Amanda Rebholz is heavily involved with Fear Clinic the Movie and has worked with Robert Hall at Almost Human for quite some time now. Amanda offered to give the fans a report of the recent Texas Frightmare Weekend visit and well here it is. Thank you so much to Amanda for going the extra mile for the fans and for providing us some amazing content to share !
Hey there, Amanda here! So those of you who follow us on social media might have seen some Fear Clinic stuff blowing up over the weekend as we all went to Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, Texas.
We arrived on Thursday night and spent the night just chilling and relaxing. Thomas has been very busy (he just performed in a one-off stage production of Reefer Madness in New York City and his new album Equals Zero just dropped on iTunes) and Rob has been slammed working on editing for the film, so it had been awhile since all of us just got to sit around and talk and catch up. We had a great time!
On Friday we got up and I hauled all of the swag down to the table. We had a primo spot right next to Terminator legend Linda Hamilton. We had wristbands, stickers, huge movie posters, smaller mini-posters with the new design on them for Fear Clinic fans as well as other items on display. As soon as the convention opened, we had fans lined up to meet Thomas and Rob and get their posters signed. People seemed very excited and most of them had already seen the trailer online and were stoked for the panel! The guys signed until the convention closed at 10 PM and then we headed to a Night of the Demons-themed party with fans. We had fun dancing and playing in the photo booth and having drinks with fans.
Saturday was a loooong day that started at 10 AM. Our lovely Corey Taylor had flown in to join us for the mayhem and everything went completely berserk with fans lined up for hours waiting to meet the guys. Corey was the first to arrive at the table and he entertained the line with jokes and singing, as well as taking over the microphone from the convention announcer and introducing the room to Rob and Thomas as they came in. From that point it was a whirlwind of autographs and photos— the line was over 4 hours long at one point with fans eager to meet our boys!
Once we got the panel up and running (a bit late, but worth it!), it hit the ground running. The fans were treated to a spontaneous, hilarious panel that resulted in several exclusive announcements— one of them was that Rob Hall’s company is working on the next installment of the popular Laid to Rest franchise, which caused a loud cheer
and plenty of applause throughout the room. But the one that really drove the audience insane was when a song started playing over the PA and fans recognized Corey’s trademark vocals— Corey’s band Stone Sour recorded a cover of an old Metal Church song called “The Dark”, which will be a part of the upcoming Fear Clinic soundtrack. Fans were treated to a sizzle reel, a special ‘hello’ video recorded specially for them by Robert Englund, and two never-before-seen clips from the film, and after the panel the fans who caught t-shirts got to pose for a big group photo with Corey and Thomas.
Sunday we sadly had to bid farewell to Corey, whose busy schedule always keeps him on the go, but it won’t be long before we cross paths again. After Corey jetted, we headed back down to the table to meet and greet fans. Many of them had been at the panel and were even more stoked for the film, begging us for info on the release and more details on the plot. We had a great time teasing them with little tidbits of info while the guys signed the posters and handed out swag.
On behalf of Thomas Dekker, Corey Taylor and of course Robert Hall, as well as myself,
thank you so much to all of our fans for showing us support and love this weekend, for standing in line to see us and get your Fear Clinic swag, for cheering our panel and laughing at our jokes and hopefully enjoying our clips, and for telling others about the film. We loved meeting each and every one of you, and if you weren’t able to come out to Texas Frightmare Weekend, we know that you were there in spirit. Movies like Fear Clinic aren’t media machines fueled by huge advertising campaigns— they’re built by dedicated, true, loyal fans, and Team Fear Clinic love our fans more than anyone else. We couldn’t do it without you guys. So keep Tweeting, keep reposting and sharing links to our trailer, keep ‘liking’ our statuses— and above all else, fear on!