2014 Housecore Horror Film Festival Reveals First List of Bands + ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reunion
Last year, Pantera / Down legend Philip Anselmo and true crime author Corey Mitchell put together one of the most innovative festivals in recent memory. The 2013 Housecore Horror Film Festival showcased tons of great bands and horror films, along with special guests and once-in-a-lifetime events. So guess what? Anselmo and Mitchell are doing it again for 2014!
Back in February, Anselmo promised the return of Housecore Horror on Oct. 23-26, but earlier today (June 24) on the event’s official Facebook page, the first round of confirmed bands was revealed. So far, Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore, Ringworm, KEN Mode, SubRosa and many others are set to rock the Austin, Texas, fest. Just as exciting, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will act as the festival’s official host.
As for the horror portion of the event, Housecore Horror will host a 40th anniversary reunion for ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ All living members of the main cast will descend upon Housecore Horror will join fans for a screening of the iconic flick along with a Q&A session and autograph signing. The returning cast includes Gunnar Hansen (‘Leatherface’), Marilyn Burns (‘Sally Hardesty’), Edwin Neal (‘The Hitchhiker’), Allen Danzinger (‘Jerry’), William Vail (‘Kirk’), Teri McMinn (‘Pam’), John Dugan (‘Grandpa’) and Ed Guinn (‘CattleTruck Driver’).
“I am looking forward to coming to Austin in October for the Housecore Horror Film Festival,” says Gunnar Hansen. “It is always exciting to watch ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ in a theatre with an enthusiastic audience. But this time will be extra special – it will be the first time that all of us in the cast will see the movie together.”
“‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is such an incredibly important film,” Anselmo adds, “not just horror film, and to have all of these amazing people come to Housecore Horror and share this incredible anniversary with me and all of our friends is simply mind-blowing!”
For fans looking to grab a Housecore Horror badge early, the festival is offering a total of just 199 badges for $199 each. Once those sell out, fans will have to shell out more cash per badge as the price increases.