Grab your Lonestar and celebrate horror with us as we are now three weeks into Season 4 of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder.
If you are not aware, each week host Joe Bob Briggs alongside his trusty mail girl, Darcy, hosts a double feature on Fridays at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST on Shudder.
While we don’t know what the movies that will be shown are, as they’re revealed when the stream starts; we’re able to make some educated guesses.
Below is a quick score of my predictions to see how I’m doing!
First Prediction: Host (2020)
A British production, a Shudder exclusive, and was one of the most lauded films of the year, horror or otherwise. It also truly used the lockdown, isolation, and technology to tell an engaging story.
Together this all makes sense for why it would be a good choice to show. Also, it gets people more interested in the Shudder exclusives which they’ve done before (Mandy, Fried Barry, etc).
Arguably this isn’t quite what most would consider a ‘drive-in’ movie. Joe Bob tends to skew towards exploitation and sleaze which this film doesn’t have but there have been instances such as when he showed The Changeling, Exorcist III, or Halloween where he showed off some more higher-brow picks, and I think that could be the case this week.
Second Prediction: Pontypool (2008)
Pontypool is a Canadian film and one that was well-regarded and respected upon its release. It also scratches some of the same itches that make for a classic The Last Drive-In feature, in that it’s a guerilla film and one that utilizes its budget well for some decent scares and effects.
My only reservation for why this wouldn’t be picked is that it’s not on Shudder currently; however films can debut on Shudder alongside their Last Drive-In debut, and in some markets, AMC has the movie on some of its apps, and AMC is the parent company behind Shudder. So it doesn’t seem like it would be a stretch to get it on the service.
Quarantine is a remake of a Spanish horror film called [REC]. Joe Bob could be playing with his words here (as he does tend to get creative with his wording!) and it could qualify since it’s an English remake of a Spanish film.
Blood Quantum is a Canadian film that deals with isolation in interesting ways. It’s also currently streaming on Shudder in the US. So this one is a strong contender as well
Stay tuned for my review to see if I’m correct!
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