Since her debut in the 1984 cult classic The Wild Life, Sherilyn Fenn has been delivering captivating performances for the directors she’s worked with as well as the audiences that have watched her. Bringing depth and wonder to each character, she has owned the big and small screen alike with roles in diverse projects like Just One of the Guys, The Wraith, Two Moon Junction, Of Mice and Men (1992), Boxing Helena, Tales From the Crypt, Ray Donovan and Shameless. After working with director David Lynch in Wild at Heart, he cast her in the fan favorite role of Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks, a role she would play in the 1989-91 original run as well as the 2017 continuation. Sherilyn’s filmography has something for everyone, and we hope you’ll be with us at Rock and Shock to meet her.
Evil Dead fans, what do you say we bring some famous ladies to stand alongside Bruce Campbell, namely the Ladies of The Evil Dead! That’s right, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly are coming to Rock and Shock! Filming a low budget independent feature is not easy, especially out in the woods. There is never enough time, money, supplies or rest. The elements are as much an enemy as a friend. Physical and emotional tolls are taken, all for the hope to get your work, your vision, onto screens and out to the public. The odds are against you, but sometimes a special film comes along and breaks through all the constraints to become legendary. Such was the case in 1981 for Sam Raimi’s debut feature, The Evil Dead, and the filming struggles and eventual success of the film created many lasting bonds within the cast and crew, including the friendship between Betsy (Linda), Theresa (Shelly) and Ellen (Cheryl). Despite going on to their own individual careers, the trio would reunite for Brutal Massacre: A Comedy, Dangerous Women, and they’d work with Sam Raimi again on Oz the Great and Powerful. Their friendship would shine even brighter, though, when they began touring the convention circuit together and meeting their fans as The Ladies of The Evil Dead. And now, you’ll get the chance to see for yourself how fun they are this October 11-13 at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester!
Friends, the inimitable Laura Palmer herself, Sheryl Lee, is coming to Rock and Shock! Playing a character that takes the hearts and souls of the audience is never easy, but that’s exactly what Sheryl did with her portrayal of not only the mysterious murder victim, Laura Palmer, but also playing her own cousin, Maddy Ferguson. Sheryl reprised her most famous role in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me as well as the 2017 revival of the series. Beyond that, Lee has starred in Wild At Heart, Vampires, L.A. Doctors, and Dirty Sexy Money. She’ll be with us this October 11-13th at Rock and Shock!
With over 200 screen credits and almost 100 stage roles spanning six decades, Ray Wise is a true craftsman of his art. He can play in any genre, any character, and has earned a place on every set as a role model and teacher. His resume speaks to his diversity, with roles in projects such as Swamp Thing (1982), Cat People, Dallas, RoboCop, Bob Roberts, The Chase, Jeepers Creepers 2, Burn Notice, 24, X-Men: First Class, Excision, Chillerama, The Young and the Restless, Fresh Off the Boat, Holliston and Digging Up the Marrow. To many, he is most memorable for his portrayal of Leland Palmer in David Lynch’s bizarre and mysterious world of Twin Peaks. Ray Wise is an actor that nearly everyone has seen onscreen, and he’ll be with us this October 11-13 to share his stories with you.
As the saying goes, the best things come to those who wait. Since we’ve waited fifteen years to be able to tell you this, we’re making the first guest announcement for 2019 earlier than usual. Ladies and gentlemen, the most requested guest in the history of the show, Bruce Campbell, is coming to Rock and Shock!
Bruce, no doubt, is a legend for many reasons. Not only is he sharp of wardrobe as well as wit, he also has an extensive resume of film and television roles that has earned him a fanbase in multiple genres. In non-horror roles alone he is memorable for The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Burn Notice, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Jack Of All Trades, and very memorable cameos in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy among many others.
The horror genre, of course, is what we’re about, so let’s list a sampling of Bruce’s many hall of fame credits, starting with the series that made him a household horror name, the Evil Dead trilogy. As if that weren’t enough there’s also Crimewave, Maniac Cop (1&2), Intruder, Darkman, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Mindwarp, Bubba Ho-Tep, Man With the Screaming Brain, The Woods, My Name is Bruce, and he also went another round in the world that he cut his teeth in by starring in the recent three seasons of Ash vs Evil Dead.
Bruce Campbell will be joining us on Saturday and Sunday only, October 12-13, and we hope you’ll be here with us to welcome him to Rock and Shock 2019!