In just one week, prepare to laugh out loud as the guys from RiffTrax take on director Herk Harvey’s spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls. Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax calls the eerie opus, “…a perfect RiffTrax for Halloween!” “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls” will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Check out RiffTrax’s funny mini-podcast about the event:
Prior to this event, “RiffTrax Live: Mothra” will be broadcast live on Thursday, August 18, with an encore showing on Tuesday, August 23.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website(theaters and participants are subject to change).
“When we realized that the creators of the safety short Shake Hands with Danger had done a spooky feature film we knew we had to have it. How can you pass up the story of a church organist who moves to Utah – on purpose, mind you – only to get fired from her church organist position? It’s bone chilling. And a perfect RiffTrax for Halloween!” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
When young Mary survives a horrible car crash in Kansas, she tries to start her life over with a new job in a small Utah town. Along the way, she’s haunted by a gaunt pale figure in a nice suit who leads her to an abandoned carnival pavilion on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Soon, Mary doesn’t know if she’s awake or dreaming, alive or dead. Weird, creepy and very silly, Carnival of Souls, as riffed by the Rifftrax crew, is the perfect Halloween treat.
“The RiffTrax Live series has been on a roll in 2016,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “Fans are clamoring for this week’s ‘Mothra’ event and we can’t wait to see the response to Carnival of Souls!”
“RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls” is the 22nd RiffTrax title for Fathom Events since the 2009 start of the companies’ partnership. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include “Starship Troopers,” “Manos: The Hands of Fate,” “Night of the Living Dead,” and the “MST3K Reunion Show.”