Ahoy Captain Cats here, while Halloween is in a few days away and I always give a recommendation for something to watch on Halloween, and this year my recommendation is The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The musical horror-comedy is based on a musical stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, which both was created by Richard O’Brien. The play was introduced in 1973 at the West End theater in London’s West End and open in 1974 in Los Angeles with a successful nine-month run. The film was released in 1975 and if you never have seen the original stage play, you are in for a crazy bizarre treat. From start to finish you see how Brad Majors and Janet Weiss spend the night at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Futer and see what goes on within the castle. We see the like of the brother and sister servant duo of Riff Raff and Magenta, the groupie Columbia and others as well.
Over the year, the film became a cult classic not only in stage, film, and TV, but also influence the LGBT community in a way that the LGBT community also help create “The Midnight Screenings”. For many who never heard of this, the midnight screenings are where fans of the film would show up, cosplaying or not, and go and watch the film and sing along and enjoying with their peers.
Over the years Rocky Horror Picture Show has become a pop culture iconic film with memorial songs and a legendary performance from Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Futer and still to this day while many other shows and films will try to mimic this film, but it will never have its heart and soul.