Shudder announced that they have renewed original series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs for a third season in 2021.
If you are a fan of Shudder series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, this news no doubt brings you great joy, along with the sadness that comes with waiting almost a full year. But, wait, there’s more! On August 14 at 9:00 pm, Joe Bob and his crew will be presenting the Summer Sleepover double feature, with special guest Adam Green.
Green is a horror filmmaker/actor, known for the Hatchet franchise, Digging up the Marrow, and the criminally underappreciated films Grace and Frozen (NOT the Disney cartoon). The Summer Sleepover will also feature some surprise guests (please bring Felissa Rose back).
Shudder also announced that there will be several The Last Drive-In specials at the end of this year and the beginning of 2021. In 2019, there were Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, so we can probably expect the same this year.
Shudder General Manager Craig Engler said The Last Drive-In has always trended in the top ten on Twitter during its Friday night episodes, and also “drives tremendous on-demand viewing.” He promised some fun upcoming specials, which is what we viewers have come to expect from Briggs.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs began life on Shudder as a 24-hour horror movie marathon, featuring films including Sleepaway Camp, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and Tourist Trap. Known for “breaking the internet”, The Last Drive-In continued with specials such as Dinners of Death, and A Very Joe Bob Christmas.
The series itself began in 2019 as a weekly double feature. With his co-host Darcy the Mail Girl, Briggs presents the films, breaking in every 20 minutes or so to share trivia, interview guests, and sometimes go on non-related rants. Joe Bob’s rendition of the Madman theme song is a joy to behold.
Special guests on The Last Drive-In have included genre favorites Barbara Crampton, Felissa Rose, Lloyd Kaufman and Tom Savini. Joe Bob and Darcy sometimes share their personal stories, and she always brings viewers some fun cosplay (the high point was The Last Drive-In prom, with Darcy dressed as Mary Lou from Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II).
Fans enjoy following Darcy on Twitter during the Friday night episodes, and it’s become routine for her account to be temporarily shut down on those nights due to posting too many tweets. Basically, The Last Drive-In is a sweet, bloody love letter to horror fans.
Although Shudder no longer has rights to several of the films presented in the first marathon, the remaining ones can still be streamed, along with the holiday specials and the first two seasons of the series.
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Stay tuned to Shudder for The Last Drive-In news and updates on when Season 3 will begin.
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