Kevin Smith is crafting a horror anthology film called ‘Killroy Was Here’, which he compared to ‘Creep Show’, and among the familiar faces that will be seen in it is pro wrestler and fanboy Chris Jericho, whose role Smith described as “a nasty-ass South Florida streamer.” Smith posted a photo of the two of them together on Facebook, along with a lengthy account of the making of this low budget thriller.
Smith is filming the anthology in Sarasota, Florida, which is fitting for Jericho’s character who appears to be named The Gator Chaser. Smith is only directing one segment and is working mostly with film students.
As Smith wrote:
“I’ve been shooting a horror anthology called ‘Killroy Was Here’ with the kids of Ringling College, Digital Caviar and Semkhor Productions for about a year now. Over the course of three trips to Sarasota, we’ve been making a modern-day ‘Creep Show’ kinda flick with 70% of the crew being students so filled with raw talent, their pure passion for film and ability to find fixes to production problems makes up for any deficit of experience. Every crew member wears multiple hats on a low budget film – so last night when Jericho got to set, I asked the master podcaster and WWE icon to not only act but also operate the camera for himself in his scene as well! When presented with this info, did the Fozzy frontman show trepidation? No way: homey goes with the flow and not only CRUSHES his character and dialogue but shoots a damn spooky scene as well! That’s the kind of actor or actress you need on an indie film: a partner who’ll not only carry their end of the bargain but also help elevate the entire production as well! And even when this pic was taken at 4 in the morning, Chris was all energetic – and mind you, he just got back from Europe the night before. I’ve been wanting to work with the man since we guested on each other’s podcasts and I was delighted to discover an actor I’ll cast forever now! Because film IS Jericho!”
Smith’s segment is about a Vietnam veteran that turns into a baby-eating monster! As Smith describes “He’s all melted in the face, that’s what creates the long nose effect.”
This sounds like a micro-budget project so it will most likely screen at film festivals and then be released on digital.
Smith is also currently prepping another horror movie, ‘Moosejaws’ which is “Like Jaws, but with a moose,” as well as a ‘Sam & Twitch‘ TV series based on Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ comic book characters and potential reboots of ‘Mallrats’ (entitled ‘Mall Brats’) and ‘Jay & Silent Bob’.