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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 celebrated its 40th anniversary in late September and in addition to the latest collectible Blu-ray that was released in honor of this milestone, the Washington-based toy manufacturer Funko is set to release six, fully poseable action figures based on characters from the beloved film. The collection which is due out just before Christmas includes Dr. Frank-n-Furter, Riff Raff, Brad Majors, Janet Weiss, Riff Raff’s sister Magenta and, Columbia. Check out the images of the Rocky Horror figures below.
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- Ricky Fernandes
Laverne Cox will step into the platforms of 1975’s iconic Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-n-Furter when production for Fox’s remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” begins March 2016 in Toronto. The two-hour telefilm will reintroduce the recently engaged Brad and Janet (originally played by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, respectively) to the “sweet transvestite” just before Frank-n-Furter’s latest creation is unveiled: the flaxen-haired Rocky Horror. After a number of years in limbo, the project is finally pushing through, hot on the heels of the cult film’s 40th anniversary. Casting is still underway with Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer. Fans of “West Wing”–“iZombie” crossover fan fiction can silence their keyboards—CBS has it covered with its new series pickup, “BrainDead.” The comic-inspired drama will follow a young government staffer as she realizes brain-eating aliens are consuming congressmen. Mark Saks Casting is handling the 2016 project that already includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, »
Fourty years ago, The Rocky Horror Picture Show started its reign as the midnight movie for the ages; and to this day it still reigns. Probably the greatest reason that Richard Hartley and Richard O.Brien.s masterpiece of absolute pleasure has endured the years is, of course, its rock-and-roll fueled score. But if you were to try and rank these songs in their exact order of greatness, you.d probably be wandering into a discussion of a rather tender subject. Still, in the name of science fiction and Transylvanians everywhere, and considering it was all over TV last weekend - which has lodged the entire score in our heads, we.re gonna give it a go and rank every song in The Rocky Horror Picture Show 15. Rose Tint My World As fun of a movie as Rocky Horror is, it does frontload a bunch of action - only to »
Strictly Come Dancing Week Six: All the scores and judges' comments
Head judge Len Goodman said he agreed with his fellow judges' decision.
It marked the first time that a female celebrity has been eliminated from this year's show, following four successive male exits.
Jamelia found herself in the dance-off for the second consecutive week and for the third time this series. »
But who brought a bit of magic to the dance floor, and who had a monstrous night? Find out with our round-up of the scores and comments from judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli - and you can relive every dance below:
Len: "The problem is you're like an English rose and the paso is a cactus, sharp aggressive and spiky. It doesn't really suit your personality. I got the willies at one time when I thought you would use the wrong foot. It wasn't great, Kate - I wish it was."
Darcey: "You look the part – absolutely stunning. To help strengthen your performance use those beautiful eyes. »
Fighting off a 60’s sugar hangover of Disney singalongs and reluctant nannies, musicals took turns being either idealistic (Hair) or Good Book Wavin’ moralistic (Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar), and we called them Rock Musicals – the music (slightly more) hard hitting, the lyrics speaking to the issues of the day – spirituality, war – heady stuff (on paper). But who was giving the Devil his due? Where was a musical about the fun side of sin, temptation, sacrifice, and ill gained ecstasy? Where was the rock musical About rock and roll? And then, yay and verily, it did arrive on the world’s doorstep in a black bassinet, cackling and screaming, eager to please and ready to reign. Welcome to Phantom of the Paradise (1974). As a wise old Glam queen once said, “Life at last! Salutations from the other side!”
Released on Halloween by 20th Century Fox, PotP did not reign. At all. »
- Scott Drebit
Of the 100-plus Top 10 lists we received for our Ultimate Horror Movie Poll, there were a few omissions that genuinely surprised me. One of those was a no-show for "Halloween" on the list of musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie -- i.e. the man who remade the John Carpenter classic for a new generation back in 2007. Which isn't to say that Zombie doesn't like the film, obviously ("Halloween" only barely made the cut on my own list despite being my favorite horror movie of all time), only that it was crowded out by a slew of black-and-white classics, one cult-favorite musical and a number of undeniable modern masterpieces including Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," which was a major influence on Zombie's first two features ("House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects"). Check out Zombie's full list below, then peruse the rest of the Top 10s over at the main poll page. »
- Chris Eggertsen
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The New Yorker has published an excerpt from Dennis Lim‘s upcoming book David Lynch: The Man from Another Place:
One of the first video recordings of a David Lynch interview dates from 1979. The twenty-minute black-and-white segment was produced for a television course at the University of California, Los Angeles, and conducted in the oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin, one of the locations that constituted the barren wasteland of his first feature, “Eraserhead” (1977). This was the moment of Lynch’s first brush with cult fame: “Eraserhead” was a year into its three-year run as a midnight movie at the Nuart Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard. »
- TFS Staff
The film takes a fun, in-depth look at how Tommy Wiseau came up with the idea of the film hailed by many as one of the worst films ever made. James Franco will play Wiseau while Dave Franco will play Greg Sestero, who co-starred in the film. While many consider it a bad movie, its cult following is wide; theaters across the nation still play the film on midnight runs over the weekend, with many of the screenings involving fan participation similar to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s” midnight screenings.
