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TV Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again
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FOX Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again
Based on The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Jim Sharman & Richard O’Brien
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Starring Laverne Cox, Tim Curry, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Annaleigh Ashford, Adam Lambert, Staz Nair, Ben Vereen, Ivy Levan
FOX
Air Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8-10pm

Going into FOX’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, you know that it can never live up to the 1975 cult classic film, but it can do its originator justice. Unfortunately, this new 2-hour TV special doesn’t.

The original The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a horror-comedy musical, became a counter-culture sensation after midnight screenings generated the now-famous audience participations, cosplay, and in-theater act-alongs. The film itself was an homage to classic science fiction-monster movies, complete with camp, meshed with gender-bending and titillations that were still considered taboo at the time, all set to catchy rock and roll tunes. It was unique, it was exciting, and it resonated with people so strongly that the movie and soundtrack are still in play today, and theater productions continue to be staged around Halloween time each year.

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FOX Releases Trailers For ‘Rocky Horror,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’
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FOX has released a few trailers for some of their upcoming series and TV movies based on popular older movies.

First up is a brief preview for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a two-hour TV movie remake of the cult classic of the same name that starred Tim Curry. Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox takes on the role Curry played in the original, while Curry himself will be the narrator. After that is trailers for two TV series based on hit movie franchises, The Exorcist, based on William Friedkin’s horror classic of the same name starring Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Ellen Burstyn, and Lethal Weapon, based on the action comedy series of the same name starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

You can check all of the trailers and read more about each below.

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Tim Curry Cast As Narrator In ‘Rocky Horror’ TV Event!
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Rocky Horror Picture Show

So now I’m excited. FOX has cast Tim Curry as the criminologist narrator for their 2-hour event remake of the epic musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, set to air this fall.

Tim Curry!! He’s “just a sweet transvestite” who will now speak of being “Lost in time, and lost in space… and meaning.”

More below.

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Watch ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Every Night Through Halloween On IFC
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The IFC channel has been thrilling viewers all month long with their SCREAM-O-WEEN fright fest with horror movies like Silent Hill, House of 1000 Corpses, and Saw. As part of this programming, the network will be presenting the awesome cult classic horror musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show every night at midnight from October 27 through October 30. There will also be encore presentations on each day, including on Halloween morning and afternoon (October 31).

If you’re a fan of Rocky Horror, then you know that audience partici … pation is half the fun! So, be sure to check out IFC’s Watch-Along guide.

I’ve seen Rocky Horror tons of times at home and at midnight theater screening, I’ve reviewed the reviewed the 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Edition (which I own), and I’m actually going to a stage production of it on Halloween night, yet I’m still excited about it airing every night this week and plan to watch it on IFC, especially because I love the idea that I’ll be watching it along with so many other viewers.

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Happy Birthday To The Creator Of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Richard O’Brien
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Richard O'Brien

Happy 71st birthday today to Richard O’Brien, the English actor who is best remembered and known for penning the The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the homage to science fiction and B level horror films during Hollywood’s heyday of them back in the late 40s to the late 60s done with an androgynously glammed up delicious twist, spearheaded by the once-in-a-lifetime performance by Tim Curry (in the film adaptation) as the curly haired Tom Jones meets Marc Bolan meets the cheeky personality of Peter O’ Toole main character, Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

The film version of Rocky Horror (which already had experienced a large cult following as the stage original stage play a few years prior) was released in 1975 and without question became one of the largest cult phenomenons in the entire history of celluloid, taking a life unto itself as it pretty much spawned the concept of the Midnight Movie, in which a film is shown and re-shown and re-re-re-shown to ravenous audiences who can’t get enough of it. And it created a pioneering audience participation segment in which fans interact with the film itself, creating their own pointed jokes and jibes which they shout at the screen, or dance along with the film’s many memorable numbers like “Sweet Transvestite” and “Time Warp,” and actually dress in costumes which mirror their favorite characters. It’s one of the earliest forms of social media interaction ever manifested, as well as cosplay, and it all happened because of the play and songbook – leading to one of the most popular Soundtracks ever – created by O’Brien (along with director Jim Sharman), who also played the tall and limber Riff Raff in the film.

