Fear Clinic, the 2009 web series starring Robert Englund, officially begins shooting in Ohio this week.
I first discovered Fear Clinic about a month ago. Immediately, I watched all five episodes and I was hooked. Robert Englund plays Dr. Andover, a world renown doctor that specializes in helping his patients face their fears. He has this twisted chamber that looks like a coffin with a see through head piece covering that the patients enter to be subjected to their worst phobias. It co-starred Danielle Harris (Halloween and Hatchet fame) and Kane Hodder (Jason and Victor Crowley), but they will not be reprising their roles on the full screen adaptation.
The film has been co-written by Aaron Drane and Robert Hall. Drane wrote and produced the 2009 series, while Hall (a veteran make up artist) directed. Hall had previously directed Lightning Bug (2005, which he also wrote) and Laid to Rest (2009). Both are considered underground hits, and Laid to Rest is known for having some of the most realistic kills ever filmed. Hall is probably best known for his make up effects on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.
The cast is as follows:
Thomas Dekker – Dekker is best known for his role as John Conner on Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and played Jesse in the 2010 version of Nightmare on Elm Street.
Fiona Dourif– Dourif is no stranger to horror. Her father is Chucky’s voice (Brad Dourif), and she is just coming off the well received Curse of Chucky. She also has had reoccurring roles in True Blood and Deadwood.
Kevin Gage – Gage is a veteran actor with credits in such films as Heat, GI Jane, Blow, and the cult horror film May (loved this film). He also voiced Gabriel Rorke (the main antagoninst) in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Cleopatra Coleman – Cleopatra is an Australian actress best known for her role in Step Up Revolutions as a flash mob leading DJ. Her first horror role was Syfy’s Attack of the Sabertooth (2005).
Brandon Beemer – Beemer is former soap star (Days of Our Lives, Bold and the Beautiful). He is a former model, and starred in Syfy’s Beast of the Bering Sea (which premiered last month).
Bonnie Morgan – A contortionist and actress, Morgan has appeared in such horror films as The Devil Inside, Fright Night, and Piranha 3D.
Angelina Armani – Armani is reunited with Hall after 2011’s Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2. She’s also been in Creep Van and Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader.
Felisha Terrell – Terrell is another soap star (Days of Our Lives) that is making the turn to horror. She played Kali on Teen Wolf (Season 3).
Corey Taylor – Taylor is the lead singer of Slipknot (one of my favorite bands to see live) and Stone Sour. He appeared in Rollerball (2002) as a band member, and I’m excited to see him step out of the mask for this role.