SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor last year joined the cast of an upcoming horror film called “Fear Clinic”. The movie began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com. The series starred Robert Englund, famous for playing Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, Lucas Till from “X-Men: First Class”, Danielle Harris of “Halloween 4” fame and Kane Hodder, best known for playing Jason in several of the “Friday The 13th” movies.
The first teaser trailer for “Fear Clinic” can be seen below.
Englund returns in the film to his lead role as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside his exposure therapy invention; The Fear Chamber.
The series, which focused on a different phobia every episode, reached over five million hits on FearNet.com. It has since been added to On Demand, YouTube and Hulu.
In the film, Taylor plays a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie centers around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.
“Fear Clinic” is scheduled for a Halloween 2014 release.
Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he was more interested in screenwriting than acting. “I have no aspirations to really get into acting, you know,” he said. “I mean, it’s something that — I’ve always wanted to write for movies, you know, I’ve always wanted to write a screenplay and I’ve written a couple in the past and what not. But yeah, if it happens, it happens, you know. It’s not something that I pursue.”
Taylor and fellow SLIPKNOT member Shawn “Clown” Crahan have their own film production company called Living, Breathing Films, although to date the company has yet to announce or produce a movie.
Crahan is reportedly set to make his directing debut with “Officer Downe”, based on a graphic novel.
“Fear Clinic” teaser trailer:
Corey Taylor talking about “Fear Clinic”: