Master of Horror Clive Barker to moderate Fear Clinic series panel event at Comic-Con 2009

FEARnet will be at the Sony Pictures Entertainment booth at Comic-Con 2009, on Friday, July 24th, bringing you the cast and director of their new original web horror series Fear Clinic. Horror legends Robert Englund and Kane Hodder will be appearing at the booth, along with fellow cast member Danielle Harris and series director Robert Hall (Laid to Rest). There will be a talent signing with the cast from 3-4pm, and then a panel session from 6:30-7:30pm moderated by the man who raised hell himself, Clive Barker. There will be a sneak peek and Q&A about the highly anticipated series, in Room 5AB.

In the series Fear Clinic, horror legend Robert Englund stars as the sinister, maniacal genius Dr. Andover. His obsession: to cure humanity’s worst fears. His method: the Fear Chamber, a device of his creation that can bring any worst fear to life. With Dr. Andover’s extreme methods his unwilling patients will be cured for good…or die trying. The spine-tingling action of Fear Clinic will unfold over five webisodes. Each episode will spotlight Dr. Andover’s eerily extreme methods to help a patient at the clinic conquer their greatest fears: from hydrophobia (fear of water), scotophopia (fear of the dark), and entomophobia (fear of insects), to claustrophobia (fear of small spaces) and misophobia (fear of being contained with germs or dirt). Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder co-star. The project is directed by Hall, with effects from his company Almost Human (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Quarantine, The Burrowers) from a script by Aaron R. Drane and executive produced by Mark B. Johnson and Jim Burns.

Robert Englund and Kane Hodder in Fear Clinic
Robert Englund and Kane Hodder in Fear Clinic

Here is the official press release regarding the events.

FEARnet, the world’s premier online and on demand destination for horror, thriller and suspense will be bringing out the stars of their upcoming spine tingling web series “Fear Clinic”– led by horror legends Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of The Nightmare on Elm Street blockbuster franchise) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th franchise), scream queen Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and series director Robert Hall (Laid to Rest) — will up the fear factor at Comic-Con 2009 with a panel event and exclusive sneak preview of the highly-buzzed about production set to premiere this October.

FEARnet is further upping the scare ante as the “Master of Horror” himself, Clive Barker (Hellraiser and Candyman franchises) will moderate the “Fear Clinic” panel event scheduled for Friday, July 24 from 6:30-7:30pm in Room 5AB. Also participating on the panel will be “Fear Clinic” executive producer Jim Burns.

During the hour long panel, Barker will lead panelists in a discussion about the making of the eerie “Fear Clinic” which follows the sinister, maniacal genius Dr. Andover (Englund) whose obsession is to cure humanity’s worst fears using a method of his creation called: The Fear Chamber — a device that can bring any worst fear to life.

Prior to the panel, Comic-Con attendees will get to come face-to-face with the “Fear Clinic” cast and director during a talent signing from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Sony Pictures Entertainment booth (booth #4313)

FEARnet’s “Fear Clinic” panel and autograph session are just part of the heart-pounding events and opportunities for horror, thriller and suspense fans to experience the series and all that FEARnet has to offer. Additional booth activities include:

A chance to get in on the freakiest photo opportunity at Comic-Con with the “Fear Clinic” Fear Chamber — a “coffin-like” device which Dr. Andover uses to induce the fears from which his patients are suffering.
A scare-inducing FEARnet movie station at which attendees can download FREE cult favorite films as well as upcoming horror and thriller movie trailers onto their own personal flash drives. Movies will include: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Clive Barker’s Candyman, Boogeyman, 2001 Maniacs and Wishmaster and original FEARnet production Catacombs.
Fun giveaways, including FEARnet flash drives to be used for their FREE movie download station, Fear Clinic TreatMINTS, energy drinks and FEARnet window clings
Exclusive first look at “Fear Clinic” teaser which will be played on HD screens throughout the weekend.

In addition to the booth activities, FEARnet is co-sponsoring the ‘Wrath of Con’ party being held at the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday night. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 7:30pm.