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Joe Bob Briggs returning to Shudder for the holidays!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Looks like THE LAST DRIVE-IN wasn’t Joe Bob Briggs’ swan song after all, as the iconic drive-in expert is coming back to the Shudder streaming service for a pair of specials this coming holiday season, with a new series to follow.

Joe Bob will host “The Dinners of Death” on Thursday, November 22 and “A Very Joe Bob Christmas” on Friday, December 21. Both will be live-streamed marathons of movies curated by Joe Bob, with his signature commentary and trivia and appearances by special guest stars. “In November,” he says, “we’re turning Black Friday into Red Thursday with the best deadly-dinner movies in history, and in December we have a very special way to fill that void felt by American households ever since ABC stopped airing the NESTOR THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY Claymation special.”

“The response to our first marathon was overwhelming,” adds Shudder GM Craig Engler, “and we can’t think of a better gift for our members than to bring Joe Bob back for the holidays. We’ve been hard at work with Joe Bob and his team to make these new marathons unforgettable events, and we have even bigger plans for 2019.”

Details of the regular series, debuting in 2019, are forthcoming; like the two marathons, it will be directed by Austin Jennings and produced by Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell. The overwhelming viewership for THE LAST DRIVE-IN, which Joe Bob discusses here and in RUE MORGUE issue #183, “broke the Internet” by temporarily shutting down Shudder’s servers. To sign up for the service, click here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.