The first trailer is here for the new horror film from John Schneider (yes, that John Schneider of “Dukes of Hazzard fame). Smothered has a cast filled with a handful of beloved horror icons, who are all apparently playing themselves in it. Check it out!
From the Press Release
When John R. Schneider wrote SMOTHERED, he wrote a reverse of the classic horror film model. Instead of a bunch of college-aged girls getting slaughtered by men in masks, his film features men of the mask getting slaughtered by a beautiful young vixen.
And, in a turn that will leave horror fans titillated, the film features a list of horror icons playing “themselves” in this “horroromedy” (horror/comedy) film with more humanity than you’d expect from a film where almost everyone dies.
The film, which stars Kane Hodder (Jason X, Hatchet), RA Milhailoff (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Don Shanks (Halloween 5, Ride with the Devil), Malcolm Danare (Christine, Ride with the Devil), Brea Grant (Halloween 2), and Amy Brassette (Ghost Shark) as well as New Orleans based talent Shanna Forrestall (The Last Exorcism, Southern Fried Homicide) and Dane Rhodes (The Last Exorcism 2), is a breath of fresh air in a genre that seems to be pumping out predictable films by the minute.
“These are the real guys, these are the real actors playing themselves for the most part, and that’s an element no one has explored before,”’ says John Schneider, the film’s writer and director.
Schneider, who became famous from his roles as Bo Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Jonathan Kent in “Smallville,” and more, started working on the other side of the camera since he wrote and directed the last episodes of the “Dukes” series many years ago.
Schneider developed the idea for Smothered from real life experiences at trade shows and hammered the script out last April, moving quickly into pre-production. The film was shot in south Louisiana in the summer of 2013, produced by John Schneider’s Fairlight Films.
The film is now in post and is working towards a late 2013 release date.
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