Brian Wilkins Reports: Last month, the annual “Rock and Shock” event returned to downtown Worcester, Mass., for its tenth year. The event delivered a loaded lineup of horror icons and musical acts. On the celebrity side, Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Gunnar Hansen, Robert Patrick, Dee Snider, Michael Rooker, and many others met with fans, posed for photos and signed autographs throughout the weekend. The nightly stage performances included Between the Buried and Me on Thursday night, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, hosted by Jason Mewes on Friday night, Dazig — joined by former Misfits guitarist, Doyle — on Saturday night, and Twiztid, who capped off the four-day event, on Sunday night.
Highlights of the weekend included the “40 Years of Nightmares,” which brought together four of horror’s most iconic characters — Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tony Moran (Michael Myers from the original Halloween), and Kane Hodder (Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th Parts 7-10). For the second year in a row, the cast of “Holliston”, Adam Green, Corri English, Laura Ortiz and Dee Snider, hosted a live script reading with members of the audience joining them on stage.
“Rock and Shock” will return to the DCU Center and Palladium in Worcester, October 17-19, 2014.
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