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'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider making a horror movie


Former "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider has teamed up with the actors behind the horror genre's creepiest characters to make a movie under his new film company banner.

The actor realized his dream of running a movie company after starting up John Schneider's Fairlight Films in Baton Rouge last year, and now he's ready to roll out the venture's first project, horror comedy "Smothered."

He tells, "It stars Kane Hodder, who was Jason Vorhees (in the "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 A Thousand Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects," and Brea Grant, who is from Rob Zombie's "Halloween" and "Dexter."

"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."

Schneider admits his dream of running a movie production company has been a long time coming, adding, "I decided to start a film company when I was eight; it's just taken me this long to get it going! I was one of those kids who sat in my living room and cut together Super 8 films... that I'd shot with my friends.

"This has been my goal forever and once all my kids got out and to college I told (my wife) Elly (Castle), 'Tax breaks are great in Louisiana and it's possible to make a film here'. So I moved here a year ago and I've been here ever since."

Good for him. Sounds worth a watch if only for the novelty of the given cast.
Sep 3, 2013 5:21AM
@pony I'm pretty sure he isn't scared of ****. Phobia is to be be scared of, homophobia is a made up word for those who don't agree with it, which btw is a god given right not to have to agree. 
Sep 3, 2013 5:09PM
Wasn't "Dukes of Hazzard" horror comedy?  Can he be both gay and homophobic?
Sep 2, 2013 4:51AM
Is this about all the hot girls with huge unshaven, untrimmed hairy bushes that sat on his face back in the 80's?
Sep 2, 2013 2:14PM
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