Rocker Alice Cooper Creeps in to a Cameo for 'Dark Shadows'

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Alice Cooper is no stranger to the macabre: his shows have incorporated guillotines, fake blood, lives snakes, massive amounts of eyeliner and the occasional tearing of a chicken limb to limb. He's a character, as well as a musician.

So it makes perfect sense that Tim Burton would consider Cooper for a cameo role in his upcoming vampire drama "Dark Shadows," which Bloody Disgusting picked up on after the rock star was seen performing with Johnny Depp at the 100 Club in London this past weekend. Cooper's official website revealed that Depp was in town shooting the film and hinted that Cooper may be involved as well.

Aside from his stage theatrics, Cooper has also appeared in several films, including John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness," "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." OK, maybe that last one doesn't fit, but Cooper's inclusion in these movies should give you a clue as to his acting abilities. He comes with his own costume and make-up!

"Dark Shadows" is based on the '60s TV show of the same name and stars Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Moretz and Jackie Earle Haley. The movie is currently slated for May 11, 2012.