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Housecore Horror Film Festival Announces The Rot-scars

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The first-ever Housecore™ Horror Film Festival erupts in Austin, Texas this week, bringing with it four days of heavy metal, horror films, and everything in between. And to pay homage to the 100+ horror films, documentaries, and music videos selected to screen at the event, creators Philip Anselmo and Corey Mitchell today announce the festival’s official film awards show – The Rot-scars.

Awards will be given for numerous categories, ranging from the expected: Best Feature Film, Best Actor/Actress and Best Director to the more macabre: Scariest Film, Worst Bad Guy and Most Repulsive Flick. Celebrity guest judges for the awards include Scott Ian (Anthrax), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), tattoo artist Paul Booth, John Borowski (Albert Fish), lead singer Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), horror grind thrashers Repulsion, bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), composer Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious), Anselmo, and more.

The 16 award categories will be presented on Sunday, October 27, during the closing night concert at Emo’s. 101X’s “No Control” metal show host Chuck Loesch and Judas Priestess frontwoman Militia Vox will emcee the ceremony with musical accompaniment from Goatcraft. Award winners will be appropriately humiliated if they desire to make an acceptance speech.

Austin’s own Honky (featuring members of Down and The Melvins) will kick off the festivities and Rot-scars winners will be announced between sets by Skrew, Eyehategod, and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Once the last award has been given out, legendary horror maestros Goblin will take the stage to usher in the festival’s grand finale – a live-score of Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria.

WHAT:          The Rot-scars: First Official Housecore™ Horror Film Awards Show

WHERE:        Emo’s Complex, East Austin, TX

WHEN:          October 27, 2013; Doors at 5:30pm

WEB:              www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com

www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival + @HousecoreHorror

TICKETS:     $99 for limited quantity of Nightstalker badges; grants access to film and music events after 5:00pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8747647449. All other tickets are sold out.

 

And the nominees are…

BEST FEATURE

Cut/Print

Found.

Motivational Growth

Thanatomorphose

Zombex

 

BEST SHORT (chosen by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites)

Don’t Move

Grandpa

Hennes Svarta Vingar

Melon Head

Thoughts About Dying

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY (chosen by John Borowski)

Art/Crime

Birth Of The Living Dead

Death Metal Angola

Fantasm

Stranglehold: In The Shadow Of The Boston Strangler

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (chosen by Scott Ian)

The Atlas Moth – “Your Calm Waters”

Job For A Cowboy – “Tarnished Gluttony”

Mississippi Witch – “Bite Horse”

Rwake – “It Was Beautiful, But Now It’s Sour”

 

BEST ACTOR

Tim Abell – Burn

Adrian DiGiovanni – Motivational Growth

Ethan Philbeck – Found.

Jonathan Spencer – Melon Head

Lew Temple – Zombex

 

BEST ACTRESS

Ana Fernandez – Horizonte

Jessi Gotta – They Will Outlive Us All

Emily Kaye – Zombex

Kayden Rose – Thanatomorphose

Annika Ryberg Whittenbury – Evaded

 

BEST DIRECTOR (chosen by Ryan Nicholson)

Martin Ahlin – Hennes Sverta Vingar

Eric Falaradeau – Thanatomorphose

Andy Fortenbacher – Melon Head

Don Thacker – Motivational Growth

Scott Schirmer – Found.

 

BEST SCREENWRITER (chosen and presented by Mike IX Williams)

Jason Farmer – Someday

Nathaniel Nose & Vince Orlando – Cut/Print

Todd Rigney & Scott Schirmer – Found.

Don Thacker – Motivational Growth

 

BEST SFX (chosen and presented by Matt Valentine and Michael Faust of Face/Off)

Remy Couture et al – Ethereal Chrysalis

Pascual Gaubertier – Red Road

David Monzingo – Caterwaul

David Scherer et al. – Thanatomorphose

Steve Tolin – Motivational Growth

 

BEST MAKE-UP (chosen and presented by Matt Valentine and Michael Faust of Face/Off)

Susan A. Benson et. al. – Zombex

Rickard Bristle and Isabel Löfgren Roberts – Hennes Svarta Vingar

Midian Crosby – Motivational Growth

David Scherer – Thanatomorphose

Maria Solans – Horizonte

 

SCARIEST MOVIE (chosen by Bill Moseley)

Don’t Move

Found.

Grandpa

Moderngrumble

 

MOST REPULSIVE FLICK (chosen by Paul Booth and Repulsion; presented by Repulsion)

Cut/Print

Exit To Hell

Thanatomorphose

The Whore Church, Vol. 1

 

WORST BAD GUY (chosen by Bill Moseley)

Jeffrey Combs – Motivational Growth

Albert DeSalvo – Stranglehold

Randall Godwin – Cut/Print

Kane Hodder – Exit To Hell

Ethan Philbeck – Found.

 

BEST HERO

Gavin Brown – Found.

Phil Dinatale – Stranglehold

Ana Fernandez – Horizonte

Jessi Gotta – They Will Outlive Us All

Annika Ryberg Whittenbury – Evaded

 

BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK (chosen by Joe Bishara)

Jason Farmer – Someday

Martin Gauthier – Ethereal Chrysalis

Stuart Rau/Jack Lenz – Zombex

 

BEST TRAILER (chosen by Alex Webster)

Alex

Hell No

Mister Fister

 

HEAVY METAL HYSTERIA (chosen and presented by MetalSucks and 101X)

Becyk

Black Metal

Cooking With Phil Anselmo

Necronomica

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM (chosen by Paul Booth)

Abyssus Abyssum

Birth Of The Living Dead

Escape From Hellview

The Poor Man

 

Horror film director and rock star Rob Zombie said of Philip Anselmo and the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival: “Philip’s done lots of great things for heavy metal. I believe the Housecore Horror Film Festival will be great for horror!”

 

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