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Housecore Horror

By Richard Whittaker, March 20, 2012, 2:00pm, Picture in Picture

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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