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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day isn’t much of a man by the light of day, but by night it’s one helluva lover!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I’m a big, big Rocky Horror Picture Show fan. I’m a little obsessed with Tim Curry if I’m going to be completely honest. He’s an amazing actor, but there’s something about his energy in this film that is impossible to ignore. It’s like the filmmakers captured a bi-sexual Loki in Curry’s iconic performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mischievous, jealous larger than life character.

So, I finally have an image from Rocky Horror to share with you guys with this column and it’s a very fun Tim Curry shot at that. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks to Jai for putting me on the track to find this image!



Before I sign off tonight, I want to follow up on the BTS contest for a Joe Dante autographed Gremlins Blu-Ray and Vol. 1 of the Trailers From Hell series on DVD. In honor of the adorable Phoebe Cates, I asked for Holiday horror stories to be sent in under the subject like “Why I Hate Christmas.” I got some doozeys, but the one that stuck out to me came from a reader named Lance Checketts who was nearly paralyzed this year when a sledding trip with his 3 year old son went horribly wrong. In protecting his son, he struck his back against a rock and missed being permanently disabled by about 2 inches.

The story was harsh, but the photos he included are what pushed him over. I’ll spare you all of them, but check out what his back looked like 4 days after the accident:



Hopefully the spoils of his contest win will aid him somewhat in his recovery! Thanks to all who entered and thanks to Mr. Dante and Trailers From Hell for the great, rare Gremlins pics and contest!

Tomorrow’s pic likes its eggiwegs!

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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I once gave someone a bruise like that.


    It, too, looked like Tim Curry's face. Strange world we live in, huh?

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST


    by Gunslinger1919

    What is with the guy to the right of Tim Curry? Is Tim giving him an hj just below camera level and that's why Tim is making that face? What up? --G

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    By the way....

    by Gunslinger1919

    What happened to the great list of links to previous BTS pics? We need that list to be kept somewhere accessible!!!!! --G

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    bloody hell

    by smallerdemon

    That's one hell of a bruise.

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by Tacom

    That is messed up.

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    It's too bad...

    by maxjohnson1971

    that movie sucked.

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    c'mon man

    by Mr Soze

    That isn't right

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST

    What rock did he hit...

    by Ruester


  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    How long until the "you call THAT an injury/bruise?? pfftt" posts

    by TheSeeker7

    Pointing out they've got much worse, that the guy probably faked it somehow, etc etc... lol

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    And it isn't fair that...

    by maxjohnson1971

    Harry won the contest. Shouldn't he be ineligible or something?

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    why blame christmas

    by frank cotton

    because you suck at sledding?

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    James Cameron was a hairdresser on Rocky Horror?

    by detinue

    Wow, the dude worked everywhere before making it as a director!

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    The ROCKY HORROR 35th Blu-ray

    by justmyluck

    Picked it up for under $10 after Xmas and have checked select bits (for transfer quality, which is variable but mostly pristine). The extras are gangbusters - like the prior DVD. Would be something if FOX Home could exert this kind of bonus content creation with Lucasfilm's eventual SW Blu-rays.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    PLEASE spare us the "Why I Hate X-Mas" injury pics

    by Missing Dink

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 2:46 a.m. CST

    ...and Tim Curry...

    by justmyluck

    ...this and Darkness in LEGEND - he knew how to go over the top, while basically in disguise, in the best way possible. Also, get well soon to the GREMLINS Blu-ray ...umm...'winner'.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Now, what´s the point of that pic again?

    by Ditko

    I mean, really. Where´s the movie angle?

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 5:05 a.m. CST


    by DrCavor

    Congrats to the winner of the contest, and I hope he'll recover fully from his injury.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    That bruise is more entertaining than TRHPS

    by alienindisguise

    That flick is pure shit and is damn near unwatchable. It tries to hard to be cool and just ends up being like the dumb drunk bitch you wanna punch in the face.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    That's Jon Peters primping Curry's hair

    by Snookeroo

    while Streisand was shooting on the next set.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Quint, thanks for this..

    by ClayG

    RHPS is my favorite film...despite its age, it remains polarizing and dangerous to the prejudices of many. It's a shame that Curry's penance for actually being *brilliant* in a leading role was to be relegated to co-star status for the remainder of his screen career. If you haven't seen it, you should check out Tim in the BBC's 1978 "Will Shakespeare."

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I'm a solid heterosexual...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...but Tim Curry was pretty fucking sexy in that get-up. "Come up to the lab... and see what's on the slab!"

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Beowulf316

    Loki actually was considered bisexual for his habit of transforming into a female. He obviously put out, too since he gave birth to some of the other figures in Norse Mythology including Odin’s eight legged horse, his daughter Hel (guardian of the underworld), and the giant wolf who kills Odin in the end.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Brad! (Asshole!) Jane! (Slut!)

    by cgh123

    Where is all the audience participation love? Has that been forgotten in this age of blue-ray and home entertainment? This flick was way more immersive than fuckin' AVATAR!

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I mean, Janet! (Slut!)

    by cgh123

    Still no edit button? What year is this?

  • Jan. 5, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST


    by ClayG

    ..I think what's been forgotten (mostly by people too young to know in the first place) is that the RHPS audience participation really WAS immersion in the film, and NOT ironic ridicule of the movie, in the style of MST3K. I'd love to see someone tell Sal Piro or Dori Hartley that they were yelling at the movie all those years because they thought it was dumb ;)

  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Tim Curry was in the running for the Joker

    by Righteous Brother

    in Tim Burton's Batman film, how awesome would that have been?