Rocky Horror Picture Show songs in emoji
If your idea of a perfect Halloween includes taking in a science fiction double feature, you’re in luck. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is getting a special midnight screening, and you can take it all in from the comfort of your own couch.
HBO Now is holding what it’s calling the first-ever “midnight streaming” on Saturday (a.k.a. Halloween night) to celebrate the cult classic’s 40th anniversary. And while you can throw toast and Time Warp to your heart’s content without anyone else around to see, HBO is hoping fans will bring the same communal enthusiasm that’s become standard for the film’s long history of late-night screenings — costumes are encouraged, as is documenting the audience participation moments on Twitter with the hashtag #RHPS40. (@HBONow will be following along and retweeting the best ones throughout the night.)
To get everyone in the Rocky Horror spirit, HBO gave some of the film’s famous songs a 21st-century twist: retelling the lyrics in emoji. (The purple devil one comes in handy when you need of a “Satanic mechanic.”) EW is premiering those videos, which you can see above and below, along with a teaser for the midnight streaming special.
For more on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, head here to see the cast’s recent EW reunion.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show