The Horrorthon: Rocky Horror Picture Show

R | Oct. 28 | 1h 40m

synopsis

The Horrorthon, Halloween Film Festival

Audience participation encouraged and members may bring toilet paper, but no water or rice.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show, that campy beacon of sexuality and self-acceptance, premiered in the U.S. on September 25, 1975, at the Westwood Theater in Los Angeles… Following its release, it was quickly shelved. But due to the marketing savvy of a young executive at 20th Century Fox, Rocky Horror was revitalized in the form of a midnight screening the next year at the Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village, New York. Over the next four decades, Rocky Horror would be transformed from failed movie-musical to underground phenomenon to rebellious coming-of-age ritual to mainstream icon, all thanks to the hardcore fans who flocked to its late-night showings.” –The Atlantic  (read more about it here.)

Audience participation encouraged and members may bring toilet paper, but no water or rice.

Cast

Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Directed by

Jim Sharman

Written by

Richard O'Brien , Jim Sharman