Chief Crunch, the second time I saw the movie was under duress. A couple of my classmates absolutely could not believe that I didn’t like it, and dragged me to another showing; they kept saying things like, “It’ll grow on you if you let it.” Yeah, so will fungus.
Cessandra… where do I begin?
First off, you’re the only person to ever call me ‘uptight’. Of all the adjectives that might describe me, that’s not one of them.
You say, “without audience participation, there’s not much point to the show.” Well, here’s a news flash: there’s not much point with participation, either. The problem is that everyone already knows the lines and actions, which are exactly the same every time; it’s hard to get excited about any show if you always know what’s going to happen next.
And FYI, I did participate my second time. Not half-heartedly either, but in full voice. This didn’t add anything to the experience. (However, it did score me a few free beers afterward, from some strangers whom I’d impressed with my volume; at the top of my lungs, I was far louder than anyone else in the theater, including the film.)
Next, popularity does not necessarily indicate value or quality. The Jerry Springer show is one of the highest rated on TV, for crying out loud!
Finally, Rock Horror has only the second biggest cult following in the world. First place is held by some Jewish dude who got nailed to a tree 2000 years ago.
Laugh hard; it’s a long way to the bank.