SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and director Robert Hall have joined the Texas Frightmare Weekend lineup.
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 attendees will have the distinct opportunity to be the first to see exclusive clips from "Fear Clinic" on Saturday, May 3. Following the clips, Hall and Taylor will take the stage to field questions from the audience.
"Fear Clinic" is Corey Taylor's first featured role in a film. The movie stars Robert Englund, best known as Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare On Elm Street", as Dr. Andover, a doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside an invention he calls the Fear Chamber.
"Working with Corey was amazing," says Hall. "He's such a huge horror fan and his enthusiasm and excitement shine through. His involvement brings the film to a whole new level, and fans are going to freak when they see him in the role."
As a lifetime horror fan, Taylor said, "I'm such a horror geek, comic geek and action figure geek. I'm inspired by so much — from Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino to 'The Dark Knight' and 'Halloween'. Just show me something that doesn't suck, and I'm happy," he laughed.
Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio what it was like to work with a horror icon like Englund. "One of the coolest dudes I've ever met," he said. "You know, we were sitting in the makeup trailer and he's telling me stories from the '80s of being at the Rainbow with GUNS N' ROSES and I'm like, 'Please tell me more!' You know? Sweetest dude I've ever met, super fun, super awesome and we had a really good time like making that stuff. And I had a handful of scenes with him and I, I had a really good time."
In the film, Taylor will play a clinic employee named Bauer who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. The movie will center around one traumatic event that induces phobias in a group of different people.
Also appearing in the movie, which began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site FearNet.com, is 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.
There is no word yet on a release date for the film, although producers are aiming for Halloween 2014.
Taylor and the rest of SLIPKNOT are currently at the work on the band's first studio album in six years, which should arrive in late 2014.