Following the recent success of their Mystery Science 3000 Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. 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.
“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.
“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.
RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls, will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27th at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm 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 7:30pm local time.
Tickets for RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls can be purchased online right here 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).
And check out our interview with the one and only Kevin Murphy in regards to Rifftrax prior event, RiffTrax Live: Mothra which will be broadcast live on Thursday, August 18th, with an encore showing on Tuesday, August 23rd.