SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: 'Acting Has Always Been Something That I've Wanted To Do'

December 18, 2014

Daily Dead conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor after the October 22 world premiere of "Fear Clinic" — the new horror flick which marks Taylor's first featured role in a film — at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Taylor stated about the experience of making "Fear Clinic": "Acting has always been something that I've wanted to do. Obviously, I've dabbled in it a little bit with music videos and everything, and with every music video, when that opportunity arises, I try to push it a little more. But I've wanted to do a full-on acting gig, where it's a character who's not me. So, yeah, I was a little envious of [SLIPKNOT's] Clown [when he landed a role in 'The Devil's Carnival'], because we were both pitched that — I was actually supposed to be in that — and my schedule was such that I couldn't do it. So I was rally bummed, but I was stoked for Clown that he got to do it. So that kind of made me take a look around and go, 'Man, when the right opportunity arises, I'm definitely gonna try and go for it.' So, luckily, I got to do this."

"Fear Clinic" 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.

In the film, which began life in 2009 as a five-episode series for the web site, 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" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10, 2015.


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