The Horror, The Horror: Korn's Jonathan Davis Conspires With Clive Barker

Davis calls project 'a post-millennium coffee-table book for your DVD player.'

Not content to pack his band's music and videos with images of death and despair, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is branching out to put his creepy visions on DVD, with help from horrormeister Clive Barker and composer Richard Gibbs.

Davis and Gibbs, who are scoring the 2002 vampire flick "Queen of the Damned" together, have teamed with writer, filmmaker and artist Barker on a new project Davis described as "a post-millennium coffee-table book for your DVD player."

The as-yet-untitled DVD, due this year on Sony, offers 12 original paintings by Barker with musical compositions by Davis and Gibbs mixed in the 5.1 Surround Sound home theater audio format.

Viewers can also hear commentary from the artists as they scan the paintings, watch Davis and Gibbs compose music to one of the works and see Barker paint while listening to the music.

"We've set out to create a new medium unlike any other, combining the elements of art, beauty, music and horror with state-of-the-art technology," Davis said in a press release.

Aside from writing music for the DVD and "Queen of the Damned," the film adaptation of the third novel in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" series, Davis is recording the follow-up to Korn's 1999's Issues with producer Michael Beinhorn (Hole, Marilyn Manson) (see "Korn Still Writing Next LP; Fieldy's Solo Debut Takes Shape").

Barker, a premier author of horror, is the creator of the "Hellraiser" and "Candyman" films. His 21st novel, "Coldheart Canyon," will be published in the fall.

Gibbs, former keyboardist for new wave band Oingo Boingo, has scored more than 30 films, including "Big Momma's House," "Say Anything ... " and "10 Things I Hate About You."

"Jon [Davis] is definitely the most musically twisted brain I have ever worked with," Gibbs said in a press release. "And now for us to collaborate with a multi-demented soul like the one and only Clive Barker ... I don't know what's going to happen, but I hope the authorities have been alerted."