The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Directed by
Jim Sharman

A fast-paced vampy high-camp romp, this mid-1970s cult musical now looks a little dated, but still delivers, mainly due to its strong score and powerful performances.

Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) are innocent sweethearts who stumble upon a creepy old castle. Owned by deranged glam-rocker Dr Frank N Furter (a powerhouse performance by Tim Curry, pictured), it's full of alien revellers from the planet Transylvania.

Directed by Jim Sharman, the film was adapted from Richard O'Brien's stageplay. O'Brien plays Riff Raff in the movie. Others to look out for include Meat Loaf (Eddie), Christopher Biggins (a Transylvanian) and model, actress and photographer Koo Stark as an uncredited bridesmaid.

A bizarre melting pot of horror, sci-fi and rock music, the film satirises Hammer horrors and whodunits, with a healthy splash of Carry On.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1975

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Tim CurryTim Curry...Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Image for Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon...Janet Weiss
Image for Barry BostwickBarry Bostwick...Brad Majors
Image for Richard ORichard O'Brien...Riff Raff
Patricia Quinn...Magenta
Nell Campbell...Columbia
Image for Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams...Dr. Everett Von Scott
Peter Hinwood...Rocky Horror
Image for Meat LoafMeat Loaf...Eddie
Charles H. Gray...The Criminologist
Jeremy Newson...Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary LaBow...Betty Munroe
Perry Bedden...The Transylvanians
Image for Christopher BigginsChristopher Biggins...The Transylvanians
Gaye Brown...The Transylvanians