It was only last month that CHUD teamed up with Fathom Events and Warner Bros to bring you the one-night-only re-release of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, which included a special behind-the-scenes presentation (and our own little CHUD commercial that you can see below). The digital prints (not satellite-fed streams, but full-resolution hard-drive prints played through the main projectors) were stunningly gorgeous, with remarkable sound- the evening was a resounding success. We’re happy to once again partner with Fathom, this time to bring you an event of a slightly different flavor…
The guys over at RiffTrax.com have spent the last four years building serious momentum for their downloadable comedic audio commentaries. The crew of riffers (though the roster often changes and accommodates special guests) is made up of Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, and their efforts represent a graceful transition from one medium to another. They’ve proven that a good concept can adapt to the changing world. While independent MP3 distribution has given the crew the ability to riff on any movie they want, nothing ever quite beats a good ole fashioned classic horror film riffing, and with that in mind they’ve been teaming up with Fathom Events for RiffTrax Live! Taking on classic cheese-fests like Plan 9 From Outer Space and Reefer Madness, these live riffing events have found great success in theaters across the nation.
We here at CHUD are happy to bring you their next RiffTrax Live! event, which takes place at the end of the month and celebrates the classic House on Haunted Hill…
NCM Fathom and the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 invite you to a haunted house party like none you’ve ever experienced. RiffTrax own Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett will be back for an evening of hilarious riffing on the horror classic House on Haunted Hill! On Thursday, October 28, the guys treat this Vincent Price classic to their signature brand of rapid-fire comedy. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins will join the guys as a guest riffer on a classic, never-before-seen short!
Movie theater audiences will receive FREE digital goodies after the event. A URL will be revealed on-screen during the event so you can logon and receive your free digital goodies!
The event will be broadcast live to movie theaters nationwide on October 28 at 8:00pmET / 7:00pmCT / 6:00pmMT and 8:00pmPT (tape delay).
This is sure to be a blast, and to countdown to the event CHUD will be bringing you lots of special prizes between now and the 28th- Event passes, RiffTrax DVDs, and more! Visit the event page, grab your tickets, keep an eye on the site for more information, and be sure to follow us on twitter to keep up with contest announcements and more. (Atlanta area chewers can expect a nice get-together for sure.)