The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture
Richard O'Brien's stage musical, The Rocky Horror Show, was adapted
for the screen in 1975; the movie was directed by Jim Sharman, and starred
Tim Curry (Dr. Frank N. Furter), Susan Sarandon (Janet Majors), Barry
Bostwick (Brad Majors), Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff), Peter Hinwood
(Rocky), Charles Gray (narrator), Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, and Meat
Loaf. Brad and Janet Majors, whose car has broken down, search for a
phone at a mansion. There they discover Dr. Frank N. Furter, the "Sweet
Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania," and his creation, Rocky.
The film did poorly at the box office on its first release, but
soon became a cult favorite, with regular midnight showings featuring
See two critical essays by James B. Twitchell -- "Frankenstein and the Anatomy of Horror"
and "Frankenstein and Sons" -- and
one by Wolf Eichler, "Frankenstein and the Rocky
Horror Picture Show."