Exciting news from Kevin Smith in the horror realm. If you are a fan of his horror films like “Red State”
& “Tusk” you’ll be excited to hear he’s releasing a new indie horror flick entitled “Killroy Was Here”. The Trailer was revealed during his panel for Comic-Con@Home. The film Centers around a slasher character derived from old World War II Graffitti.
“It originated during World War II among American GI’s. The image is of a cartoon man with an especially prominent nose, peering over a wall. It’s unknown exactly who Killroy is or was, or why the graffiti came to exist in the first place. What is known is that it has persisted for decades, showing up in some of the unlikeliest of places. Smith’s project offers a fictionalized account of Killroy’s origins while delivering an anthology film of tales involving the character.” - ScreenRant.
“It’s got a theme that runs through it, in as much as our monster Killroy, and all these little stories that happen around him. He’s kind of like a kid-avenger — if you fuck with kids, Killroy will show up,” Smith said during his presentation.
Smith has described Killroy Was Here as an anthology film revolving around a Kilroy figure that is a combination of Golem, the Boogeyman, and the Grim Reaper. Originally, Smith and executive producer/co-writer Andrew McElfresh were planning a horror-comedy approach to the demonic Christmas figure Krampus, but retooled the film after 2015’s Krampus hit theaters.
For the film, Smith tapped makeup artist Bob Kurtzman to create a character that honored the original graffiti while also being suitable for a horror movie, the filmmaker revealed in his Comic-Con at Home presentation. “It’s fucking horrifying but it’s also like horrifying and goofy at the same time. I mean if you look real close when you see Killroy, it looks like he’s got a giant dick for a nose,” Smith said. “It’s supposed to be his features are melted because — well, I don’t want to spoil it.”
Being big fans of smiths previous dips into the horror genre we are excited to see where this new film goes. - Slash Films
Check out the trailer by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCAxYAHZYDQ&feature=emb_title