The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy sci-fi horror film by 20th Century Fox directed by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman . The screenplay was written by Sharman and actor Richard O’Brien , who appears in the film, which is based on the 1973 musical stage production of the same title , with music, book, and lyrics by O’Brien. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B moviesof the 1930s through the early 1970s. Along with O’Brien, the film stars Tim Curry , Susan Sarandon , and Barry Bostwick and is narrated by Charles Gray with cast members of the Royal Court Theater , Roxy Theater , and Belasco Theater productions.

The story centers is one of the most popular events in the world. The castle or country is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house Dr. Frank N. Furter, an apparent scientist who is actually an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle in his laboratory. The couple are seduced by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control.

The film was shot in the United Kingdom at Bray Studios and on an old country estate named Oakley Court , best known for its earlier use by Hammer Film Productions . A number of props and set pieces were made by the Hammer horror films. Although the film is a parody of and tribute to many kitsch science fiction and horror films, Sue Blane costume designer conducted a research for her designs. Blane stated that costumes from the film have directly affected the development of punk rock fashion trends such as ripped fishnets and dyed hair.

ALTHOUGH Largely Critically panned initial release it, it soon est devenu Known as a midnight movie When hearings participante Began with the movie at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976. Audience members returned to the cinemas and frequently Talked back to the screen and Began dressing as the characters , spawning similar performance groups across the United States. At almost the same time, fans in costume at the King’s Court Theater in Pittsburgh began performing alongside the film. This “shadow cast” mimed the actions on screen above and behind them, while lip-syncing their character’s lines. Still in limited releaseFour decades after its first, it is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It is often shown close to Halloween . Today, the film has a wide international cult following . It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.

The film’s creative team also produced Shock Treatment in 1981, a standalone feature using the characters of Brad and Janet and featuring some of the same cast.


A criminologist narrates the tale of the two-sided couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who found themselves lost in November, near Denton, Ohio . Seeking a phone, the couple walking to a nearby castle where they discover a group of strange and outlandish people who are holding an Annual Transylvanian Convention. They are soon swept into the world of Frank N. Furter, a self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”. The set of convention expected also includes Riff Raff, his sister Magenta, and a groupie named Columbia.

In his lab, Frank claims to have discovered the secret to life itself. His creation, Rocky, is brought to life. The ensuing celebration is soon interrupted by Eddie (an ex-delivery boy, both Frank and Columbia’s ex-lover, who has a partial brain to Rocky) who rides out of a deep freeze on a motorcycle. Eddie then proceeds to seduce Columbia, get the Transylvanians dancing and singing and intrigue Brad and Janet. When Rocky starts dancing and enjoying the performance, a jealous Frank kills Eddie with a pick. Columbia screams in horror, devastated by Eddie’s death. Frank justifies killing Eddie as a ” mercy killing ” to Rocky and they leave to the bridal suite.

Brad and Janet are shown to separate bedrooms, where each is visited and seduced by Frank, who poses as Brad (when visiting Janet) and then as Janet (when visiting Brad). Janet, upset and emotional, wanders off to look for Brad, who she discovers, via a television monitor, is in bed with Frank. She then discovers Rocky, hiring from Riff Raff, who has been tormenting him. Janet becomes intimate with Rocky, as Magenta and Columbia watch from their bedroom monitor.

After discovering that his creation is missing, Frank returns to the lab with Brad and Raff Riff, where Frank learns that an intruder has entered the building. Brad and Janet’s old high school science teacher, Dr. Everett Scott, has come looking for his nephew, Eddie. Frank suspects that Dr. Scott investigates UFOs for the government. Upon learning of Brad and Janet’s connection to Dr. Scott, Frank suspects them of working for him. Frank, Dr. Scott, Brad, and Riff Raff then discover Janet and Rocky together under the sheets in Rocky ‘s birth tank, upsetting Frank and Brad. Magenta interrupts the meeting by sounding a massive gong and stating that dinner is prepared.

Rocky and the guests share an uncomfortable dinner, which has been prepared by Eddie’s mutilated remains. Janet runs screaming into Rocky’s arms, provoking Frank to chase her through the halls. Janet, Brad, Dr. Scott, Rocky, and Columbia all meet in Frank’s lab, where Frank captures them with the Transducer Medusa , transforming them into nude statues. After dressing them in a costume cabaret, Frank “unfreezes” them, and they perform a live cabaret floor show, complete with an RKO tower and a swimming pool, with Frank as the leader.

