On Friday evening, Buctainment hosted a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” leaving the audience shivering with antici…pation.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was shown at 9 p.m. at the Cave patio with a screen set up on the stage for the movie to be shown. The fire was roaring, and the students had their cozy blankets ready.
The movie follows a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, as they mistakenly stumble upon the Annual Transylvanian Convention and run into an interesting cast of characters. These characters include a transvestite named Dr. Frank N. Furter, servants Riff Raff and Magenta, a groupie named Columbia, and Dr. Frank N. Furter’s creation, Rocky. While some audience members were new to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” others had plenty of experience with the movie before.
“This is my second time,” audience member Dani Brickey said. “I came last year.”
Buctainment member Courtney Fitzstevens said that they had been showing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for more than seven years now for every Halloween holiday. The crowd turn-out is usually 100 people, according to Buctainment records.
“I feel like it’s a tradition for us,” Fitzstevens said.
One part of the movie that made “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” unique was the audience participating along with the movie. Before the movie started, each audience member was given a goody bag of assorted items to use during the movie. At the start of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and during the wedding scene, the audience threw birdseed at the screen. Another way the audience participated was by shouting questions and random lines along with the movie’s script.
“I really like yelling ‘Excuse me waiter! There’s a transvestite in my soup,'” Brickey said. “I think it’s really funny.”
The audience enjoyed participating along with the movie and watching Brad and Janet’s wild adventure play out on screen.
“You’ve got to go to an interactive show,” Brickey said. “Don’t just YouTube and watch it because you don’t get the full effect.”