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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#RiffTraxLive–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
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.”

***Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett will be
available for select interviews.

For artwork/photos related to “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” visit
or the Fathom Events press

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

About RiffTrax

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 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,


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