Housecore Horror

Heavy metal icon to bring new film fest to Austin in 2013

Phil Anselmo's Housecore label lends its name to his film festival, coming to Austin in October 2013
Phil Anselmo's Housecore label lends its name to his film festival, coming to Austin in October 2013

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'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.

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