SHOCK TREATMENT VS. ROCKY HORROR

(Written by J.C. Foster, a/k/a "Badbird")

*(2001 amendment submitted by "Steve")
**(2002 amendment submitted by "Ansalong")
***(2005 amendment submitted by "Cybergirl773")

    The battle rages on. Which is the better movie? Rocky Horror? Or Shock Treatment? Actually it's not much of a battle since the overwhelming majority of Rocky Horror fans tend to crush the spirit of the few Shock Treatment fans that remain in hiding. But, something should be considered before the line is drawn, sides are taken, and lives are lost: Have you ever stopped and thought about how similar these two movies really are?
    Besides the fact that their both musicals, both feature the same actors in similar roles (for the most part), and that both seem to revolve around video monitors, these two movies have so much in common that they are less mortal enemies and more siamese twins joined at the middle finger than anything else.
    Skeptics say things like "Blasphemy!" "Conspiracy!" "No way!" and "How dare you!" But the facts remain, there's more that meets the eye with these two. To save you time and energy that you wouldn't have wasted anyway, we have compiled a list of "evidence" that shows there are more in common than you ever thought, or were willing to admit.
    The following is a list of comparisons between Rocky Horror and Shock Treatment in no particular order. By the way, for you rocket scientists, the RH stands for Rocky Horror, and the ST stands for Shock Treatment. Enjoy and feel free to contribute more "evidence" to the "conspiracy."


RH The villian's name is Frank N. Furter
ST The villian's name is Farley Flavors

RH The Main characters dress up in funny costumes for the Floor Show climax
ST The main characters dress up in funny costumes for the Faith Factory show climax

RH Frank has sex with Janet
ST Farley wants to have sex with Janet

RH We are formally introduced to Riff Raff and his sister Magenta in one scene and shortly afterwards we meet Columbia
SH We are formally introduced to Cosmo McKinley and his sister Nation in one scene and shortly afterwards we meet Ansalong

RH It takes place entirely in a castle on a single night carrying over to the next day
ST It takes place entirely in a television studio on a single night carrying over to the next day

RH Riff Raff and Magenta are brother and sister who have sex together
ST Cosmo and Nation are brother and sister who have sex together

RH Ralph and Betty are married while Brad and Janet are not
ST Brad and Janet are married while Ralph and Betty are not

RH Riff Raff doesn't like his boss Frank
ST Cosmo doesn't like his boss Farley

RH Janet gets mostly naked by tearing her underclothes to bandage Rocky
ST Janet is practically naked in her little black dress

RH Dr. Scott is not really confined to a wheelchair
ST Bert Schnick is not really blind

RH Halfway through the movie is the bedroom scenes
ST Halfway through the movie is the bedroom scenes

RH Brad and Janet sleep in separate rooms
ST Brad and Janet sleep in separate rooms

RH Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott escape from the castle at the end
ST Brad, Janet, Oliver, and Betty escape from the studio at the end

RH Characters actions are often viewed through television monitors
ST Characters actions are often viewed through television monitors

RH The theme song is reprised during the end credits
ST The theme song is reprised after the end credits

RH Rocky is created to be the ultimate man and is lusted after by Frank
ST Janet is transformed into the ultimate idea of beauty and is lusted after by Farley

RH Brad and Janet's first song is about how great their relationship will be
ST Brad and Janet's first song is about how crappy their relationship has become

RH Dr. Scott crashes through the wall close to the end, interrupting Frank's limelight
ST Brad crashes through the wall close to the end, interrupting Farley's limelight

RH An important scene revolves around the main characters at dinner
ST An important scene revolves around the main characters at dinner

RH Brad drives the car that gets them into trouble at the start of the film
ST Brad drives the car that gets them out of trouble at the end of the film

RH Columbia shows Janet to her bedroom
ST Ansalong shows Janet to her bedroom

RH The Transylvanians are entranced by Frank's every word
ST The studio audience is entranced by Farley's every word

RH Janet has sex with Rocky and becomes a new woman
ST Janet gets a new dress from Cosmo and becomes a new woman

