This will be the last of the Kevin Smith Reviews. I've already reviewed Tusk and I will not check out Yoga Hosers. So here you go. If you want to see my past review of Tusk, you can see it here:
Red State is a 2011 American independent horror thriller film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, starring John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Michael Parks.
For months, Smith maintained that the rights to the film would be auctioned off to a distributor at a controversial event to be held after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, but instead Smith purchased the film himself, which, according to John Horn of Los Angeles Times, "might have been a difficult sale for any distributor".
Smith chose to self-distribute the picture under the SModcast Pictures banner with a traveling show in select cities.
On June 28, 2011, Smith announced a one-week run in Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema (making the film and its actors eligible for Academy Award consideration).
The film was released via video on demand on September 1, 2011 through Lionsgate, in select theaters for a special one-night-only engagement on September 23, 2011 (via SModcast Pictures), and on home video October 18, 2011