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Joe Bob Briggs / The Last Drive In marathons

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by BrunoMattei, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. I thought maybe we had a thread but turns out we didn't have one (for shame). Joe Bob Briggs (real name: John Bloom) is the guru of the drive in movie and has been covering them since the 80's. He's hosted two shows before called Drive in Theater on the Movie Channel and Monstervision for TNT. He's completely unlike every other horror host because he's actually knowledgeable about the films being shown and has plenty of misogynist/redneck jokes for your leisure.



    This is a good overview of Monstervision and Joe Bob. Joe Bob is hosting his 2nd marathon on Thanksgiving on Shudder where it's highly likely that they'll be showing the original uncut masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

     
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  2. Most of the films had their Demons 3, 4, 5, 95 titles added in Japan. Same thing happened to a bunch of Italian zombie films that had nothing to do with Zombie (or Zombi 2) like Zombie Holocaust and Nights of Terror AKA Burial Ground.
     
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  3. When are we getting the Elvira thread in that case?
     
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  4. I've been a fan ever since reading his newspaper reviews where he would review everything from big releases to a lot of direct-to-video fare - his 1992 review of "Project A-ko" stuck with me for his (in character joking) description of anime as "these Japaheeno guns-and-hooters cartoon movies" (note, the review was positive.)
     
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  5. Oh fuck they're doing it again?

    Nice!
     
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  6. Loved the interview with James. I saw of the Jason movies through Briggs show and was more entertained by his reviews than the movies itself. Had even recorded some of his stuff onto VHS some 20 years ago, not that those tapes survived.
     
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  7. I loved a review he did of Fulci's House by the Cemetery and he kept referring to Fulci as "Big Lucy."
     
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  8. One of the best interviews on Monstervision... Even though Hairspray and American Graffiti don't fit the program at all. They obviously should have shown Serial Mom but towards the end of Monstervision TNT didn't give a fuck and ran the antithesis to horror films.
     
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  9. if joe bob briggs did a show about serial mom, i think the moisture from my vagina would drown a thousand bangladesh children instantly.
     
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  10. @Randall Fragg @Splendid Meat Sticks Could we add this to movie night?

    Trivia: Project Metal Beast has been teased on Red Letter Media's BoTW on multiple Plinketto episodes. Perhaps one day soon the guys will watch this train wreck of a werewolf flick that has an interesting idea but is badly executed?

    Joe Bob trying to endure Howling 7 (which is a flick that's slipped under the radar for so bad it's good buffs) is incredibly entertaining.

     
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  11. People forget he started off as pretty much your average film critic/reviewer for the newspaper and just struck gold with this persona. Got him in trouble more than once, though.
     
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  12. Overall great marathon with Joe Bob closing it out with by default the best Thanksgiving horror film that is Blood Rage. Not that it's on par with something like Silent Night Deadly Night, Black Christmas or My Bloody Valentine but it's definitely not as bad as other horror films set on Thanksgiving or trying to position themselves as THE Thanksgiving horror film like Thankskilling.

     
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  13. You could not get away with his newspaper column from the early 1980s nowadays. No fucking way. And to think it was syndicated in a lot of newspapers.

    'Course he ultimately did get in some trouble...but it was far from the end of his career. Imagine saying ANY of this stuff nowadays, never mind in total.

     
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  14. The recent marathon really upped the game from the previous one. Briggs was really allowed to go on some incredible tangents, without any time constraints. One of the highlights was Briggs' amiable interview of Michael Berryman, the character actor as seen in "The Hills Have Eyes" and other films.
     
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  15. Joe Bob talked about Chainsaw since his early days writing. He is very knowledgeable about it and for whatever reason never got a chance to host it on TV until now.

    Here's the 20K word article he wrote about the history of the film:

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/they-came-they-sawed/
     
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  16. https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/12/12/the-last-drive-in-a-very-joe-bob-christmas-official-trailer

    Next one is scheduled for December 21st and is very likely to be the Silent Night Deadly Night franchise. AKA the series with the "Garbage day" meme.

    The first movie is an all time classic of the Slasher sub-genre.

    The second movie is a clip show but once you get to the original footage (all 35 or so minutes of it) it's pretty fun.

    The third movie is a weirdly-toned Slasher directed by god of the indie film scene Monte Hellman.

    The fourth is basically Rosemary's Baby with a Christmas setting and Brian Yuzna/Screaming Mad George weirdness. This is the first film that drops the killer Santa motif.

    The fifth is another oddity from the minds of Yuza and Screaming Mad George replete with Mickey Rooney drunkenly hamming it up.
     
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  17. Sadly, the latest marathon is not showing the Silent Night Deadly Night franchise but instead the Phantasm series which is... A mixed bag. The first film is great and has aged well. The second film is a more tongue in cheek picture in the vein of Evil Dead 2. Parts 3 and 4 suck dick. The only thing of interest in part 4 is all of the deleted scenes from part 1 that are seen for the first time.
     
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  18. Part 5 felt like a shitty SciFi Channel original movie with Reggie along for the ride. And now Angus Scrimm is dead so no more Tall Man.
     
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  19. I couldn't watch it last night but the marathon got uploaded to Shudder. And, to my surprise, they didn't show part 2 which is the only other good film in the franchise.
     
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  20. You and Me should know that is making fun of a bad horror film is more fun then commenting on a good one, but yeah odd on how they skipped part 2.
     
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