THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which debuted on the big screen in 1975, got a modest response at the time of its initial release. Nobody involved – creator Richard O’Brien, producer Lou Adler or star Tim Curry – had any idea that their movie, based on O’Brien’s original stage musical also starring Curry, would turn into the midnight movie experience by which all others are judged. Every weekend, all over the U.S. (and in other countries as well), fans dress up as the characters and act out the whole show in front of the screen as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE […]Read On »
Sure there’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, but Barry Bostwick’s most outrageous exercise in retro-camp might just be 1982’s MEGAFORCE, a proto-G.I. JOE exercise in souped-up spandex do-gooding, blessed with extra oh-so ’80’s musical oomph by composer Jerrold Immel. Immel had the macho sound of TV scoring down with the likes of HARRY O and POLICE WOMAN when America’s first line of motorized defense came knocking at his studio in the tight-fitted form of Bostwick as “Ace” Hunter. Immel rose to the not-too-serious challenge with the rocking synth pads that any connoisseur of the decade’s action cheese would dig- “dated” […]Read On »
Knowing that GLEE was going to tackle the 1975 cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE, I was a bit curious how they were going to make the show’s gender-bending adult material palatable for what is essentially a TV show about high school students.