9th May 2012Posted in: News Comments Off
Mixed Reviews: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film SeriesNearly 40 years after its initial release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains amazingly popular. Still shown at midnight screenings around the world, it has the distinction of being the longest-running theatrical release in film history, having originally opened in 1975. Not bad for a bizarre, low-budget horror-comedy rock musical that introduced “sweet transvestite” Dr. Frank-N-Furter to the general public. The history and influence of this weirdly influential film is recounted in Dave Thompson’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the latest entry in the Music on Film series.