This can be filed under WOW news piece of the day. Already looking to be one of the coolest horror film festivals of the year with tons of screenings/guests, Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival just upped the ante BIGTIME with the announcement that legendary Italian horror rockers Goblin are going to be performing their amazing score for Dario Argento’s 1977 filmSUSPIRIA live at the festival! This marks Goblin’s FIRST US performance!
“It’s exactly six months before horror and metal collide in Central Texas at the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival – the ultimate 3-day, underground fan event celebrating the twisted line where horror films and heavy metal meet. Today, festival creators – legendary metal frontman Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell – announce that influential Italian progressive rock band Goblin will be performing their iconic score to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece, SUSPIRIA, live at Housecore Horror Film Festival.
Marking their first-ever performance in North America, Goblin’s horror rock maestros Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will fulfill fans’ dreams and nightmares as they perform their notably eerie soundtrack for SUSPIRIA live during a screening of the classic and revered horror masterpiece.
Says Anselmo of the epic performance, “Goblin is, in my view, one of the ultimate horror bands in the history of the genre. I still listen to them often, especially on tour. To have Goblin play the Housecore Horror Film Festival is like I’m living in a strange, dark dream, where nothing is quite geometrically correct, but I want to keep delving further while Goblin dirges onward underneath the bleak imagery.” The Goblin/SUSPIRIA screening joins an already heavy list of festival performances, screenings and special events that have been announced to date, including concerts from Down, Crowbar, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, EyeHateGod, and Warbeast; special guest appearances by noted and notorious filmmakers Coffin Joe, Jörg Buttgereit, and Jim VanBebber; and Void ov Voices – another one time only, metal-meets-horror event with extreme metal vocalist Attila Csihar (best known from iconic black metal band Mayhem) using sonic manipulations to create a live soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. ”
The Housecore Horror Film Festival runs from October 25th-27th at Emo’s Complex in East Austin, TX. Tickets can be purchased HERE.