Heavy metal icon to bring new film fest to Austin in 2013
By Richard Whittaker, 2:00PM, Tue. Mar. 20, 2012
One film festival ends, another joins the calendar. Gore fans, get ready for the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival, coming to Austin in October, 2013 with a really big name attached.
The announcement came during the Seeing Red: Aesthetics and Visuals of Metal panel, courtesy of BloodyDisgusting.com's Corey Mitchell. The true crime writer announced that he and power metal icon Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down/Stoner God) are prepping the underground horror fest for next year.
After the panel, Mitchell (who is currently working with Anselmo on his autobiography) gave the Chronicle a few more details. He explained that the plan is not for this to be a rival to Fantastic Fest: Instead, it will be a small, intimate and very underground event at the ND Austin on East Fifth. Anyone who caught Anselmo at last year's Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen knows he is a massive horror fan. As a co-founder of New Orleans' legendary House of Shock Halloween attraction and the owner of a huge VHS collection, there is potential for some true rarities, oddities and surprises.
The downside? We're still over a year away, but keep checking for details as they come.