Riff Raff and Magenta interrupts the performance, revealing themselves and Frank to be aliens from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. They are planning to return to their home planet. In the process, they kill Columbia and Frank, who has “failed his mission”. An enraged Rocky, impervious to Riff Raff’s laser gun, Frank’s gathers in his arms, climbs to the top of the tower, and plunges to his death in the pool below. Riff Raff and Magenta release Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott, then depart by facelift off the castle itself. The survivors are then left in the dirt, and the narrator concludes that the human race is equivalent to insects crawling on the planet’s surface, “lost in time, and lost in space … and meaning”.


  • Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter, a scientist.
  • Susan Sarandon and Janet Weiss, a heroine.
  • Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors, a hero.
  • Richard O’Brien as Riff Raff, a handyman.
  • Patricia Quinn as Magenta, a domestic.
  • Nell Campbell as Columbia, a groupie.
  • Jonathan Adams as Dr. Everett V. Scott, a scientist rival.
  • Peter Hinwood Rocky Horror, a creation.
  • Meat Loaf has Eddie, an ex-delivery boy.
  • Charles Gray as The Criminologist, an expert.
  • Jeremy Newson as Raplh Hapschatt
  • Hilary Labow as Betty Munroe


Concept and development

Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Tim Curry, and Richard O’Brien in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. All were in the original stage show. Production design by Brian Thomson, costumes by Sue Blane, and musical arrangement by Richard Hartley, all reunited alumni of the London stage production.

Richard O’Brien was living as an unemployed actor in London during the early 1970s. He wrote most of the Rocky Horror Show during one winter just to occupy himself. [6] [7] Since his youth, O’Brien had loved science fiction and B horror movies . He wanted to combine the elements of the unintentional humor of B horror movies, the dialogue of schlock-horror, Steve Reeves muscle flicks, and fifties rock and roll into his musical. [8] O’Brien conceived and wrote the play set against the backdrop of the glam era that had manifested itself throughout British popular culture in the 1970s. [9]Allowing his concept to come into being, O’Brien states ” glam rock “. [10]

O’Brien Showed a portion of the unfinished script to Australian director Jim Sharman, Who Decided to live it at the small experimental space Upstairs at the Royal Court Theater , Sloane Square , Chelsea, London , qui Was used as a project space for new work . [6] O’Brien HAD Briefly Appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘s Jesus Christ Superstar , directed by Sharman, and the two aussi Worked together in Sam Shepard ‘s The Unseen Hand . Sharman would bring in production designer Brian Thomson . [11] The original creative team was then rounded out by Sue Blane costume designer, musical director Richard Hartley , and stage producer Michael White , who was brought in to produce. As the musical went to rehearsal, the working title, They Came from Denton High , was changed just before previews at Sharman’s suggestion to The Rocky Horror Show . [6] [12]

Having premiered in the small sixty-seat Royal Court Theater, it Quickly Moved to come larger in London, Transferring to the 230-seat Chelsea Classic Cinemais Kings Road is 14 August 1973 before finding a near-permanent home at the 500-seat King’s Road Theater from 3 November 1973, running for six years. [13]The musical made its US debut in Los Angeles in 1974 before being played in New York City and other cities. [11] Producer and Ode Records owner Lou Adler attended the London production in the winter of 1973, escorted by friend Britt Ekland . He immediately decided to purchase the US theatrical rights. His production would be staged at his Roxy Theaterin LA [14] In 1975, The Rocky Horror Show premiered on Broadway at the 1,000-seat Belasco Theater . [15]

Filming and locations

The film was shot at Bray Studios and Oakley Court , a country house near Maidenhead , Berkshire , England, and at Elstree Studios [16] for post production, [17] from 21 October to 19 December 1974. Oakley Court, built in 1857 in The Victorian Gothic style is known for a number of Hammer films. [18] [19] Much of the location took place at the time of the manor was not in good condition. [20]Much of the cast was from the original London production internship, including Tim Curry, who had decided that Dr. Frank N. Furter should speak like the Queen of England, extravagantly posh. [10] Fox insisted on casting the two characters of Brad and Janet with American actors, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon. [11] Filming took place during autumn, which made conditions worse. During filming, Sarandon fell ill with pneumonia . [8] Filming of the laboratory scene and the title character’s creation on 30 October 1974. [21]

