CT Horrorfest 2018: From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ to ‘3 From Hell’ Panel with Bill Moseley

Bill Moseley greeted hundreds of rabid horror fans for an intimate panel at the 2018 CT Horrorfest this past Saturday in Danbury, Connecticut. A Connecticut native himself, the actor opened up about his early years in the nutmeg state, his college days at Yale University, and his writing gigs just before his big break in the world of horror filmmaking with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Moseley also shared the story of how he ended up working with the legendary guitarist Buckethead on his iconic album, Giant Robot, and the follow-up Cornbugs records the duo produced over a ten year period. He detailed how Buckethead’s face darkened upon learning that Moseley couldn’t perform as Chop Top due to licencing issues, but the two quickly collaborated on a twisted new scarecrow for Bill to embody. More recently, Moseley created an EP with heavy metal icon Phil Anselmo, entitled Songs of Darkness and Despair, and Bill delighted fans with the story of how Bill & Phil came to be.

3 From Hell is on every horror fan’s mind, especially given the 14 year hiatus between 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects and the upcoming installment of the popular Rob Zombie series. Moseley has been sworn to secrecy about the plot details of the new movie, but he told an interesting anecdote about the exact moment he felt himself get back into the character of Otis B. Driftwood on the set!

Couldn’t catch the panel the day of the show? We’ve got you covered! Here’s the entire panel for your viewing pleasure:

Here are a few helpful time codes of the specific moments of the panel, if you want to hop to a specific spot of the clip:

  • Bill’s early days as a writer and how he got the role of Chop Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2– 2:04
  • Bill’s background in music and how he began collaborating with Buckethead and Phil Anselmo- 14:37
  • Bill’s on getting back into character on the set of 3 From Hell, and other exciting tidbits about the upcoming film- 25:12

We hope you have as much fun watching the clip as we did hosting Bill Moseley at CT Horrorfest! Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of Bill Moseley’s upcoming projects, all of the gory details of 3 From Hell, and more on Connecticut Horrorfest as soon as it breaks!


John Evans
John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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