Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor reveals plans to relaunch Famous Monsters horror magazine

The heavy metal singer has recently acquired the rights to the Famous Monsters brand

Famous Monsters of Filmland inspired a generation of horror aficionados including, famously, Stephen King. One of the first genre-specific publications for horror, the magazine brought together a community of horror fans and spawned hundreds if not thousands of similar publications and fanzines exploring horror, fantasy and science-fiction. The magazine folded in 1983 – now, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor reveals plans to bring it back.

“It was the first real place where we, as horror nerds, could feel safe and feel connected, feel like we weren’t alone,” said Taylor. “The internet has made it easy for us to connect, so I want to kind of make this another viable place for them to come.”

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Taylor acquired the rights to Famous Monsters and has a clear vision for the magazine, which he laid out to Rolling Stone. “Our job is to build a foundation to bring Famous Monsters into the modern age, while also honouring the legacy that came before,” he said. “It’s the whole reason that we were fans to begin with.”

Although Taylor will be initially focused on rebuilding the magazine, he will also be eventually looking to produce toys and even films associated with the brand.

“I’ve been writing my own scripts now for the last five, six years,” he said. “And I’m trying to get some of my stuff into production right now. There’s a handful that are very, very close. So anything that I put out is instantly going to get the Famous Monsters logo on it, just to build that brand recognition… I f*cking hate that term ‘brand,’ but that’s what it is.”

An official date for the relaunch has not yet been revealed.