The film is both a parody and tribute to many of the science fiction and horror movies from the 1930s up to the 1970s. [6] The film production retains many aspects of the stage, but adds new scenes in the original stage play. [11] The movie’s plot, setting, and style echo those of the Hammer Horror movies, which had their own instantly recognizable style (just as Universal Studios ‘ horror movies did). [22] The original version of the film was originally published in the English version, but it was considered too expensive and scrapped. [11]

Costumes, make-up, and props

In the stage productions, do-it-all did their own make-up; however, for the film, the producers Pierre La Roche, who had previously been a make-up artist for Mick Jagger and David Bowie , to redesign the make-up for each character. [23] Production stills were taken by rock photographer Mick Rock , who has published a number of books from his work. [24] In Rocky Horror; From Concept to Cult , designer Sue Blane discusses the Rocky Horrorcostumes’ influence on punk music style. “[It was a] big part of the build-up [to punk].” She states that fishnet stockings, glitter, and hair are directly attributable toRocky Horror . [6]

Some of the costumes from the film had been originally used in the stage production. Props and set pieces have been made by Hammer Horror productions and others. The tank and dummy used for Rocky’s birth originally appeared in The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958). These references to earlier productions, in addition to cutting costs, enhanced the cult status of the film. [25]

Costume designer Sue Blane was a young man, was committed to the project. Curry and Blane had been working together in Glasgow’s Citizens Theater in a production of the Maids , for which it had worn a woman’s corset. Blane arranged for the theater to loan the corset from the other production for Rocky Horror . [26] Blane admits that she did not conduct research for her designing, had never seen a science fiction film, and was aware that her costumes for Brad and Janet may have been generalizations.

“When I designed Rocky, I never looked at any science fiction movies or comic books.” One just automatically knows what “spacesuits look like, the same way one intuitively knows how Americans dress.” I had never been to the United States, but I had this polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren pas cher, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren pas cher, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren pas cher, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren Of course, since doing Rocky I have been to the United States and admitted it was a bit of a generalization, but my ideas worked perfectly for Brad and Janet. ” [26]

The budget for the film’s costumes was US $ 1,600, [26] far more than the production budget stage, but having to double up on costumes for filming was expensive. For filming, corsets for the final had to be doubled for the pool scene, with one version drying while the other was worn on set. While many of the costumes are exact replicas of the stage productions, other costumes were new to filming, such as Columbia’s gold sequined swallow-tail coat and top hat and Magenta’s maid’s uniform. [26]

Blane was amazed by the recreation and understanding of her designs by fans. [26] When she first heard that she was dressing up, she thought it would be tacky, but it was surprised to see the extent to which the fans went to recreate her designs. Rocky Horror fan Mina Credeur, who designs costumes and performed as Columbia for Houston’s performance group, states that “the best part is when everyone leaves with a big smile on their face” be winking at you “. [27] The film still plays at Many theater rentals and Rocky Horror costume are made for Halloween Often, ALTHOUGH Many require much time and efforts to make. [28]

Title sequence

The film starts with the screen fading to black and oversized, disembodied female lips appear overdubbed with a male voice , [25] [29] establishing the androgynous theme to be repeated as the movie unfolds. [30] The opening scene and song, “Science Fiction / Double Feature”, is one of the lips of Patricia Quinn (who appears in the film later in the character Magenta [more, see as ‘Trixie’ the Usherette in the original London production who sang the song]), but has the vocals of actor and Rocky Horrorcreator, Richard O’Brien (who appears as Magenta’s brother Riff Raff). The film is one of the most famous films of the 1930s to the 1970s, including The Day of the Earth Stood Still , Flash Gordon , The Invisible Man , King Kong , It Came from Outer Space , Doctor X , Forbidden Planet , Tarantula , The Day of the Triffids , Curse of the Demon , and When Worlds Collide . [6] The disembodied lips of model Lorelei Shark [31]For the film, with the tagline “A Different Set of Jaws”, a spoof of the poster for the movie Jaws (which was also released in 1975). [25]


Main article: Rocky Horror Picture Show (soundtrack)

The soundtrack was released in 1975 by Ode Records and produced by Richard Hartley . The album peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard 200 in 1978. [32] It reached No. 12 on the Australian album chart [33] and No. 11 on the New Zealand album chart . [34] The album is in the final version of the [ Rocky Horror ] score. [35]

