Corey Taylor Names Scariest Film Of Last Decade & Shares Plans For Novel

Corey Taylor Names Scariest Film Of Last Decade & Shares Plans For Novel
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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that he’s working on his first fiction novel. During a Q&A session at the For the Love of Horror convention in England, Taylor said: “I actually started [writing the new book] about a year ago. … I won’t give too much away because I don’t want to get too much in[to it]. Because I’m still trying to map it out. I’ve only written the first three chapters. But it has to do with a psychic, a witch, a serial killer and a demon. And, yeah, it’s as cool as you think.”

He continued, “It’s weird. The psychic develops this kind of psychic bond with the serial killer who doesn’t realize he’s psychic. So it’s an interesting twist. And if I do it right, I plan to use the central characters in several other books. So if the first one doesn’t suck, we’ll see what happens. … But it very well could suck *ss. However, I’ll at least go, All right. Well, we’re not doing novels anymore.”

Taylor added, “But that’s the thing — you try it. If you have a taste for it and you develop a talent for it, and if it’s good and if people dig it, then you can carry on and see how far you can take it. But if people go, ‘Yeah, you shouldn’t do that anymore,’ I’ll listen. I promise I’ll listen.”

Taylor was also asked what the best horror movie is from the last 10 years. He went with the 2018 Ari Asher film, “Hereditary.” The psychological horror film stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne as the members of a family haunted by a mysterious presence after the death of their secretive grandmother.

“’Hereditary’ is the one that made me f*cking — oh dude — that movie made me sweat through the sheets of my bed,” Taylor said. “That was so uncomfortable, dude. Me and Alicia [Taylor] were like, ‘Let’s put a f*cking horror movie on, right?’ We just sat there and were like [shocked expression]. I was like, ‘Oh god!'”

“I mean just the… everyone knows that scene. I was so put off I had to pause it and f*cking walk around. It was a trip dude,” he continued. “I love [Aster’s] ‘Midsommar’ too, but there’s just something so rad about ‘Hereditary’. To me, I didn’t know sh*t about it going into it, and by the end I was just like, ‘I can’t un-see any of this. Oh my god.’ I mean, it was that level of ‘Holy sh*t.’ So that one is definitely right at the top.”

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