If you’ve never seen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and you’re a huge fan of “Glee,” then do yourself a favor and go out and rent a copy of the cult classic movie and watch it first. Or better yet, go see it in the theatre. Many cities have at least one theatre that shows the film continuously, or sometimes on a weekly basis. Many screenings are at night or midnight, costumes optional (but encouraged). “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a full-on interactive audience participation movie.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is campy schlock at it’s best, a parody of horror films put to music. It features great actors like Tim Curry (the movie actually introduced the incomparable Tim Curry), Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. Rocker Meat Loaf (“Bat Out Of Hell”) is even in it. The songs, like “Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite,” are to die for.
Our favorite Glee Club members have taped their version of the cult classic set within the framework of the everyday high school melodrama that is life at William McKinley High School. It could possibly be “High School Musical” meets “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” only worse. Which would be perfect.
The producers released a preview video of the cult hit “Time Warp” as a teaser for the show. And in typical “Glee” fashion, it is very well done. The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” tribute episode of “Glee” airs October 26, just in time for Halloween.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” IMDb.com
“Glee,” Fox Television