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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Video)

Written by Terry Claypoole


When the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a British-American film, premiered in 1975, every teenager in the United States flocked to the theater to see the spectacle.

The film begins with recently engaged couple out driving on a cold, rainy night with the misfortune of getting lost and discovered that they had a flat tire. They set out on foot to find a phone to call for help and came across a creepy castle belonging to the zany scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter who was hosting his annual Transylvanian Convention.

The plot itself was beyond anything we had seen on the big screen before. It was like a train wreck though… we just couldn’t look away! The Rocky Horror Picture Show then became synonymous with the Midnight Movie!

In 2005, the film was chosen for preservation in the United States National Film Registry and is known as the longest running theatrical release in film history. 

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