The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and actor Richard O'Brien, who is also a member of the cast. The film is based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, with music, book, and lyrics by O'Brien. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1960s. Along with O'Brien, the film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick and is narrated by Charles Gray with cast members from the original Royal Court Theatre, Roxy Theatre, and Belasco Theatre productions including Nell Campbell and Patricia Quinn.
A criminologist narrates the tale of the newly engaged and innocent couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy late November evening, near a town called Denton in 1974. Seeking a telephone, the couple walks to a nearby castle where they discover a group of strange and outlandish people who are holding an Annual Transylvanian Convention. They are soon swept into the world of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a self-proclaimed "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania". The ensemble of convention attendees also includes servants Riff Raff, his sister Magenta, and a groupie named Columbia.
|author||Jim Sharman Richard O'Brien|
|award||National Film Registry|
|genre||comedy horror science fiction|
|keywords||build criminologist criminology discover dress engage euthanasia even flat tire floor show hide kill learn lost in space lost in time medusa mercy killing mutilate provoke riff raff rko science teacher scream sing smoke swimming pool ufo unidentified flying object|
|producer||Lou Adler Michael White|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|recordedAt||Bray Studios Oakley Court|
|theme||b movie comedy horror dance exploitation high school lgbt-related mad scientist musical musical comedy science fiction horror screwball comedy|