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Shooting Wraps on Slasher Meta-Comedy 'Smothered'

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Writer/director John R. Schneider conceived the horror meta-comedy Smothered as an inversion on the classic slasher trope: instead of depicting nubile ladies being pursued by monstrous, masked killers, he totally flips the script, depicting a psychotic young woman taking up the axe to prey on those movie boogeymen.
 
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The film features a gallery of beloved genre names – including Kane Hodder, famed Jason Voorhees portrayer as well as Hatchet's Victor Crowley; R.A. Milhailoff, who took on the role of Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre III; Bill Moseley, best known as “Chop-Top” from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Otis in The Devil’s Rejects; and Brea Grant of Dexter and Rob Zombie's Halloween II. Even the '57 Plymouth Fury from Stephen King's Christine makes an appearance!
 
“These are the real actors playing themselves for the most part, and that’s an element no one has explored before,” says Schneider, whom classic TV fans may remember as Bo Duke from the series The Dukes of Hazzard. His company Fairlight Films backed Smothered, which is now in post-production with an eye on release late this year.
 
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