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The 40th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show- A Science Fiction Double Feature

Updated on October 23, 2015

On the 8th day, God created lips!

An annual tradition celebrates 40 years.

Rocky Horror has become a giant cult classic that still, after 40 years, draws big crowds to movie theaters every where. It was a crazy and quite stupid film, so how did it garner such popularity? Well, the fans show up in great numbers to join in on the act. There is a long list of props to use and throw (like toilet paper and toast) and a long list of things to yell out (like "slut" whenever Susan Sarandon appears). That, as strange as it may seem, has created a movement more than a fan base, for sure. What this event has become, is far more entertaining than the movie itself.


A great scene from a screwy classic.

The truth about the movie.

Though movie fans flock to the theaters and pay $10.00-$20.00 a piece to enjoy this every October, the movie was a total flop when it was first released. It had a low budget, was shot in less than 2 months, and was silly and bizarre, to say the least.

So, why do fans love it? The atmosphere that it brings to the theaters every year is the draw. It is like a movie or comic convention arrives at movie theaters around the U.S. The noise, the humor and the contagiousness of the rowdy merriment that the showings have created, won't fade any time soon.

As bad as this movie was, they did one thing right.

While the cast wasn't bad, I will give the production team for creating a fun sound track. That was contagious and impressive. I do credit the fanatic following in part to the fun and easy to sing, selection of hits.

The Time Warp is still very popular as is the hit that the one and only Meatloaf sang.

This year, head out in costume to your nearest participating theater, or kick back and enjoy the fun and zany cult classic and journey into weirdo land, known as the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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      Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

      Probably my favorite soundtrack in a movie ever. One of my top 50 movies of all time.

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      MikeSyrSutton 18 months ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Wow. It is unique and stands alone!

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      Yoleen Lucas 18 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      What's even more fun is seeing the play! I got to see it in Kona 10 years ago, when I worked there. We couldn't throw things, but we could dance in the aisles. I did, and they shone the spotlight on me!

      In Hilo, where I now live, they show the movie and have a costume contest every year. A couple years ago, I went as a wingsuit flyer, but they didn't know what that was. This year, I'm going as a burlesque dancer.

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      MikeSyrSutton 18 months ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Its amazing what tributes the movie continues to spawn even 40 years later! Thank you!!!

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