Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) (first released in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1975) is a comedy-horror musical film directed by Jim Sharman from a screenplay by Sharman and Richard O'Brien, who also composed the songs. more...
The film was based on O'Brien's long-running stage production The Rocky Horror Show. After an unexceptional first run, the movie went on to become a cult hit which continues to play weekly in theaters. Fans often attend viewings dressed as characters from the film and respond ritualistically to certain events in the film.
The film stars Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Curry. "Little" Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, Peter Hinwood, Jonathan Adams, Charles Gray, and O'Brien are featured in supporting roles. Rock singer Meat Loaf makes a brief appearance for one song. Curry, O'Brien, Quinn, Campbell and Adams were in the original cast of the play, and Meat Loaf joined them when the show originally went to the United States at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.
In 2005, The United States National Film Preservation Board added The Rocky Horror Picture Show to the National Film Registry
The story begins with a straitlaced couple, Brad Majors (Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Sarandon), musically pledging their engagement after attending the wedding of their friends, the Hapschatts. The church wardens later appear as major characters in the main part of the film (as shown on the cut to the slide with the narrator). Brad and Janet decide to pay a visit to Dr. Everett Scott (Adams), their academic mentor and the man who introduced them to each other.
While driving to Dr. Scott's residence, they get a flat tire. With the spare also flat, they must walk back to a remote castle in the woods in hopes of finding a telephone. At the castle, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Curry), a gender-bending scientist from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, is throwing a party to celebrate the creation of his new strongman playmate, Rocky Horror (Hinwood). Frank N. Furter immediately takes a sexual interest in both Janet and Brad which eventually leads the couple to question their loyalty to each other. To the despair of Dr. Furter, Rocky becomes more interested in Janet than him.
Dr. Scott's nephew Eddie (Meat Loaf), a motorcycle-riding rocker and delivery boy, has been captured in the castle by Dr. Furter, who apparently used him for the basis of Rocky's brain. Dr. Furter murders Eddie for his reckless behaviour, right in front of Janet, Brad, and all the guests of his house. Dr. Furter's groupie Columbia (Campbell), who loved Eddie and once loved Dr. Furter, has conflicting feelings about the two of them. Dr. Scott arrives at the castle looking for Eddie, and is soon at Frank's mercy. The servants of the castle, Magenta (Quinn) and Riff-Raff (O'Brien), release Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott from the spell of the castle (not for any reasons of compassion; they simply don't care about them), kill the others out of annoyance, and return home to their home planet of Transsexual. A criminologist (Gray) narrates the story and appears from time to time to provide commentary on the actions.
Read more at Wikipedia.org