Onscreen and off, the World Premiere of 17 year-old Kansas Bowling’s debut film, B.C. Butcher, was a monumental moment in pre-historic Hollywood history! The red-carpet event, held on Thursday night, March 3, 2016, at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. featured movie-stars, glamorous cave-girls, paparazzi and critics! Among the celebrity attendees at the premiere (which was a featured event hosted by the American Cinematheque called, “Women Underground”) was Priscilla Presley, who told reporters, “I’m here to support Kansas and her film!”. Kato Kaelin, who has a starring role in Ms. Bowling’s film was seen posing with Ms. Bowling and the cast at the premiere along with Count Smokula (and his squeezebox), Rodney “The Mayor of Sunset Strip” Bingenheimer, Ron Jeremy and author Harvey Kubernik, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of  The Toxic Avenger. 

Kaufman himself was also at the Egyptian on March 3rd to support Kansas Bowling and he spoke of his young protege whom he supported in the early stages of her film’s development,”Kansas Bowling will follow Troma discoveries Trey Parker, Matt Stone, James Gunn, Samuel L Jackson and Eli Roth into the pantheon of cinematic genius!!”.

Ms. Bowling, now 19, was only 15 years old when she co-wrote B.C. Butcher alongside fellow teen prodigy Kenzie Givens. At age 17, Ms. Bowling directed the feature length pre-historic slasher (which was shot on 16 mm film) in her father’s backyard in Topanga Canyon, California. The premiere marked the inaugural event hosted by the Etheria organization in affiliation with the American Cinematheque of “Women Underground”.

The Egyptian Theatre, Kansas Bowling and the American Cinematheque pulled out all the stops to energize the premiere. Los Angeles glam-rockers, “Kill my Coquette”, a band whom Ms. Bowling directed a music video for called, “Post-Teenage Angst”, performed to open the evening. Carefully curated retro trailers from Troma Entertainment, B.C. Butcher‘s distributor, played before the film inside the theatre and Lloyd Kaufman, Executive Producer of B.C. Butcher, moderated a panel after the film with the director and cast.

The World Premiere of B.C. Butcher was booked as a double-feature event in the spirit of women in cinema, and the second showing of the evening was star of smash television series “The Office”, Jenna Fischer’s debut film, Lollilove, which she co-wrote and directed with Troma alumni James Gunn.
Stunning the red-carpet with her charm, wit and enthusiasm, Ms. Bowling is sure to have a bright future in her directorial pursuits! She later commented, “The B.C. Butcher premiere was such an unbelievable success! I could not believe the turn out and the response! I’m so happy I get to work with Lloyd Kaufman and all of the amazing people at Troma. They are true supporters of independent cinema!”
Other notable Hollywood appearances at Etheria Film Night’s “Women Underground” on March 3rd included; Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants), Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Clem Burke and Frank Infante of Blondie, Anna Rose Moore, Kash Hovey, Australian model/ actress India Dupre, teen-star Samuel Marcus, designer Jojo Sepulveda, Rose McConnell, Mandy Amano, Kalvin Madsen, Nancy La Scala, Natasha Blasick (beauty queen, Miss World top ten), Kathleen Hughes (It Came From Outer Space, Three Bad Sisters), Janet Tracy Keijser, Mark Torgl (Melvin from The Toxic Avenger) and producer Gisella Marengo. Other bands in attendance included “The Fontaines”, “The Ugly Kids”, “Vicky and the Vengents” and “Them Guns”.
You can see more red-carpet images from the premiere via Getty Imagesand Autre Magazine.
The Egyptian Theatre, American Cinematheque and Etheria Film Night no doubt hosted wildly successful World Premiere for Ms. Bowling’s B.C. Butcher as the first screening for “Women Underground”. B.C. Butcher is set to be released on DVD by Troma Entertainment in the next few weeks and will be available at The trailer for the film can be seen here on Troma Movie YouTube channel, and the film is already available for live streaming on Troma Now VHX, Troma Entertainment’s subscription video on demand service that offers exclusive content and commercial free streaming.

Written by Blacktooth

(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.