Kevin Smith. I really cannot stand this guy, to be perfectly honest. He’s fat, annoying, and fat. Supposedly he lost a lot of weight way back when but he’ll always be a fat person to me. Just because. And I’ve never enjoyed any of his films. From Clerks to Jay and Silent Bob to Cop Out and Red State, I’ve never cared much for Smith’s his brand and style of filmmaking. Mostly it’s the suck factor, and his films are high on that scale to everyone but a small, select, usually high, audience.
Now comes word that Smith is making a horror movie entitled Killroy Was Here, and it has officially started shooting in Florida this week, according to Variety, and is the start of a now horror anthology. Smith had this to say about it:
“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.
I tried going to film school but quit to go make a movie. If I’d had the chance to work with a real director, I probably would’ve graduated. Although I don’t consider myself a real director, but I do play one on TV and am portraying one again as we shoot Killroy in Sarasota!”
My take: sounds uninteresting, and Red State was panned for it lame attempts at scares. I just don’t think Smith has what it takes to genuinely scare people. And he said he was retiring. Now he refuses to go away. What’s up with these directors who claim to be retiring and then suddenly change their minds, bursting back into the scene with a variety of new projects? Either retire and leave or be quiet.