The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs is back this Friday with an all-new double feature, and we now have a couple of clues and a guest star announcement.
Currently in its third season, past episodes of The Last Drive-In have featured guest stars such as Tom Savini, Felissa Rose and Michael Berryman. For the first episode of the season, Eli Roth (Hostel, The Green Inferno, Eli Roth’s History of Horror) joined Joe Bob and Darcy.
As fans of The Last Drive-In know, there is typically no announcement of the two films that will be feature on the series, but there is usually a social media contest encouraging folks to make their best guesses. To help with those guesses, the big man himself often gives clues, and guest star announcements are themselves a pretty big clue.
This week’s clues, as announced on Twitter are: “First up is a sequel to a horror classic paying homage to a sequel to a horror classic. Second is one of those rediscoveries that caused a director to be recognized 30 years later.”
This week’s Last Drive-In guest will be Jeffrey Combs
Then came the announcement that this week’s special guest will be none other than actor Jeffrey Combs (From Beyond, The Man With Two Brains, Castle Freak). Of course, the film he is probably best-known for in the horror realm is Re-Animator, and the sequel, Bride of Re-Animator, seems to be the film that Joe Bob refers to in his first clue.
As for the second film, most fans seemed to be stumped on that one. Typically, the featured movies are already streaming on Shudder, but that is not always the case. Scare Package had not yet begun streaming when it made its debut on The Last Drive-In, and Hogzilla wasn’t even a blip on anyone’s radar before its world debut in the second season of the series.
Some fans are guessing the second film may be Halloween III: Season of the Witch, because it is an all-time favorite of Darcy the Mail Girl, and Joe Bob has not had many good things to say about it. However, that poorly-received sequel was released in 1982, making it closer to 40 years old.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs releases this Friday on Shudder
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will be presented on Shudder TV Friday, April 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET, and will be available to stream on demand beginning Sunday, May 2.
If you aren’t caught up yet on season three of The Last Drive-In, episodes one and two can be streamed on demand now. Episode one featured Mother’s Day (with an awesome cosplay by Darcy) and House By the Cemetery, while the second episode consisted of Audition and Class of 1984.
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Can you guess which two films will be featured on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs this week? Give your best guesses in the comments section.