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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Time Out Says

Why did the fans turn late-nite screenings of this cult favourite into an elaborate ritual of dressing-up, singing along, throwing rice and waving cigarette lighters? Well, for one thing, the material inspires affection, given its knowing pastiche of everything from Universal horrors to '50s grade-Z sci-fi, and a shamelessly hedonistic, fiercely independent sensibility that must have seemed a welcome relief from the mainstream bombast of other '70s musicals (not exactly Jesus Christ Superstar, is it?). However, dare we suggest that the whole participation angle evolved to boost a movie that is something of an enthusiastic shambles, and collapses altogether in the final reel? Fresh-faced Sarandon and Bostwick are the all-American honeymooners who wind up in the tender care of Tim Curry's camper-than-thou Transylvanian transvestite, O'Brien's hunchback butler and sundry kinky cronies. A string of hummable songs gives it momentum, Gray's admirably straight-faced narrator holds it together, and a run on black lingerie takes care of almost everything else.

Written by TJ

Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and Crew

  • Director:Jim Sharman
  • Screenwriter:Jim Sharman, Richard O'Brien
  • Cast:
    • Meatloaf
    • Susan Sarandon
    • Jonathan Adams
    • Peter Hinwood
    • Patricia Quinn
    • Christopher Biggins
    • Charles Gray
    • Nell Campbell
    • Richard O'Brien
    • Barry Bostwick
    • Tim Curry
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