Transylvanian Castle — Vintage Travel Style Art Print
- Do you know the castle seen in Rocky Horror Picture Show is a real castle in England?
- The castle has now been transformed into a hotel in the English countryside
- Would you spend the night there on Halloween?
Imagine visiting this castle on a dark and stormy night.
The story is one you may know. Just engaged to be married, Janet (Susan Sarandon) and Brad (Barry Bostwick) decide to visit Professor Everett V. Scott (Jonathan Adams). On this rainy night, the tire of their car fails. To warn their host by phone, they walk to the door of a castle and discover a bizarre group of Transylvanians!
Welcomed by Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn), they find themselves in the middle of a crazy ball at the annual Transylvanian convention. People sing, dance, drug and drink. It's a mind-blowing spectacle for the couple...
You can re-live those moments every time you glance upon this artwork in your home.
Shooting of the Rocky Horror Picture Show took place from October to December 1974. The film's budget was small, which is why Jim Sharman chose Oakley Court to film it. At the time it was very run down and dilapidated.
Built in 1859 in a Victorian Gothic style, the building overlooks the Thames river and served as the exteriors of Dr Frank N. Furter's Castle, also known as The Frankenstein Place, are very recognizable to fans of the film, the interiors have evolved. Today, the building houses 118 rooms including nine suites, the only ones in the original structure and therefore in the feature film. The stairs and the reception hall have also been restored.
The castle even served as headquarters for the French resistance during the Second World War and Charles de Gaulle is claimed to have occupied have occupied one of its rooms.
Order this artwork today and shiver with anticipation every time you look at this vintage style illustration.
The castle has appeared in other films too!
In 1949 Oakley Court was bought by Hammer Film Productions. The company converted the building into a studio and renamed it Bray Studios, named after the town where the castle is located. Most of the company's films were shot there, including The Brides of Dracula (1962), The Reptile (1966), The Plague of Zombies (1966).
After the Hammer films, others were filmed within its walls, such as Murder by Death (1976) or The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978). Oakley Court has thus served as the set for more than 200 feature films.
When Jim Sharman put his cameras there for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the castle was in tatters. There was no heat, no water supply. The crews had to be very careful walking on the crumbling wood floors and avoiding the buckets of water collecting the rain coming through the roof. Exactly what you would expect from a leaky old haunted castle.
Imagine yourself in the these classic films every time you gaze at this artwork in your home.
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Order today and imagine visiting with the Transylvanians every time you see this artwork in your home.
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