CM325 - Media Studies
Media & Communication; College of Arts & Sciences
This paper examines audience responses to cult cinema using a case study of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Using Lawrence Grossberg's essay, "Is There a Fan in the House?: The Affective Sensibility of Fandom," as a guide, this article will examine the lavish behaviors of spectators during this film through the application of psychosocial elements of audience behavior such as sensibilities, affects, and authoritative investments. In this application, this essay provides further insight into how fandom and fan receptions characterize and determine the relationship of the "reader" to the cult film.
Mohr, Christopher, "Fandom and Cult Cinema: Audience Responses to Rocky Horror Picture Show" (2013). Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works. 10.