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Shock Treatment is a 1981 parallel film to the events of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (in this movie those events are non-canon) with a script and lycris by Richard O'Brien and directed by Jim Sharman.

This movie follows two rewritings of previews failed projects such as "Rocky Horror Shows His Heels" that was indeed a sequel to The Rocky Horror Show but the idea was scrapped. O'Brien didn't want to scrap the songs too so he made a new script revoling the songs: "The Brad and Janet Show". That project suffered too many difficulties in the preproduction so the script was rewritten was again as "Shock Treatment".

Plot

Continuing from The Rocky Horror Picture Show are the characters of Brad and Janet Majors, now married. The film takes place in the town of Denton, USA, which has been taken over by fast food magnate Farley Flavors. The town of Denton is entirely encased within a television studio for the DTV (Denton Television) network. Residents are either stars and regulars on a show, cast and crew, or audience members. Brad and Janet, while seated in the audience are chosen to participate in the game show Marriage Maze by the supposedly blind and kooky host Bert Schnick. As a "prize", Brad is imprisoned on Dentonvale, a soap opera that centers upon the local mental hospital run by brother and sister Cosmo and Nation McKinley.

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Janet is given a taste of show-biz as Farley Flavors molds her into a singing diva superstar in an attempt to take her away from Brad. Her compliance is assured through the use of drugs supplied by the McKinleys. Betty Hapschatt and Judge Oliver Wright investigate Farley and other people involved in DTV, eventually discovering that Cosmo and Nation are not doctors, but merely character actors, and Farley Flavors is Brad's jealous, long-lost twin brother, seeking to destroy Brad and take Janet for himself. The pair rescue Brad from Dentonvale and have Brad confront his twin on his show Faith Factory. Farley imprisons the three and Janet, but they manage to escape in a car along with a local band while all of Denton is committed to Dentonvale.

Cast

Songs

Trivia

  • In the script for Revenge of the Old Queen, one line hints that Riff Raff and Magenta are infact Cosmo and Nation McKinley.
  • This movie was originally going to be called "The Brad and Janet Show".
  • While The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) is a spoof of horror movies. This film is a spoof of television shows.
  • When the movie was first released in the USA, it only played in limited engagements and screened only at midnight. This was based on the success of the midnight screening return seasons of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) around the world.
  • Cliff De Young plays both Brad Majors and Farley Flavors in this film.
    • De Young based his Farley Flavors character on Jack Nicholson.
    • De Young based his Brad Majors character on David Eisenhower.
  • This movie was released about six years after The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) premiered.
  • Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Charles Gray, Imogen Claire, and Jeremy Newson are the only cast to return, but Jeremy Newson is the only one of the six to reprise the same role (Ralph Hapschatt).

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Musicals:
The Rocky Horror ShowShock Treatment: The Musical
Movies:
The Rocky Horror Picture ShowShock TreatmentThe Rocky Horror Show Live2016 reimagined movie
Failed Projects:
Rocky Horror Shows His HeelsThe Brad and Janet ShowRevenge of the Old QueenRocky Horror: The Second Coming
Projects sorted by decade:
70's projects80's projects90's projects2000's projects2010's projects
Projects sorted by continent:
American projectsAsian projectsAfrican projectsEuropean projectsAustralian projects
Characters
Rocky Horror characters:
Brad MajorsJanet WeissDr. Frank N FurterRiff RaffMagentaColumbia
Rocky HorrorEddieDr. Everett von ScottNarratorThe UsherettePhantoms
Shock Treatment characters:
Brad MajorsJanet MajorsFarley FlavorsCosmo McKinleyNation McKinleyOliver Wright
Betty HapschattAnsalongRickyBert SchnickEmily WeissHarry WeissRalph Hapschatt‎
Macy Struthers‎Nelly Pritt‎Vance Parker‎Floor Manager‎Irwin Lapsey‎Kirk‎Oscar Drill and the Bits‎
Revenge of the Old Queen characters:
The Old QueenSteve MajorsLord De LordyRiff RaffRay Ammbo
Sonny AmmboJudith BrankmireJanet MajorsMary Lou
Albums
Rocky Horror albums:
Original London Cast RecordingRoxy Cast RecordingAustralian Cast RecordingMovie Cast Recording
New Broadway Cast RecordingGlee Cast RecordingNew Movie Cast Recording
Shock Treatment albums:
Shock Treatment (Original Soundtrack)
Songs
Rocky Horror songs:
Science Fiction / Double FeatureDammit, JanetOver At the Frankenstein PlaceSweet Transvestite
Time WarpSword of DamoclesCharles Atlas SongHot PatootieCharles Atlas Song (Reprise)
Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch MeOnce In a WhileEddie's TeddyPlanet Schmanet, Janet
The Floor ShowRose Tint My WorldDon't Dream It, Be ItWild and Untamed Thing
I'm Going HomeSuperheroesScience Fiction / Double Feature (Reprise)
The Brad and Janet Show / Shock Treatment songs:
Denton, U.S.A.Bitchin' In The KitchenIn My Own WayThank God I'm a ManFarley's SongLullaby
Little Black DressMe Of MeShock TreatmentCarte BlancheLooking For Trade
Look What I Did To My IdBreaking OutDuel DuetAnyhow, Anyhow
Revenge of The Old Queen songs:
The Moon Drenched Shores Of TransylvaniaSweet on the StreetShort End of the Stick
I'm a MotherLove at First SightNever Let Your Daughter Date an AlienJudy Judy Judy
I Want to Get my Own BackNo Hiding PlaceLittle Old Heart Stopping Me
Pictures
Rocky Horror files sorted by character:
Brad MajorsJanet WeissDr. Frank-N-FurterRiff RaffMagentaColumbia
Rocky HorrorEddieDr. Everett von ScottNarratorThe UsherettePhantoms
Shock Treatment files sorted by character:
Brad MajorsJanet MajorsFarley FlavorsCosmo McKinleyNation McKinleyOliver Wright
Betty HapschattAnsalongRickyBert SchnickEmily WeissHarry WeissRalph Hapschatt‎
Macy Struthers‎Nelly Pritt‎Vance Parker‎Floor Manager‎Irwin Lapsey‎Kirk‎Oscar Drill and the Bits‎

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