Dedicated to all the great lost and little-heard Halloween songs that get swept under the "Monster Mash" tide every October. Crawl out of that radio man's dungeon and listen!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Even though horror host/hostess weekend has finished, we can't quite leave the movie theater yet because it's time for the late night double feature picture show! That's right, today's song comes from not only one of the greatest Halloween films ever made, but a movie institution - a rite of passage, even - The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
This movie's influence on me and countless others who couldn't quite handle the stupidity of high school (and who needed something more fun - and subversive - than football games and drama club renditions of Godspell to get them through those awkward teenage years) can't be measured. Who would I be without having spent six years in a Rocky Horror shadow cast? It scares me to speculate.
If you haven't seen it in a theater with a cast yet (watching it at home doesn't count), there is nothing I can do for you. You just have to go. And the less preparation you do, the better. Let the specifics of what you might be asked to do upon your first theater viewing be a pleasant surprise! To find a theater that screens it near you, simply go to the official Rocky Horror fan site above and enter your zip code. If you are in Virginia, I know my old cast The Tolls of Madness will be performing it this month in Roanoke and Blacksburg, and if you're in Knoxville, it will be showing at The Tennessee Theater this Saturday (the 22nd) at 11pm.
To get you, um, excited, here is a tasty tantalizer. Sing, lips!