Rock and Shock Happens this Weekend

Massachusetts prepares for the 10th anniversary of the Rock and Shock Horror and Music convention series this weekend (October 18th – 20th) with a lineup of sinister guests, musical acts and events that cannot be missed!

This year’s celebrity guests include Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, The X-Files), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Lew Temple and IronE Singleton (of The Walking Dead), cast and crew from Sharknado, the cast of Holliston and many more!

Nightly entertainment kicks off with a pre-show Thursday performance from Between the Buried and Me with The Faceless, The Contortionist and The Safety Fire. Friday brings a double feature of Kevin Smith’s Red State and Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Saturday we welcome Danzig’s 25th Anniversary Tour with special guest Doyle, Otep, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, A Pale Horse Named Death, New Years Day and more. Sunday rounds out the weekend with Twiztid’s Fright Fest including Blaze, The Roc, Aqualeo, Funny People Makin’ Funna People, Fury, Masstapeace, Outland Camp, Wayne Da Payne and more!

 Rock and Shock’s show floor offers so much more than awesome celebrity guests and isle after isle of incredible vendors.

  • Attend panels every hour with Q&A’s with your favorite horror film celebrities
  • Check out the best independent films from local visionaries
  • Learn about the paranormal, Halloween crafts, special effects makeup and more
  • Face off against other gamers in our Video Game Tournament Extravaganza
  • Catch a table top board game demo and enter the tournament
  • Get a professional photo taken with your favorite celebrities or get a freestyle photo taken with killer props and backgrounds
  • Grab FREE posters, books and more, and enter hourly contests to win DVD’s, Blu-Rays and other excellent promo swag from Old Boy, Thor: The Dark World, Resolution, Ender’s Game, Odd Tales, Quirk, Magnet, Dark Horse, Funko, Image Entertainment and Xlrator Media, courtesy of Dread Central
  • Rock and Shock offers a family friendly environment with lots for kids to do!

Tickets are available now at http://rockandshock.com/tickets/ with options from VIP to show attendee.

Twiztid To Kick Off Fright Fest Tour at Rock & Shock 2013

Twiztid To Kick Off Fright Fest Tour at Rock & Shock 2013 With Special Guests Sid Haig & Hanna Hall

Twiztid will be kicking of their annual Fright Fest Tour as well as closing out Rock & Shock 2013 when they hit the Worcester Palladium stage on Sunday, October 20, 2013. As part of the three day convention, Twiztid will be performing live alongside special guests The R.O.C., Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Mad Child and Aqualeo. In addition to their performance, Twiztid will also be hosting a panel and special Sunday only autograph session with their tour mates, as well actors Sid Haig and Hanna Hall.

Sid Haig is best known to audiences as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s contemporary horror classics House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He will be joined by his Halloween co-star Hanna Hall who most recently appeared in Twiztid’s music video for their single The Deep End. Hall has also appeared in Text, Visible Scars, and Sophia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides but will forever be known to movie audiences as Young Jenny in the seminal classic Forrest Gump, coining the phrase “Run Forrest, run!”

Rock & Shock, now in its 10th year is an annual convention that brings together monsters, music and mayhem for three days of frightening fun! This year’s event will see the likes of Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary) and many more signing autographs, taking pictures and meeting fans from all over the world. In addition to Twiztid, this year’s live performers include Danzig with special guest Doyle and Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes; who will be screening their new film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and answering fan questions with a live podcast.

For a complete list of attendees and up-to-the-minute announcements, please visit http://www.rockandshock.com.

Rock & Shock to Include Performances by Danzig and Twiztid, Plus a Special Screening/Q&A with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes

MassConcerts is pleased to announce that Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, Danzig and Twiztid, along with a myriad of very special guests, will be taking the Worcester Palladium stage as part of the 10th annual Rock & Shock event!

On Friday, October 18, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be bring their famed characters Jay and Silent Bob, to Rock & Shock with a viewing of their new animated film – Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Having brought the characters to life in several of Smith’s renowned films such as Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma, the legendary best buds from Jersey are back to dispense weed and wisdom, this time in cartoon form. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie with its stars and then participate in rip-roaring Q&A and podcast recording afterwards. Both general admission and VIP tickets will be available for this event.

On Saturday, October 19, legendary rockers Danzig will continue celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1988 debut album, Danzig, with a performance at Rock & Shock. Danzig’s former Misfits bandmate Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will be joining him as well as special guests Otep, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Stolen Babies, New Years Day and A Pale Horse Named Death.

Sunday, October 20, the convention wraps up when the terrifying twosome Twiztid take the stage alongside Blaze, Madchild and Aqualeo. Bringing along their patented brand of sinister, painted faces and wicked lyrics, the horror-core rap group will wrap up this year’s festivities with what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable performance.

Tickets for both the convention and the live performances will go on sale this Friday at 10am through the Palladium box office, tickets.com and select FYE stores, while convention only tickets will be available at Ticketmaster, and both the DCU Center and Palladium box offices. For complete event and ticket details, visit http://www.rockandshock.com.

Previously announced Rock & Shock 2013 guests include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Motel Hell), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary), Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever, Death Proof), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects, The Walking Dead) and IronE Singleton (The Walking Dead) .

Rock and Shock is a three day horror and music convention featuring celebrity signings, movie screenings, vendors, concerts, panels and more. Now in its tenth year, Rock & Shock has played host some of the biggest names in horror and rock. This year’s event will be taking place October 18-20, 2013 in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts at the DCU Center (http://www.dcucenter.com) and The Worcester Palladium (http://thepalladium.net). Tickets are available online at http://www.rockandshock.com.