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Patricia Quinn Interview: “I Watch ‘Shock Treatment’ With My Grand Kids Now…”

It was perhaps appropriate that I had a dentists’ appointment on the day I interviewed Patricia Quinn, iconic star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its follow-up Shock Treatment, recently released on Blu-ray. Its groundbreaking story of vicious medical procedures fused with reality TV made it a cult hit, though it never scaled the heights of its predecessor. She plays Dr. Nation McKinley alongside a cast packed with comic talent, from Barry Humphries to Rik Mayall, not to mention creator Richard O’Brien himself (pictured below with Quinn).

Though I wanted to ask numerous questions about her roles in Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem, Hawk The Slayer, I, Claudius and Doctor Who, the focus was very much on Shock Treatment, so I began by talking to her about the movie’s unique narrative…

Thn: It’s safe to say the film is quite different to Rocky Horror.
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What One Woman Did for a Homeless Man’s Injured Dog Will Make You 'Aww'

What One Woman Did for a Homeless Man’s Injured Dog Will Make You 'Aww'
Laurel Lainio lent a hand to two best friends who needed it.

The woman happened upon a dog named Rosie and her owner, a homeless man named Pat Quinn who performs music on the street, after a night out with friends, Australia’s 7 News Adelaide reports.

She found out the dog’s knee was injured and that it would cost $3,000 to fix it.

“When I saw Rosie last week,” she told the station, “I just couldn’t handle the thought of her having to go without her surgery.”

Rather than think about it, she did something about it, and created
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Review: "The Outsider" (1979) Starring Craig Wasson; Blu-ray Release From Olive Films

  • CinemaRetro
By Lee Pfeiffer

Olive Films has released a Blu-ray edition of the little-remembered and rarely seen 1979 film "The Outsider", a powerful drama directed by Tony Luraschi , who seemingly had a bright career but who, instead seems to have fallen into obscurity.  This seems to be one of only two films he was ever credited with. The reasons for this remain unclear, given the fact that "The Outsider" is a powerful film that has retained its bite over the decades. One can only wonder why a work of such passion could not have inspired its director to continue to direct movies, although perhaps fate prevented him from doing so. (If any readers has any information to share about this, please let us know.)  The film is set in Northern Ireland during the height of "The Troubles", that seemingly endless period of time when nation was torn apart by state of virtual civil was.
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Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Remake Finds Its Magenta

“You’re lucky, he’s lucky, I’m lucky, we’re all lucky!” Fox continues the casting of Transylvanians and others for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, its reimagining of 20th Century Fox's 1975 cult classic. Christina Milian is set to play Magenta, a maid at Frank-n-Furter’s castle. Patricia Quinn played the character in the original. The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet Weiss (Victoria Justice) and Brad Majors (Ryan McCartan), who stumble upon the bizarre…
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Christina Milian Cast as Magenta in Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Christina Milian Cast as Magenta in Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’
Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is filling out with the addition of Christina Milian, who’s been cast in the role of Magenta, Variety has learned.

Milian — who stars on Fox’s “Grandfathered” — joins the star-studded cast that includes Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Adam Lambert, Reeve Carney, Staz Nair, Annaleigh Ashford and original “Rocky Horror” vet Tim Curry, who returns as the narrator.

Fox’s version of “Rocky Horror” is a reimagining of the cult classic, which has the longest-running release in film history. The story follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. Along with the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Carney) and Magenta (Milian), Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Nair), a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show DVD Review

Director: Jim Sharman

Starring: Richard O’Brien, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Meatloaf, Peter Hinwood

Running Time: 96 minutes

Rating: 15

Extras: Audio Commentary, The Theatrical Experience, Participation Prompter, Audience Prompter

The Rocky Horror Picture Show just gets better with age. Once a West End smash for Richard O’Brien, its film adaptation became a commercial flop and was destined to wither away in movie purgatory, only to become a cult classic amongst midnight movie lovers. But in 2015 the film has reached legendary status in theatre and film; you only have to do a quick Google search and see what sing-along screenings are happening near you, but now you have the chance to have your own screening in the comfort of your own home with the 40th anniversary edition!

This edition keeps the film in its true form, filled with bright colours, loud music and general 1970s
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Susan Sarandon will do a Rocky Horror Picture Show Q&A at the Royal Albert Hall

Susan Sarandon will do a Rocky Horror Picture Show Q&A at the Royal Albert Hall
The Rocky Horror Picture Show's 40th anniversary celebrations are continuing in style as Susan Sarandon has signed up for a special Q&A in London.

