Teaser Trailer For Kevin Smith's Red State

Kevin Smith has promised that his next picture, Red State, will horrify us. On first impressions, this trailer seems to suggest he might well deliver on that promise.

Now, a lot of those images are of the kind we've seen in so-called torture porn pictures, and I was expecting something a touch more understated. That's no criticism, mind. As a passionate fan of Hostel and Hostel 2, and a believer in their angry, impassioned political messages, I can see exactly what cards Smith is playing here, and understand why this might be.

All the same, it's not quite what I was expecting. It's a lot more… traditional.

The film will premiere next month at Sundance and hopefully, the rest of us will get to see it soon afterwards.