Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor revealed to Loudwire that he will play a Shark World hotel security guard in the fourth installment in Syfy’s cult Sharknado franchise, which will premiere on Sunday, July 31st at 8:00 p.m. on the cable network. Titled Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, the film features returning franchise stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff, along with a mix of actors, broadcast personalities and reality stars that includes Alexandra Paul, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Cynthia Johnson, Fox News regular Stacey Dash, Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil and MMA fighter Frank Mir.

  • Sharknado: The 4th Awakens will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  • Taylor made his acting debut in the 2014 horror film Fear Clinic opposite legendary A Nightmare On Elm Street star Robert Englund. Taylor told us what that first experience in front of the cameras was like: [“I really kind of lucked out because the scenes that I had with Robert, we’d be talking eye lines and ‘you should react like this’ and ‘you should, you know, kind of do this and that.’ And Rob Hall, the director, I mean he was very, very specific about what he wanted to see and what he wanted to capture, but at the same time very loose. He was like, ‘Make it feel normal.’ And the cast was great, so it was very cool.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . was very cool.)
  • Taylor is also slated to appear in Officer Downe, the directorial debut of Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, and has said he is interested in pursuing other acting opportunities.
  • Slipknot will tour this summer with Marilyn Manson, after which Taylor will regroup with Stone Sour to work on their next studio effort.

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Roger Stavland wrote: “There’s more of those??? I remember watching Sharknado 1 and thinking ‘I should sue the director for 1.5 hours.'”

Bob Karlsen wrote: “Who would have guessed that he would star in a huge budget $10,000 movie?”

Heather Rab Fallon wrote: “well lets hope a shark eats him in the first 10 secs before he opens his f**kin mouth.”

Ludvig Edvard wrote: “I am a fan of these films. Let’s see what this guy has on acting, if he has anything.”

Ian Fraser wrote: “I watched the first two just for laughs (who can resist the urge to not look away from a trainwreck?), but I didn’t see any acting ability in either of those first two.”