The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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"A different set of jaws."
  • R
  • 1975
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.4  (166,928)
  • 65

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic science-fiction musical film released in 1975. The movie was directed by Jim Sharman and starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick in the lead roles. It was produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a satirical homage to science fiction and horror B-movies of the 1940s-1970s, with a touch of glam rock and burlesque. The movie follows the newly engaged couple, Brad Majors (Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Sarandon) on a fateful night. When their car breaks down during a storm, they seek refuge in a nearby castle. Here, they come across the eccentric Dr. Frank N. Furter (Curry), an alien from the planet Transsexual who is conducting some strange experiments.

As the couple settles into the castle, they become witnesses to a madcap assortment of weirdness and sexual misadventures. Frank N. Furter introduces them to a motley crew of his equally odd friends- the tap-dancing Columbia (Nell Campbell), a hunky beefcake called Rocky (Peter Hinwood), and the butler Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) and his sister Magenta (Patricia Quinn).

The movie is presented as a stage musical with a mix of lively musical numbers and outrageous dance routines. The music and lyrics were composed by Richard O'Brien, who also wrote the original play on which the movie was based.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is famous for its audience participation culture. Fans of the movie dress up as the characters and sing along with the songs, throwing props like rice, toast, and toilet paper at appropriate moments. Some movie theaters even organize midnight screenings of the film, and audience members will shout out lines of dialogue or throw up their hands in unison during the musical numbers.

The film's success is attributed to its mind-bending storyline, catchy music, and the charisma of the leads. Tim Curry gives a standout performance as the cross-dressing Dr. Frank N. Furter, bringing a wild energy and a sense of danger to the role. Sarandon and Bostwick are also impressive in their roles as the naive couple, as they skillfully pull off the fine line between humor and sincerity.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show was not an instant commercial success when it was first released. However, over the years, it has become a cult classic and a staple of the midnight movie circuit. Its fans, who refer to themselves as "Rocky Horror fans" or "Riff Raff fans," continue to keep the legend alive by attending weekly screenings, dressing up in costumes, and performing the film's musical numbers at parties and conventions.

In conclusion, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a fun and quirky cult classic that remains popular among fans of science fiction, horror, and musicals. Its catchy music, outrageous storyline, and iconic characters have earned it a place in pop culture history.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 65.

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  • Release Date
    1975
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (166,928)
  • Metascore
    65