Rock and Shock
See Description Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Venue: DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608Contact:
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Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20, 2013 Forget what you know about horror conventions and music fests because they've got news for you. MassConcerts, New England's largest indie concert promoter is bringing you the 10th Annual Rock & Shock - the only event of its kind in the Northeast. They were the first to blend horror conventions with music. So while fans can meet their favorite horror film stars, directors, writers and bands during the day - at night we have well-known national bands performing each night next door at The Palladium...That's why this event is called Rock & Shock. The live music takes place at The Palladium and DCU Center. Bands that have played in the past have included Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Gwar, Misfits, Insane Clown Posse, Meshuggah, Type O Negative, Turbonegro, Mushroomhead, Wednesday 13, God Forbid, DevilDriver, The Haunted and others. The convention part takes place in the DCU Center Convention Center. It includes horror film actors, directors, make-up artists, costume designers, film makers and distributors, tattoo artists, toy and model makers, costume contests, horror industry professionals and vendors, comic book artists & vendors, film screenings, CD and DVD vendors, appearances and signings with bands playing the Palladium, models and actors in costume, and many other artists and vendors. Also note that this event is so popular that vendor space is sold out every year. Convention appearances over past 10 years have included Robert Englund - NIghtmare on Elm Street, Danny Trejo - Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn, Desperado; The Cast of Holliston; Tyler Mane - Halloween 1 & 2, X-men, Derek Mears - Friday The 13th; Anthony Michael Hall - Weird Science, The Dead Zone; George A. Romero -Director of Night, Dawn and Day of the Dead, Creepshow; the cast of House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects including Sid Haig (Capt Spaulding), Bill Moseley (Otis), Matt McGrory (Tiny), William Forsythe (Sheriff); and Ken Foree (Charlie); Shawnee Smith from Saw I, II and III; Daeg Faerch (young Mike Myers) from Rob Zombie's Halloween 2007; Doug Bradley (Pinhead) from Hellraiser; Tony Todd from The Candyman and Final Destination; Andrew Divoff from Wishmaster I & II; Electra and Elise Avellan (Crazy Babysitter Twins) from Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse; Adrienne Barbeau - Carnivale, The Fog, Swamp Thing, Escape From New York and Creepshow; Jonathan Breck - the Creeper from the Movies, Jeepers Creepers I & II; Kane Hodder - Jason from the Friday the 13th Films; Jeffrey Combs - Re-Animator, House On Haunted Hill and Feardotcom; Andrew Bryniarski - Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw 2003; Gaylen Ross- Dawn of The Dead; Angela Bettis - May, Carrie, The Tool Box Murders; Ashley Laurence - Hellraiser I, II, III; Eileen Dietz - The Exorcist; The Cast of the Sci-Fi Channel hit show show - Ghost Hunters and many others. Friday - doors open at 5PM Saturday & Sunday - doors open at 11AM Tickets $20.00 - one day convention only $25.00 - one day convention day of show only $50.00 - 3-day convention only $60.00 - 3-day convention day of show only Tickets are on sale now at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com. All tickets subject to applicable handling, convenience and facility fees.