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COMIC-CON@HOME: Kevin Smith does slasher horror with Kilroy Was Here PLUS Smith’s panel from the event

July 27th, 2020 by Marc Comments

While Kevin Smith is best known for movies like Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma, he’s not a total stranger to horror either.

In the past he’s tickled the scary ivories with Red State and Tuck and now he’s returning to it with his slasher flick, Kilroy Was Here.

Now the director  – working here from a script by himself and Andy McElfresh – has shared the trailer for his new horror anthology movie which he compares to Creepshow.

“It’s got a theme that runs through it,”says Smith, “and all these little stories that happen around [Killroy]. He’s kinda like a kid Avenger. If you f#@k with kids, Killroy will show up. And he looks wonderfully goofy. Bald head and a nose that hangs over the fence. [Robert Kurtzman] designed something that’s kinda horrifying but it’s also goofy at the same time.”

Killroy Was Here is based on the famous graffitti character who first appeared in World War II:

This explains why the titular character has the appearance he does.

The movie stars Jason Mewes, Ralph Garman, Harley Quinn Smith and Chris Jericho.

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s Smith panel from Comic-Con@Home:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….