To try and explain this would be futile. At most I would classify this as a dark comedy musical in where two people gets stranded in the middle of nowhere and seeks help to a nearby home they passed by. When they get to the house, they were in for a night that they wouldn’t imagine.
Tim Curry was excellent. His grand entrance was memorable – his acting was fantastic. He was definitely the star of the show. I also think this was peak Tim Curry, I don’t know any roles of his after this that are as acclaimed as Dr Frank N Furter. I can’t imagine any actor playing the role; his performance is reason enough to watch this.
The songs were catchy, the set looked great – it was a visual treat. This is the kind of movie where you’re not in it for the plot as beyond the point to introduce Curry, nothing really made sense anymore. But this movie was so fun! It wasn’t what I expected, considering I was anticipating something horrific to happen (due to the ‘horror’ in the title). I have ‘abandoned’ my blind spot list for most of the year, and I’m glad I didn’t miss out on this. The movie still holds up today, and is quite a delight.
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Director: Jim Sharman