In what is being considered a historic first, filmmaker Kevin Smith has finished a completed cut of his horror thriller Red State in time for the cast and crew's wrap party. The movie, which is being independently produced, was edited together by Smith as he shot it. And according to the director himself, Red State does not require a lot of post-production work.
"Tonight's historic: at our Red State wrap party, the cast/crew will watch the flick from end-to-end, edited: 92 mins, 98 w/credits."
Red State is comedy director Kevin Smith's first attempt at the horror genre. The plot follows a group of twenty-somethings who stumble into the terrors of a fundamentalist church smack-dab in the middle of America. The look and feel of this thriller is said by Smith to resemble something that might have played on a double-bill at the Drive-In in the early 70s.