Phil Anselmo Speaks On The Passing Of His ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival’ Co-Founder


Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo has commented on the sudden passing of his ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘ co-founder Corey Mitchell. This years installment of the festival just wrapped up this past weekend in Austin, TX. Mitchell, 47, was said to have suffered a heart attack outside of Emo’s on Monday morning while loading up his car. Anselmo told of the passing of Mitchell—who was also co-authoring Anselmo‘s autobiography “Mouth For War: Pantera And Beyond“:

“We’re really just still in shock. After Danzig was done, Corey and I got up on stage and thanked all the bands and all the fans, the filmmakers, and the Texas Chain Saw people. It’s all just horrifically surreal. This one hurts, man. They all do, but this has a special kind of hurt to it. The event was such a blast, such a success, and everybody had such a great time. Nobody worked as hard as Corey. He believed in it so fucking much. He fought for it every inch of the way. It’s like lightning striking, man, you just never know.”

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