Good news for fans of The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs and The Walking Dead: two of your favorite things will be together on Shudder next week.
That’s right, The Last Drive-In: The Walking Dead will be presented on Shudder Friday, October 29 at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time! Joe Bob Briggs tweeted today that the special will be simultaneously released on AMC Plus, and that his special guest would be none other than Greg Nicotero.
Nicotero has worked as the special makeup effects supervisor, co-executive producer and sometimes director on The Walking Dead. That’s a very small part of what he does, he is also involved in Fear the Walking Dead, Mare of Easttown, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and Shudder’s Creepshow.
Briggs and Nicotero will discuss the introduction and the evolution of walkers during the series, and will also talk about some of the iconic walkers we were introduced to along the way.
The Last Drive-In has a history of featuring great special guests, and Nicotero should be no exception to the rule.
About ten minutes after Joe Bob’s first tweet, he tweeted again with more information on the special (you can see the short video he included at the end of this story), and said he was breaking with his tradition of only featuring movies in honor of the television series’ 11th and final upcoming season. The first and second episodes of The Walking Dead’s first season will be featured, so if it’s been a while since you have seen those early episodes, this is definitely the way to re-watch them!
Jo Bob also stated, “I’m already nagging Nicotero and @kinkyhorror to zombify Darcy.” Darcy the Mail Girl is always game for some good cosplay, so I am thinking she will happily comply with that request.
Shudder put together some great Halloween programming this year with their 61 Days of Halloween, including a The Last Drive-In Halloween special, but The Last Drive-In: The Walking Dead is a surprise addition to their schedule. The horror streaming platform is fond of pop-up releases, particularly during the month of October, with the most recent being Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special.
If you’re a big fan of The Walking Dead, but don’t subscribe to Shudder, first-time subscribers can get a free 7-day trial subscription when they sign up through the website.
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