Kenneth Anger (born February 3, 1927) is an American filmmaker, well-known for his ties to Aleister Crowley, the homoerotic subtext of his work, and his dabbling in the occult and black magic. A pioneer of the Music Video as well as the Dream Sequence. Also famous, or infamous depending on who you ask, as the writer of the Based on a Great Big Lie Hollywood gossip book Hollywood Babylon. Anger has since occasionally promised/threatened to release a sequel to Hollywood Babylon, but claims that he is holding off on the project because he is afraid that the book (which he claims contains lurid details about Tom Cruise's private life) will mark him as a target for Scientology.
- Fireworks (1947)
- Puce Moment (1949) (Originally imagined to be part of a full-length feature called Puce Women)
- Rabbit's Moon (1971)
- Eaux d'Artifice (1953)
- Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
- Scorpio Rising (1963)
- Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) (Featuring Mick Jagger and Anton LaVey)
- Lucifer Rising (1972)
Common tropes appearing in Anger's works include:
- Author Appeal: Anger is gay and his films include a lot of muscular, half-naked men. Also, larger doses of the occult.
- Horrible Hollywood: Hollywood Babylon
- Nothing but Hits: The soundtrack for Scorpio Rising consists of rock n' roll hits of the fifties and sixties.
- Satanism: Friend of Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey.