Shock Treatment (1981) is Richard O'Brien's "Not a prequel, not a sequel, but an equal" follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It began development in 1978 as an actual sequel titled "Rocky Horror Shows His Heels", but due to a combination of factors was rewritten as The Brad and Janet Show. This was intended to be filmed on location in Denton, Texas, but as a result of the 1980 Screen Actors Guild strike filming had to be moved to a sound stage in England. The script was rewritten once again so that the whole production would take place entirely within a TV studio.
Reaction to Shock Treatment's initial release was not positive, as most Rocky Horror Picture Show fans were expecting... something else. Additionally, it was discovered that the whole audience participation phenomenon could not be forcefully replicated with a new movie. Shock Treatment's connection with The Rocky Horror Picture Show lies primarily in the fact that the same creative team was behind both films. Additionally, several actors and actresses appear in both movies - most in different roles although Jeremy Newson plays Ralph Hapschatt in both.
* denotes cast and crew from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
|Rocky Horror Treatment (1981) - 22 minutes 38 seconds (540x416, 30 fps, 151.7 MB). "And now, after six years, they've taken the hero and heroine of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and put them in a brand new movie. It's called Shock Treatment!" This promotional documentary hosted by fan club president Sal Piro was aired on late night television. It follows the Rocky Horror Picture Show cult phenomenon through Sal's trip behind the scenes in England during the filming of Shock Treatment. Interview subjects include Richard O'Brien, Little Nell, Christopher Malcolm (generally in character as Vance Parker), Michael White, Patricia Quinn, and Rik Mayall.|
|Shock Treatment (International Trailer) - 2 minutes 20 seconds (540x406, 24 fps, 15.6 MB). Basically identical to the theatrical trailer, except the sound is mono and it loses the cool/creepy bits by Richard O'Brien as Dr. Cosmo McKinley.|
|Shock Treatment (Theatrical Trailer) - 2 minutes 37 seconds (540x406, 24 fps, 17.5 MB). "Hello, I'm Dr. Cosmo McKinley. I'd like to tell you about a new film from the gang that gave you The Rocky Horror Show... Shock Treatment." "You'll be pathetically crazy about Shock Treatment. Trust me... I'm a doctor."|
Richard O'Brien - Horror Aid with Richard O'Brien (1988-01-08) [ All sound files taken from DIME ]
Rocky Horror Cover Songs - Live Performances
Richard O'Brien - Mephistopheles Smith Cloven Hooves Tour 2007
Richard O'Brien - Miscellaneous
Shock Treatment by Marc With A C [ All sound files provided by MarcWithAC.com ]
DoRight Productions - Shock Treatment Remixes
Rocky Horror Cover Albums - Transexual Glamour
Richard O'Brien - Mephistopheles Smith, Cloven Hooves Tour 2007
Shock Treatment Soundtrack
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