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Confessions of a Transylvanian

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Confessions of a Transylvanian is a one-of-a-kind, backstage look at the greatest cult movie phenomenon of all time-the live Rocky Horror Picture Show-told by those who lived it. Confessions is a moving snapshot of life in a Rocky Horror cast that captures the grit, language and teenage angst of a group of fishnet-clad performers as they explore a world where the only rule ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by Berwick Court Publishing Co. (first published June 12th 2012)
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Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reading this brought me right back to my own Rocky days in the early 90s. It's amazing to me how similar the experience is for those of us who wander in and find ourselves suddenly "home" for the first time. Though I no longer perform, or even attend regularly, I still love Rocky and firmly believe it saved my life. I hope it continues to do so for young misfits for many, many more years to come. ...more
First off, shut up and sit down, if you have a problem with cursing, ya better pick another f*cking book!

To say I loved this book is an understatement!! I grew up in another section of Florida and several years later, but boy do I wish I could have been a part of this! Listening to the adventures of the Wild and Untamed Things, brought happy tears to my eyes. I am a theatre gal from way back, so I know how being in a cast becomes a family. To be a part of something so special, is truly a joy.

Linda Dake
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Loved all the stories and learning of his experiences. I have never been to a live show and now I really want too!!
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious. Theis and Snow have a sarcastic, funny way with words. Their tale of teenage camaraderie, lurid (well, kinda lurid) nights, drugs, drink and sex all revolving around the one film in history (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) that includes a live show at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in many parts of the country is fast paced entertainment. For all the supposed losers who found a club that where they could rid themselves of their fears, this is the story for you. I highly recommend li ...more
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Audible:This is a very energetic recollection of one teenager and his intro to Rocky Horror.I found it fun and interesting THOUGH I am someone who has never been to a show.I've only seen the movie.It plays here on Hallowe'en in a local theater with the full effects.Good luck getting in.Anyway...give it a listen.Kevin Theis did a great job narrating.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review. ...more
Troy Buffington
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The narrator having lived the story brings it to life. I want to go watch the rocky horror picture show after hearing the tales. I highly recommend this book.
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This is a wonderful book full of fun and hilarious stories. Highly recommended.
Cold  Coffee
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unique story, a memoir of men, women and yes, teenagers who worked and lived backstage as well as those who sat in the audience and participated in the live Rocky Horror Picture Show, performing their roles as a shadow cast in front of the big screen as the movie played.

Many of us remember this “cult movie phenomenon” but for those of you who either don’t remember, or are too young, let me quote the description of the Ultravision Theatre:

“A few words about the Ultravision Theatre before we proce
Jessica Capps
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a wild ride from start to finish, and I genuinely mean that.

I never once, in my 40 years of life thought to read a memoir about the cast of a production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I mean, RHPS is what it is (or what I THOUHT it was). I went to a screening on my college campus and thought it was fun but didn’t really get it. I’ve seen the movie, it’s a cult-classic, everyone knows the songs. BUT, I never knew there was this whole world of experience that I hav
Kim Pellicano bowman
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Having been a cast member of a Rocky Horror cast, I was really excited to read this. I found, however, that I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I was actually kind of frustrated reading it. It was a good description of HIS particular Rocky experiences, but I found that many times he would compare his cast to the entire Rocky experience - but he had only seen one other cast perform, and was only a cast member for about a year. One thing he mentioned was that it is impossible for the ...more
Hal Brodsky
Sep 22, 2012 rated it liked it
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I grew up in South Florida and attended The Rocky Horror Show a few years before the events in this book took place. People dressed up and threw toast and rice and yelled at the screen, but I never saw live actors pantomiming the action in front of a movie screen the way it is described in this book (I attended screenings in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and in Utah.)

That being said, this was an interesting read. The two authors have combined their experiences as High School T
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Steven by: Ron Fox, author
I know the author so it turned into an opportunity to learn about him and his take on the world and I enjoyed that. I well recall cruising South Street Philadelphia many a weekend mid-night and catching the Rocky Horror crew out in force before & after the show at TLA. Excited folks, mostly all younger than me, a little bit mystifying having a whole lot of fun.
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