The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox. It stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. The film is based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show. It is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1960s. A number of props and set pieces were reused from the Hammer horror films.
About The Rocky Horror Picture Show in brief
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox. It stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. The film is based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show. It is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1960s. Although largely critically panned on initial release, it soon became known as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film in 1976. Today, the film has a large international cult following and has been considered by many as one of the greatest musical films of all time. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005. A number of props and set pieces were reused from the Hammer horror films. costume designer Sue Blane stated that costumes from the film have directly affected the development of punk rock fashion trends such as ripped fishnets and dyed hair. A criminologist narrates the tale of the newly engaged and innocent couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy late November evening, near a town called Denton in 1974. Seeking a telephone, the couple walk 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 Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a self-proclaimed \”sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania\”.
The ensemble of convention attendees also includes servants 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 who rides out of a deep freeze on a motorcycle. Brad and Janet are seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control. After discovering that his creation is missing, Frank returns to the lab with Brad and discovers that an intruder has entered the building. Brad, Janet, Magenta and Columbia watch from their bedroom as Rocky, the cower in his birth tank, is cowering in his high school teacher’s room. The couple are shown to be upset and Janet is visited by Frank, who poses as and then as Janet. She discovers Rocky, when she discovers Frank, in bed with Brad, and then wanders off to look for a video monitor on a wall. After the couple are released, a jealous Frank kills Eddie with a pickaxe. Columbia screams in horror, devastated by Eddie’s death. Frank justifies killing Eddie as amercy killing Rocky and they depart to the bridal suite where each other are seducing each other. The pair are then shown to separate to bedrooms, where each is seduced by Frank and then Janet, where she is visited and then looks for a monitor on the wall.