Screengrab via The Official Rocky Horror Picture Show

The new ‘Rocky Horror’ trailer is full of perverse delights

We're already shivering with antici...pation.


Colette Bennett

Internet Culture

Published Jul 21, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 10:16 am CDT

FOX’s made-for-television remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show unveiled a new trailer at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, and it gives us hope that star Laverne Cox will be a fitting successor to the throne of Frank-n-Furter.

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Remaking something as deeply entrenched in fan culture as The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a gamble, to put it lightly. The trailer shows off more of Cox’s chops and introduces rest of the the cast. The narrator is also played by a very special guest: Tim Curry himself. 

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Seeing the malevolent glimmer in Cox’s eye tells us that October is too long to wait for a remake that, for once, looks worthy of its source material. We can’t wait (and it looks like she can’t either).

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2016, 4:53 pm CDT