RH Frank smokes cigarettes in the movie
ST Farley smokes cigars in the movie

RH Delivery Boy Eddie kicks his foot towards the camera
ST Rest Home Rickie kicks his foot towards the camera

RH Has implied drug usage and lots of sex
ST Has implied sex and lots of drug usage



NEW DISCOVERIES FROM ANOTHER SHOCK TREATMENT FAN (2001):


 
Rocky : Janet yells "I GOT IT!  IIII GOT IT!" when catching the bouquet
 Shocky : Emily yells "I GOT IT!  IIII GOT IT!" when winning the 30 Second Quiz

 Rocky : Frank walks against a blinding spotlight at the end of "I'm Going Home"
 Shocky : Janet walks against a blinding spotlight at the beginning of Faith Factory

 Rocky : There is just one song that is sung by a giant group of people (Time Warp)
 Shocky : There is just one song that is sung by a giant group of people (Denton USA)

 Rocky : The name Frank is used often (main character, duh)
 Shocky : The name/word Frank is used often (Frankie/Francine, "frankly he hates you")

 Rocky : An overwhelming person is after the love of Janet (Frank)
 Shocky : An overwhelming person is after the love of Janet (Farley)

 Rocky : German guy with a fake disability (Dr Scott)
 Shocky : German guy with a fake disability (Bert)

 Rocky : Someone tries to see Janet naked under false pretenses (Frank in Brad disguise)
 Shocky : Someone tries to see Janet naked under false pretenses (Bert)

 Rocky : There is a huge dance number involving most of the characters (Time Warp)
 Shocky : There is a huge dance number involving most of the characters (Look What I Did)

 Rocky : The first shot of the "evil" character is obscured (feet only)
 Shocky : The first shot of the "evil" character is obscured (silouhette)

 Rocky : It is attempted to win Brad & Janet over with a song
 Shocky : It is attempted to win Janet over with a song

 Rocky : The "evil" character, just for fun, tries to make others look like stars (floor show)
 Shocky : The "evil" character, just for fun, tries to make Janet look like a star



NEW DISCOVERIES FROM ANOTHER SHOCK TREATMENT FAN (2002):

Rocky : There's an oversized image of Eddie in Columbia's room.
Shocky : There are two oversized images of Farley and Janet in the television studio.

Rocky: Frank N. Furter sings "How about that?...." in Sweet Transvestite.  Look at his hairstyle.
Shocky: Betty Hapschatt says "Well, how about that". Almost the same hairstyle.

Rocky: Janet sings "I've tasted blood and now I want more" in Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch-me.
Shocky: Janet sings "I need some young blood, I need it now" in Looking for trade.



NEW DISCOVERIES FROM ANOTHER SHOCK TREATMENT FAN (2005):

Rocky : Frank'n'Furter wears platform stilettos during "Sweet Transvestite".
Shocky : Nation McKinley wears platform stilettos during "Lullaby".

Rocky: Frank N Furter speaks French (Enchante).
Shocky: Janet speaks French (Je croie en toujour en moi.).

Rocky: Lots of Black (Costumes, backgrounds, ect.).
Shocky: Lots of White (Mental Institute, Faith Factory outfits, ect.).

Rocky : Columbia (Little Nell) likes to dress in reaveling clothes.
Shocky : Nurse Ansalong (Little Nell) likes to dress in reaveling clothes.

Rocky: Janet undergoes a major transformtion.
Shocky: Janet undergoes a major transformtion.

Rocky: Frank uses a whip.
Shocky: Cosmo uses a whip.

Rocky: Frank, Riff Raff & Magenta are from another planet.
Shocky: Bert, Cosmo & Nation are from another country.

Rocky: Photoghaphers take pictures.
Shocky: Ricky takes pictures.

Rocky : Janet isn't waring much under her robe (undies and a slip).
Shocky : Janet isn't waring much under her robe (Little Black Nightie).

Rocky: Rocky appears for the first time through a song.
Shocky: Farley appears for the first time through a song.

Rocky: Lots of Costume changes.
Shocky: Lots of Costume changes.

Rocky: Brad & Janet do not wish to spend the night.
Shocky: Brad & Janet do not wish to spend the night.