If you have been a fan of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor long enough, then you know how much the guy loves the horror genre, action figures, and movies. Along with being a lifelong geek, it looks like Corey is going to be enjoying his hobbies even more now, given a major business decision he has made.
As reported by Rolling Stone, Corey Taylor has bought the rights to the Famous Monsters brand! For those who may not know, Famous Monsters Of Filmland is a genre magazine dedicated to covering horror, science fiction, and fantasy. In purchasing these rights, Corey shares that he intends on re-launching the magazine and, get this, will be using the name to start producing toys, movies, and hosting festivals!
Taylor and his business partner Eben McGarr (the latter happens to be the owner of Mad Monsters magazine and convention), have also bought the rights to Captain Company (the Famous Monsters store), as well as the life story of Forrest Ackerman (who was the founding editor of Famous Monsters).
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Corey Taylor says, “Our job is to build a foundation to bring Famous Monsters into the modern age, while also honoring the legacy that came before. It’s the whole reason that we were fans to begin with.”
The Slipknot frontman plans on digitizing every issue of Famous Monsters for folks to read, and to bring back the Famous Monsters convention. Speaking to his goals with the magazine, Corey says:
“As a fan who has loved all of it, there’s no one corner of the genre that I subscribe to,” he says. “I can watch Karloff as the Mummy, or I can fucking root for Brendan Fraser in the remake that now seems like a classic in retrospect. There are things to celebrate, going all the way back and going all the way forward. We’ll be looking at the monsters that I grew up with, which is Jason, Michael Myers, Freddy, although as the modern-day versions of these Universal Monsters and portraying them and having people play with how they look or how they pertain to the past, as well.”
This is absolutely awesome news! Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is now running a horror magazine, making toys, and making movies? Fuck yeah! Sign us up! We will keep you posted on any other news that comes out regarding this new venture.
What do you think of Corey Taylor’s new job? Will you be checking out Famous Monsters when Taylor relaunches the magazine? In other horror movie related news, Halloween Ends came out yesterday! We have already seen it and it’s wild!