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Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Moby & Stephin Merritt Perform ‘Rocky Horror’ Song
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Fans of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson got a nice little seasonal surprise on last week on the Halloween episode when alt rocker Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls, author and comics (Sandman) scribe Neil Gaiman (also Palmer’s husband), techno music trailblazer Moby, and Stephin Merritt of the pop rock group the Magnetic Fields got together to perform “Science Fiction Double Feature,” the opening song from the stage and film musical versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

You can watch the performance video here below.

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Halloweekend of Doom: 13 Movies To Haunt Your Halloween
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It’s that time of year again, boys and girls! The temperature has dropped, the leaves have turned from green to varying shades of orange and red; children dress in the guise of their favorite characters, and the flickering of candles show the yellow grins of the jack-o-lanterns adorning the porches of your neighborhood. It’s Halloween, folks, and while there’s plenty of people out there that like cute, plastic pumpkins on their doors, we here at Geeks of Doom like our Halloweens a little more horrifying. So, it’s with this, Halloweekend, that I will be bringing to you a series of horror-themed features that showcase the wicked side of geek entertainment.

In the second installment of what I like to call the Halloweekend of Doom, I will be exploring 13 films that will completely fill your Halloween. Don’t want to stop watching horror movies all day? I’ve got your back, sunshine. From midnight to midnight, this list is chock full of frightening elements. Not all are what I personally consider horror, but they’re all perfect for Halloween.

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Blu-ray Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-rayThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition
Directed by Jim Sharman
Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn
Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 19, 2010

It was great when it all began
I was a regular Frankie fan

Now Frankie fans can rejoice, because The Rocky Horror Picture Show is out on Blu-ray and there’s loads of features that will make you feel like you’re back in the theater, shouting along to the 1975 cult classic.

From the beginning, fans of the horror rock musical would flock to midnight showings dressed as the characters and act out scenes along with what was playing on the screen. There was also extensive ad-libbing, as well as the 4D-type experience: throwing rice during the wedding sequence; holding up a newspaper during rain scene. It’s these little touches that have been passed along for over three decades that make the film so special.

So, you might ask, why buy the Blu-ray when the real experience is seeing it in the theater amongst with other fans? Aside from the obvious issue of there possibly not being a screening near you, along with seeing it in high definition, there’s also the fact that the movie holds up all on its own. It’s got great rock and roll tunes, a wacky scifi/horror element, and of course, that flamboyant, yet sweet transvestite Frank-N-Furter, played marvelously by Tim Curry.

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West Hollywood Halloween Parade Breaks World Record For Largest ‘Time Warp’
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Rocky Horror Time WarpAt Sunday night’s West Hollywood Halloween Parade, 8,239 people jumped to the left and then stepped to the right to break the Guinness World Record for largest group of people doing the Time Warp.

The Time Warp is a dance from The Rocky Horror Picture Show , which just celebrated its 35th anniversary with a new Blu-ray release, and is performed to the song of the same name.

The number of people from last night’s group of record-breakers is nearly double the amount of people in the group that held the previous record.

Check out the video here below from the event, along with some photos of the participants.

Here’s what the official certificate reads:

The largest Time Warp dance was organized by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and the City of West Hollywood at the West Hollywood Annual Halloween Carnaval on October 31, 2010 on behalf of the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Disc release.
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Fox Wants ‘Glee’ Creator To Direct ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Remake
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It looks like Fox 2000 is moving forward with their plans for a remake of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and they want Glee creator Ryan Murphy to helm it.

Nothing has been signed yet, but apparently the studio is “courting” Murphy, and he’s met with the studio regarding the project.

The studio’s interest in Murphy should be no surprise, as he’s just completed a Halloween-theme episode of the Fox television series Glee in which the gang does a performance of Rocky Horror, the long-running horror-scifi musical celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The episode airs on October 26, 2010 and promises to be quite good.

It was announced back in July 2008 that Fox and MTV productions were planning a remake of the highly successful 1975 film, and would be using the original screenplay, written by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman, as a guide and possibly include music not featured in the original (Read MTV To Remake ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’). Since then, there’s been little word on the project and it was even rumored last year that MTV had shelved it.

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