Corey Taylor reveals he’s writing ‘Gonzo’ horror movie (exclusive)
What can’t Corey Taylor do? He is the frontman of the Slipknot group, he is an actor in movies like The Last of Dread Bad candy, he wrote comics and was a producer on various horror projects. Now Taylor is going to add the screenwriter to her CV.
In an exclusive interview with Dread Central, Taylor has revealed that one of his scripts is in pre-production. He said:
“Actually, I’m about to start my first real script. I hope to shoot next year. It’s called Zombie versus. Ninja. That’s exactly what I just said, that’s it. It’s going to be gonzo horror with a hint of comedy, but real gore, hopefully crazy effects all handy. We have the director, we have the effects, we have the finances. Now we just need to run it and get it ready to go.
Taylor has yet to reveal who is directing the film, but said the director “took the script in directions I hadn’t even realized. While the pandemic has brought production to a halt, there is a silver lining as it has given them more time to really take their time and flesh out the story.
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Writing has been Taylor’s passion for years. He explained that one of his biggest dreams was to “make a movie, write it, then see it from start to finish, nut soup.” Zombie versus. Ninja isn’t Taylor’s first script, but it’s the first he’s going forward with.
During the interview, Taylor also discussed her role as Chilly Billy in her latest movie. Bad candy. Him and Zach Galligan (Gremlins) play shock jock radio hosts who tell a twisted anthology of terrifying local myths that lead to a grim ending for small town dwellers.
Radio is familiar territory for Taylor, both through her experience and her own love for the media. He took inspiration from shows such as Howard Stern and even drew on his time as a guest on the legendary Coast to Coast radio show. He said, “Playing Chilly Billy was natural to me.”
His relationship with Galligan made the job even easier. Taylor said:
“The back and forth between me and Zach was rad. We broke our balls the entire shoot. First of all, he’s one of the coolest guys on the planet. It was so cool to just be able to hang up. I have made films but I am not an actor. But it makes it so easy to be relaxed with him. We’ve been through things together and have been able to build this great relationship. “
Catch Taylor In Bad candy, available now on streaming services and on Blu-ray.