Tonight, Americans and Transylvanians from all over will be watching Fox’s television remake of the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” A movie that was a complete failure when it was originally released, but ultimately became one of the most successful films of all time.
Because of midnight showings and the interactivity of the movie, it’s actually never been re-released in theaters…because it’s never left. It has played continuously in one theater or another for the past 41 years.
The die-hard “Rocky Horror” fans may say this remake will be no good – but at least one actor from the original is looking forward to it. Brad Majors himself, Barry Bostwick.
He’s bringing along a 40th anniversary interactive screening, plus an after-film Q&A to New Haven’s College Street Music Hall on Sunday, October 30. I had the opportunity to speak with him about all things “Rocky Horror” – the legacy of the film, why people stop him on the street to call him “Asshole,” and tonight’s remake: