December 23, 2010 at 09:42 PM EST

The first trailer for Kevin Smith’s religious/political horror movie Red State is here, and… holy tonal departure, Batman! The frightening imagery played against a gently murmured hymn is incredibly striking, and if the idea of a horror movie about religious fanaticism didn’t entice you before, feast your hungry eyes on this:

(This contains some mild curse words and some intense images.)

Crazy, right? I can’t wait.

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