Favorite Monster Chiller Horror Alternate Title Theatre: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

As we come to the horrible end of Shocktober here at Technicolor ScDreams, it seems apropos to bust out Richard O’ Brian’s wistful, wonderful anthem to the movie palace drive-in sci-fi horror era from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. For a more in-depth examination of the ultimate midnight movie, here’s my Retro-View for TRHPS. As for this particular version of “Science Fiction Double Feature,” this was the original title concept to include clips from each of the films mentioned. Due to a poor test screening response, that idea was jettisoned in favor of the famous singing red lips (which I’m sure the next test audience must have also adored). I’m still partial to the opening as it stands now, but I like the idea of illustrating O’ Brian’s elegiac lyrics with the images from the classic genre films that inspired the world’s best science fiction horror musical…

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