Post by morbiousfod on Mar 29, 2010 21:42:34 GMT -5
Add another person to the "likes Shock Treatment" list. I was introduced to Rocky Horror by an ex-girlfriend who was nuts about the film, or in some cases just nuts. I actually liked the campy cheesiness of the film and the songs ended up growing on me. She told me about Shock Treatment; however, she didn't own it and it was several years later that I finally saw it.
I happened upon the movie in a video store which had a cult movie section, and picked it up on VHS, yeah it was that long ago. I actually liked it and double dipped on the DVD when it was released a few years ago. I recommend it to anyone who is too put off by Rocky Horror, namely my best friend who likes it much more than Rocky. This same friend has actually visited Denton Texas and made sure he told me about it.
It's an odd movie about how society has become so enamored with television that the world might as well be on huge television show and the man who owns the world is a fast food mental health worshiping cult leader. Sounds like reality television to me. Give it a shot. Great show, now do a Rocky Horror review. LOL!
I just want to second the love for Shock Treatment. I bought a copy (dirt cheap!) of the DVD last week after hearing about it here and on Mondo Movies, and like Tom says, it is a better movie than Rocky Horror Picture Show. The songs are better, the singers are better, and the limited set works in this case, by design since it's worked into the premise. And there's funny layers to the movie that are pulled back as it goes on, like
the revelation that the McKinleys aren't doctors on a television show - they're actors playing doctors on television, and it seems like everyone else in the studio is an actor, too. That's SCTV territory right there.
Loved it! And, like Tom said, Jessica Harper can really sing.