This Halloween BFI Southbank will host the Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show, the ultimate celebration of all things Rocky Horror. The event this Saturday 29 October included ‘shadow cast’ screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975) starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and original creator Richard O’Brien, and the often over-looked sequel Shock Treatment (Jim Sharman, 1981), starring O’Brien and Patricia Quinn alongside famous faces like Ruby Wax, Rik Mayall and Barry Humphries. The screenings mark the 35th anniversary of the release of Shock Treatment.
A unique experience for super-fans and the uninitiated alike, the ‘shadow cast’ will see an international cast of Rocky Horror performers from the UK, US and Europe take to the stage to perform numbers from both films live, while the films screen in the background. Following the screening of Shock Treatment cast and crew will reunite for a celebratory panel discussion to mark the anniversary. Audiences are then invited to join us in the Benugo Bar and Kitchen afterwards for the Time Warp Ball, complete with Transylvanian cocktails and spooky tunes.