“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has one of the strongest, most enduring cult followings in the world, with fans routinely dressing up in costume and seeking out midnight screenings of the movie forty years after its release. Now, a mini “Rocky Horror” reunion will take place at this year’s The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles, self-described as “the best known autograph and movie memorabilia show on the west coast.” According to The Terror Time, iconic actor Tim Curry was already set to make his first appearance at the convention, but now The Hollywood Show has upped the ante by announcing that Curry will be joined by cast members Barry Bostwick (who played Brad Majors), Nell Campbell (Columbia), and Patricia Quinn (Magneta).
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie is based on the 1973 musical stage production “The Rocky Horror Show,” with music and lyrics written by Richard O’Brien. O’Brien co-wrote the film’s script with director Jim Sharman. The story centers on a young couple whose car breaks down near a castle occupied by eccentric strangers celebrating an annual convention. Though the film was panned upon release, it soon became a cultural phenomenon. Its popularity arose from the midnight movie circuit with fans “participating” with the film during the screenings. It is currently the longest-running theatrical release in film history as it’s still in limited release.
The reunion will take place on July 9th. The convention takes place between July 8th and 10th.