By 2013, Texas will be dripping red as Austin is getting yet another genre film festival, this time courtesy of Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo.
Gore fans, get ready for the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival, coming to Austin in October, 2013 with a really big name attached, the Austin Chronicle teases. The announcement came during the “Seeing Red: Aesthetics and Visuals of Metal” panel, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting stringer 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.
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