B-Sides: That Time Christopher Lee Sang about Booze

You’ve seen him play Dracula and Sherlock Holmes, Sith lords and dark wizards, but have you ever heard Christopher Lee sing... about booze? And doing so in an effort to corrupt an alcoholic superhero into falling off the wagon? While surrounded by sexy back-up dancers and a goblin?

If you can answer yes to all of the above, then you’ve obviously see the 1983 Australian superhero musical comedy The Return of Captain Invincible.

From Philippe Mora, the director of Howling III: The Marsupials, The Beast Within, and Communion, and Steven E. de Souza, the writer of 48 Hours, The Running Man, and Die Hard (who co-wrote with Andrew Gaty), comes a musical comedy starring Alan Arkin as a bumbling alcoholic superhero (you thought Hancock did it first?) lured out of drunken retirement to save the world when his old nemesis Mr. Midnight (Lee) steals a military superweapon.

The Return of Captain Invincible
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Remember Romero's Diamond Dead?

  • Fangoria
Many years ago there was talk of a George A. Romero-directed film about a zombie rock band called Diamond Dead. With music from Emmy-winner Richard Hartley (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Dd was perhaps a little ahead of it's time. Attempting to harness the power of the 'net to build awareness of the film at a time just a tad before the boom of social networks like MySpace and Facebook, Diamond Dead never materialized as a feature film.

But last year it spawned a musical...

The following Press Release just arrived here at Fangoria...

The Landless Theatre Company of Washington, DC, joins the 2009 NYC Fringe with 'Diamond Dead', the zombie rock musical by Emmy winning composer Richard Hartley (‘Rocky Horror,’ ‘Alice In Wonderland’). The play is based on a screenplay by Brian Cooper ('Nymph'), and was the winner of the 2008 Capital Fringe Festival Best Musical Pick of The Fringe.
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