My daughter was home on fall break from college and one of my sons joined us after his work shift. One of the HBO stations was playing the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” which she had seen in a theater with a friend.
Since movie time together has waned some, I asked her if she wanted to watch it. My wife had not seen it. Now, if you have seen Rocky Horror, you know it is not the ideal movie for parents to watch with their children. Yet, it is so campy and bizarre it makes it less a problem than it might be otherwise. You need to understand, we are more eclectic than most parents, but this was still a stretch even for us.
We followed that with “Beetlejuice” which is Michael Keaton at his crazy best. This is also a strange movie, but it made it fun as neither our daughter or son had seen this one. To me, the best part of the movie is the waiting room to see their advisor.
So, for one Halloween style night of movies, we sat with two of our three children (the other is still away at college) and laughed out loud for three and a half hours. That is when I wasn’t wincing at the reasons Rocky Horror had a R rating. My wife said that was the weirdest movie she had ever seen.
So, it was a weird, but fun night. And, it let us “do the time warp again.”