Monthly Archives: October 2014

RIP Corey Mitchell: Housecore Horror Festival co-founder dies during load-out – Screens

Reports began to arrive early this afternoon that Corey Mitchell, the true-crime author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder, had suffered a heart attack this morning outside Emo’s and subsequently died mere hours after the second annual event had concluded.

At the time of his death early Monday morning, Mitchell, 47, was apparently loading up his car with help from a fan who had spent the night nearby. According to Kate Richardson, partner of Housecore Records founder and Pantera/Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo, “[The fan] heard a thud and turned around and saw [Mitchell] on his knees. Then he fell all the way down. He got him on his side and then he called for help.”

”We’re really just still in shock,” said Anselmo, who we reached by phone. “After Danzig was done, Corey and I got up on stage and thanked all the bands and all the fans, the filmmakers,

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Housecore Horror Festival Co-Founder Corey Mitchell Dies

It’s with much sadness that we report on the passing of Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder and true crime author Corey Mitchell has passed away. Mitchell reportedly suffered a heart attack earlier today (Oct. 27), the day after Housecore Horror concluded its second annual festival on Oct. 26.

Along with Pantera / Down legend Philip Anselmo, Mitchell helped create one of the most unique festivals in history. Housecore Horror brought a love of metal music and horror together, establishing a multi-day event filled with brutal music, brilliant films and exclusive meet-and-greets.

Mitchell was also a bestselling author, penning seven true crime books including ‘Hollywood Death Scenes,’ ‘Dead and Buried,’ ‘Murdered Innocents’ and others. Mitchell

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Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Ordered at FX

Ryan Murphy has lined up his next act.

The prolific producer behind FX hit American Horror Story is adding companion miniseries American Crime Story at the same network. Like AHS, American Crime will be produced as an anthology series focused each season on a different real-life crime story that made headlines and captivated the public’s imagination. The first 10-episode installment is entitled The People v. O.J. Simpson, based on Jeffrey Toobin‘s best-selling book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

The project will a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers, and is poised to explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court. More significantly, it will display how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

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‘American Horror Story’ Companion Series ‘American Crime Story’ From Ryan Murphy Set At FX – O.J. First Topic

FX and Ryan Murphy are expanding the American Horror Story franchise with another anthology series, this time focused on some of the biggest true crime stories. Fittingly, the new series, American Crime Story, is launching with one of the most famous cases of the past few decades: the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. FX has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.

ojtrialBased on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the first American Crime Story installment will be directed by Murphy from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People Vs. Larry Flynt).

ojbookMurphy and fellow AHS co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk executive produce along with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson

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