RiffTrax LIVE: Plan 9 from Outer Space
Well, this is what happens when you don't keep up on your email. I get updates from Kerasotes Theaters, due to their being two different theaters under their name in my city, but rarely ever read them considering I keep up with upcoming movies well enough. Unfortunately, this is what I missed until last night: "Join the stars of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 for the comedy event of the year! Fathom Events presents RiffTrax LIVE: Plan 9 from Outer Space, an evening of LIVE riffing on the Worst Movie Ever Made beaming into movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 20th at 8PM ET/ 7PM CT/ 6PM MT/ Tape Delayed at 8PM PT. Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), now of RiffTrax.com, as they are reunited in HD for the first time ever on the big screen! The ultimate riffers will fling all new commentary on a COLOR version of 'Plan 9 from Outer Space'- a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. Audiences will also be treated to a brand new, never before seen movie short during the Live event!" To see if this awesome event is happening near you, go here to view all of the city listings. If I checked my email on a more frequent basis, I could have planned ahead, but it doesn't look like I'll be making it there. Shame. If you aren't familiar with this classic B-movie (which would be absolutely mad), check out the trailer.
Written and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., Plan 9 from Outer Space goes a little something like this: "'Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Graverobbers from Outer Space?' That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the 'stupid minds' of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. 'Can you prove it *didn't* happen?'"