In the midst of his Halloween Night of Fear UK Tour, rock icon Alice Cooper will walk the 'black carpet' on 28th October (5-11pm) to the BFI Southbank where he will divulge his passion for the horror movie genre and discuss how film has inspired and informed his career, his songs and his life.
Illustrated by clips hand picked by Alice, from the likes of 'The Black Queen' in Barbarella (1968), through B-movie favourites to contemporary titles that bear the mark of Alice's trailblazer influence, the evening will feature freakish performers, some very special guests and an audience Q&A before Alice introduces a screening of John Carpenter's seasonal classic, Halloween (1978)...
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Taking place as part of Alice's now annual UK Halloween celebrations, he also plays six dates around the country, bringing his amazing show back to Britain and celebrating his favourite time of year.
A pioneer of more than just the rock, punk, Metal, goth and pop music he has created and inspired, Alice Cooper introduced a theatricality to live music performance heavily influenced by the horror films of his youth. In turn, his look and presentations fed back into film and theatre. While he has featured in some classic films as an actor, his make up and music have directly influenced everything from The Crow (1994) to The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
On screen, Alice has played Freddy Kruger's father in Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead (1991), appeared in John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987) and in Monster Dog (1984). Horror icon Vincent Price appeared on the original 1975 'Welcome To My Nightmare' album. He also appears in Tim Burton's forthcoming Vampire flick, Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp next year.
Alice's new album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', the sequel to 1975's classic 'Welcome To My Nightmare' will be released in October. Once again produced with Bob Ezrin, it will feature in the new shows. The original spawned a worldwide, full theatrical tour so expect Alice's comic book cruelty to be taken up a notch.