Joining Nelson in the endeavor are Kevin Murphy (formerly Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (aka Crow T. Robot). From a stage in Nashville, the trio will simulcast their hilarious riffs to hundreds of theaters around the country. And the three of them will need every bit of funny in their bodies to make it through the legendarily bad Plan 9. A muddled, poorly told tale of alien invasion, walking dead and future horrors, Plan 9 is bad-movie auteur Ed Woods crowning dis-achievement, a film widely considered to be one of the worst ever made in other words, perfect fodder for the RiffTrax crew. And for extra fun, the print will be colorized, allowing you to enjoy Woods disasterpiece in vibrant, living color for the first time.
The show, with special musical guest Jonathan Coulton, starts at 6 p.m. tonight at nearly a dozen area theaters, including the Pavilions 15 at 500 16th Street. Tickets are $12.50; for a complete list of theaters, visit www.fathomevents.com or www.rifftrax.com.
Thu., Aug. 20, 6 p.m., 2009