Friday night on AMCâ€™s horror streaming service Shudder, Joe Bob Briggs returned with another The Last Drive-In special, the Halloween Hootenanny, featuring a triple threat of Michael Myers movies and Darcy the Mailgirl doing Tom Atkins cosplay. The original 1978 Carpenter classic was followed by 1988â€™s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and 1989â€™s Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The latter of which, Joe Bob called a torture device. You wonâ€™t have to wait too long to get your fill of Joe Bobâ€™s wisecracking commentary, film history tidbits, and drive-in totals as heâ€™ll be ushering in the holiday season with Joe Bobâ€™s Red Christmas, a holiday-themed triple threat of horror going live on Shudder on Friday, December 13, 2019.
Since his return for a special (thought to be one time) dusk to dawn marathon last July, Joe Bob has been in high demand. After breaking the internet and crashing Shudder, Joe Bob returned for mini-marathons over Thanksgiving and Christmas: Dinners of Death and A Very Joe Bob Christmas. In March, The Last Drive-In began running as a weekly Friday night double-feature and became a huge hit, already pencilled in for a follow-up season in 2020.
The successful return of Joe Bob over the last year and a half along with originals like Greg Nicoteroâ€™s Creepshow series, and Shudder Exclusive horror films combine to make Shudder the best streaming service out there for genre fans. Go to shudder.com and sign up for a free 7-day trial and then itâ€™s less than $5 a month.
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