We hope you’ve been enjoying our series of interviews with special makeup effects artist Steve Johnson from the set of Rob Hall’s Fear Clinic, which is bowing on DVD and Blu-ray via Anchor Bay Entertainment on February 10, 2015. Read on for Part 3, which wraps things up.
In addition to creating some of cinema’s most frightful creatures (Night of the Demons, Return of the Living Dead 3), Johnson, a genre vet and progenitor, has influenced two decades worth of FX artists via his vision. During our chat he touched on several of his past projects as well as Fear Clinic.
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Co-written by Hall and Aaron R. Drane and produced by Drane, Mark Johnson, and Gwen Osborne, Fear Clinic (based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet web series of the same name) stars Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor alongside Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky), Felisha Terrell (“Teen Wolf”), Angelina Armani (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2), and Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”).
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his Fear Chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just a hallucination…