Obviously with co-hosting a podcast like Saturday Frights, I have a particular fondness for horror films. I was raised on them and I continue to search for that next great scare flick. Working with the Projectionist I have learned an awful lot of trivia and background information on some of my favorite movies. Do you know who beats the Projectionist though in that category? None other than the esteemed film critic and raconteur Joe Bob Briggs. And thanks to the folks over at Shudder, this evening will see a 24 hour marathon entitled The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs!
As you can tell from that video this will be quite the event to say the very least. In total we will get 12 – err – 13 classic horror movies. Which films can you expect to see during the event? Thanks to Bloody Disgusting we know that the marathon will kick off with 1979’s Tourist Trap. I was lucky enough to catch this film when it was first released at my local Drive-In theater and it kind of scarred me with it’s almost fever dream aspects.
Shudder has been kind enough to release a little snippet of Job Bob Briggs’ talk about the 1979 film!
We need to give another tip of the hat to Bloody Disgusting for also giving us the low down on the two other films in the 24 hour marathon. As well as Tourist Trap we are getting 1983’s Sleepaway Camp and 1982’s Basket Case.
Joe Bob Briggs made a name for himself with his wit and film knowledge, starting on The Movie Channels’ Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater. The success of that series earned Briggs two nominations for the Cable ACE award. Which eventually led to Joe Bob appearing on TNT’s MonsterVision, which is in fact where I was first introduced to the legendary horror host.
[Via] TNT’s MonsterVision
You Can Only Catch The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs On Shudder!
Shudder’s streaming service is all you will need to catch this event, friends. Not only do I have a subscription – paying a mere $4.99 a month I might add – but I can tell you there has been many a night down here in the Vault where I’ve kept myself entertained with the films and TV series that Shudder offers. Furthermore can you truly think of a better way to enjoy today, Friday the 13th?
While we wait for the 24 hour marathon to begin, let’s take a look at this vintage interview with Joe Bob Briggs and Jay Leno on The Tonight Show!
[Via] Joe Bob