Besides being the godfather of Shock Rock music, Alice Cooper also had appeared on several movies over the decades, especially from the horror genre. In an interview with Classic Rock, the musician recalled that back in the early 80s, when he was invited by the Italian director Claudio Fragasso to be in the horror movie “Monster Dog”, he invited his friend, the Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry to compose original songs for the movie.
However, they didn’t know that the house that Cooper’s manager selected for their writing session was the one that inspired the classic “Amytiville Horror” movie released in 1979.
“So we went up to my manager’s house in Copiague, New York, and things kept going missing: my harmonica, Joe’s strings. Later, at dinner, it sounded like somebody was moving furniture in the basement.”
“It wasn’t like in the movies where people say: ‘Let’s get flashlights and go down there’. We were out of there.”
“I called Shep (Gordon – His manager) and he goes: ‘Oh yeah, The Amityville Horror was written about that house.’ I was like, And you were going to tell me when?” Alice Cooper said.
The Amityville Horror was originally a novel written Jay Anson in 1977, that inspired the classic 1979 movie “The Amytiville Horror”, that tells a story based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family at the house located at 112 Ocean Avenue situated in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville on the south shore of Long Island, New York.
Other famous movies roles from Alice Cooper were in “Prince Of Darkness” (1987), “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” (1991), “Wayne’s World” (1992) and “Dark Shadows” (2012).
Even though Alice Cooper and Joe Perry are good friends for decades, they only became bandmates with the formation of the supergroup Hollywood Vampires in 2012, that also has the actor Johnny Depp as one of the the guitarists.
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