He's just a good ol' boy...never meanin' no harm...
"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider is no stranger to the horror genre, appearing in LAKE PLACID 2, SNOW BEAST and Fred Olen Ray's SUPER SHARK just to name a few of the films he's starred in over the past few years, but now the actor is set to jump behind the camera to helm the horror tale SMOTHERED and he's enlisted a slew of genre veterans to star.
Schneider is teaming up with the actors behind horror's creepiest characters to make a movie under his new film company banner, Fairlight Films, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, telling BlogTalkRadio.com (via MSN) that he has cast some of the genres most iconic badguys in main roles.
"It stars Kane Hodder, who was Jason Voorhees [in several Friday the 13th movies]; Don Shanks, who was Michael Myers [in Halloween 5]; R.A. Mihailoff, who was Leatherface [in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III]; William Moseley, who was Otis from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects; and Brea Grant, who is from Rob Zombie's Halloween and 'Dexter'."
That's quite a line-up there! Jason, Leatherface, Michael Myers and Otis together for a bloodbath? Count me in!
As for what the film is about, Schneider shared...
"It's [about] a group of college students, and invariably one is the large-breasted blonde. [In my film] all the guys in the mask have a bad trade show and take an offer to go haunt an R.V. park for $1,000 each for the weekend... they wind up getting systematically killed off by the large-breasted blonde. It's revenge for blondes everywhere!"
Large breasts on a hot blonde? Ok, now I'm definitely interested. This sounds like it'll be right up my alley!
Schneider also shared his reasoning for wanting to tackle this project, sharing...
"I kind of feel like the champion of the disenfranchised because these are all the guys in the mask... None of these guys have ever starred in a movie without a mask or some weird disguise, so this is all those serial killers unveiled in this movie. I have a cameo. We're hoping for a release date of December 13, 2014, which happens to be a Friday."
Most horror trivia nuts will know that some of that last statement isn't entirely accurate (several of these actors HAVE appeared sans mask in several films) but we get what Schneider is trying to say. Should be a fun time.
We'll keep you posted on SMOTHERED as we hear more.
SMOTHERED star and my favorite Jason Voorhees KANE HODDER!