RiffTrax, in conjunction with Fathom Events will be presenting “Best of RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead” (featuring MST3K alums Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) in select theatrical venues from coast-to-coast for one night only on Wed., Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
The RiffTrax crew and their live riffing presentation of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) was originally broadcast in select cinema venues from coast-to coast in Oct. 2013, according to the official Fathom Events press release.
The players who appeared in Romero’s cult horror feature were Judith O’Dea (as Barbra), Duane Jones (as Ben), Marilyn Eastman (as Helen Cooper), Karl Hardman (as Harry Cooper), Kyra Schon (as Karen Cooper), Judith Ridley (as Judy), Keith Wayne (as Tom) and Bill Cardille (as a television news reporter).
Bill Cardille was best known as a longtime personality on Pittsburgh television. From 1964 to 1983, he hosted the WIIC/WPXI-TV “Chiller Theater” showcase of vintage horror films, under the nickname of “Chilly Billy” Cardille (according to Maria Sciullo and Anya Sostek’s Pittsburgh-Post Gazette article on the death of Cardille in July 2016). Cardille reprised his role of the TV news reporter in Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead.”