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All Aboard! SCREAMBOAT Cast Announced; David Howard Thornton to Portray Steamboat Willie


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The production teams behind TERRIFIER 2 and THE MEAN ONE are thrilled to announce the cast of their upcoming Steamboat Willie-inspired horror comedy SCREAMBOAT, directed by Steven LaMorte. Headlined by horror icon David Howard Thornton and a talented ensemble, SCREAMBOAT promises to deliver chills and laughs in equal measure. Steamboat Willie, the earliest iteration of Disney’s Mickey Mouse, entered the public domain on January 1st, 2024, leading to the development of this horror reimagining.



David Howard Thornton, famed for his portrayal of Art the Clown in the TERRIFIER films, takes on the lead role as Steamboat Willie in this unique genre-blending film. David next appears in TERRIFIER 3 - the highly-anticipated sequel to the horror sensation that took the 2022 box office by storm. Joining him are Allison Pittel (STREAM), Amy Schumacher (THE MEAN ONE), Jesse Posey (TEEN WOLF, SELENA: THE SERIES), Jesse Kove (COBRA KAI), Rumi C Jean-Louis (HIGHTOWN), and horror veterans Jarlath Conroy (George A. Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD) and Charles Edwin Powell (THE EXORCIST III). The horror-comedy will feature a number of yet-to-be-announced cameo appearances as production continues later this Summer.



Directed by THE MEAN ONE's Steven LaMorte, SCREAMBOAT boasts a powerhouse production team. Amy Schumacher, Martine Melloul, and LaMorte, who previously collaborated on THE MEAN ONE are producing alongside Steven Della Salla and Michael Leavy, known for their work on TERRIFIER and STREAM. The film's special effects are in the expert hands of Christian Beckman’s Quantum Creation FX, Inc. (THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER), bringing to life a terrifying creature designed by concept artist Christian Cordella (SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME). SCREAMBOAT is Executive Produced by Kali Pictures, Sleight of Hand Productions, Reckless Content, and Julien Didon.



Says filmmaker LaMorte, "I’m thrilled to be working on SCREAMBOAT with such a killer cast from horror legends to comedy icons. David Howard Thornton is bringing our mischievous and murderous take on Steamboat Willie to life like never before. I can't wait for audiences to laugh and scream with us onboard SCREAMBOAT!"



SCREAMBOAT follows a group of New Yorkers on a late-night ferry ride that turns deadly when a mischievous mouse begins a rampage, targeting unsuspecting passengers. The unlikely crew must band together to thwart the murderous menace before their relaxing commute turns into a nightmare.



Adds actor David Howard Thornton, "I'm beyond excited to join this incredible cast and bring Steamboat Willie to life with a horror twist. SCREAMBOAT is going to be a horrific and hilarious big screen thrill ride that fans won't want to miss."



SCREAMBOAT will set sail into theaters in 2025, distributed by Iconic Events Releasing.

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