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.