'Glee' is Ready to Do the 'Time Warp'!
The cast of "Glee" is paying tribute to one of the biggest cult films of all time -- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
On Tuesday's Halloween themed episode, Rachel, Finn, and all the gleeks are doing "The Time Warp."Check out photos from the anticipated episode, dammit, Janet!
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" lives! Check out "Extra's" 10 reasons why you should see it again!
10 Reasons to See 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' Again
Everyone's Doing It
Still showing in limited release after 35 years, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. The cult classic opened poorly at the box office in 1975 but was popularized in 1977 when screened at midnight and is now one of the most successful midnight movies of all time. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, who introduced the musical to a new generation of television viewers with "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" episode, is rumored to be negotiating a theatrical remake.
Susan Sarandon's portrayal of Janet Weiss as a virginal bride-to-be who succumbs to temptation and transforms into a promiscuous tart at the hands of Dr. Frank-N-Furter is one for the ages.Memorable movie quotes: "Damn it, Janet, I love you." -- As sung by Brad in "Dammit Janet"
Riff Raff, the 'Faithful' Handyman
Memorable movie quotes: "Hello." -- Riff Raff "You have arrived on a rather special night." -- Riff Raff
'The Time Warp'
How to Dance the "Time Warp" 1. Jump to the left 2. Step to the right 3. With your hands on your hips, bring your knees in tight 4. Let the pelvic thrust really drive you insane 6. Do it again
He has amassed over 200 acting credits in 35 years, but Tim Curry's big screen debut as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania," remains his defining role. "Any part that makes you world famous has got to be a blessing, hasn't it? And any part in a film that's run for 30 years, which continues annually to introduce me to a new audience of young people, isn't bad either." -- Tim Curry (London Evening Standard, 2006)Memorable movie quotes: "How do you do? I see you've met my faithful handyman." -- Frank
The Makeup and Wardrboe
The Parody and the Props
A comedic homage to science fiction and B-horror flicks, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" borrows from several classics. - The film's opening number "Science Fiction/Double Feature" references several sci-fi films, including "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Flash Gordon," "King Kong" and H.G. Wells' "The Invisible Man." - The wedding scene parodies Grant Wood's "American Gothic" painting, which is later seen hanging in the castle. - Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle Frankenstein Place was used in several Hammer films including "The Brides of Dracula." - The tank and dummy used in the Rocky Horror creation scene are props from Hammer Films' "The Revenge of Frankenstein."
The Midnight Screenings
The film owes its success to the audience participation phenomenon at the theater. Movie aficionados owe it to themselves to experience a midnight showing at least once in a lifetime. Here are a few tips on what to wear and what to bring. Attire: Your favorite "Rocky Horror" character costume Props list: Rice -- to throw at the wedding Water guns -- to simulate rain Newspaper -- to protect yourself from getting drenched Fire/light -- to light the theater during the song "Over at the Frankenstein Place" Rubber gloves -- to snap along with Dr. Frank-N-Furter during the creation scene Noisemakers -- to celebrate the creation of Rocky Horror Confetti -- to throw at the end of the "Charles Atlas Song" along with the Transylvanians Toilet paper -- to toss upon Dr. Scott's entrance when Brad shouts, "Great Scott!" Toast -- to toss at dinner when Frank toasts his guests Party hat -- to put on when Frank puts his on at the dinner table Bell -- to ring during the "Planet Schmanet Janet" song when Frank sings "Did you hear a bell ring?" A deck of playing cards -- to release into the air when Frank sings "Cards for sorrow, cards for pain," during the song "I'm Going Home"
Can't get enough "Rocky Horror?" Check out these links:• Photos: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Movie Stills• Photos: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" Episodic Stills• The "Rocky Horror Glee Show" Episode