The Hollywood actress will reunite with former co-stars Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell for a one-off discussion at the Royal Albert Hall on October 27.

The extravagant Q&A will take place alongside a special screening of Richard O'Brien's classic musical movie, with over 5,000 Rocky Horror fans expected to attend.

Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, said: "This is amazing news - we were already hugely excited about staging the 40th anniversary gala screening of this cult classic at the Hall, but having a Hollywood superstar on stage will make it that bit more special.

"We can't wait to hear Susan, Patricia and Nell talking about their amazing careers and sharing their memories of working on the incredible, unique Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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Review The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Celebration

  • Comicmix
It goes without saying that the 1970s cannot be recounted without examining certain cultural phenomena. The Godfather and star Wars certainly helped redefine filmmaking and both had major impact on pop culture. But then there was the growth of cult cinema, which endures to this day, and was sparked by the arrival of a 20th Century Fox flop, a failed adaptation of a British stage play that gained some cred when it moved to Los Angeles. Little did anyone suspect that when New York’s Waverly theater began screening The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight, it would engage a generation.

I had heard of it soon after the screenings began but didn’t see it for the first time until my college roommate showed it in our dorm room so I could see and hear it for myself before it screened on campus with complete audience participation. I was taught which lines to repeat,
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Today in Movie Culture: Alternate 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Credits Designs, 'Rocky Horror' Reunion and More

  • Movies.com
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Credits of the Day:  The end credits for Avengers: Age of Ultron were designed by motion graphics studio Perception, which pitched a few ideas to Marvel. See some of their other designs and the chosen version below and see more videos and images from the project at /Film.   Cast Reunion of the Day:  In their latest wrangling of various classic TV and movie casts, Entertainment Weekly rounded up Tim CurrySusan SarandonBarry BostwickMeat Loaf and Patricia Quinn for a 40th anniversary update on the ensemble of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.     Supercut of the Day:  For Slate, supercut master...

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast Takes Their 40th-Anniversary Reunion Photo

  • Vulture
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast Takes Their 40th-Anniversary Reunion Photo
Are you ready for a time warp? It has been 40 years since The Rocky Horror Picture Show — 40 years of midnight screenings, fistfuls of rice, rubber gloves, fishnet stockings, and yelling "Asshole!" at the screen. To celebrate, EW brought five of the cast members together for a photo shoot, including Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn, and Meatloaf. It's astounding: Time is fleeting.
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Let's do the Time Warp! The Rocky Horror Picture Show cast reunite after 40 years

Let's do the Time Warp! The Rocky Horror Picture Show cast reunite after 40 years
The cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show have reunited 40 years after the movie first hit the big screen.

The get-together for Today marked the first time the key castmembers had joined up in 25 years.

Re-Viewed: The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains a classic 40 years later

Barry Bostwick (Brad) and Susan Sarandon (Janet) were joined by Meat Loaf (Eddie), Patricia Quinn (Magenta) and Tim Curry (Dr Frank-n-Furter).

The Rocky Horror Show opened in London in 1973 with Curry and Quinn in the cast.

It transferred to Broadway two years later, and the movie adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show was released the same year.

Quinn was one of the few cast members who returned for 1981's less well-known follow-up Shock Treatment.

The Rocky Picture Show celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special screening at the Royal Albert Hall last November and writer Richard O'Brien returned to The Rocky Horror Show as
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"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Cast Reunites 40 Years Later -- See Them Now!

  • TooFab
Let's do the Time Warp again! It's been 40 years since Brad and Janet crossed paths with a "sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" -- and, to celebrate, the core cast members reunited just in time for Halloween. Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf and Patricia Quinn (Magenta) sat down with "Today" on the set of their Entertainment Weekly photo shoot, Curry making a rare appearance since suffering a stroke in 2013. Watch the reunion -- and see them all now -- below: In the cute clip, Curry reveals that he was originally going to play Dr. Frank-n-Furter as a German ... but changed his whole performance after a chance encounter on the bus. "One day I was on a London bus," he recalled, "and I heard a woman say, 'Do you have a house in town or a house in the country?' And I thought,
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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ – 40 years later and what it says about Janet, glam rock, marriage and Tim Curry

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Directed by Jim Sharman

Screenplay by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman

1975, USA

The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn’t the first midnight-cult-classic, but the beautiful, weird and dark musical is without a doubt, the most famous. The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week and so what better time to add it to my list of greatest cult films.

