American cinema reached a whole new level of camp when The Rocky Horror Picture Show became a cult hit. Six years after its 1975 release, the film’s visionaries Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien followed up with Shock Treatment, a sequel that, while not nearly as successful as its predecessor, still delivered plenty of equally bizarro musical numbers and characters. On July 11th, the Hollywood Theater and the The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players (JCCP) will present both films as part of a special Rocky Horror midnight matinee.
Shock Treatment continues the misadventures of Rocky Horror lovers Janet and Brad (played this time by Jessica Harper and Cliff De Young). The now married couple compete on a TV game show, only to discover they’re part of an insane, drug-fueled plot involving a fast food magnate and a mental hospital run by two wacky siblings. The film features many cast members from the original film, including O’Brien, Patricia Quinn and Little Nell Campbell.
The Hollywood Theater will screen a rare 35mm print of Shock Treatment at 10 p.m. followed by The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11:45 p.m. Individual tickets are $5 to $8 for a single film, $12 for both films, and are available for purchase at Showclix.