Director: Jim Sharman
Screenwriters: Jim Sharman, Richard O'Brien
Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Meat Loaf
The Midnight Movie to which all others are compared, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical dressed in cheap monster suit filmed on a sound stage with plenty of leftover sci-fi props. It launched a thousand midnight screenings, created a cult of devoted followers that trail-blazed screening traditions like shouting at the screen, ritual jokes and dress—if you've been to a showing of The Room where people yell the dialogue back at the actors, it's because The Rocky Horror Picture Show did it first.
Just don't watch it on your own. It's not the same. —RS