Monday, September 20, 2010

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Few films have earned such an enormous cult-following as this campy classic from 1975. Set to an assortment of electrifying rock numbers and huge power ballads, ROCKY HORROR is an operatic Horror Comedy that is unlike anything else in the cinematic landscape. No stage could have contained this crazed adaptation, and few films since have reached the same level of energy and insanity! Upon being stranded on the side of the road, the newly-engaged Brad and Janet are invited to stay the night in a manic mansion where Rocky is celebrating his first birthday. You see, the diabolical Dr. Frank-N-Furter has just created the perfect man, and everyone is celebrating by putting on an elaborate stage show! To reveal any more would spoil much of the fun, as ROCKY HORROR is simply a spectacle that must been seen to believe. The film puts together a strange and unusual collection of characters, featuring Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as the straight-laced lovers that are caught in the middle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter's sexual experiments and all of the confused excitement. Tim Curry's transgendered Transylvanian host is as iconic and memorable as Dracula or The Wolf Man, and his ghoulishly over-the-top character has become instantly recognizable in cultures around the globe. Having obviously been influenced by the stage productions of the earlier plays, ROCKY HORROR incorporates many garish costumes and wildly exotic sets that perfectly fit the on-screen absurdity. An astounding 35-years after its initial release, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW continues to shock and entertain audiences at midnite movie houses spanning the world over, making it the single longest-running theatrical release of all-time, and quite possibly the most enjoyable!

Rating: 10/10.

If you liked ROCKY HORROR, check out:
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, REPO!, FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN.

2 comments:

  1. My daughter recently discovered this one and fell in love. She has watched it like five times already.

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  2. This one's a bit of a shocker but I only watched it for the first time as well! Can't wait to see it in theaters some time!

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