Shock Treatment (1993) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I just saw ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ recently, I was like, the last dork on the planet who hadn’t seen it. And I have to say, I thought it was really good. So naturally, when I found out there was a sequel, I had to see it. Many of the actors from ‘Rocky Horror,’ return as different, but similar characters for ‘Shock Treatment.’ But if your a fan of ‘Rocky Horror,’ the only thing you need to watch this movie is an open mind. It’s not a sequel to ‘Rocky Horror,’ in the sense that all the same characters come back for the same adventure we got the first time, but rather, a new adventure, with the two major characters of ‘Rocky Horror,’ Brad and Janet and a whole slew of new characters with a totally different basis than ‘Rocky Horror.’ Whereas upon viewing ‘Rocky Horror,’ I got the impression the movie was about sexual-expression and freedom, watching ‘Shock Treatment,’ gave me the opposite impression, as it appears to be about corporate omnipotence, corrupt psychiatry and the suppression of the mind that television builds in general. The songs are all incredible, and every song sung in ‘Shock Treatment,’ is just as memorable as every song sung in ‘Rocky Horror.’ Overall, I thought ‘Shock Treatment,’ was every bit as good as ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ and it could be viewed as a sequel, or standalone. But one thing’s for certain, you need an open-mind before watching it.
About Shock Treatment (1993)
Starring: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray
Director: Jim Sharman