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Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) is a comedy horror musical. A straitlaced couple (Brad Majors[?] and Janet Weiss[?]) end up with a flat tire and stop at a castle in the woods to use the phone. In the castle, Dr. Frank N Furter[?], a gender-bending scientist from another planet, is giving a party to celebrate the creation of Rocky, a new strongman playmate. The film was based on a long-running stage production The Rocky Horror Show.

The film features Tim Curry as Doctor Frank-N-Furter and Meat Loaf as Eddie. Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick play the hapless straitlaced, and initially horrified, couple Janet Weiss and Brad Majors.

A cult following developed as the film began playing at midnight, first at the Waverly Theater[?] in New York City. People began shouting responses[?] to the characters' statements on the screen (including abuse of the characters or actors, vulgar sex jokes, puns, or pop culture references). Casts of fans dress up as the characters and act out the movie in front of the screen. Other audience participation includes throwing buttered toast, water, toilet paper, and rice at the appropriate points in the movie. What were originally ad lib responses from the audience are now as tightly scripted as any screenplay, and audience members who provide "incorrect" responses are angrily shouted down just as if they were being disruptive in a normal movie.

The script of the original musical as well as the screenplay of the film were written by Richard O'Brien[?], who also composed the songs and played Riff Raff in the film. A sequel to the film, called Shock Treatment, was made, but was a critical failure.

A cinema in Munich, Germany has been playing the movie every single night since about 1990.

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