- Justin Kroll
Special Mention: Dead Ringers
Directed by David Cronenberg
Genre: Thriller / Drama
Dead Ringers is one of David Cronenberg’s masterpieces, and Jeremy Irons gives the most highly accomplished performance of his entire career – times two. This is the story of Beverly and Elliot Mantle (both played by Irons), identical twins who, since birth, have been inseparable. Together, they work as gynecologists in their own clinic, and literally share everything between them, including the women they work and sleep with. Jealousy comes between the two when Beverly falls in love with a new patient and decides he no longer wants to share his lady friend with Elliot. The twins, who have always existed together as one, have trouble adapting and soon turn against one another. Unlike the director’s previous films, the biological horror in Dead Ringers is entirely conveyed through the psychological »
- Ricky Fernandes
Providing an alternative to the tradition of watching "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on the big screen, HBO Now will host its first ever "midnight streaming" of the cult sensation, at midnight Et on Halloween. Despite its streaming showcase, the 40-year-old cult classic will continue the tradition of audience participation, adapting it to fit the 21st century. Using the tag #RHPS40, viewers that night can live tweet and craft the most creative forms of participation using social media, similar to the midnight screenings that have invaded theaters since 1975. So dress up as your favorite character, log on and prepare to rejoice with the rest of the country as we do the Time Warp all together once again. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is available now on HBO Now. But for a taste of the fun you can expect Saturday, check out HBO's teasers for the event above and below. Read More: »
- J. Carlos Menjivar
In our ongoing recap of last week's Ultimate Horror Poll -- in which over 100 genre experts helped determine the 100 greatest horror movies of all time by voting for their personal "ten best" -- the time has come to take stock of every honorable mention and clarification given by the survey's participants that weren't included in the original piece. To be clear, voters weren't asked for honorable mentions specifically; but a handful felt strongly enough about their "bubbling under" choices to list them anyway (which proved extraordinarily useful in helping break ties on the Top 100). See below for a full listing, as well as explanations from Bloody-Disgusting founder/editor-in-chief Brad Miska and director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") on why they voted the way they did. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Crampton (Actor, "Re-Animator") Dracula (1931) Jaws (1975) Nosferatu (1922) Poltergeist (1982) Vampyr (1932) Brad Miska (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Bloody-Disgusting.com; Producer) -- See Full Explanations Below Beetlejuice (1988) Bill & Ted's »
- Chris Eggertsen
It was a wild one at the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis last night! The temperature was in the mid-’60s and fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show lined up along Delmar several hours in advance for the annual street party that precedes the midnight screenings of the venerable cult classic . We Are Movie Geeks was there to snap pics and help get the sold out audience riled up.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be showing again tonight (Oct. 24th) but that’s sold out too! As of now, there are tickets still left for the Halloweed night screening. The Tivoli encourages folks to attend in costume, but does not allow outside props, but they do sell an essential ‘prop bag’ for only three dollars. The bag contains rice, toilet paper, Glow Sticks, Time Warp Fliers, Rubber Gloves, Noisemakers, Confetti, and everything you’ll need even if you »
- Tom Stockman
Laverne Cox has been casted as the new Dr. Frank-n-Furter in Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot, according to reports on Wednesday. Laverne Cox Will Star In ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Reboot Cox will reportedly play the sexually ambiguous Transylvanian mad scientist alien. The iconic role was previously played by Tim Curry in the […]
- Shantel Whitaker
Initially a major bomb when released in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show slowly evolved into an underground cult favorite, playing to midnight crowds of hugely dedicated weirdos who attended showings week after week. Even today, most major cities with a decent repertory cinema scene offer regular screenings. So what does it mean that this transgressive, musical tale […]
- Jacob Hall
Laverne Cox will star in Fox's remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing the lead role of Dr. Frank-n-Furter. In the show, the transgender actress best known for Orange Is the New Black will be playing a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania," as the song that introduces the character goes. Tim Curry originated the role when the show was The Rocky Horror Show, a theatrical production in London, in the early Seventies.
The actress announced the news via Instagram. "I am so honored to be a part of the Rocky Horror legacy, »
The role was originated by Tim Curry, who played Frank-n-Furter -- a self-described "sweet transvestite" -- in the Broadway show, then the 1975 movie. According to Deadline, the project had been stalled for a while, but now, with Cox on board, it's gotten the official greenlight, and is set to debut on Fox sometime next year.
Details about this new version of the flick -- which also starred Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meat Loaf -- are being kept under wraps for now, though the project is being described as a "reimagining" of the beloved hit. The original film followed a young couple (Sarandon and Bostwick) who stumble upon the home of the flamboyant, flirtatious mad scientist Dr. Frank-n-Furter, who ensnares the pair in his wacky, »
- Katie Roberts
That’s according to Variety, with Cox primed to portray Dr. Frank N. Furter, the iconic role made famous by Tim Curry in Jim Sharman’s 1975 original. As a “sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania,” the actress is sure to bring a flamboyant and eccentric performance to the role that Curry helped bring to life across both theater and screen.
Having bombed out at the box office when it initially debuted in theaters all the way back in ’75, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has since developed a cult following and even holds the title for the single-longest theatrical run of all time across the last 4 decades – not to shabby, if we do say so ourselves. In terms of Fox’s new spin on an old gem, »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this year, Fox announced plans for a The Rocky Horror Picture Show television special to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, and now Variety has learned that Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox has been cast as Dr. Frank-n-Furter. Cox became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy acting award for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series, and recently... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Step aside, Tim Curry. Laverne Cox has been cast as Dr. Frank-n-Furter in Fox’s upcoming The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot, the network announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Emmy-nominated Orange Is the New Black actress, 31, will portray the promiscuous cross-dressing scientist made famous by Curry in the 1975 original cult classic film. “I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy. #DontDreamItBeIt,” Cox, who is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted show, tweeted on Wednesday. “The [...] »
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