Shock Treatment (1981)

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Shock Treatment (1981)
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This movie sure is something. A kind of continuation (rather than a direct sequel) of its infamous companion The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment returns to the characters of Brad and Janet (now played by different actors) as they find themselves — seriously, try to follow me here — trapped in an enclosed city that has been taken over by a fast-food magnate for the purposes of filming a series of nightmarish television shows. Patricia Quinn and Richard O’Brien (Magenta and Riff Raff from RHPS) costar as sibling doctors (except maybe they’re not?) at a mental hospital, which is also the setting of a soap opera.

A more conventional movie in a lot of ways than Rocky Horror — if you can believe that — it still has a lot to offer big fans of the earlier movie. And it’s bizarre and fascinating enough to appeal to those who love film oddities of all kinds.

1981 / PG / 1h 34m / Musical

Tickets for “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” classic films are $10 for general admission and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members, available at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, or online at TampaTheatre.org (service fees apply).

A Nightmare On Franklin Street is sponsored by The Vault of Souls, with support from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; and the Hillsborough County Arts Council.
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