Phil Anselmo to Launch ‘Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival’ in October
In perhaps what will serve as the most evil music festival of all time, Pantera / Down vocalist Philip H. Anselmo has collaborated with famed true crime author Corey Mitchell to create the three-day Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival. The experimental and must-see festival promises to combine live music from some of metal’s biggest acts, along with over 70 screenings of horror, true crime and heavy metal films.
The Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival will take place Oct. 25-27 at Emo’s East in Austin, Texas. Among the bands who will perform at the festival are Anselmo’s band Down, aggro-doom metal veterans Crowbar and the Texas premiere of Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, which is an extreme metal project from the prolific vocalist.
The 2,000-person capacity Emo’s East will host film screenings while the rest of the Emo’s compound will be set up with smaller screening areas for extra horror shows. HHFF is also set to launch several sideshow attractions such as “gore-lesque” routines, suspension exhibitions and rare horror memorabilia displays. The blood and guts don’t even stop there, as dozens of other horror and metal-focused venders will be dispersed throughout the complex equipped with their own scare wares.
As if this festival doesn’t sound awesome enough, festival attendees will have access to the ‘Haunted Corridor,’ which will be constructed by a Texas haunted house team with creative design input from Anselmo himself, who originally co-founded the ‘House of Shock’ horror experience in New Orleans.
Anselmo and Mitchell are also accepting films shot by fans, either big budget or nonexistent budget, for consideration to be shown at the festival. The duo will be personally screening the entries, with a deadline of March 20 for all submissions. If you’re interested in submitting a film, click here.
A limited number of three-day passes are now available on the Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival website and through Eventbrite for only $149. After March 20, the price will be bumped up to $199, so be sure to take advantage of the early discount. Happy hauntings!