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 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.
The film begins with a pair of floating disembodied lips welcoming the audience to a science fiction double feature. Throughout the film, a criminologist from an unspecified point in the future narrates and provides commentary on the events.
|author||Jim Sharman Richard O'Brien|
|genre||comedy horror science fiction|
|keywords||butler criminologist criminology delivery boy double feature dress engage euthanasia flat tire float floor show groupie injured kill lost in space lost in time maid medusa mercy killing mutilate provoke rid riff raff rko science teacher scream smoke swimming pool time warp ufo unidentified flying object wed young couple|
|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 science fiction horror screwball comedy|