Fathom Events, RiffTrax.com® and IGN are getting into the holiday spirit by bringing Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) back to select cinemas nationwide for “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus” on Thursday, December 4 LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT for a hilarious never-before-seen take on K. Gordon Murray’s “Santa Claus.”
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Just in time for Christmas, all your favorite characters are here: Santa, his reindeer, Merlin, the Devil himself and all his fellow devils, and of course a giant shirtless blacksmith. Merry Christmas?!” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
From the strange and ridiculously colorful world of K. Gordon Murray comes the 1959 Holiday classic Santa Claus. Made in Mexico and dubbed into glorious English, “Santa Claus” tells the story of Santa Claus, who lives in a big white castle above us in Geosynchronous Orbit and watches over us all in a way that would make the NSA jealous. It’s Christmas Eve, and on Earth poor little Lupita wishes for a doll. Santa hears her wish and prepares for his yearly visit, helped by the heavily medicated Merlin the Wizard and Santa’s unintentionally creepy mechanical reindeer. Meanwhile, the Devil tries to foil Santa’s plans and sends his leotard-bedecked demon, Pitch, to turn the children against Santa and ruin Christmas. Tension mounts as Pitch endlessly plots to thwart Santa’s magical ride but his attempts are unsuccessful and Christmas is, of course, saved.
There won’t be a replay of this Riffing, so see it on December 4th, or settle for listening to the waves of laughter wafting through the malls as you do your Christmas shopping while others are laughing their asses off.