  1. ” Science Fiction / Double Feature ” – The Lips (voice of Richard O’Brien)
  2. ” Dammit Janet ” – Brad, Janet, and Chorus
  3. ” There’s a Light (Over the Frankenstein Place) ” – Janet, Brad, Raff Riff, and Chorus
  4. ” The Time Warp ” – Riff Raff, The Magenta, The Criminologist, Columbia, and Transylvanians
  5. ” Sweet Transvestite ” – Frank
  6. ” The Sword of Damocles ” – Rocky and Transylvanians
  7. ” I Can Make You a Man ” – Frank with Brad, Janet, Raff Riff, Magenta, and Columbia
  8. ” Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul ” – Eddie and Transylvanians
  9. ” I Can Make You a Man ” – Frank, Janet, and Transylvanians
  10. ” Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me ” – Janet with Magenta, Rocky, Columbia, Brad, Frank, and Riff Raff
  11. “Once in a While” ( deleted scene ) – Brad
  12. ” Eddie ” – Dr. Scott, The Criminologist, Janet, Columbia, Frank, Rocky, Brad, Raff Riff, and Magenta
  13. ” Planet Schmanet Janet (Wise Up Janet Weiss)” – Frank
  14. ” Planet Hot Dog ” – Janet, Brad, and Dr. Scott
  15. ” Rose Tint My World ” – Columbia, Rocky, Janet, and Brad
  16. ” Fanfare / Do not Dream It, Be It ” – Frank with Brad, Janet, Rocky, and Columbia
  17. ” Wild and Untamed Thing ” – Frank with Brad, Janet, Rocky, Columbia, and Riff Raff
  18. ” I’m Going Home ” – Frank and Chorus
  19. ” The Time Warp ” – Riff Raff and Magenta
  20. ” Super Heroes ” ( only present in the original UK release ) – Brad, Janet, and Chorus
  21. ” Science Fiction / Double Feature (Resume) ” – The Lips


The film opened in the United Kingdom at Rialto Theater in London 14 August 1975 and in the United States on 26 September at the Westwood U in Los Angeles , California. It did not matter that location, but not elsewhere. [36] Before the midnight screenings’ success, the film was published in New York City on Halloween night was canceled. [37] Fox re-released the movie around college campuses was double bill with rock music Reviews another movie parody, Brian De Palma ‘s Phantom of the Paradise , goal again it drew small audiences. [37]

With Pink Flamingos (1972) and Reefer Madness (1936) making money in midnight showings nationwide, a Fox executive, Tim Deegan, [30] starting in NYC on April Fools’ Day of 1976 . [37] The cult Following started Shortly partner after the movie Began icts midnight run at the Waverly Theater in New York City ., [36] Then spread to other counties in NYC, and to Uniondale, LI Rocky HorrorThe United States where many expected they would get in free if they arrived in costume. The Western Division of the film’s release included The Cinemas in Fresno and Merced , The Cinema J in Sacramento, California , and the Covell in Modesto. In New Orleans , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , and Chicago (at the Biograph Theater ). Before long screening of the film is accompanied by a live fan cast. [36]

The film is considered to be the longest-running release in film history. [38] It has never been pulled by 20th Century Fox from its original 1975 release, and it continues to play in cinemas. [39] [40]

Home media

A Super 8 version of the movie is made available. [41] In 1983, Ode Records released “The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Audience Par-Tic-I-Pation Album” , recorded at the 8th Street Playhouse. The recording of the film’s audio and the standardized call-backs from the audience. [42]

A home video release was made available in 1987 in the UK. [43] In the US, the film was released on VHS in 1990, retailing for $ 89.95 [44] and had its US broadcast premiere on the Fox Broadcasting Company , including audience participation edited in the film, on October 25, 1993.

The film was released on DVD in 2000 for the film’s 25th anniversary. A 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray was released in the US on 19 October 2010. The disc includes a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix, the original theatrical mono sound mix, and a 4K / 2K image transfer from the negative original camera . In addition, new content featuring karaoke and a fan performance were included. [45]

Reception, reaction and legacy

Critical reception

Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert noted that when first released, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was “ignored by pretty much everyone, including the future fanatics who would eventually count it”. He considered it a “long-running social phenomenon” than a movie, rating it 2.5 out of 4 stars. [46] Bill Henkin Noted That Variety thought que la “campy hijinks” of the movie Seemed labored, and aussi MENTIONED que la San Francisco Chronicle ‘s John Wasserman, Who HAD liked the course play in London, found the film “lacking Both charm and dramatic impact “. Newsweekcalled the film “tasteless, plotless and pointless” in 1978. [47]

Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a rating of 80% based on 41 reviews. [48] A number of contemporary critics find it compelling and enjoyable because of its offbeat and bizarre qualities; the BBCsummarized: “for those willing to experiment with something a bit bit different, a little bit outré, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has a lot to offer”. [49] The New York Times called it a “low-budget freak show / cultural classic / cultural institution” and considered the songs featured in the film to be “catchy”. [50] Geoff Andrew of Time Outcommented that “it’s a good time, it’s pretty easy to read, it’s easy to read, it’s all right”, rating it 4 out of 5 stars. [51] Dave Kehr of Chicago Reader on the other hand considered the “too weak to sustain a movie” and thought that the “songs all sound the same”. [52]

In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. [53] [54]

Cult phenomenon

Main article: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

New York City origins

The Rocky Horror Picture Provided with the shape of the cultured film’s transition from art-house to grind-house style. [55] The film developed in 1976 at the Waverly Theater in New York, which developed into a standardized ritual. According to J. Hoberman , author of Midnight Movies , it was after five months in the film’s midnight run when the audience began to listen. Louis Farese Jr., a normally quiet teacher who, seeing the character Janet places a newspaper over her head to protect herself from rain, yelled, “Buy an umbrella, you cheap bitch”. Originally Louis Rocky Horrorpioneers, including Amy Lazarus, Theresa Krakauskas, and Bill O’Brian, did each other laugh. This case of “counter point dialogue”, which has become standard practice and has been repeatedly verified at each screening. [7] Performance groups became a staple at Rocky Horror screenings due in part to the prominent New York City fan cast. [36] The New York City is being run by trainer schoolteacher and stand-up comic Sal Piroand his friend Dori Hartley. Hartley who portrayed Dr. Frank N. Furter, was one of several performers, including Will Kohler as Brad Majors, Nora Poses as Janet, and Lilias Piro as Magenta in a flexible rotating cast. [36] The performances of the audience were scripted and actively discouraged improvising, being conformist in a similar way to the repressed characters. [56]

On Halloween in 1976, Rocky Horror was playing in over 50 rentals on Fridays and Saturdays at midnight. Newsletters were published by local performance groups, and fans gathered for Rocky Horror conventions. [37] By the end of 1979, there were twice-weekly shows at over 230 theaters. [37] The National Fan Club was established in 1977 and later merged with the International Fan Club. The fan publication The Transylvanian printed a number of issues, and a semi-regular magazine was published as an official magazine. [55]

Los Angeles, Hollywood

The Los Angeles area performance groups originated in 1977 at the Fox Theater, where Michael Wolfson won a look-alike contest as Frank N. Furter, and won another at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard . Rocky Horror’s LA area theaters screening , including the Balboa Theater in Balboa , The Cove at Hermosa Beach , and The Sands in Glendale . He was invited to perform at the Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix, Arizona .

At the Tiffany Theater, the audience performance cast the theater’s full cooperation; the local performers entered early and without charge. The fan playing Frank for this theater was a transgender performer, [36] D. Garret Gafford, who was out of work in 1978 and trying to raise money for a gender reassignment while spending the weekends performing at the Tiffany. [57] . Presently, The live action rendition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is available for various locations in Los Angeles, typically Saturday nights at Midnight.

San Francisco

In 1978 San Francisco , Rocky Horror moved to the Strand Theater located near the Tenderloin on Market Street . [58] The Performance Group There, Double Feature / Celluloid Jam, was the first to act and perform almost the entire movie, unlike the New York cast at that time. The Strand was put together by an early Berkeleygroup, disbanded due to less than enthusiastic management. Frank N. Furter was portrayed by Marni Scofidio, who, in 1979, attracted many of the older performers from Berkeley. Mishell Erickson and her twin sister Denise Erickson as Columbia and Magenta, Kathy Dolan as Janet, Linda “Lou” Woods as Riff Raff. The Strand group has been featured in Los Angeles and San Francisco , a local punk club, and has been featured in the Mabuhay . [36]

Fan following

Rocky Horror is one of the last few western rites that pertain to the carnivalesque . [59] Annual Rocky Horror Conventions are held in varying locations. Tucson, Arizona has had a number of times, including 1999 with “El Fishnet Fiesta”, and “Queens of the Desert” held in 2006. [60] Vera Dika wrote that to the fans, Rocky Horror is ritualistic and comparable to a religious event, with a compulsive, repeated cycle of going home and coming back to see the movie each weekend. [7] The audience call backs are similar to responses in church during a mass. [7]Many theater exist across the United States that produce shadow-cast performances where the actors play each other in the film in full costume and props as the movie plays on the big screen in a movie theater. [61] [62] These showings are usually a week or a month ago.

