By Rachael Mason
If you saw the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp remake of DARK SHADOWS recently, then you probably enjoyed watching Alice Cooper perform as himself at a party hosted by Barnabas Collins (Depp). In fact, Cooper’s brief appearance—a highlight of an otherwise uneven film—likely left you with an incredible desire to see the rock star on the big screen once again.
Well, wait no longer, because Splatter Cinema is hosting a one-night only screening of Cooper’s 1975 classic concert film WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE on July 10 at The Plaza. The movie depicts the incredible horror-themed stage show designed for the tour supporting Cooper’s 1975 concept album—his first solo project without the Alice Cooper band. The production centers around the nightmare of a boy named Steven and includes faceless demons, dancing skeletons and giant spiders. Choreographed by David Winters, who also directed and produced the film, WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE includes footage from Cooper’s concerts at Wembley Arena in London on Sept. 11-12, 1976. Cooper hits like “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “School’s Out” and “I’m 18” are part of the show, as are “Billion Dollar Babies,” “Only Women Bleed,” “Department of Youth,” “Black Widow” and “Some Folks.”