Kevin Smith has begun filming on “Killroy Was Here,” his new horror anthology film which was crafted out of a previous film he announced he was working on and has now been scrapped – the holiday-themed “Comes The Krampus”.
In a recent Facebook Live conversation, Smith explains what happened with the film:
“We were gonna make this ‘Krampus’ movie and then somebody went and made a ‘Krampus’ movie,” Smith explained in a recent Facebook Live conversation. “Ours was an anthology that played more like ‘Creepshow.’ Or, to appeal to the modern day kids, ‘Creepshow 2.’ Or, let’s say, ‘Black Mirror.’
So yeah, it’s kinda like that. It’s an anthology. So our ‘Krampus’ movie – which was called ‘Comes the Krampus’ and then later on, ‘Anti-Claus’ – it got shelved. So we decided to re-engineer that dopey script. We turned it into a different movie. We just changed the Krampus character – it’s almost the same script. Took the Christmas elements out of it. Instead, we’re calling it ‘Killroy Was Here.'”
Boasting creature design by Robert Kurtzman and iinspired by graffiti that appeared during World War II, Smith explains the tone and overall aim of the creature feature:
“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale. No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers. We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of ‘Creepshow.’ Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”
Further details about the story were not revealed and there’s no word as yet on cast or potential release date.
Source: Bloody Disgusting