhood" "Insecure about their religion", siege mentality, and so on. You were not as disparaging as you could have been, but certainly of no encouragement either, and, like as not, you will probably make the same remarks again, because, Christians, f**k 'em! "And "Fundies" that doesn't really count as prejudice, does it.? Nah!" And that is how prejudice is fostered, justified and disguised. It happened that way in Germany. It happened in Ireland for centuries. It continues to happen all over the world. But you of course are not like that, or would be a part of that any way, shape or form because you appear to be all "modern and progressive like"?

Finally, I garnered my claim of unchecked anti-Christian bigotry (in the truest sense of the word bigotry) based on Smith's work, its subtext, various interviews and articles over the years. There was not one particular pivotal moment where I took this position but over time and surprisingly what was latent suddenly manifested itself this evening with the introduction of the Red State trailer. Believe me I had no plans to write or create controversy, because "dammit" my holidays started today. Yet I just happpened upon a QE update from FaceBook. Saw the trailer! Became both intrigued and then dismayed! Voila! Tensen, I don't subscribe to the same podcasts, or, are as deeply devoted to Smith's work as you are. Yet you may never hear, or grasp any subtext in his podcasts or interviews, because for you, "Kevin's the Man" and that is only natural and perfectly understandable. We all tend to lessen our critical faculties when it comes to the things we love most and sharpen the knives for other agendas. And here there is a danger of becoming a "true" fundamentalist, not unlike the Keith Olbermann, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh disciples for whom the battle for nuance and any meaningful dialog is already lost. And sorry, that was my prejudice coming through there. May I recommend a couple of books for your reading pleasure, both by Umberto Eco. "Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language" and "Travels in Hyper-Reality". These books are eye-openers and have helped me with critical thinking over the years and,may help yours. No insult is intended by this.
I hope this somewhat clarifies my position. You most certainly have the right to disagree with me and I am always open to correction.

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and kind regards for the New Year.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

"I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and kind regards for the New Year."

Thanks but you’re a few months early. Accounting for the errors made in changing from the Lunar to Gregorian calendars, wasn’t Christ really born in March/April?

Happy "Holidays" to all.

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chuck (8 years ago) Reply

Dear christians- You will never convince an athiest that he is wrong. Dear athiests- you will never convince a christian that he is wrong. Same goes for gay/straight, democrat/republican, whopper/big mac, Mac/P.C., Marvel/D.C., less filling/tastes great, and all the other great dualistic debates of our time. The thing is you both sound like douchebags for having the same silly arguement over and over again. Anybody can and should make film about whatever they want. Don't watch it. Doesn't Michael Hitchens have a forum for you to duke it out to your hearts' content? As for me... I like watching and talking about movies.

To the admins and mods- thanks for doing what you do and making this site possible. Merry christmas, happy new year, have a nice kwanza, enjoy hannukah, celebrate the winter solstice, participate whole-heartedly in the yearly economic stimulus and retail therapy festival, and most of all enjoy YOUR holiday... except for the 'fast zombie' fans, who are obviously heretics and evil and will burn in eternal hell fire forever and ever.

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James Mac (8 years ago) Reply

You are very welcome and almost correct regarding the Birth of Christ. No argument here! As a society we have generally accepted the Equinox as a logical time to celebrate Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa and "The Holidays" (for the highly sensitive, slavish devotees of generic-ism among us) and have highly compressed several narratives to accommodate and allow for that celebration. Not sure what side of the pond you live on but let me introduce you to the BBC's new four part adaptation of the Nativity via this article for the UK Independent http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2010/12/24/the-bbcs-nativity/ It is a beautiful production that you might enjoy!

Anyway, have a Happy Satsuma, Christmas Tie, Sox and Undies, Box of After Eights, New 3dTV and PS3 day. Sorry, I hope I didn't oppress anyone or leave anyone out. "Yes, you over there, Happy Wii day too." And to all, a good night!!

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James MacC (8 years ago) Reply

Happy "Seize the moral high-ground and suck up to moderators" day Chuck. Or Happy Chuckupmas, to the restofus!!

I am truly out of here!

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John (8 years ago) Reply

Yo chuck man, Dr. Pepper is better than Cherry Coke, there - I've said it.

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Tensen01 (8 years ago) Reply

James, I actually thank you(non-sarcastically) for responding how you did, I must, however correct you on a few points. First, All I did was ask you to site references, at no point did I analyze your mental condition. Nor did I "tar a complete social and religious group with the same brush" and the fact that you somehow managed to read these things in a simple request gives me pretty damn clear image of your mental condition, either that or you're attributing quotes to me incorrectly, Except that going back through the comments you're using quotes that were said by no one, so you must be projecting and finding "subtext".

You also made some assumptions about me that I wish to clear up. I do not think "Kevin is the man!", he just happens to be a Director who I respect both as a film-maker and as a person, and whose body of work I enjoy. Also, like most Moderate Atheists I have no agenda. Well, that's not true. My agenda is to stop other people from forcing their agenda on other people.

Now... After reading Johns comment I must admit that this is stupid, getting so work up of a piece of fiction that is made entirely for entertainment, whatever subtext you read into it. I will go see the film no matter what you say, and I hope you see it too, simply to make sure your opinions of it are as accurate as possible... But then most people who get so worked up by these kinds of things don't WANT to be accurate... That's the subtext I read.

Anyways, we're talking about the movie, that means to me that there's something worthwhile going on in it. It's publicity whether you like it or not. So keep talking.

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Anglebender (8 years ago) Reply

The trailer/teaser/promo has been pulled from YouTube, but here's another link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EmqsEHl3P8&feature=player_embedded

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Anglebender (8 years ago) Reply

WHOOPS! Here's the link I intended- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znerWMSjjIA&feature=player_embedded

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

"Belief is the death of intelligence" -R.A.W.

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Tensen01 (8 years ago) Reply

Just go to http://smodcast.com

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Jesus (8 years ago) Reply

Chill out guys. The big man upstairs has told me to tell you it's cool to watch these films.

I'm a regular reader of quietearth. Best movie site on the web.

Halleiluigha and god bless you all. Especially quiet earth and agent orange

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

It's a movie people... A work of fiction, with fictitious characters, events and the such. If it happens to offend you, then don't watch it.

Abolition of censorship also means the right to freedom of speech and freedom of choice. If Kevin Smith wishes to state he is an Atheist and anti-Christian, then has every right to do so. Just as Christians have every right to say that atheists are sinners and heathens.

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Tensen01 (8 years ago) Reply

Kevin Smith is Catholic, just FYI

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

Ok, if Kevin Smith wishes to rag on his own beliefs then he has every right to! :D

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Lenman (8 years ago) Reply

@John I enjoy my life as a stoner mallrat for 46 years now. Just glad I don't have to live your life. Matbe if the movie fails he will lose enough weight to fit in one airplane seat!

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Curtis (8 years ago) Reply

All you guys suck. I dont care if your for the movie or against it. "Blah blah blah" and "Bitch bitch bitch."
I cam here to read up on Red State and instead i found a bunch of morons bitching and moaning at eachother. I cant believe i lowered myself to comment on this, but i did anyway just so i could say "Get A Goddamn Life! Its A Fucking Movie! Why Must You Take A Movie So Fucking Serious? How Stupid Are You?"
:(

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phunkysai (8 years ago) Reply

By that argument, I guess we should just watch "Schindler's List" as "just a movie" then, eh?

Movies don't have the power to move or persuade....riiiiight...

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Curtis (8 years ago) Reply

Shindler's List is number 2 in my top 10 favorite comedies list.

Movies have can make a person sad, mad, scared, or happy. But in the end, its just a movie, made for entertainment. If you dont like it, then dont watch it. If the trailer doesnt look good, Dont watch it! Problem solved.
Why bicker over a movie when their are more important things in life?
Besides, if you dont like the movies that are being made today, make your own damned movie and make it a good one.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

If they gassed your entire family Curtis, would that be a number one comedy for you?

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Curtis (8 years ago) Reply

Funny, i dont have a family....
Forgot to mention that didn't I???

Go back and watch Shindler's List again and aside from the horrific images, you'll notice that their a lot of funny moments in it as well.

Oh, i was joking about it being number 2 in my top 10 comedy list.

Lighten up you ass, lol. ;)

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

http://collider.com/2011-movie-preview/67160/
"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. Three boys go into the woods to find sex, but instead find God."

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Pete (8 years ago) Reply

Kevin Smith is an overrated hack.

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Curtis (8 years ago) Reply

Pete

It makes me laugh that you would go out of your way to post that. Why can't you spend your time on a different site for a movie you'll actually like? The fact that you took your time to post that you are just as obsessed with Kevin Smith as his fans are.
Don't try and deny it, you know its true, why the fuck else would you possibly be here!?
;)


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