Five Reasons to Watch RiffTrax's Live House on Haunted Hill Performance
What are you doing tomorrow night? Cancel your plans, because… Wait, what do you mean you can’t cancel a funeral? I’ve heard just about enough of your excuses, and anyway, this will be much more fun. Tomorrow night, the gentlemen of RiffTrax will live-mock House on Haunted Hill in a theater near you. Well, they won’t actually be in your theater—unless you’re theater is in Nashville. But they will be live! And alive. Like a livewire of…comedy? Focus, people! There are many reasons why you should go see this performance, the main one of which is laughter. But here are a few more in case you’re one of those ridiculous people who won’t just up and do something because they’ve been told:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is Kind of a Big Deal
Before RiffTrax, Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy worked together on another project that made fun of terrible movies, the legendary Mystery Science Theater 3000. MST3K’s legend precedes it, but you can read more about the trio’s history here.
Because, Seriously, How Bad Does This Sound?
“Classic low-budget, horror B-film House on Haunted Hill features eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife, Annabelle, who have invited guests to a haunted house party. The deal is, any guest who stays in the house for one night will win $10,000. The only problem: they’re all trapped inside with a bunch of ghosts, murderers, and other terrifying entities!”
Paul F. Tompkins
One of Paste‘s comedians you should follow on Twitter, funnyman Paul F. Tompkins is one of the best stand ups working today. He’ll join the trio “as a guest riffer on a classic, never-before-seen short.” If previous RiffTrax live performances are to serve as any indication, the shorts are worth the price of admission alone.
Vincent Price’s Mustache
Speaking of worth the price of admission alone…
Because You Loved the Twilight RiffTrax
The only thing funnier than watching Twilight is watching these guys make fun of it. Check out the compilation below and just try not to go tomorrow.
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