Honestly the main reason it took me so long to become a fan of him is because most of his films scared me. But having re-watched many of his films repeatedly there's no denying his view of cinema as magic is one of the most unique perspectives in film. As Scorsese put it in regards to 'Scorpio Rising' his films function like a sort of evocation of something per-existing and oddly the more his style is imitated (With imitators ranging from Scorsese himself to Lady Gaga) the more inherently modern his approach feels. While "Hollywood Babylon" is mostly nonsense I believe its key in understanding his perspective, where the appeal of Hollywood is the juxtaposition of the cities glamorous surface and its morbid underbelly. Anger's films embrace both extremes simultaneously.