Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is to make his big screen debut opposite original Freddy Krueger Robert Englund in a new horror film.

The rocker took a step into the movie business by launching a production company called Living Breathing Films with his bandmate Shawn Crahan last year (12).

He is now moving into acting after landing a role with A Nightmare on Elm Street star Englund in new film Fear Clinic.

The horror movie is reportedly based on Englund's 2009 Tv series of the same name and is due for release later this year (14).

Taylor's addition to the cast was announced via a post on Slipknot's official page.