Clerks and Mallrats filmmaker Kevin Smith tackles the slasher genre with Killroy Was Here, a horror anthology centred around the phenomenon of the “Kilroy Was Here” graffiti that was popular during World War II.
A gory first trailer has arrived for the film, which Smith directed and co-wrote with Andrew McElfresh (White Chicks, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Get ready to meet a goofy-looking, big-nosed killer.
“It’s got a theme that runs through it, and all these little stories that happen around [Killroy],” Smith explained during a Comic-Con@Home panel. “He’s kinda like a kid Avenger. If you fuck with kids, Killroy will show up. And he looks wonderfully goofy. Bald head and a nose that hangs over the fence. [Robert Kurtzman, renowned special effects make up artist known for From Dusk Till Dawn, The Haunting of Hill House and a lot more] designed something that’s kinda horrifying but it’s also goofy at the same time.”
Among the cast of the bonkers-looking, proudly B-grade horror-comedy: Jason Mewes, Chris Jericho, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith, the latter of whom the trailer shows meets a grissly death. The plan is to release Killroy Was Here sometime in early 2021.