Purposely Crank up the Horror: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror fans shiver with anticipation!

It has been announced that the 1975 camp classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be getting a made-for-television movie remake on Fox. The polysexual horror comedy musical will star “Orange Is The New Black’s” Laverne Cox as Doctor Frank-N-Furter and will premiere in the fall of 2016.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” originally was a stage show, until it was made into a movie in 1975. The show at first was not very successful. Over multiple decades and generations of fans adding their own rituals and traditions to the viewing of the film, the movie became a cult-classic.

The special will be directed by Kenny Ortega who is known for his work directing Disney movies like “High School Musical” and “Hocus Pocus.” Although the full cast is yet to be revealed there are a few stars already in the lineup to play very important roles.

Nickelodeon teen star Victoria Justice will play Janet Weiss, a heroine. Ryan McCartan will play Brad Majors, a hero, Reeve Carney will play Riff Raff, a handyman and Staz Nair will play Rocky Horror, a creation.

Most recently it has been announced that American Idol winner Adam Lambert will reprise Meatloaf’s role as Eddie, a delivery boy. Along with Lambert it has been revealed that the former star Tim Curry, who originally appeared as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, will now play the narrating Criminologist, an expert.

The cast seems promising and the production seems to be in good hands, but fans of the 40-year-old cult following are very anxious to see the result. Lately in entertainment there has been what appears to be a trend in ruining classics, such as the recent remakes of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” or “Poltergeist.” Let’s hope that this is not the case for this project, because the freaks, geeks and pickax-wielding transvestites of the Rocky Horror fan club will theatrically show their disappointment.