Alice Cooper Talks Horror and Comedy and Tim Burton Role

11/04/2011
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(Gibson) Nobody does creepy as perfectly as Alice Cooper. With his commitment to horror makeup, operatic metal music and gory onstage effects, it's no surprise that when director Tim Burton needed a musician to appear in his forthcoming version of Dark Shadows, Cooper was his first choice.

While rumors swirled last summer of the pairing, the L.A. Times' Hero Complex has confirmed that Cooper, indeed, is slated for a cameo in the film. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will present his chart-topping song, "No More Mr. Nice Guy." Cooper says he finds Burton a kindred spirit. "Rock and horror and comedy work together, that's something I've known a long time and people like Rob Zombie know, and Burton knows that too," he told Hero Complex. "Sometimes the comedy is disguised a little bit, it's dark, but it is there. You can't do horror and rock with a punchline in a way. There's the absurd stuff and there's just that delivery of the 'Oh!' moment that is like a punchline.

"I just saw Final Destination 5 and I was laughing so hard. I mean, it was Wile E. Coyote, all these elaborate things leading up to this moment of impact… there's something like that in our shows, too. Hitchcock would do it too. more on this story

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