Kevin Smith stays in the horror genre with his next film Killroy Was Here

Kevin Smith stays in the horror genre with his next film Killroy Was Here

Writer, director, actor, podcast conductor… (let’s say multimedia celebrity to save some time) Kevin Smith is a restless one. It doesn’t matter how many projects it is announced he is involved in, he always has an alternative one to be in the works. And this time it’s not one of his dumb pothead comedies, this time he is back to horror. If he surprised the audiences with his action horror bomb Red State (2011) and made one of the craziest and most wicked horror comedies of the last decades with Tusk (2014), now it seems the time to give a chance to a classic monster tale.

Killroy Was Here is the name of the movie, currently in the filming process. Also written by Kevin Smith, together with Andrew McElfresh, in the words of the director himself, “Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman, and the Grim Reaper combined”. So far, that must be one big scary character! “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”, he has stated. An avid monster flicks and comic books fan, Kevin Smith surely knows which references to dig into. His primary idea was to make some kind of a creepy horror Christmas movie based on the myth of the Krampus, but Michael Dougherty was faster filming his own version with Krampus (2015) –read our review here–. So Smith decided to rewrite his old text and this brand new creature was the result.

Although the first option is not to take him very seriously, Kevin Smith has already proved he owns a very twisted mind when it comes to horror genre stories. Personally, I hope he leaves all his already too worn-out and unfunny comedy acts aside to focus on a story to scare both teenagers and grown-ups. He has enough potential to achieve it. And the fact he is joining forces with film students from the Ringling College of Art and Design might help bring some new fresh fucked up stuff to the table. There will always be time for Moose Jaws, the third part of his dreamed True North Trilogy which Tusk (2014) and the awful Yoga Hosers (2016) are also part of. Or probably unnecessary stuff like the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Clerks 3 or Mallrats 2. I am sorry if I am too harsh, I guess I am too old for unoriginal fart jokes. But I still trust in Kevin Smith being able to deliver a cool true horror flick, a title to amaze the viewers that lost their faith in him. Go, Kevin, go!


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