RiffTrax, in conjunction with Fathom Events will be presenting “RiffTrax Live: Octaman” in participating theaters from coast-to-coast with a live theatrical telecast on Thurs., April 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central (local time, according to Fathom Events’ site). A pre-recorded encore will occur in participating cinema venues from coast-to-coast on Wed., April 24 at 7:30 p.m. (all times local, according to Fathom).
Featuring “Mystery Science Theater 3000”/MST3K alums Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett; the “RiffTrax Live: Octaman” presentation will be broadcast live to participating cinema locations throughout the country, via satellite from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
The RiffTrax crew will be riffing the cult creature feature, “Octaman” (1971). “Octaman” was directed and written by Harry Essex. Essex was known for writing the screenplay for Jack Arnold’s Universal sci-fi classic, “It Came from Outer Space” (1953) and Arnold’s Universal monster creature classic, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954).
The players who appeared in Essex’s 1971 creature feature entry were Pier Angeli (as Susan Lowry), Jeff Morrow (as Dr. John Willard, Morrow previously appeared in Joseph Newman’s 1955 Universal sci-fi classic; “This Island Earth” in the role of Exeter), Kerwin Matthews (as Dr. Rick Torres, Matthews previously appeared in the title role of Captain Sinbad in the 1958 Ray Harryhausen–Charles H. Schneer–Columbia classic, “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”), Read Morgan (as the “Octaman”), Jerome Guardino (as Johnny Caruso), David Essex (as an Indian, David Essex is the real-life son of Harry Essex), Robert Warner (as Steve), Buck Kartalian (as Raul). According to Fathom Events’ official site, the creature make-up effects for the “Octaman” creature were created by a young Rick Baker; who went onto greater fame for his work in the fields of make-up and creature effects in modern cinema.
Be sure to see “RiffTrax Live: Octaman” in participating cinema venues!
If your cinema or multiplex venue in your hometown is showing the upcoming “RiffTrax Live!” screening of “Octaman” (1971), be sure to see Kevin, Bill and Mike’s take on the cult creature feature on the big screen! A perfect blend of a cult creature feature with hilarious cinematic riffs by the RiffTrax crew! Highly recommended!
Live cinematic broadcast from coast-to-coast in select cinemas/Thurs., April 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central (local time)
Pre-recorded encore presentation in select cinemas/Wed., April 24 at 7:30 p.m. (all times local)
Participating regional cinema venues:
5400 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21704
Phone: (844) 462-7342
20000 Century Blvd.
Germantown, Maryland 20874
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, C-1
Hanover, Maryland 21076
701 7th St. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001
701 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
4110 West Ox Road, Suite 12110,
Fairfax, Virginia 22033