Carnival of Souls, a Story So Unusual It Will Burn Itself Into Your Mind, Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for a Two-Night Event, Complete With Hilarious RiffTrax Commentary
Fathom Events and RiffTrax Bring Director Herk Harvey’s Macabre B-Movie Masterpiece to the Big Screen on October 27 and 31
DENVER – August 16, 2016 – Following the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. “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 All Hallows’ Eve encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event will be the first big screen presentation of the recent full-color restoration of Carnival of Souls, a process that took over 50,000 man-hours to convert the original from black and white.
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.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at RiffTrax.com and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. Our brand-new RiffTrax app on iOS and Android magically syncs our Riffs to the biggest blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus.