Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Musical Hell Review: Shock Treatment

Halloween is coming apace, and what better way to celebrate with the utter weirdness that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show?  Unfortunately, all we have for our next episode is its sequel...ish....type-thing.


  1. Wait, what was that other Jessica Harper musical you referenced? It looked like it had Paul Williams tearing off his face.

    1. That was Phantom of the Paradise, a Brian de Palma film that's kind of a cross between Phantom of the Opera and Faust filtered through Rocky Horror levels of cracked-out weirdness. And yes, that is Paul Williams as the bad guy, a Mephistophelean record producer who...well, it's too long and weird to explain, but the movie is worth a look especially if you like campy horror films.

  2. Oh, you know, my sister recommended that to me after I suggested she watch Can't Stop the Music. Perhaps I should give it a go.

  3. We need Phantom of the Paradise, pronto!