The film has a global following and remains popular. [63] Sub cultures such as Rocky Horror have also found a place on the internet. [64] Audience participation scripts for many cities are available on the Internet. [25] The Internet has a number of Rocky Horror fan run websites with various quizzes and information specializing in different content allowing fans to participate at a single level. [30]

Cultural influence

The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been featured in a number of other feature films and television series over the years. Episodes of The Simpsons , The Venture Bros. The Boondocks , Glee , The Drew Carey Show , That ’70s Show , and American Dad! spotlight Rocky Horror , Vice Squad , Halloween II (2009), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower . [44] The 1980 Fame film featured the audience reciting their callback lines to the screen and dancing the Time Warp, [65]the dance of the stage show and movie, which has become a novelty dance at parties. [66]

” The Rocky Horror Glee Show ” aired on 26 October 2010, as part of the second season of the TV series Glee , which recreated several scenes from the film, including the opening credits. It featured Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf in cameo roles . [67]

“Bisexuality, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Me”, by Elizabeth Reba Weise, is a piece in Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out (1991), an anthology edited by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka’ahumanu which is one of the seminal books [68] [69] in the history of the modern bisexual rights movement. [70]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains a cultural phenomenon in Both the US and UK [71] [72] Cult movie participants are Often people on the fringe of society That find connection and community at the screenings [73]ALTHOUGH the movie Attracts fans of Differing backgrounds all over the world. [74]

Comments and jokes shouted out by the audience can be seen in the “riffing” of awful films in Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its spinoffs RiffTrax and Cinematic Titanic . These have been featured in the theater by the cast, reacting to movies being shown.


In 1981, Sharman reunited with O’Brien to do Shock Treatment , a stand-alone feature that was not a direct sequel to the original movie. [2] This film features characters Brad and Janet and was originally conceived and written to depict the characters filmed in normal settings until the production changed to a Screen Actor’s Guild strike. The eventual production would be a complete film being shot entirely within a sound stage and purposely blending that into the story line. Shock Treatment has been developed following the first film, and was a commercial failure in no small part of the main cast of Curry, Sarandon and Bostwick not returning. [75]

Ten years later, O’Brien wrote Reviews another script Intended as a live sequel to the cult classic Entitled Revenge of the Old Queen . [76] Producer Michael White had hoped to begin work on the production and described the script as being “in the same style as the other one. [77] Although the script has not been published, bootleg copies can be read on the Internet. The script is currently owned by Fox, which produced the original two films. Most individuals associated with the project, including O’Brien, agree that the film will probably never be made, owing to the failure of Shock Treatment and the aging of the cast. [78]

In 2014, it was announced that O’Brien would produce Shock Treatment for the theatrical stage. The production will premiere at the King’s Head Theater in Islington, London in the United Kingdom in the spring of 2015. [79] [ timeframe? ]


Main article: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

On 10 April 2015, it was announced that the Fox Broadcasting Company would have a modern-day reimagining of the movie, titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again . [80] [81] On 22 October 2015, it was announced that the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter would be played by actress Laverne Cox . [82] Ryan McCartan and Victoria Justice play the roles of Brad and Janet, alongside Reeve Carney as Riff Raff and singer / model Staz Nair as Rocky. [83] Adam Lambert portrays Eddie. [84] Tim Curry, who portrayed Dr. Frank N. Furter in the movie, portrays The Criminologist. [85] On February 1, 2016, it was announced that Broadway veteran Annaleigh Ashfordwould portray Columbia. [86] On 5 February 2016, Ben Vereen joined the Dr. Scott von Everett. [87]

Kenny Ortega , Best Known For The High School Musical deductible and Michael Jackson ‘s This Is It , directed, choreographed and executive-produced the remake; Lou Adler , who was an executive producer of the original film, has the same role for the new film. The film premiered on Fox on 20 October 2016. [88]

See also

  • List of American films of 1975
  • Cross-dressing in film and television
  • List of movies featuring extraterrestrials
  • List of movies featuring Frankenstein’s monster


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