Like every godfearing critic, I’ve been a bit ticked with Kevin Smith lately for reasons I don’t feel like going into right now but which I’ll refer to briefly as “silly, needless tantrums” — even though I actually enjoy his films more often than not. On the other hand, I’ve been curious about his upcoming “Red State,” a horror tale inspired by the genuinely evil Fred Phelps of the beyond extreme, hate-spewing Westboro Baptist Church. Since this was Smith, I wondered if this would be more of a satirical horror comedy or something more serious and really different from past films. A very brief teaser trailer is out, and I think I might have my answer — just in time for the holidays!

I agree with Kevin Jagernauth. This really does look unlike anything we’ve seen from Mr. Smith. Definitely interesting.