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Rated R
Copyright 1975 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Frank N Furter - Tim Curry! Your average mad scientist, transvestite, alien. Say's hello to oblivion via antimatter lasergun.
  • Riff Raff - Morose butler, he eventually tires of his master's abuse. After zapping Frankie we can be assured he returned to the planet Transsexual and continued doing his sister.
  • Magenta - Riff's sister; she enjoys banisters, sleeping with her brother, and dancing.
  • Brad Majors - Idiot, there's little wonder we spend half the movie yelling "ASSHOLE" at him.
  • Janet Weiss - Susan Sarandon! For some reason this girl sleeps with everyone except her fiancee'.
  • Columbia - Freak groupie, she has a voice that can reach well into the "really annoying" range. Zapped by Riff Raff.
  • Rocky Horror - Blonde, muscled, moron created by Frankie to satisfy his sexual urges - he needed to make about a dozen more it seems. Zapped by Riff Raff.
  • Dr. Scott - Wheelchair bound friend and mentor to Brad and Janet.
  • Criminologist - Our narrator. You will notice the distinct lack of tissue connecting his head and torso.
  • Eddie - Meatloaf! Previously one of Frankie's lovers; upon making a reappearance he is greeted with a pickax.

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The Plot: 

Let us get this right from the start, here is probably the best known cult movie of all time. For almost twenty-five years people have been enjoying the debauchery and it is not going to stop anytime soon.

Everything starts innocently enough. Brad proposes to Janet after they attend the wedding of two friends. It is only when they begin driving through a storm to visit Dr. Scott that things take a darker turn. Forced to seek shelter in a castle after their car blows a tire, the two are caught up in a carnival of carnal knowledge.

Incestuous domestics Riff Raff and Magenta tend house for the transsexual deviant mad scientist Frank N Furter. If Frank is not singing about something, he is having sex with someone - gender is no problem. (If this movie or its audience participation calls do not offend your sensibilities at some point, you are probably from California or New York City.)

Dr. Furter creates a man, er playtoy, and is busy admiring his future bedmate when who comes crashing out of the freezer? Meatloaf! Lucky for us rock fans a pick-wielding transvestite did not do him in. Even if it took twenty years for another album. (A sad correlation between the decline of rock n roll and chicks with, ahm, appendages?) Needless to say it is a short time before Frank has explored Rocky, Janet, and Brad.

Since Janet is wide awake after having sex with Frank, she goes tromping around the castle and notices her fiancee' relaxing after his encounter with their host. (Ugh, ugh.) What does she do? Oh, has sex with Rocky of course. Needless to say Frank is pissed, the arrival of Dr. Scott does not help matters. He is there to find Eddie, who was his nephew. (Small world huh?) All hands sit down to a nice, early morning dinner just before chaos breaks loose. Mainly on account that dinner is Eddie.

After turning his guests into stone (And apparently scrambling their brains.) Frank has just enough time to start the floor show, which involves everybody, and I mean everybody, wearing fishnets and dancing, before Riff finally loses it.

What seems like it would be a moderately amusing piece of bad cinema takes on a life of its own at midnight, in movie theaters across the country. Watching the movie in your home is okay, but seeing it in a dark theater full of hyper and sometimes inebriated fans gives one a whole new understanding. Ninety odd minutes of yelling the audience calls from, "Say hello Riff!" to "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Why the f**k does he have seven forks?" always left me sad to see the ending credits. The moral of this story? If you have not seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight, in a theater full of freaks, you are missing out.

Check out the Audience Participation Guide.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Billboards do not belong in cemeteries.
  • Sluts cannot read.
  • Transvestites are easily mistaken for vampires.
  • The secret to life is sno-cone flavoring.
  • It is difficult to tell the difference between your lithe girlfriend and a hairy transvestite.
  • Never piss off the guy holding an electric knife.
  • Do not piss off the same guy if he is indiscriminately turning people into stone.
  • Fishnet stockings cure paralysis.
  • Rainbows are caused by antigravity drives.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 1 min - LET THERE BE LIPS!
  • 23 mins - That is one big girl. Is that my sister? (I have a fat sister.)
  • 42 mins - Frozen Meatloaf, ugh.
  • 52 mins - What is Rocky looking for?
  • 55 mins - Why did that shut off anyway?
  • 80 mins - You know, by this point I have seen enough men in garters and lingerie to last me a very long time...
  • 91 mins - Why is Rocky climbing the tower now? What is this guy, some sort of human lemming?

