Fathom Events Hosts RiffTrax's Live Roast of "Manos: The Hands of Fate"

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 or MST3K was one of Comedy Central’s first hit shows. From 1988 to 1999, the cult series would take terrible B-movies and offer humorous audio commentary or “riffing” as the film would play simultaneously. Three comedians who were involved with the show (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) have gone on to form RiffTrax, a comedy website which features downloadable audio commentaries in true MS3K form. The trio also does live shows, one of which, RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate will be played in movie theaters nationwide on August 16 courtesy of NCM Fathom Events.

The film that will be riffed to shreds,‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate is a truly awful film. Considered to be one of the worst ever made, it revolves around a hapless vacationing family who make a pitstop at a lodge and are terrorized by its proprietors, a polygamous pagan cult.

With a film like Manos and the talent that comprises RiffTrax, laughs and fun are sure to be in good supply. If you enjoyed the comic stylings of MST3K in the past, then RiffTrax is right up your alley. Its members have made a career out of riffing films and they aren’t stopping now especially with many lousy films like Manos waiting to be bashed. NCM Fathom Events is the proud host of this special film event and thanks to them RiffTrax can continue to put bad films in their place.

To be broadcast in over 550 theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate is certain to entertain many an audience and NCM Fathom Events has ticket prices online here.

Aug
13
2012
Randall Unger • Staff Writer

A product of the 1980s, his first cinematic experience was seeing Ghostbusters II with his parents at the tender age of 4. His favorite movies include the Back to the Future TrilogyJurassic Park, Batman and Glengarry Glen Ross. Tom Hanks is his idol and his second home is Comic Con.

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