The Rocky Horror Interactive Show is based on one of the greatest movies of all time. The movie, which was made in 1975, follows the exploits of two travelers that are waylaid on their journey. They end up at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who is played by the great Tim Curry. The movie also stars Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Meatloaf, and Richard O’Brien (who also wrote the movie and the music). The antics really get underway when Dr. Frank-N-Furter decides to create his “monster”, a blond man in gold underwear named Rocky Horror.
The movie is still shown in theatres today. Oh, and did I mention, Dr. Frank-N-Furter is a transvestite? And to top the movie off, it’s also a musical with some of the best music ever. I especially love the Time Warp.
This game is great. The interface is a little clunky at first, but once you get used to it, it is really a fun game. It is a totally new adventure into the Rocky Horror universe, as it diverges completely from the movie while still managing to remain true to the movie. You play as either Brad or Janet (both, of course, being played by completely different actors) walking around looking for items to use in puzzles. The game reminded
me a lot of a “live action” Day of the Tentacle. The acting in the game is not very great, but considering the budget that this game probably had, it really is not that bad. The highlight of the game is the fact that Christopher Lee is in it as well as Richard O’Brien.
There was a sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show that was called Shock Treatment. It is also a musical with Brad and Janet that takes place when they go on a game show that is very twisted. This movie has its high points, but overall is nowhere near as great of a movie as The Rocky Horror Picture Show was. I think that this may have a lot to do with the fact that Tim Curry is not in it. But it does have the late, great Charles Grey in it, who played the criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I would recommend, to any true Rocky Horror Picture Show fan, that you see both of these movies and play this game. One must experience all three to get the full impact of the franchise. Also, you should really look into finding a local theatre that still does the audience participation. That is truly a life altering experience!