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Midnite Movies The Midnight Hour and Rocky Horror PIcture Show

In honor of Halloween, we celebrate movies made for the witching time of night, the midnight movies “The Midnight Hour” and “Rocky Horror”.

THIS EPISODE: “THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” (1985) AND “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” (1975)

Hey girls, did you know that, um, ghouls just wanna have fun?

Candace and Ariel are exploding from their graves this spooky season to come at you with a trick-or-treat core musical monster bash double feature: the chaotic made-for-tv movie The Midnight Hour (1985) and iconic “longstanding social phenomenon” (thanks for this analysis, Ebert) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

What’s the difference between a “two-hour made-for-TV movie… billed as a humorous horror romp” and “a campy monster bash in which revived corpses break into song and dance?” Is Sandy from Grease spending eternity in hell? Is stealing from a museum okay if the stuff technically belonged to your great-grandparents?

What is it about watching Rocky Horror at midnight that drove people to obsession and united the east and west coasts?

What entity possessed Tim Curry to give the performance of a generation?

Come dive into the coffin full of popcorn that is this episode, and find out for yourself.

Most importantly, hit us up and tell us your fun, pre-trick-or-treating vibes Halloween watches!

You can watch The Midnight Hour on YouTube and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Prime or Hulu. 

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Not Your Final Girl is a podcast hosted by three women (Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder) just trying to make it to the end of the movie. Join us bi-weekly for deep dives into horror with a fresh take on the genre we love! We’re @NYFGpod on Letterboxd if you want to check out all the movies we’ve talked about on the pod. You can also follow Candace at @crammpuss if you want to peek at what movies might be coming up next.

A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network.

The original music/theme song for the show was done by Ariel Dyer, arieldyer.bandcamp.com. Our main show logo/artwork was created by Brian Demarest (@evilflynn on Instagram). 


If you love this episode, be sure to head here to catch up on past episodes. You can also find this bi-weekly podcast on all major podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Be sure to follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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