Slipknot Members Start Film Production Company

Corey Taylor and Shawn "Clown" Crahan plan to make films similar to Slipknot's dark, twisted aesthetic.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Slipknot singer Corey Taylor and drummer Shawn "Clown" Crahan have launched a film production company called Living Breathing Films. 

The duo recently told Rolling Stone of their plans to unveil the company at the Sundance Film Festival between January 19 – 29, and had the goal of producing films that were similar to the band's overall aesthetic. 

Crahan said: Our movies are going to be psychological. They're going to affect you. When The Exorcist came out people got up and left after 15 minutes and that turns us on. If I haven't got someone to leave in five minutes for at least one of my films then I'm not doing my job."

Taylor, meanwhile, discussed his collaborative aspirations behind the camera, mentioning that he'd be thrilled to work with Rob Zombie: "Obviously I'd love to do something with Rob [Zombie]. I think that'd be sick for the three of us, being from such a musical background, to put something together that's just fucking crazy and awesome to watch, but at the same time is a little disturbing."

It may not all be Gacy and Manson, murder and mayhem, however. Crahan revealed his softer appreciation for film as well: "I just watched Good Will Hunting a week ago and I actually cried three times in the movie. That's what Robin Williams can do to me – he can make me laugh as a comedian, but as an actor I completely believe him."

Taylor also recently revealed that Slipknot's next studio album would be inspired by their former bassist Paul Gray. The frontman said that Gray's death of a suspected overdose in June 2010 would make for a "very melancholy" fifth LP.

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