Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival Adds Eyehategod, Warbeast, Mayhem’s Attila Csihar, and a Bunch of Awesome Screenings

  • Axl Rosenberg

Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival

The inaugural Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival – the new fest founded by the ninth best frontman in modern metal, Phil Anselmo, and MetalSucks’ own Corey Mitchell  – is really shaping up to be something special. We already knew that Down and Crowbar were playing the event, but now Eyehategod and Warbeast have been added to the bill, too. Even more bands are going to be announced in the coming weeks, but at this point it should be clear that the fest’s curators have great taste (no surprises there, right?) and the groups assembled for HHFMF I are going to absolutely destroy Emo’s East, and possibly all of Austin, Texas come October.

And I gotta say, speaking as a film nerd and a horror nerd, the cinematic portion of this event is goddamn fantastic, too. For one thing, filmmakers José Mojica Marins, (a.k.a. “Coffin Joe” — and this is his first trip to the U.S. in nearly two decades!), Jörg Buttgereit, and Jim VanBebber are all scheduled to appear for special screenings, Q&As, and autograph sessions, but there’s also going to be this insanely cool screening series which will feature such cult classics as The Evil Dead (the original one, duh), The Manson FamilyManiacCannibal Holocaust, Zombie, and The Beyond, predominantly presented the way they were meant to be seen, in 35mm (not to mention in the middle of a packed house — always the best way to watch horror films).

And as if all of that wasn’t enough, they’re also going to screen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene’s 1920 silent expressionistic horror classic that is studied in virtually every film history class in the world… accompanied by a very special, one-time-only live performance of “sonic manipulations” from Mayhem’s Attila Csihar.

That. Is. So. KILLER. Seriously, I can’t even fathom of how cool that could be.

You can get even more details here and purchase tickets here. You should note that right now three-day All-Access badges are $175, but that price goes up to $199 after June 6. So you best be makin’ your purchase before then!!!

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