Excitement for the FOX remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been mounting for over a year. Now, we can finally get a glimpse of the action. You can take a look below.
OK, calm down, people. I know this is just a tiny view of what we can expect come Halloween when we can finally set our hungry eyes on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but something is better than nothing, right? This video was released on the FOX YouTube page, and allows us to get a pretty good set up for the story, and an introduction to most of the major players in the musical.
Rocky Horror, in case you don't know, follows newly engaged lovebirds Janet and Brad who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night and with a flat tire. They knock on the door of a local castle to get help, and are soon swept up into the weirdo world of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the sexually ambiguous leader of a group of frequently creepy oddballs, who all happen to populate his home at the moment Janet and Brad stumble in from the cold. We're soon introduced to a musical tale filled with sex, aliens, murder and a host of other goodies.
The trailer gives us plenty to be excited about. There go Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan), knocking on the door of a slightly scary castle and being greeted by the undead-looking Riff Raff (Reeve Carney). Then they go walking into the freaky unknown and eventually get stripped down in front of a room full of totally crazy looking strangers where they're interrogated in the most charming way (for now) by the good doctor (Laverne Cox) in mounds of makeup.
Even people who are fans of the original Rocky Horror film from 1975 are familiar enough with it to know that it may have failed at the box office, but it went on to become a major cult classic. In just a few years audience members would start going to screenings (it was playing in several locations on Friday and Saturday nights) in costume and perform the songs along with the film. For decades now, this tradition has been a part of the midnight screening world in both the United States and around the world.
The new musical is already giving off positive vibes. It looks like it's going to be a blast, with just the right amount of camp, cool and high production quality to make this goof juice world of disturbing characters totally believable in a must-be-an-alternate-universe kind of way. The two-hour musical will air on FOX in October.