Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Exclusive: Rocky Horror 40th Anniversary Film-Extravaganza Set for Halloween Week


Let’s do the time warp again! Fox is planning a big 40th anniversary release this coming Halloween for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Director Kenny Ortega and producer Lou Adler– who gave us “Rocky Horror” back in 1975–are preparing a new film with outtakes from the original and lots of surprises. Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf are sure to be involved. Halloween costumes of all the characters are going to overrun the Greenwich Village parade. Look for midnight shows, lots of toast being thrown, and the whole phenomenon to start all over again. I remember when kids lined up at the Waverly Theater in the middle of the night. And it’s all harmless fun!

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie, btw, has grossed $113 million since its release. The stage show and soundtrack– even more!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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