Prince of Darkness (1987)
Alice Cooper made up for his appearance in the abysmal 1984 werewolf movie Monster Dog — yep, that really is the title — by cameo-ing as a possessed bum in John Carpenter’s creepy, underappreciated homage to cult British screenwriter Nigel Kneale.
Any film in which James Woods is not the perviest person onscreen is always worth checking out — doubly so when it’s Blondie singer Debbie Harry who’s the person out-kinking him, as she is in David Cronenberg’s bizarre trip of a horror movie.
The Hunger (1983)
The Thin White Duke David Bowie ages ungracefully — and REALLY quickly — in Tony Scott’s arty vampire flick.
Trick or Treat (1986)
Ozzy Osbourne makes for an unlikely evangelist and moral crusader in this movie of a dead rock star wreaking mayhem from beyond the grave. KISS bassist Gene Simmons is rather more believable as a metal-loving DJ.
Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider wrote this tale of a teen-torturing nutjob and starred as the much-pierced maniac.
We’re guessing Francis Ford Coppola’s shortlist to play crazy-haired, croaky-voiced, beetle-eating maniac Renfield consisted of just two words: ”Tom” and ”Waits.”
Leprechaun: In the Hood (2000)
Ice-T: In a really crappy movie.
Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)
Star Jon Bon Jovi helped give horror sequels a bad name in this follow-up to John Carpenter’s 1998 Vampires.
House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)
Rob Zombie made his directorial debut with this highly controversial — and Rainn Wilson-featuring — gorefest. Since then, he has brought us 2005’s Corpses sequel The Devil’s Rejects, 2007’s Halloween, 2009’s Halloween II, and 2012’s The Lords of Salem. What, you thought a guy called ”Rob Zombie” was going to make romantic comedies?
Henry Rollins is one of the folks trying, and mostly failing, to survive a night of monster mayhem in a desert dive bar.
Director-star Rob Stefaniuk recruited Iggy Pop (pictued, top), Alice Cooper (pictured, bottom), Henry Rollins, Moby, and Rush’s Alex Lifeson to appear in his amiable vampire horror-comedy.