LET THERE BE LIPS! A Rocky Horror Picture Show Homage and Write Off.

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Sep 7, 2010 (Updated Dec 4, 2010)


The Bottom Line Give yourself over to absolute pleasure,review all those bad great trashy movies, but you love them anyway.  Special catagories for the ones actually in the song!

All was Darkness; then someone said, "Let there be Lips!"
And there were lips, disembodied, red and pouting, and they sang the following song:

Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Raines was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.

I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Janet Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.
I wanna go, oh-oh, to the late night double feature picture show.
By RKO, oh-oh, at the late night double feature picture show.
In the back row at the late night double feature picture show.

And that is the start of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  If you don't know what Rocky Horror is, you are either, 1.) 15 years old or 2.) Amish.  On 19th June, 1973, Richard O'Brien brought forth "The Rocky Horror Show" to the delight of British Theatre.  Two years later it was made into a motion picture, Directed by Jim Sharman.  It flopped.

But like so many creatures from the features, dead doesn't mean what it used to.  Theatres, eager for extra revenue were doing a good business in college towns with Midnight Movies, and with a clever bit of strategy; Make it ONLY a Midnight Movie, add fans who knew the dialog, and happened to own ten inch stiletto heels and a corset, and Rocky Horror was reborn in a shower of rice.
Always a homage to the b-movies of Science Fiction and Horror, Rocky Horror extols the joys of not the good and virtuous, but our guilty pleasures.  Just as Brad knew he shouldn't taste the forbidden fruit (Frankie!) thus are B- Sci Fi Movies, with popcorn and beer, you know you probably shouldn't, but you will.

In that spirit, here is my homage/write- off to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Best of all are reviews about RHPS, or the Movies mentioned in the song, but we will take any B rated creature feature, any camp classic, and any guilty pleasure you want to throw out here.

The One, The Only The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Talyseon
susidee34
foshizzle

The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Talyseon
alexdg1
artbyjude (MH)

The Day the Earth Stood Still. (The Remake)
Talyseon
truckturner (MH)

Flash Gordon
Talyseon
desslok (MH)

The Invisible Man
Talyseon
dragonfire88
Bruguru (MH)

King Kong
Talyseon
desslok (MH)

King Kong (The Remake)
Talyseon
alexdg1
dragonfire88 (MH)

It Came From Outer Space
Talyseon
desslok (MH)

Doctor X
Talyseon
desslok (MH)

Forbidden Planet
Talyseon (I got a MH!)
dragonfire88
scottie1218 MH

Tarantula
Talyseon
susidee34 (MH)

Day of the Triffids

Day of the Triffids (BBC Miniseries)
Talyseon

Night of the Demon
Talyseon
WilliamJones (MH)

When Worlds Collide
Talyseon
cdm72 (MH)

And All the Rest. Any tacky B Movie that you loved.

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Tribute Show.  Talyseon.
Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection, Featuring Dr. X! ChrisJarmick
Jekyll (BBC Miniseries) Talyseon.
Resident Evil: Afterlife  Talyseon
Shock Wave jankp
The V Word Talyseon
Creatures From the Pink Lagoon! Talyseon.
Pandorum Coldsteel7
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury Texas_Swede
Teeth Talyseon
Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Ride Texas_Swede
Sole Survivor deadmilkboy
Session 9 Freak369
Sauna steelretina
Freaks steelretina
Severance Talyseon
Saw foshizzle
Vampires Suck bibliopooh
Session 9 Talyseon
Case 39 Talyseon
Galaxy of Terror dragonfire88
Last Man on Earth George_Chabot
Tooth and Nail luquillo
When They Cry luquillo
Carriers Coldsteel7
Paranormal Activity foshizzle
Saw II foshizzle
Jurassic Park: Lost World carstairs38
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark dragonfire88
The Innocents steelretina
Drag Me to Hell foshizzle
Last Man on Earth George_Chabot
The Hills Run Red loquillo
The Devil's Wedding Night msiduri
Killer Klowns from Outer Space luquillo
The Terminator truckturner
The Body Snatcher jankp
Nightmare on Elm Street luquillo
Seventh Curse truckturner
Forest of Death Talyseon
Twilight desslok
Survival of the Dead desslok
Saw desslok
Devil foshizzle
The Strangers foshizzle
Devil pagansadog
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? seacow
Trick 'r Treat brendan2
The Faculty luquillo
Splice foshizzle
Men in Black carstairs38
Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf Too jankp
InAlienable Talyseon
A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) luquillo
Faces of Death pagansadog
Love at First Bite dragonfire88
Dawn of the Dead shopaholic_man
The Curse/The Curse II brendan2
Dark Night of the Scarecrow luquillo
Atom Age Vampire dragonfire88
Piranha dragonfire88
Jennifer's Body dragonfire88
The Vampire's Assistant dragonfire88
Zombieland foshizzle
Slumber Party Massacre brendan2
Sleeper pmills1210
Son of Dracula dragonfire88
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction Talyseon
Slumber Party Massacre dragonfire88
Just Before Dawn luquillo
Dracula: Dead and Loving It dragonfire88
Thaw Talyseon
Fido foshizzle
Books of Blood Texas-Swede
Humanoids from the Deep dragonfire88
The Others Stephen_Murray
Dream Boy Stephen_Murray
Transylvania 6-5000 dragonfire88
The Invisible Returns dragonfire88
Them! Talyseon
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction!  shopaholic_man
Splice shopaholic_man
The Lost Boys: The Thirst Talyseon
Wyrd Sisters Talyseon
Creature from the Black Lagoon Talyseon
Something Wicked This Way Comes bilbopooh
V: The Complete First Season bilbopooh
Last of the Living Talyseon
Metropolis (MH) Stephen_Murray
Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) luquillo
Ten Nights of Dreams Stephen_Murray
The Omen truckturner
Winterbeast seacow
Vampire$ JiggyJay
Abraxas seacow
The Class of 1984 jankp



As a Bonus, I will be handing out MH to the best of the best on each of these movies.  (Past ones are automatically entered.)

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