Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rocky Horror

The Rocky Horror Picture show is a cult classic I have seen it several times, I will never forget my first midnight showing when I was a "virgin" still. The movie is best seen with a large group of people that know all the one liners you yell at the actors at specific points in the movie and if you can catch a live stage performance its even better! This time of year there are usually a few theater groups putting it on. In my area there is a place called cluthc cargos that is having a few performances.

Here is an excerpt from wickipedia about the story:
The story is narrated by a criminologist who, reading from a leather bound report titled, "The Denton Affair", tells the tale of newly engaged couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves lost and with a flat tyre on rainy, late November evening.[nb 1] Seeking a phone with which to call for help, the two knock on the door of a nearby castle. They are invited inside by the hunchback Riff Raff, who works as a servant at the castle with his sister Magenta. Inside Brad and Janet discover many strange and outlandish people, including the tapdancing groupie Columbia, who are holding an Annual Transylvanian Convention. They watch, still wet from the rain, as the Transylvanians dance the "Time Warp", the film's signature song.

They are soon swept into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter, a bizarre and self-proclaimed "sweet transvestite" from Transsexual, Transylvania" and an ensemble of convention attendees.

Frank claims to have discovered the "secret to life itself" and in a scene inspired by the classic Frankenstein movies, his creation Rocky Horror is brought to life. The ensuing celebration is interrupted by a motorcycle driven by Eddie, played by Meat Loaf, an ex-delivery boy (half of whose brain was donated to Rocky Horror), who rides out of a deep freeze performing "Hot Patootie," a rock-and-roll number. In a jealous rage, Frank corners and slaughters him with an ice axe, consoling a frightened Rocky Horror by telling him the murder was a "mercy killing."

Brad and Janet are shown to separate bedrooms, where each is visited and seduced in turn by Frank, posing as the opposite. Janet, upset and emotional, wanders off to look for Brad, and is shocked to see him on a television monitor with Frank. She then discovers Rocky, cowering in his birth tank, hiding from Riff-Raff who has been tormenting him. While aiding Rocky Horror, Janet decides to seduce him, while Magenta and Columbia, view from their bedroom monitor. After discovering his creature is missing, Frank, Brad and Riff-Raff return to the lab, where Frank learns that an intruder has entered the building. Dr. Everett Scott, Brad and Janet's old high school science teacher, has come looking for his nephew, Eddie. Frank suspects Dr. Scott of working for the government investigating UFOs.

Rocky and the guests are served dinner, which they soon realize has been prepared from Eddie's remains. Janet runs screaming into Rocky's arms, and is chased through the halls of the castle by Frank with the rest following behind. Janet, Brad, Dr. Scott, Rocky, and Columbia all meet in Frank's lab, where Frank captures them with the Medusa Transducer, a machine which transforms them into living statues, and then forces them to perform in a cabaret-style floor show. The performance is interrupted by the appearance of Riff-Raff and Magenta, who stage a coup and announce their plan to return to the planet Transsexual. After explaining to Frank that he is not going back with them, they use a laser to kill him, and in the process also kill Columbia and Rocky. They release the remaining earthlings — Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott — warning them to leave; after they do so, the entire castle takes off into space to return to the planet of Transsexual, in the galaxy of Transylvania.

If you have never had the Rocky Horror experience, I highly recommend it, its kinda kooky but very fun. A total audience participation activity, including confetti, toilet paper and an irresistible dance called the TIME WARP!! And you will not want to miss out on the sexy Dr. Frankenfuter!!

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