Kevin Smith is currently directing a horror anthology film entitled, KILLROY WAS HERE, and he recently released images from the film’s set.
The film’s title, KILLROY WAS HERE, was taken from a piece of graffiti art that dates back to World War 2. The film’s title character will closely resemble the creature from the image and an “L” was added to the original spelling to reflect the lead character’s pursuits.
In a 2017 press release about the film, Smith said:
This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale. No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers.” Like THE TWILIGHT ZONE, KILLROY is full of ironic twists and grisly moments. We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of CREEPSHOW.
Smith wrote the script with Andrew McElfresh (WHITE CHICKS). According to a Facebook live video, the pair had originally intended to make an anthology film focusing on the Krampus mythology, but scrapped the idea after Michael Dougherty’s 2015 film, KRAMPUS, was released. KILLROY WAS HERE stars Azita Ghanizada (ALPHAS), Ryan O’Nan (RAY DONOVAN) and Justin Kucsulain (HOMELAND) has been cast to play the title character of Kilroy.
Famed Bob Kurtzman is creating the film’s monster. Kurtzman was also responsible for the walrus in Smith’s film, TUSK, as well as special effects for films like PREDATOR and TREMORS.
Smith is filming KILLROY WAS HERE at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida, where 26 students have been offered the opportunity to work on the film, as well. The students will receive college credits for their participation and Smith had this to say about their involvement:
I tried going to film school but quit to go make a movie. If I’d had the chance to work with a real director, I probably would’ve graduated. Although I don’t consider myself a real director, but I do play one on TV and am portraying one again as we shoot KILLROY in Sarasota!
There is not yet an official release date.