MassConcerts and Rock And Shock are excited to welcome the full cast of FEARnet’s original horror/comedy TV series “Holliston” to this year’s convention. This event will mark the first time ever that all six cast members will be appearing together in one place. The cast will be performing a special live script reading at their extended length panel and will be randomly picking two lucky fans from the audience to read “guest star roles” with them on stage. A formal Q&A with the audience will follow. There will also be screenings of two episodes from season one, introduced by cast members in addition to designated autograph signing times for the entire cast.
“Holliston”, FEARnet’s first original scripted television show, is a riotous and offbeat multi-camera comedy starring Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Set in the town of Holliston, MA, the series follows the lives of two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers while struggling to make ends meet and dealing with the opposite sex in their post-college jobs at a Boston area cable access station where they also host a late night movie program called “The Movie Crypt.” A groundbreaking take on the traditional American sitcom, the Austin Chronicle calls “Holliston” the show you wished “Big Bang Theory” would be” and Dread Central hails the series as “laugh out loud funny.”
The ensemble cast also includes Laura Ortiz, Corri English, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Dave Brockie of the band GWAR, all of which will be appearing at Rock And Shock with Green and Lynch this year. This appearance is extra special for Rock And Shock as in the “Holliston” season finale last year the characters attended “Rock And Shock” where “Adam” and “Joe” tried to hand director John Landis a copy of their mock trailer for their slasher film “Shinpads” and wound up harassing scream queen Danielle Harris and being beaten up by horror icon Kane Hodder in the process.
“Holliston” is created by, written by, and directed by Adam Green who is best known as the creator of the worldwide slasher franchise “Hatchet” and for 2010’s Sundance darling “Frozen”. Green was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film Production from Hofstra University in New York in 1997. While directing low budget commercials for a local cable advertising company in the Boston area after college, Green made his feature film debut with the autobiographical comedy “Coffee & Donuts” and founded the feature film and television production company ArieScope Pictures in 1998. In 2000, Green made the move to Los Angeles where over the next decade he went on to write, direct, and produce the popular slasher franchise “Hatchet” as well as such acclaimed genre films as “Spiral”, “Grace”, Frozen”, “Chillerama” and the internet sensation (and Boston area favorite) short film “Jack Chop”. Now a bona fide leader in the horror genre, Green has become a celebrated independent filmmaker and personality. Fans should also be ready because Green will be bringing along some fantastic and extremely rare posters and T-shirts from the ArieScope vault to this years Rock and Shock convention. Including such items as the ultra gory “Hatchet 1” festival circuit poster that was banned by the MPAA (only 100 in existence and only the final 5 of which will be for sale) and a few select film crew T-shirts that were originally printed as wrap gifts for cast/crew only, Rock And Shock may very well be the only time these items are ever made available for sale. “We’ve held onto these things for years just waiting for the right event,” says Green. “There is no better place than Rock And Shock to make these items available for purchase as these are my hometown fans and some of the most dedicated and passionate I’ve seen around the world. All of us involved with the films want to see these items go to diehard fans and not random collectors that want to sell them off at an even higher price on eBay.” As always, Adam Green will autograph any of his work that fans bring for him to sign for free.
“Holliston” Season 1 comes out on DVD/BLU RAY Tuesday October 9th through Image Entertainment. The cast will have a limited number of DVDs and BLU RAY sets available for purchase at their autograph signings, although the series can be purchased at any other major DVD retail outlet prior to the convention. Season 2 is currently in production and will begin airing on the FEARnet cable channel in 2013.