Kevin Smith’s horror thriller Red State has been released to the masses. The rogue production, which Smith directed and distributes (with some help from Lionsgate), takes a look at what he calls “the dark heart of America.”
Red State centers on an evangelical Christian group that plays judge, jury and executioner to those they consider sinners. It’s a blatant rip on fundamentalism and extreme religious sects. Red State’s definitely not a feel good movie but the cast is worth the rental price.
Kevin Smith assembled a group of veteran, character and Oscar-winning actors to headline the film. John Goodman (Community), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Stephen Root (Office Space) and Kevin Alejandro (True Blood) are just some of the familiar faces that populate the cast.
Red State has a campy, thriller vibe that reminds us of the horror films of the seventies and eighties. It might be the perfect movie to curl up and watch this weekend.
Red State is currently available on VOD and debuts on DVD/Blu-ray Oct. 18.
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