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Housecore Horror Film Festival Founder, True Crime Author and MetalSucks Contributor Corey Mitchell Tragically Passes Away

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For more on the story behind this photo of Corey (center, most epic pose of all), read this.
For more on the story behind this photo of Corey (center, most epic pose of all times), read this.


MetalSucks has learned that Housecore Horror Film Festival creator, critically acclaimed and nationally published true crime author, MetalSucks contributor, caring father and loving husband Corey Mitchell has passed away. The unique Housecore Horror Film Festival wrapped up its second year in Austin, TX just last night after four successful nights of metal, horror and fun, and Mitchell reportedly suffered the heart attack at Emo’s, the festival’s main venue, earlier today.

That is all we know at the moment, but our hearts are beyond heavy with sadness.

We had the opportunity to hang out with Corey several years in a row at SXSW and found him to be a fun-loving, stand-up, genuine individual. He was one of the very first outside contributors that ever wrote for MetalSucks, and is undoubtedly a huge part of why we are what we are today. Corey reached out to us in early 2008 about contributing to the site by drawing upon his long career in metal radio, management and fandom, and has since penned over 150 articles for us. We enjoyed his unique take on the music we all love, as well as his willingness to engage commenters and get involved in the community. You can read his entire body of work for MetalSucks here.

In addition to his work with Phil Anselmo on the Housecore Horror Film Festival and his very successful career as a true crime author (we recently spotted one of his books in the background in Gone Girl and texted him in excitement! He didn’t even know.), Mitchell was currently working with Anselmo on the latter’s autobiography, a project which has been underway since 2010.

On behalf of EVERYONE at the MetalSucks Mansion, we thank Corey for all his hard work and dedication and wish his family and friends the absolute very best. Our thoughts and condolences are with you. Horns up. Tuck n’ fold, brother.

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