Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Movie Review

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Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

1975 | R | Comedy, Musical
100 minutes / 1h 40min

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Plot Synopsis:

On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter's spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist's proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation--the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired, Rocky Horror. But, little by little, as the effervescent transgressive force gobbles up whole the unsuspecting visitors of the night, Brad and Janet slowly begin to embrace the potent fascinations of seduction, while an idolised Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man's union with the absolute pleasure?

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Review

Jim Sharman directed The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) won 3 movie awards and was nominated for 4 more. Around the time this film came out in the 70s, it was a very ambitious release. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a comedy musical horror film with so many undertones.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most remembered and strange movies of the 1970’s and a classic comedy. While Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) are driving out to Doctors Scott’s house, their car blows a tire. They walk miles up to a castle, where they meet some of the strangest people you could ever see. They attend the party, hoping to find the owner of the house and, unfortunately, they do. Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) will not let them go now, for he has excellent fun seducing them. And then it’s time for the Picture Show…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not a film for everyone. I remember trying to watch it a few years ago and just switching off to watch something else. This movie is just about as campy as it gets and terrific performance of Curry and the rest of the cast is fantastic. The musicals are entertaining, and the pacing is right most of the time. But it all draws down to "if this is your type of comedy?"


  • Rocky Horror Picture Show Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 7.04
  • IMDB: 7.4
  • MetaCritic: 5.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.0

About Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

Title: Rocky Horror Picture Show
AKA: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Year: 1975
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.52/5 stars from 118,763 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 118,763 MPAA Rating: R
Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast Starring: Tim Curry, Richard Nixon, Barry Bostwick, Gaye Brown, Susan Sarandon, Victor Harrington, Meat Loaf, Aileen Lewis, Trevor White, Lewis Alexander, Patricia Quinn, Ishaq Bux, Sadie Corre, Mark Johnson, Petra Leah, Richard O'Brien, Juba Kennerley, Henry Woolf, Stephen Calcutt, Gina Barrie, Hugh Cecil, Imogen Claire, Tony Cowan, Frank Lester, Fran Fullenwider, John Marquand, Nell Campbell, Lindsay Ingram, Koo Stark, Jonathan Adams
Rocky Horror Picture Show Writers: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
Rocky Horror Picture Show Director: Jim Sharman
Production: 20th Century Fox
Language: English
Country: UK, USA