Published November 11 2023 at 21:10
If there's someone we can rely on to possess a keen eye for chilling movies, it's the son of a preacher who dons a straitjacket and embellishes stages worldwide with abundant artificial blood, serpents, the undead, and intricate devices for torture and execution.
Indeed, we're referring to the true pioneer of shocking rock performances, ALICE COOPER, who, throughout his professional journey, has integrated horror as a pivotal component of both his on-stage acts and overall persona.
In a discussion with NME magazine, the performer showcased his enduring fascination with the eerie, specifically in the realm of cinema. He disclosed his top five preferred horror films, prefacing with a cautionary, "Are you prepared? Absolutely certain?" He commenced by lauding Stephen King's cinematic interpretation of Salem's Lot from 1979, characterizing it as "among the exceptional vampire films."
Alice's Top 5 horror movies of all time:
1. Carnival Of Souls (1962) - After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
2. The Evil Dead (1981) - Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
3. The Haunting (1963) - Hill House has stood for about 90 years and appears haunted: its inhabitants have always met strange, tragic ends. Now Dr. John Markway has assembled a team of people who he thinks will prove whether or not the house is haunted.
4. Susperia (1977) - An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
5. Salem's Lot (1979) - A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.
Speaking with some authority on these issues, Alice himself of course have starred in quite a few great horror movies, incl. 'Prince Of Darkness' (1987) and 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare' (1991).
Watch the full list of Alice Cooper movie appearances here: