The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I had been meaning to revisit this film for some time, so I did so last night.

I last watched this back in 2012, and my blog entry back then said that I always forget the story after watching it, which yet again is true, I had forgotten a lot of it.

But, as usual it was a fun film to watch, and Tim Curry was delicious as Dr. Frank N. Furter, he was always fun to watch. Reading up about Tim Curry I was surprised and saddened to see that he had a major stroke in 2012 and is now confined to a wheelchair.

After this was released in 1975 the reviews were not good, but as we know it quickly became a cult classic and is considered to the longest-running release in history, with 20th Century Fox keeping it in continuous release since 1975.

From Mentalfoss:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show was a flop when it was originally released in 1975, but as midnight showings continued it developed a rabid cult following with a penchant for shouting at the screen as the film played. Brian Thomson first witnessed this phenomenon at New York’s Waverly Theater in 1977, and when he asked what was going on, this was the reply:

“We thought it was pretty boring, and we thought if we yelled back [it would be more fun].”

This isn’t for everyone, and I mainly enjoyed it because of Tim Curry’s performance and some of the camp humour. I shall be watching this again someday, perhaps in another five years time.

Date watched: December 15th
Score: 8.5/10
Film count 2017: 141

An alternative poster, a spoof of Jaws which was released in the same year.

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