David Howard Thornton Takes Horror to New Depths in "Screamboat"

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David Howard Thornton Takes Horror to New Depths in "Screamboat"

David Howard Thornton, the actor known for his chilling portrayal of Art the Clown is embarking on a new venture that promises to raise the stakes of horror entertainment. Famous for his role in the "Terrifier" series, the actor will be stepping into the shoes of Steamboat Willie for the upcoming horror comedy film, "Screamboat." This character, an early incarnation of Disney's beloved Mickey Mouse, has now entered the public domain, paving the way for innovative projects like this one.

"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'!," said director Steven LaMorte. 

Thornton added, "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."

In "Screamboat," a late-night ferry ride for a group of New Yorkers takes a sinister turn when a malevolent mouse, inspired by Steamboat Willie, unleashes chaos on unsuspecting passengers. As the situation escalates, the eclectic ensemble must unite to confront the murderous creature and prevent their tranquil journey from descending into a nightmare scenario. Joining Thornton in this thrilling cast are seasoned actors such as Allison Pittel, Amy Schumacher, and Jesse Posey, along with horror veterans Jarlath Conroy and Charles Edwin Powell.

Scheduled for a 2025 theatrical release, "Screamboat" is poised to deliver a unique blend of horror and comedy under the direction of filmmaker LaMorte. Produced by a talented team including Amy Schumacher, Martine Melloul, and Steven Della Salla, the film promises to captivate audiences with its inventive storyline and top-notch special effects. With distribution by Iconic Events Releasing, "Screamboat" is set to make waves in the horror genre, offering viewers a thrilling cinematic experience unlike any other.


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