In October 2013, former PANTERA and current DOWN vocalist Philip Anselmo and true-crime author Corey Mitchell were interviewed on the Scion AV "All Purpose Show" during their inaugural Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival in Austin, Texas. You can now watch video footage of their appearance below.
Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival was described as the ultimate underground, three-day horror and heavy metal fan event that combined live concerts from some of the biggest bands in metal and hard rock with more than 70 screenings of horror, true crime, and heavy metal films, music videos, and more — and special guest appearances from three of the world's most revered underground directors of horror.
The inaugural Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival took over the entire Emo's complex in the newly revitalized area of Austin, Texas for three days at the end of October 2013.
The nefarious brainchild of Anselmo and Mitchell, the Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival spawned from a mutual love for all things horror that was discovered while the two were collaborating on Anselmo's upcoming autobiography (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Wanting to bring their passion for — and knowledge of — extreme music and horror films to legions of fans, Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival was born, with the goal of showcasing the best in a wide range of horror films — from the obscure to the extreme, from quality mainstream to the most unrepentant gore — and the heavy music that goes hand-in-hand with it.
"It got to be this massive thing, in my opinion," Anselmo told the "All Purpose Show". "I did not expect it at all when we originally started doing this, and Corey, you really started whooping ass." Mitchell added, "I feel like where we are already today is where we should have been in the fifth year."
Anselmo continued: "It's flattering. It's like everything is coming full circle, man. From all the decades of staring at these horror films — it's paying off. Two of my favorite things to do in life is turn people on to music and films, and this is almost like this gigantic extension of my living room."
The second installment of the Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival will take place in Austin from October 23 through October 26.