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note rockyhorror1.wav Criminologist: "I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey."
Green Music Note rockyhorror2.wav Janet: "Oh! What have you done with Brad?"
Frank N Furter: "Oh well, nothing. Why? Do you think I should?"
Green Music Note rockyhorror3.wav Brad: "It's you're fault, you're to blame! I thought it was the real thing!"
Frank N Furter: "Oh come on Brad, admit it. You liked it, didn't you? There's no crime in giving yourself over to pleasure."
Green Music Note rockyhorror4.wav Riff Raff: "Say good-bye to all of this...and hello to oblivion."
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #33. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by jean
IF you had gone to the show the year after it was released and PARTICIPATED with the audience you would not say it was a "bad" show!!.. The keyword is "show"..not real life or academy award winner. Participation and having a great time is the real aspect of this show!!... I remember carrying in all the props and using them (much to my astonishment) in the theater... every one helped clean up afterwards.. I have never had so much fun!!! But that was then and this is now... much of the fun things one could do years ago are now forbidden (sometimes I wonder what exactly is communism) and you get arrested for doing some of the stupid things!! I am now 53 yrs old and have a 21 yr old son.. I tell him about all the things I used to do and it is sad that most of them are illegal now!! What has happened to the fun and freedom in this world... Maybe everyone should be made to watch and actually participate in this show.. Laughter makes life a whole lot better...
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #34. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by SOG
Watching this movie was like diving into a laundry basket full of dirty underwear.  It grossed me out. Really stunk.  I was in college when it first came out. As I was watching it I kept thinking to myself, "this isn't funny. what person would think this funny?". Yet lots of people loved it.  No accounting for taste.  I'm glad there was never a sequal.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #35. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by timt
It's either your kind of movie or it's not.
No halfway houses.
It's either simply the best horror spoof,rock and roll,audience participation party you've ever witnessed(guess what I think) or it's the cheapest,trashiest load of tripe ever committed to the silver screen.

Personally, it's the dog's b......s!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #36. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Andie the Horrible

Someone said (and I quote) "I'm sure glad there isn't a sequel"- Well guess what, folks- there is. And it's even WORSE than the original (in that oh-so-irresistible way). For all the RHPS-heads out there, check out the sequel, Shock Treatment. Its got enough "bad movie" quality to keep your head lolling and your eyes watering for a few hours more.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #37. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Amanda
DAMN RIGHTS this is a great classic movie that will still be great in 100 years!!! I think frank is the best!!! I was supposed to see it live this year, but damn work got in the way! Next Halloween I'm going to it for sure! (Screw my job, I'll find a better one!!!) And yeah I'm p**sed off!!!!!!!!!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #38. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Abby
The thought of watching this AWSOME show makes me quiver with antici---pation! Tim Curry is hotter in drag than any chick in a skirt!!!!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #39. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by VA
Damn it Janet I love this movie. I can't resist this movie. It a step to the left. I can't watch this movie without singing to it everytime. Let alone the songs are left in my head for days. I'll constantly hum every tune. You cannot expercience life without seeing Tim Curry in drag.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reply #40. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by tan (magenta rocks)
RHPS is not a movie, its a lifestyle choice, my life is now
beenturned into the script of the show, I quote lines in veryday life
 and send people insane.Friends who have seen RHPC understand
 and love t and those wo havent want to commit me to the ocal
nuthouse.columbia rocks and its good to see us Aussies do it best
 however Magenta shows us woman how to live our lives.  We are
 even having a 40th birthday party based on the movie but we are
 not telling the guests so it should be a good if not strange
surprise.  My best mate is a fan too ( Rocky is her favourite, but
Magenta would kick his ass) so we have another thing in common.
RHPS has changed so many peoples view of the world and will do
 so for many generations (our kids love it too).  
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