In the last decade movie maker, story teller, and podcast pioneer Kevin Smith has made a departure from his run of the mill dick and fart joke movies (which I say with the utmost respect as a loyal fan) to some of the darkest and twisted stories that make you go “What the hell did I just watch?” …which I also say with love and respect. Tusk was one of the best movies I saw in 2014 and 2011’s Red State blew me away. As Smith continues his departure from his stoner comedies comes his latest project; Killroy was Here.
Before we continue, I’m sorry to break the news to the Kevin Smith fan base that the long awaited third movie of his True North Trilogy, Moose Jaws, has been put on hold for this project. I know, I know, I’m on the edge of my seat for that movie too, but he is going to get to it. What he may not be getting to anytime soon is Mallrats 2 (sigh) because of funding, as well as Clerks 3 (sigh again) because one of the leads has recently dropped out of the project.
However this has not stalled Smith’s creativity in the least. He is currently working on his new film in Sarasota, Florida with the help of film students from the Ringling College of Art and Design. Smith has always been a supporter and advocate for people to follow their dreams, and no doubt some dreams are coming true on the set with students getting real world, firsthand experience on a movie thanks to the director who ironically didn’t finish film school himself.
Smith explained Killroy was Here was originally a Krampus movie concept, but as many of us know Michael Dougherty beat him to the punch on that one with his 2015 film release under the same name. So after some re-working of the script it was turned into something completely different than where they had begun.
Smith explains the movie as “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 further explains “Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”
While many fans have been disappointed by Smith’s departure from the style that has made him famous, I for one enjoy the new direction his story telling has taken. In his new adventures of movie making he has taken less of a director role, and instead has taken a bit of an off hands approach. Being a talented story teller Smith now assembles a talented and trustworthy cast, adds a well written and unique script, and then lets the magic just come together organically with very little direction from behind the camera. I, for one, am very excited to see where this movie goes. Despite his natural ability to deliver funny and stoner based humor, he is also a ringer for writing the bizarre and twisted. We at iHorror will bring you further details as they become available to us!
Bellow is a video from the man himself announcing his project.
‘Red Triangle’ Invites Audiences to a Bloody Buffet for Hungry Sharks from ’47 Meters Down’ Director
Johannes Roberts has already given audiences two big helpings of sharksploitation with 47 Meters Down and its follow-up Uncaged. He also took some time to work on a pretty good Resident Evil adaptation. Now, Roberts is heading back to the world of killer sharks. He is focusing in on an area in which shark attacks aren’t unheard of. In Red Triangle audiences will witness a cruise ship that crashes leaving its guests to survive in open water where sharks are having a veritable human buffet.
According to Deadline the synopsis for Red Triangle goes like this:
“Set in Northern California — famous for its gorgeous beaches, but also known for a particular stretch of ocean that has a bloody reputation — The Red Triangle. Stretching south from Bodega Bay toward San Francisco and jutting out beyond the Farallon Islands and down to Big Sur south of Monterey, the Triangle encompasses around 200 miles of coastline, and is the site of almost half of all recorded great white shark attacks in the United States. When a cruise ship — a massive, floating, fully stocked resort with thousands of passengers — begins to sink in The Red Triangle, the feeding frenzy begins.”
“This shark-filled psychological horror/thriller will once again have moviegoers overwhelmed and on the edge of their seats watching great white sharks methodically terrorize a sinking family cruise ship.” said Media Group’s Founder, Chairman CEO Byron Allen.
Both of Roberts’s shark films have been incredibly high-octane underwater thrills. So, we are looking forward to him doing a shark film on a bigger scale.
Are you looking forward to Roberts giving us a big buffet for sharks out at sea? Let us know in the comments section.
Showtime Confirms Both ‘Dexter: Origins’ and More ‘Dexter: New Blood’
Dexter is coming back to Showtime. Despite the character meeting his demise, the network is still betting on two new series to bring fans in to watch. Dexter: Origins will focus on the fly-by-night serial killer in his youth. The series will reveal Dexter’s early days working with Miami Metro. It will also showcase younger versions of characters that we came to love. It is also being reported that characters like The Trinity Killer will make an appearance as well as a whole lot more.
The sky is the limit in terms of the direction that we can go in. However, this will entirely recast Michael C. Hall’s famous character. I’m not sure fans are ready for that kind of change at this point. It feels entirely too soon. But, who knows? We will have to wait and see.
In addition to Dexter: Origins and watching a younger Morgan in Miami Metro, we also have a continuation of Dexter: New Blood. This one will once again bring about Dexter’s son, Harrison following the events of that unexpected finale.
From what I recall, Harrison didn’t have a lot of fans but nonetheless, Showtime is doubling down on the character with a huge gamble. This will see Harrison return to New York City and find that he is plagued with the Dark Passenger just like dear ole’ dad. This will ultimately see the apple fall not very far from the tree.
Are you excited about Dexter: Origins and Dexter: New Blood? I’m really not a fan of Dexter: New Blood continuing the title of Michael C. Hall’s character without Hall being the focus of the series. I digress. Which are you looking forward to? Or… do you think that it is time for Dexter to hang things up and call it quits.
John Krasinski Took to Social Media to Share ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Images
A Quiet Place: Day One recently began production and in order to share the exciting bits of news producer, John Krasinski took to socials to give fans some goodies. And by goodies, I mean that Krasinski shared some all-new images from the awesome production.
The upcoming spin-off to A Quiet Place has no plot details at the moment but we do know that it also stars Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn.
The sequel to A Quiet Place starring the Abbott fam is still in the works as well. The goal is to give A Quiet Place a much larger world in which we see more stories set in that universe.
The synopsis for A Quiet Place went like this:
If they hear you, they hunt you. A family must live in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn and Lee are determined to find a way to protect their children while desperately searching for a way to fight back.
A Quiet Place: Day One arrives beginning March 8, 2024.
Are you excited to see A Quiet Place’s universe expanded?