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Horror-Comedy Ahoy! SCREAMBOAT Sets Sail with Iconic Events Releasing

An illustration of a mouse on a steamboat
Image courtesy of Iconic Events Releasing

The production teams behind theatrical hits Terrifier 2 and The Mean One have announced today that they've selected Iconic Events Releasing as the theatrical distribution for their new horror-comedy SCREAMBOAT, set for release in 2025.

In SCREAMBOAT, a mischievous mouse stalks a group of New Yorkers on a late night ferry ride, unleashing murderous mayhem on a relaxing commute. Can the ship's motley crew of travelers find a way to stop a killer creature who has developed a taste for tourists?

“Iconic Events couldn’t be more excited to get in on the ground floor of what is going to be a fun and terror-filled ride,” said Steven Menkin, President and Co-Founder of Iconic Events. “Allowing filmmakers like Steven LaMorte the opportunity to showcase their films in movie theaters nationwide and bring horror fans together to experience this unique story is what Iconic is all about. We are more than excited to partner together on SCREAMBOAT.”

LaMorte’s previously-untitled horror parody of Steamboat Willie will begin production this Spring, with the filmmaker and his producers promising buckets of blood and unhinged chaos as their miniature mouse attacks a group of ferry commuters against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City’s iconic skyline.

 “I’m thrilled to partner with Iconic Events Releasing to bring SCREAMBOAT to theaters across the country,” says director LaMorte. “We’re collaborating with incredible artists both in front of the camera and behind the scenes to bring a very unhinged horror comedy to life in the way it’s meant to be seen - on the big screen. We can’t wait for audiences to meet our mischievous, murderous mouse!”

SCREAMBOAT will feature a mix of practical creature effects, miniatures, and cutting edge virtual production to showcase its very mischievous monster slashing his way through a ferry of fear.

A number of spectacular artists have joined the project, eager to bring LaMorte’s twisted version of Steamboat Willie to life. Christian Beckman‘s Quantum Creation FX, Inc. (The Last Voyage of the Demeter, The Book of Boba Fett) is creating the creature from designs by concept artist Christian Cordella (Avatar: The Way of Water, Spider-Man: No Way Home). The film’s murderous version of Steamboat Willie will be brought to horrific life by a mix of classic practical puppets and traditional prosthetic makeup.

Produced by Amy Schumacher, Martine Melloul, and Steven LaMorte (the team behind The Mean One) in collaboration with horror heavyweights Steven Della Salla and Michael Leavy (Terrifier 2, and upcoming Terrifer 3 and Stream), the film promises a hilariously horrific twist on Disney’s beloved mascot. Production is set to begin in Spring of 2024, casting a sinister shadow over the bright lights of The Big Apple.

ABOUT ICONIC EVENTS RELEASING Iconic Events Releasing is reinventing event cinema - focusing on bringing fans closer to the content that they love. Offering a variety of one-of-a-kind live and captured entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide, Iconic Events Releasing creates unique experiences by taking audiences behind the scenes and offering intriguing extras, audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew creating the ultimate VIP experience. Theatrical releases range from live sports (UFC Live) to classic anime (AX Cinema Nights) to music (David Bryne, David Bowie, Chicago), documentaries (The Lost Weekend), horror films (the Terrifier franchise), and faith-focused features (God of Heaven and Earth). The Iconic Events Releasing’s team is comprised of industry experts with over 80 years of content acquisition, distribution and marketing, publicity, and sponsorship experience. To learn more visit https://iconic


The Mean One is a horror parody of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas which became a surprise viral sensation, bringing in over one million dollars at the box office from a micro-budget production. Terrifer 2 broke 2022’s box office wide open with grosses of over $15 million worldwide. The ultra-violent slasher, like its predecessor, gained notoriety for making audience members pass out and become ill during screenings.


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