For the unfamiliar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the film adaptation of a popular musical stage production composed and written by Richard O’Brien, a struggling actor at the time who was best known for his performances in such musicals as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. For O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was an homage to drive-in double features and science fiction B-movies of the fifties, and ironically, the film itself went on to become the ultimate midnight movie. Trhps opened Sept.
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September 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sentinel, Eaten Alive

  • DailyDead
It’s a big week for cult horror fans, as there are some supremely awesome titles making their way home on September 22nd, including The Sentinel from Scream Factory and Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, which is being released by Arrow Video. For all you Time Warp fans out there, 20th Century Fox is celebrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary in grand style with a stellar Blu-ray set and Kino Lorber is resurrecting the often overlooked early ’90s thriller Lisa, starring the adorable Staci Keanan from My Two Dads.

Other titles being released on Tuesday include Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and a pair of kid-themed Halloween movies perfect for younger viewers this upcoming October.

Eaten Alive Two-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Meet The Maniac & His Friend. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger's famous red and green sweater,
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

Nearly four decades ago, the ultimate midnight movie was released in theaters and to celebrate, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray / DVD on September 22nd, complete with special features aplenty.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (July 29, 2015) – Get ready to do the time warp again as The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary – the ultimate midnight movie – comes home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast, including: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf, The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly became a pop cultural phenomenon passed down from generation to generation. Now, after four decades, it’s back stronger than ever with an all-new Ultimate Collector’s Edition, featuring limited edition packaging, exclusive collectible pink surgical gloves, fishnet stockings and a soundtrack for its army of die-hard fans!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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'Rocky Horror Picture Show' TV Remake Happening at Fox

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' TV Remake Happening at Fox
Fox has decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1975 cult musical and midnight mainstay The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a TV remake. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will be a 2-hour special, which is now in development. Original producer Lou Adler is coming back to executive produce alongside Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega, the later of which will direct and choreograph for Fox 21 TV Studios.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will 'reimagine' the campy horror movie, which, 40 years after its release, continues to play in theaters across the globe all year long. It holds the record for longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history. A remake has long been in the works. While a movie remake was considered, the TV event was originally set up at Fox in 2002, back when executive producer Gail Berman was president of the Network. The plan was to
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Heather’s Favorites of 2013

  • DailyDead
Happy 2014 Everyone! Looking back, I thought 2013 was an exceptional year for horror, especially for independent genre fare that ended making up most of my favorite films over the last 12 months. In fact, 2013 ended up being so good, even a number of remakes that came out this year managed to be as strong as their original horror peers and that’s pretty damn impressive.

Here’s a look at some of my very favorite things that happened in horror along the way during 2013:

John Dies at the End:

I’d been waiting patiently to see Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End ever since I chatted him up about the project at SXSW 2012. Thankfully, the film didn’t disappoint at all when it was released last January. Wonderfully weird and oddly heartfelt, no one has quite mastered the art of the unexpected like Coscarelli has throughout his career
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Preview: McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

This weekend (November 23rd & 24th) sees the McM Comic Con and Memorabilia show take place at the NEC in Birmingham. We’ll be there on the Saturday, checking out what’s happening at one of the UK’s biggest conventions. If you haven’t grabbed a ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Ok, ok, so some of you may still be undecided, so let me tempt you with a rundown of just some highlights of the guests attending the event this weekend…

Red Dwarf Reunion – Chris Barrie (Arnold Rimmer); Hattie Hayridge (Holly); Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) from much-loved British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf. Quadrophenia Reunion – Stars Phil Daniels (Jimmy); Toyah Willcox (Monkey) and Daniel Peacock (Danny) celebrate the ultimate mod movie, based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera.

Richard Donat and Kate Kelton from popular sci-fi series Haven. Donat plays Vince Teagues, leader of The
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Severe Storms Sweep Midwest, Killing 6

Severe Storms Sweep Midwest, Killing 6
var brightcovevideoid = '2847804966001'; As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement. Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out "right on top" of them, Zehr said. Their home, on the outskirts of Washington, Ill., was swept up and scattered over hundreds of yards by one of the dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods,
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The Lords of Salem (2013) Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

I really had not planned to write a review about Rob Zombie’s latest endeavor “The Lords of Salem”. The primary reason simply being that the internet just plain didn’t need another review of this film residing out there in cyberspace. Call it “saturating the market” if you will, me writing about something slightly obscure, new or old would have more than likely served the reader better. Here I am though, so let’s get to it.

I guess I should elaborate on the reason I ended up here. I’ve read only one review that was somewhat favorable about this film. The rest offered no hope of Mr. Zombie regaining his former greatness as the man that would save mainstream horror by giving it all the grime, violence, and homages to vintage films that just could not be found in any similar ilk anywhere else.
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