Kevin Smith has finished the first draft for his upcoming horror film “Red State” and it’s one of the shortest works he’s ever done.
On his ViewAskew site, Smith says “Not to say there’s no dialogue; just that there’s about half as much as I normally write. Unlike any other script I’ve ever authored, to say the least. Very fucked up. If I’d never said anything about it in the press and put it out under a pseudonym, I doubt anyone would ever connect me with it. Can’t wait to shoot it.”
He adds that “I have a hard time classifying it as a “horror flick” because, while it shares some of the genre conventions, it’s just not what most would consider a horror flick. Horrific, yes, but not a horror flick in terms of the general definition. Let’s put it this way: if “Rosemary’s Baby” can be classified as a horror flick, then “Red State” can be as well.”
“Clerks” stars Jeff Anderson and Jay Mewes are rumored to be on board.