Halloween Entertainment; Rocky Horror and Psycho

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Are you looking for something to do this Halloween?

If you are looking for thrills and chills, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” will be playing at the Canyon Country Campus outside in the amphitheater at 7pm on Saturday, so be sure to bring some jackets and blankets if you plan on attending.

“Psycho” is a 1950’s film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

It tells the story of secretary Marion Crane who is hiding in a Motel after embezzling $40,000 dollars from her employer and the motel owner, and details the fallout from that act.

The film originally received mixed reviews, but large box office returns caused the film to be re-reviewed. It was this review that led it to go on to win 4 academy awards and be marked as one of Alfred Hitchcocks best films.

If “Psycho” isn’t your thing and you are more in the mood for sexual promiscuity and fun with a large group, then “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is for you.

Offering chills of an entirely different nature, “Rocky Horror” is a cult-classic film which was adapted from the British musical stage-play “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Released in 1975, the film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf and cast members from the original stage production. The film is still in limited release 35 years later– holding the record for longest running theatrical release– and has gained notoriety as highly interactive midnight movie.

The original stage play and the movie have both been controversial and provocative as they include very distinct themes of homosexuality and transsexualism, as well as multiple double entendres.

In theaters showing “Rocky Horror,” audiences can bring items such as rice, bread, newspapers and party poppers. Those attending will also ad lib over the movie with snarky banter, crass chants and sing-a-longs to musical numbers all in the same vain of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

So if you are looking for a fun time on Halloween that involves either Alfred Hitchcock or Transsexual Transylvanians, then one of these two events are for you.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is currently being screened at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. You can find the links for both the Official Rocky Horror Fan Site and the Nuart Theatre at the bottom of the page.

It should also be noted, that the Rocky Horror Fan Site has compiled lists of props and scripts for the crowds.

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