Press Release: Smothered

The Expendables of Horror Movies Smothers Louisiana in May!

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Actor and filmmaker John Schneider (Smallville, Dukes of Hazzard) has rounded up some of horror’s most famous faces for  Smothered, premiering in New Orleans in May.

The highly-anticipated fright-fest, which features the likes of Kane Hodder, Don Shanks, R.A Mihailoff, Bill Mosely, and Brea Grant , boasts the largest number of horror icons ever to grace the screen at the same time.

Smothered, written and directed by Schneider, sees the horror icons playing themselves in a scenario that sees them attending a small, disheartening horror-convention on Friday the 13th.  Running out of patience but principally money, the group accept a cash-offer to go and scare-up the local RV park – but things take a surprising, dark turn when they arrive.  The tables are turned as the monsters of the movie screen become the prey!

A recent sneak preview resulted in glowing reviews across-the-board, with critics calling the movie “a horror-comedy with some bite” (Shock Til You Drop) and ” A must see cinematic event” (Examiner).

Smothered will premiere in Louisiana, where the film was shot and Schneider’s Fairlight Films is now located.

The premiere,  being held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Friday May 16, encompass a pre-screening social hour and post-screening Q&A with Schneider.

Members of the film’s cast and crew, as well as city dignitaries are expected to be in attendance.

Smothered, also featuring Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), John Kassir (‘The Crypt Keeper’), Dane Rhodes (True Detective), and Shanna Forrestall (The Last Exorcism), is due for release late 2014.

 

 

Upcoming events

May 19th / Hudson Horror Show / Poughkeepsie, NY / Horror film convention includes showings of The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, Friday The 13th, Day of the Dead and Phantasm and a secret fifth movie. For more information go to: hudsonhorror.com.

June 9th / MYTH Masque / Los Angeles, Ca. / High fashion meets high fantasy in a night of music, artistry and inspiration. this is a masquerade ball and artist’s bazaar with music by Angels Of Venice, Prince Poppycock, Esza Kaye and an appearance by Jeffrey Damnit for more information go to www.mythmasque.com.

June 8th-10th / Midwest Haunter’s Convention / Columbus, Ohio / This convention is for home haunters, haunt enthusiasts, haunt actors and haunted house owners. Included are makeup seminars, acting workshops, haunt tours, a costume contest, scaryoke and a paranormal bus tour. For more information go to: midwesthauntersconvention.com.

June 15th-17th / Contamination / St. Louis, Mo. / This horror, sci-fi and pop culture convention includes a film festival, an artist’s gallery, A Munster’s reunion, a film maker’s seminar, live music and appearances by John Wesley Shipp, Ken Foree, and Michael Berryman. For more information go to: www.con-tamination.com.

June 22nd-24th / Monster Bash / Butler, Pennsylvania/ This is a horror convention for people who love classic horror movies. The theme is prehistoric monsters, movies being shown include Gorgo, The Witch’s Dungeon, The Creature Of The Black Lagoon and many more. There will also be an Eegah reunion and Saturday morning cartoons complete with cereal and a Q and A with UFO expert Stan Gordon. For more information go to: monsterbashnews.com.