Second Announcement: More Bands and Guests Added


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Attention horror and rock fanatics, we present you with our second wave announcement for this year’s Rock and Shock coming to the Worcester Palladium and DCU Center FridaySunday, October 14th-16th! For our music lineup, we have added Dope, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, and Seeker to Friday’s lineup. For Saturday, please welcome All Hail The Yeti and Oni. Lastly,on Sunday we have added the following acts to the lineup: Outland Camp, Fury, Killer Intellect, Problemattik, Don Gaudy, Splitface, Kraeyzie PayN, and Lyricial Deathwish. We also have added 3 very talented actors to this year’s convention. Please welcome Danielle Harris from “Halloween 4 & 5″, Caroline Williams from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2″, and Camille Keation from “I Spit On Your Grave.” 


Listed below is our updated music lineup and all of our ticket links. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more musical and celebrity announcements!



-Carach Angren

-Malevolent Creation


3:00 pm Doors
Combo Tickets: $30 Advance | $35 Day

-Max & Iggor Cavalera – Back To “ROOTS”
-The Rocking Dead

-All Hail The Yeti

11:00 am doors
Combo Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 Day

-Mac Lethal
-Zodiac Mprint
-Lex The Hex Master
-Menace 2 Sobriety
-Godz of Kaos

-Outland Camp
-Killer Intellect
-Don Gaudy
-Kraeyzie PayN
-Lyricial Deathwish

11:00 am doors
Combo Tickets: $30 Advance | $35 Day



Per Day: $20 Advance | $25 Day
Fri. 10/14
Sat. 10/15
Sun. 10/16

3 Day: $50 Advance | $60 Day
**Convention and Concert Combination**

Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th
3:00 pm doors
Combo Tickets: $75 Advance | $85 Day


The time you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. You can now start preparing for the biggest event of the fall. Tickets will be going on sale Friday, July 22nd for the 13th annual Rock & Shock coming to the DCU Center and the Worcester Palladium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 14th-16th. Come check out three days of music with celebrity appearances by Matthew Lillard & Skeet Ulrich of “Scream”, and Courtney Gains & John Franklin of “Children Of The Corn.” There are many more musical acts and celebrity guests to be announced in the next few weeks, so make sure to stay tuned!


PER DAY: $20 ADV/ $25 DOOR
3 DAY: $50 ADV / $60 DOOR

Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th
3:00 pm doors
Combo Tickets: $75 Advance | $85 Day

Friday, October 14th:

Carach Angren

3:00 pm Doors
Combo Tickets: $30 Advance | $35 Day


Saturday, October 15th

Max & Iggor Cavalera – Back To “ROOTS”
The Rocking Dead

Saturday, October 15th
11:00 am doors
Combo Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 Day

Sunday, October 16th

Mac Lethal
Zodiac Mprint
Lex The Hex Master
Menace 2 Sobriety
Godz of Kaos

11:00 am doors
Combo Tickets: $30 Advance | $35 Day








The Mega Horror Convention by Day, Rock Concert Series by Night Returns to Worcester This October

WORCESTER, MA (July 18th, 2016) – MassConcerts is pleased to announce the first of many celebrity guests and musical acts for the biggest yearly horror and music convention in New England. On October 14th through 16th, Rock and Shock will celebrate their 13th year bringing the best in horror and music to Worcester, MA. The convention features celebrity guests, killer bands, incredible vendors and plenty to do inside the convention. Celebrity guests will appear all three days of the convention unless otherwise noted.

This year, Rock and Shock welcomes fan favorite, Skeet Ulrich who has had a strong career in a variety of genres, starring in movies and television shows such as Law and Order: LA, As Good As It Gets and Jericho, but for horror fans, few have had as impactful a year as he did in 1996. Starting with a breakout performance in The Craft and moving right to a career-solidifying turn as Billy in Wes Craven’s Scream, Skeet established himself as a memorable actor from the very beginning, and we are thrilled that he will be with us for Rock and Shock.

Joining Skeet is fellow Scream partner in crime Matthew Lillard. Avoiding being typecast, Matthew is an actor who is as popular for his roles in movies for kids (Scooby Doo) as he is comedies (Without A Paddle), rom-coms (She’s All That), cult films (Serial Mom, SLC Punk!) and, of course, horror, with his role as Stuart in Scream serving as his first big screen genre role.

Children Of The Corn was one of the scariest movies at the time and Rock and Shock couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Courtney Gaines.  Not only did he give a masterful performance as Malachai in Children Of The Corn, it was also his very first film role. He was an instant horror legend, and after that Courtney cemented his place as an actor with roles in Back To The Future, The ‘Burbs, Seinfeld, Tales From The Crypt, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and so many more.

In addition, Rock and Shock will feature another Children Of The Corn legend. We’re happy to announce that Isaac himself, John Franklin, will be at the show. Not only did John bring a powerful creep factor as the cult leader, but he also added to his horror film cred by playing “Walkabout” Chucky in Child’s Play and Cousin Itt in both The Addams Family and Addams Family Values before returning to the Isaac character for Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return.

