If you follow Joe Bob Briggs or Darcy, the Mail Girl on Twitter you’ve probably seen cryptic tweets teasing an upcoming event on Shudder. Well Shudder finally announced that this mysterious event is Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny!
This time the stream will be a triple feature presented in Last Drive-In style and all Halloween themed! The films themselves have not yet been disclosed, but fans have been putting a lot of pressure on the Last Drive-In duo to show cult classic Halloween 3: Season of the Witch going as far as enlisting Tom Atkins himself to put the squeeze on the redneck host. Joe Bob had this to say of the event:
“As we were preparing for Season 2 of The Last Drive-In, we unearthed three forgotten gems that are all Halloween-themed and decided it was time for a Halloween Hootenanny. Or maybe I’m lying about that and we’re programming three iconic Halloween favorites. Or maybe we’re counter-programming with flicks that have absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. The great thing about spending October 25 with us is that, as Forrest Gump says, you never know what you’re gonna get. What we can promise is a) I will be ridiculously nerdy about horror, and b) Darcy the Mail Girl will probably disagree with me. It’s great to be back. I missed Shudder and the Shudder faithful,” said Briggs.
It’s completely open to speculation exactly which three films will be shown. It seems that some extra effort is being made to keep it a surprise. Hey, that’s fine with me! Just an early treat for Halloween!
Joe Bob’s The Last Drive-In came as a surprise last year and fans instantly wanted more after the original 13 movie stream. The following Dinners of Death and A Very Joe Bob Christmas holiday specials further increased demand and spawned The Last Drive-In series set to return for its second season in 2020.
Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny will go live on October 25th at 9PM EST and 6PM PST and will be available later in October for on demand streaming. But trust me, you’ll want to catch this live! Make sure to follow Joe Bob and Darcy on Twitter to participate in the love tweeting during the event. Joe Bob’s #MutantFam has managed to get #TheLastDriveIn to trend during every stream along with some other.. interesting hashtags. You don’t want to miss it.
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