Over at the Frankenstein Place

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"Over at the Frankenstein Place" is the third song in the cult musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The 1975 cult film includes the song being sung outside Dr. Frank N. Furter's castle in the rain. It is performed by Susan Sarandon (Janet), Barry Bostwick (Brad) and Richard O'Brien (Riff-Raff). In the original musical, Brad had a verse to himself (beginning "I can see the flag fly"). This was cut for the movie – otherwise it would appear right when Brad and Janet dodge out of the way of the motorcyclists. The karaoke version of the track found on the "Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sing It" album has space for this extra verse, despite sticking to the movie's music for the rest of the album.

The song is in the key of E major.

On the Rocky Horror Picture Show DVD commentary with Richard O'Brien (Riff-Raff) and Patricia Quinn (Magenta), O'Brien confessed being extremely nervous during the opening of the Rocky Horror Show. Once he could hear the audience laughing, however, he began to relax.

The song has been covered by Alkaline Trio for the album Rocky Horror Punk Show.

This was one of the songs sung by O'Brien as he revisited Oakley Court (the castle's location) for VH1's Behind The Music special. O'Brien sings Janet's verse before describing how the song was, and how the camera would pan up to a 'very handsome chap', then O'Brien proceeded to sing his verse. O'Brien also sung the song in an acoustic style as an extra for the Rocky Horror Interactive Show PC Game.

In the 2000 revival for Broadway, it was performed by Alice Ripley, Jarrod Emick, and Raul Esparza. The revival retained the verse that was cut from the film, but which is present in all licensed stage productions of the show.

On Nov. 1, 2011, Craig Ferguson, Sid the Bunny, Moby, Stephin Merritt, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer performed the song to open the Halloween episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

The song was performed briefly by the cast of Glee on their The Rocky Horror Glee Show episode; however the song was recorded in full and included on the Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show EP for the episode.