March Madness Begins Here – Alice Cooper, Arkham Asylum And More!

Forget basketball, folks. The real March Madness begins here at Biff Bam Pop.

Over the next month we’ll be taking a look at how madness has played out in the world of pop culture. From music and movies, comics books and television, the crazy’s have always been compelling characters, some tragically true.

Take Alice Cooper, for instance. One of his classic yet criminally underrated albums, From The Inside documents Alice’s real life time spent in a sanitarium to deal with his alcoholism. While not to everyone’s tastes, it still introduced the rock and roll world to Nurse Rozetta.

Speaking of sanitariums, Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum graphic novel is a creepy place to visit, regardless of your own mental health. Or Buffy fans, remember the time our favourite Vampire Slayer got locked in an asylum, where she was almost convinced her life in Sunnydale was a dream? It was real life…wasn’t it?

Then there’s the movies…and characters like Jack Torrance in The Shining…Alex from A Clockwork Orange…Tom Waits’ Renfield in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Mad, all of them. And that’s just the beginning.

So for the next month, hop on board our crazy train, as we take you on a ride through our very own asylum.

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