The Rocky Horror Picture Show lives on
The "Rocky Horror Picture Show" cult phenomenon was created over three decades ago by A Lou Adler - Michael White Production of the Richard O'Brien musical and its momentum as a world-renowned cult phenomenon has never slowed.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show is more than a film, it's become a cultural touchstone in American entertainment and this new attraction is yet another testament to its strength," said Howard Nelson, Vice President Worldwide Promotion for Fox Licensing.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" was originally rteleased on September 29, 1975. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien and Jonathan Adams.
This cult classic is the musical story of Brad and Janetwho, after becoming engaged, get stranded at the strange castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter after their car breaks down. They are then initiated into the strange world of the "Transsexual Transylvanians" and their customs. Screenings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" are often held midnights at local movie theatres.
This pocket-sized book includes the genesis of the film, the casting (According to Tim Curry, it’s all in the shoes!), the filming, the cast recording, the spread of the word, and other incarnations, including the stage musical. Thompson covers the themes of glam rock, science fiction, drag, musicals, and more.
The book also includes The Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Participation Survival Kit checklist, a list of every cast recording, cast lists from the stage and film, and an 8-page color photo insert of memorabilia.
Dave Thompson (Newark, DE) is the author of over 100 books on rock and pop culture, including highly rated biographies such as Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed; Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett; and Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter. Visit his website at davethompsonbooks.wordpress.com
Tribute Sends Universal Studios Through 'The Time Warp, Again'
(Photo left) Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute Sends Universal Studios Hollywood's(SM) All-New "Halloween Horror Nights" Through "The Time Warp, Again". (PRNewsFoto/Universal Studios Hollywood)
Mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Rocky Horror and other famous Rocky Horror Picture Show characters were part of the Halloween Horror Nights line-up at Universal Studios Hollywood(SM) "Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute," featured as part of the Halloween Horror Nights event which began a 16-night run on October 2, 2009.
The tribute brought the musical mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in the celebrated, outrageous "Rocky Horror" costumes. The tribute was interactive, featuring audience participation and guest involvement.
The entire Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood has been re-designed for 2009. "Halloween Horror Nights" featured four all-new mazes, a new "Terror Tram" backlot studio experience as well as terrifying new "Scare Zones." New attractions included a "live" maze experience based on the "Saw" film franchise, per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures.
Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" are available on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: "Halloween Horror Nights - Hollywood (Official)." Source: Universal Studios Hollywood. UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 10, 2009 /PRNewswire/ --