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While driving home during a rain filled night, straight-laced lovebirds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss end up by chance at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage, and find that he's having a party. This is no ordinary party, no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the doctor's latest creation: Rocky Horror, a man-made Adonis that will give absolute pleasure. Over the course of the night, Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, Janet and Rocky become biblically involved, and Dr. Everett Von Scott arrives looking for his nephew Eddie (whom Frank killed earlier in this film). This is an exceedingly grand visual and musical camp satire of the golden days of the B-movie horror and science-fiction genres. Projected along with a musical soundtrack to give audience participation a new meaning in dimension, time and space, this shall be a night that both Brad and Janet will remember for a very long time in the sexually kinky, rock 'n roll, rock-opera world of a ... Written by
In a close up, after Magenta and Columbia pull the curtain off of Rocky's birth-tank, strings are visible, stretched across the top of the tank. They were likely in place to keep the red satin drapery from dipping into the 'embryonic fluid'. See more »
Moving on from the riotous cult stage show which was born in a small
studio theatre in the early 70s, this movie version is a well-cast,
outrageous romp showcasing the absurdity and sci-fi obsession of
Richard O'Brien's inventive musical.
The small cast - the wonderful Tim Curry as Frank 'n Furter (the sweet
transvestite from transsexual Transylvania'); Barry Bostwick and Susan
Sarandon as the odd science students Brad and Janet; Patricia Quinn as
Magenta ('a domestic'); Little Nell as Columbia ('a groupie'), Jonathan
Adams as Dr Scott; Meat Loaf as Eddie; Richard O'Brien himself as the
handyman Riff Raff; Peter Hinwood as the muscle man Rocky, created by
Frank in a spoof on Frankenstein; and Charles Gray having a great time
as the Criminologist - are all really good, and the songs are terrific,
from the madness of 'The Timewarp' and 'Sweet Transvestite', to the
ethereal 'There's a Light' and 'I'm Going Home', by way of the rocky
'Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?' and the film-reference heavy
'Science Fiction Double Feature'.
Great, great fun and the floor show sequence in particular, showcasing
Frank's obsession with Fay Wray and the RKO cheapies, is exceptional,
with its statues in basques and its huge swimming pool. Trash, yes, but
classy trash, and most enjoyable.
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