After Janet accepts Brad's marriage proposal, the happy couple drive away from Denton, Ohio, only to get lost in the rain. They stumble upon the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite who is holding the annual convention of visitors from the planet Transsexual. Frank-N-Furter unveils his creation, a young man named Rocky Horror, who fears the doctor and rejects his sexual advances. When Frank-N-Furter announces that he is returning to the galaxy Transylvania, Riff Raff the butler and Magenta the maid declare that they have plans of their own
The film's first official midnight showing was on April 1, 1976, at the Waverly in Greenwich Village. Tickets were three dollars.
Shooting of the film began in London on October 21, 1974, scheduled for six weeks. The shoot lasted 10 weeks.
The musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened at the 62-seat Royal Court Studio Theatre on June 19, 1973; the cast included Nell Campbell (Columbia), Patricia Quinn (Magenta), and Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. On Halloween night, it moved to the 500-seat Kings Road Theatre. It was a smash hit, drawing the likes of Vincent Price and David Bowie. When the show moved to the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles in early 1974, Curry stayed with the cast. In L.A. the parts of Eddie and Dr. Scott were played by an aspiring actor-singer named Marvin Lee Aday, also known as Meat Loaf. Attendees in L.A. included Keith Moon, Carole King (dressed as Magenta), and Elvis Presley.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened and closed without much notice until 20th Century Fox decided to market it as a midnight movie. It quickly exploded into a worldwide cult phenomenon unlike any other in movie history. Screenings became partylike events in which audience participation was half the show.
Note that Russell Crowe, the unforgettable actor in Gladiator, played Eddie in the Rocky Horror Show in Australia for 2 years.