AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service Shudder has tapped legendary drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs for a 24-hour movie marathon on July 13 – "The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs."
Briggs, whose “Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater” and “MonsterVision” shows were staples of late-night cable in the 1990s, returns for one night on Shudder, screening 13 movies over a full day, interspersed with his own commentary before, during and between films.
While there is not likely to be an Oscar nominee in the bunch, many of the films selected have achieved cult status in the horror, thriller and suspense genres, including Tourist Trap, Sleepaway Camp, and Basket Case.
"Joe Bob is a horror icon and raconteur whose signature wit and insightful commentary entertained viewers for 14 years on TV,” said Shudder general manager Craig Engler in a statement. “We’re delighted to bring him back for this exclusive Shudder event where new fans can discover him, and old fans can rediscover him, as he takes on some of the greatest low-budget horror movies ever made.”
Shudder members will be encouraged join the conversation with Shudder’s Twitter account @Shudder during the marathon, which will include special guests, surprises, and prizes for participation.
Other initiatives centered around the marathon include an upcoming Reddit AMA on July 10th, as well as screenings hosted by Joe Bob at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, NY on July 11th and the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, TX on July 12th.
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