The Smear fear...

Horror-comedy short with Nick Mohammed and Sophia Di Martino

Nick Mohammed and Flowers actress Sophia Di Martino star in a new horror-comedy about a woman going in for her first pap-smear test.

Inspired by Little Shop of Horrors, Snear was made by writer-director Kate Herron with her writing partner Briony Redman to explore anxiety surrounding the test.

She said: ‘My friend told me my first pap-smear would be the worst thing that ever happened to me... it wasn’t.’

Cervical cancer screening has the lowest attendance numbers for women under 35 but is the most common cancer for women in that age bracket. Nine women die every day and two will be diagnosed every day with cervical cancer.

Kate hopes the film will encourage more women to get tested, adding: ‘Tntacles felt the most natural way to do this.’

Its release has been timed to coincide with International Women’s Day:

Published: 8 Mar 2018

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