The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

October 29, 2016

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Thrills and Chills
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate Halloween season midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase. 

Based on the hugely popular London stage play, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is writer-producer Richard O'Brien's musical tribute to B-movies, sci-fi, '50s rock, and Hammer Horror, all filtered through the transgressive and camp attitudes of rock opera and punk. Tim Curry gives an iconic performance as the nefarious, cross-dressing Frank-N-Furter, who lures the milquetoast couple Brad and Janet (newcomers Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) into his debaucherous world. A flop when originally released, the film gained a second life through midnight screenings and a core audience of rabid fans, and is now the longest-running theatrical release in history.

  • Director: Jim Sharman
  • Principal Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Meat Loaf, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Charles Gray
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1975
  • Running Time: 100 minutes