Such a good movie. Really impressive that this was made without a studio and on a 4 million dollar budget. 100 percent agree with what was said below about the score. Especially love the genre blending.
Smith's creativity and "view askew" really shone in this film. The rich tapestry of subplots intertwined perfectly with the incredible cross section of characters.
Smith's choice in keeping the film music free was admirable - trusting the audience to decide when to feel the raw emotion evoked throughout the film. I felt it added an appropriate eeriness to the film.
Parks was absolutely fantastic and even through his monologue, I felt captivated by his stage presence and characterisation of the Reverend (Priest, Pastor?).
An interesting and emotional ride, Red State is Smith's best film to date.