Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

Starring Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick

Starring Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick

 

Yesterday I was asking my manfriend’s 16 year old if the ever saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show…he never even heard of it. I know my children are privy to this flick so now I am wondering if it has stopped for this newest generation. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films.

I was a huge fan starting at about age 16; this movie is just plain “odd”. It is an audience participation movie…people throwing toast, etc. Yes, I said toast. We would yell “don’t kick the tire”…really, it made sense because Brad had a flat and…Oh, just see it! There are actually some very interesting facts about this cult classic from 1975 that people may not know-

1.       In 2005 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically , or aesthetically significant”.

2.       It is the first movie from a major film studio to be in the midnight movie market.

3.       It is the longest running theatrical release in film history.

4.       More than 30 years later it is still in limited release in cinemas around the world.

5.       The Clinton Street Theater in Portland Oregon has shown the movie weekly since its debut there in 1978!

So if you have not yet seen this movie check your local listings and set your DVR, it’s always played around Halloween. Prepare to sit there and say “what”?? But hey, if the Library of Congress wants it preserved, it can’t be all that bad. To read more facts…

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4 Responses

  1. I dont know what it is about this movie, but I always enjoy it. Maybe because it doesn’t really always make sense and it doesn’t matter! I am just glad I got introduced to this film being a teenager in the 90s.

    I also saw the show on Broadway in 2001 with Luke Perry and it was just as fun. The stage version is fun too if it comes around anyone’s city.

    This film is the definition of a cult classic. It’s the only way to explain its continued presence. I think its been able to maintain that status because either way it can’t hit mainstream, but most people know of it. It’s stayed cool by never being overexposed!

  2. Exactly…I don’t know what I like about it either…it’s kind of like an accident, you don’t want to look but you just can’t take your eyes off it. The music is fun though, that is one attention grabber.

  3. Is this working?

  4. You probably didn’t know this, but my old high school theology teacher, Sal Piro is president of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club. He was a seminarian at the time; nice guy.

    Goggle “Sal Piro”!

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