Horror Steamboat Willie Casts Scary Star, Here’s Why I’m Worried
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Horror Steamboat Willie Casts Scary Star, Here’s Why I’m Worried

David Howard Thornton, the man who brought audiences to one of the scariest movie clownsArt in Frightening series, is going to take his talents to the high seas in the series upcoming horror, The screaming boat. This horror comedy reimagines Steamboat Willie, the earliest version of Disney’s Mickey Mouse, which entered the public domain on January 1. Many, including Adult Swim, don’t waste your time reaping the benefits. As Thornton prepares to play the mischievous and murderous mouse, I’m not thrilled with this casting news.

According to Diversity, The screaming boat will chronicle the harrowing story of a group of New Yorkers whose late-night ferry ride turns into a nightmare when a malicious mouse goes on a murderous rampage. Passengers must band together to stop the bloodthirsty rodent before their peaceful journey turns into hell. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge David fan. His portrayal of Art the Clown is simply iconic. A silent, menacing killer with a penchant for blood, he has become a mainstay of modern horror, providing us with wildly inventive, ruthless and… exaggerated deaths. However, his recent roles seem to suggest a tendency towards typecasting, which is where my concerns come from.