In the midst of his Halloween Night of Fear UK Tour, rock singer Alice Cooper is to descend on the BFI Southbank to divulge his passion for the horror movie genre.
In the midst of his Halloween Night of Fear UK Tour, rock singer Alice Cooper is to descend on the BFI Southbank to 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 the 1968 movie Barbarella, through to 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 question and answers session before Alice introduces a screening of John Carpenter’s seasonal classic, Halloween from 1978.
The event is “Taking place as part of Alice’s now annual UK Halloween celebrations, he also plays 6 dates around the country, bringing his amazing show back to Britain and celebrating his favourite time of year.” The BFI say.
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 1994’s The Crow to The Rocky Horror Picture Show of 1975.
On screen, Alice has played Freddy Kruger’s father in Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy’s Dead back in 1991, appeared in John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness from 1987 and in Monster Dog which was released in 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.
The event takes place on Friday 28th October at 6.30pm in NFT1. Tickets are £13, concessions £9.75. And BFI Members pay £1.50 off the ticket price.