Rock and Shock is never complete without an incredible lineup of bands to keep your day going into the night over at the Palladium. For Friday October 14th, the lineup features Trivium, Kataklysm, Carach Angren, and Huntress. On Saturday, October 15th don’t miss Max & Igor Cavalera with their “Return To Roots”, all-star lineup and con highlight, The Rocking Dead and Combichrist.

Finally on Sunday, October 16th, Twiztid return with an incredible support lineup featuring mac Lethal, Lexo Hex Master, Zodiac Mprint, Menace 2 Sobriety, & Godz of Kaos!

Tickets for Rock & Shock 2016 will be available soon at, FYE stores or at the Palladium box office. There are still plenty of celebrity guest, musical acts and events yet to be announced so make sure to follow Rock & Shock on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit

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ArieScope Pictures Announces Exclusive Limited Edition Bloody Hatchets for Rock and Shock



This weekend Adam Green returns home to Massachusetts when he appears at the Rock And Shock horror and music convention at the DCU Center and Palladium in Worcester, and while he’ll have ArieScope merchandise for sale at his booth all weekend long, he’ll also be coming armed with these incredibly rare bloody replica hatchets– created specifically as convention exclusives for Rock and Shock only.  Aunt Dolly’s Garage FX Studio (the HATCHET series, DIGGING UP THE MARROW, CHILLERAMA) has created these beautiful theatrical quality replica hatchets from the original mold used to create the same prop hatchets used in the actual films. Hand crafted and individually hand-painted (no two hatchets have the same exact blood splatters on them!) these blood covered prop hatchets are a HATCHET fan’s gory dream come true.  But wait…

IMG_8611Only SIX were created.  Only FIVE will be sold…

As these hatchets were meticulously handmade by the very FX artist that worked on the films (Robert Pendergraft)… only SIX were created and only FIVE of them will be sold. (One is being held back for an upcoming charity event that we’ll share details about in just a few more weeks.)  Sorry, but the five available bloody replica hatchets can only be purchased at Adam Green’s booth this weekend at Rock And Shock.  They will not be available to purchase on-line and they cannot be reserved in advance.  These are first come first serve and when they’re sold outthey’re sold out.  Each hatchet goes for $125 (cash or credit card) and comes hand-numbered with a certificate of authenticity signed by Adam Green and FX artist Robert Pendergraft.  Seriously… these are fucking awesome.  Can’t get to Rock and Shock?  Consider getting on their Facebook page and making friends with a fellow fan who is going and who may do you a solid and try and get one for you.  You never know!  Horror fans (and Hatchet Army members especially) tend to be some of the nicest people in the world.

“As a collector myself and as a fan who has spent more hours than I can recall standing in lines to try and score various exclusive toys and collectibles at conventions over the years, I fully understand the significance of getting the chance to own something special and unique that very few other fans will ever have,” says Green.  ”While convention exclusives are a major part of the fun (and often times also the frustration) at events like San Diego Comic Con, exclusive items like these unfortunately still seem to be an incredibly rare commodity on the horror convention circuit.  I wish that ArieScope could do something like this every time I do a convention appearance, but collectibles like these bloody replica hatchets are just too expensive and too time consuming to create to offer at every appearance.  Since Rock And Shock is my hometown crowd (the actual town of Holliston, MA is only 30-45 minutes away from the DCU center) I wanted to do something extra special for the fans coming out to see me.  I wish that our FX house could have created more than just 6 of these special hatchets as I know that with only 5 for sale a lot of fans will be disappointed if they don’t score one… but that’s also part of the fun of the fan convention-going experience.  Hopefully the hardcore fans and Hatchet Army members come straight to my booth early in the convention this year and get one before they’re gone.  I’m always thrilled to see rare collectibles like these go home with real fans that will sincerely appreciate and cherish them as opposed to retail dealers who snatch up as many exclusives as they can only to re-sell them on eBay for a massively inflated price at a later date.  So don’t let Victor Crowley and I down, Hatchet Army: Boston Chapter!  Not even the cast or crew members have these so we want to see them find good homes this weekend!”

Adam Green will be appearing at Rock And Shock this Friday through Sunday (October 16th – 18th) during regular posted convention hours.  Though he’ll have ArieScope merchandise for sale, remember that autographs and pictures are always free so bring whatever you’ve already got for Adam to sign if you’d like.  We can only ship so much stock for appearances like this, so items, sizes, and quantities may not last very long.  Though Adam will need to leave his booth on Saturday at 3pm for his panel/performance with Derek Mears (“Adam & Derek’s Wicked Mint Panel Thing” – DO NOT MISS THIS, GUYS!) and again at 8pm when he moderates George Romero’s panel (UM, YEAH…DON’T MISS THIS EITHER!)… even while he’s gone, the illustrious Jeff and Ron will be holding things down and continuing to sell merchandise at Adam’s booth- so stop by and say hello to them even if Adam has briefly stepped away.

GREEN Banner SMALLLook for Adam Green’s banner / booth at Rock And Shock this weekend!

Good luck and happy hatchet-ing, Rock and Shock!  We hope you’re one of the lucky FIVE who brings home an exclusive bloody replica hatchet this Halloween!