All the massive Rocky fans, listen up! You can now book a room in the castle where the cult classic was shot and it is the best thing ever.
Remember The Rocky Horror Show? Don't call yourself a horror fan if you don't. The 1975 musical horror comedy film is legit one of the most iconic movies ever made and even though more than four decades have passed, Rocky Horror Show remains a fan favorite! Starring the legend himself - Tim Curry - as well as Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick, the movie that mocked B-horror movies and science fiction became an unexpected MAJOR success and grossed over $140.2 million across the globe. This is especially impressive given that it was created on a modest budget of $1.4 million, and since then earned itself a loyal, cult following.
The movie was shot in a grand castle as you may recall, and to the absolute joy of fans, the same castle has been turned into a huge luxury hotel. Do you have any idea what this means? You can actually stay in the hotel where your favorite movie was shot! Take your obsession with Rocky to another level and book yourself a room in the cozy hotel of freaks where Dr. Frank-N-Furter once lived, now known as the Oakley Court.
Now, the hotel has been around quite a while but only recently started the tradition of annual Time Warp Picnic in which, a special screening of the legendary movie is held outside the castle in the lawn, as the term 'picnic' suggests. This year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, August 29th, mark your calendars! 'With a bit of a mind flip…you’re into the time slip and nothing can ever be the same!'
"A big fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Or a complete newbie ready to experience the cultural phenomenon?….Then why not join the annual ‘Time Warp Picnic’ right here at Frank ‘N’ Furter’s castle! August Bank Holiday Weekend sees the annual picnic takeover of the hotel where you can join fans of the film from across the globe as they relive the magic of that stormy November night," the hotel described the event.
Even though the hotel located in Bray, England has over 100 rooms, only nine of them were used during the production of Rocky Horror Show as they were the only ones present in the hotel at that time. Despite the fact that it has been over 44 years since the movie, and the hotel has been renovated several times, some locations still remain very recognizable and are a delight to look at in person! You can book yourself one of these rooms for £260 and enjoy a luxuriously spooky stay.
"£260.00 per Character room. All rooms subject to availability, upgrades available at an additional supplement. Card required to secure all bookings, cancel or modify up to 3 months prior to arrival without charge. Our Rocky Horror Package includes: Overnight accommodation with full English breakfast, Afternoon buffet on the lawns (weather dependent), Late night screening of the film. The event is more and more popular every year so don’t delay, book your tickets to the picnic today and then it’s just a matter of antici…..pation!" You can check out more details about the event here.
In addition to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oakley Court has served as a filming location for a lot of other cult horror films! The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Theater of Blood (1973) and The Brides of Dracula (1960) were also shot there so you know, if you are a horror maniac like me, add the hotel to your 'must visit' list! Tickets for the event are running out, so hurry up and book yours so that you don't miss out!