Drive-in Mutants, rejoice! The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will be presenting the original Halloween tonight in the US and Canada on Shudder TV, AMC+ TV and on AMC.
It’s all part of AMC Network’s FearFest: Shocked by Shudder campaign, and it will give non-Shudder subscribers a chance to see what exactly they have been missing. After all, The Last Drive-In is one of the most popular Shudder Original series!
This year marks the 45th anniversary of 1978’s Halloween, a film that is still celebrated each October. It can be found streaming on a number of platforms, including Shudder.
Though it was inspired by films such as Bob Clark’s Black Christmas and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Halloween has inspired countless films since its own release. With multiple sequels (including the successful trilogy of Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends), it’s much like the Energizer Bunny…it keeps going, and going, and going.
The Last Drive-In Halloween special will stream live on Shudder TV and AMC+ TV as well as AMC at 10:00 p.m. ET
It will be available to watch on demand beginning on October 15.
If you are a horror fan, you have no doubt seen Halloween dozens of times. But, have you ever seen it hosted by the King of the Drive-In, Joe Bob Briggs? Not only will viewers be treated to his unique rants, film trivia and a fun Halloween setting, but they can also enjoy the witty repartee of Joe Bob, Darcy the Mail Girl, Yuki, John Brennan and the rest of the Last Drive-In crew.
There may even be a special guest! In the past, guests on The Last Drive-In (series AND specials) have included the likes of Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season of the Witch), Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp).
If Joe Bob does welcome a guest, who could it be? Maybe Jamie Lee Curtis, who played final girl Laurie Strode? Or the notoriously cranky John Carpenter, who wrote and directed? While no guests have been announced as of yet, The Last Drive-In always seems to have surprises in store, and I wouldn’t expect their presentation of Halloween to be any different.