Re-Watch: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Director: Jim Sharman
Writer: Richard O’Brien, Jim Sharman
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray
Seen on: 19.3.2019
[Here is my last review of it.]

Content Note: rape

Plot:
Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) just got engaged and decide to visit their former teacher in whose class they met. But on the way there, they get lost and a flat tire and so they end up at a weird manor where strange things are going on. Not only is there a strange celebration, but the host, Dr Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) has announced that what they’re celebrating is that he built a man.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably one of the films I have seen the most times in my life, and that’s not even counting the live versions I saw of it. When they announced a sing-along screening at the cinema, of course I had to be there again. And what a fun evening it was!

The film poster showing Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) lounging in the oversized lips of a mouth.
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Re-Watch: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Director: Jim Sharman
Writer: Richard O’Brien, Jim Sharman
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

Plot:
Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) just got engaged and decide to visit their former teacher in whose class they met. But on the way there, they get lost and a flat tire and so they end up at a weird manor where strange things are going on. Not only is there a strange celebration, but the host, Dr Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) has announced that what they’re celebrating is that he built a man.

Looking objectively at it, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not a particularly good movie. The acting isn’t very good, the dialogues are cheesy, the special effects aren’t great. But none of that matters the slightest because it is one of the best movies ever. It knows what it is and what it wants and it takes it with a sense of humor and an excellent soundtrack. Also, Tim Curry’s legs just deserve their own film.

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The Lords of Salem (2012)

The Lords of Salem
Director: Rob Zombie
Writer: Rob Zombie
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster, Patricia Quinn, Ken Foree, Dee Wallace
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) is a radio DJ in Salem – as in the witch trials. One day she receives a mysterious package with an even more mysterious record in it, a song by The Lords, subsequently known as The Lords of Salem. But there’s more to that record than just good marketing and the song starts triggering massive events.

There were quite a few things that I liked about this movie, but I have to say that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have because the soundediting drove me infuckingsane. I spent large portions of the film with my ears covered.

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