Philip Anselmo’s Housecore™ Horror Film Festival Announces Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Reunion, Open Call for Film Submissions, Cult 35mm Film Screenings, VHS Vomitorium, and more!

Legendary metal singer Philip H. Anselmo, best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell, and their ground-breaking Housecore™ Horror Film Festival (HHFF) are pleased to announce that the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 will be joining the cast from the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as part of the latter’s Official 40th Anniversary Reunion this October. TXCM2 was made in 1986 and directed by Tobe Hooper, who also directed the 1974 original. Joining our stellar reunion will be Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley, Caroline “Stretch” Williams, and Bill “Leatherface” Johnson.Bill Moseley is best known for his work as “Chop-Top” in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. His career in horror has generated some of the most haunting and memorable characters in films such as House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Repo! The Genetic Opera, and many more.Caroline Williams is best known for her role as “Stretch” in the 1986 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. Williams also appeared in a number of other horror films such as Stepfather II, Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, and Hatchet III.

Bill Johnson is best known for his role as “Leatherface” in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. He is also credited with a multitude of projects in film, television, and video games spanning more than three decades.

HHFF is now host to the largest Texas Chainsaw Massacre-related event in history! We will continue to roll out more surprise guests in the upcoming weeks.



Anselmo, Mitchell, and HHFF Cellulord Justin Giallo are excited to announce the first nine 35mm films selected to screen at HHFF 2014. More 35mm titles are on the way.

Mitchell noted, “We screened more well-known titles on 35mm last year such as Cannibal Holocaust and the original Maniac, mainly to warm people up to the idea of watching films on the beloved format. It was a huge success! This year, we’ve decided to include some more obscure titles, along with some readily recognizable names. Philip really wants you to get that experience that you are in his house, sitting in his living room on his couch, watching the types of horror films that he thrives on.”

Creepers (AKA Phenomena) (1985)
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. Starring Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, and Donald Pleasance. Written and Directed by Dario Argento.

Dr. Tarr’s Torture Dungeon (1976)
A mysterious man is sent deep into the forest to investigate the bizarre behavior of the notorious Dr. Tarr. What he stumbles upon is the doctor’s torture dungeon, a hellish asylum completely cut off from civilization and presided over by the ultimate madman. Starring Claudio Brook. Written and directed by Juan López Moctezuma.

Frightmare (1974)
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal. Dorothy’s daughter and stepdaughter may have inherited her appetites. Starring Rupert Davies and Sheila Keith. Directed by Pete Walker.

Gates of Hell (AKA City of the Living Dead) (1980)
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave. Starring Christopher George, Michele Soavi, and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Directed by Lucio Fulci.

Race With The Devil (1975)
Two couples vacationing together in an RV from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. Starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, and TXCM’s Paul Partain. Directed by Jack Starrett.

Shock Waves (1977)
Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers. Starring Peter Cushing, John Carradine, and Brooke Adams. Written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn.

Tourist Trap (1979)
A group of young friends who are stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by an owner who has the power to control his collection of mannequins. Starring Chuck Connors and Tanya Roberts. Written and directed by David Schmoeller.

What Ever Happened To Aunt Alice? (1969)
Aunt Alice applies for the job of housekeeper in the home of a widow in order to find out what happened to another missing widowed friend. Starring Geraldine Page and Ruth Gordon. Directed by Lee H. Katzin.

The Witch Who Came From The Sea (1976)
A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree. Starring Millie Perkins. Directed by Matt Cimber.



Anselmo and Mitchell are pleased to announce that they are not charging filmmakers submission fees for 2014. “We’ve decided to give young and aspiring filmmakers a break this year. It’s tough out there for creative types and any little bit we can do to help out, we are happy to assist them,” stated Mitchell.

HHFF is still accepting FREE film submissions until September 15. For all submission details, please visit:




Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden will appear at HHFF 2014 to introduce a handful of films straight out of his #1 Amazon bestseller HEAVY METAL MOVIES: GUITAR BARBARIANS, MUTANT BIMBOS, & CULT ZOMBIES AMOK IN THE 666 MOST EAR-AND-EYE RIPPING BIG SCREAM FILMS EVER!

McPadden is also the author of IF YOU LIKE METALLICA… and the screenwriter for the 1995 B-movie non-classic Animal Instincts III. He will be signing his books the entire weekend.



HHFF Cellulord Justin Giallo, a VHS connoisseur and former programmer for the Grindhouse Theater in Tacoma, Washington approached Mitchell with an exciting new idea, The VHS Vomitorium. It will take place in the Celebrity Autograph room, after all signings are completed each night, from 7:00pm until 2:00am, or later.

The Vomitorium will be inside a small room filled with comfortable beanbags and couches and a big screen television that will be hosting beloved horror films from the ‘70s and ‘80s, all on VHS cassettes. The Vomitorium will be the perfect chillout escape room from all of the heavy metal and horror chaos that will go down inside Emo’s, Midway’s, and the Grindhouse Tent.

Anselmo’s love for the VHS format is well documented. In an interview with Rue Morgue, he declared “I wish I could get all of my horror movies on VHS. It’s my favorite way to watch films.”


In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for one last round of announcements which will reveal a few killer new headliners, and more film news! Make sure to grab your tickets while they’re still available:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philip-anselmos-housecoretm-horror-film-festival-14-199-badges-for-199-registration-12595677009