Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, announced last week that AEW “Le Champion” and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho will co-host the upcoming season premiere episode of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, streaming Friday, April 24th at 9 PM ET.
Joe Bob himself sent us a note telling fans what they can expect Season 2: Electric Boogaloo:
The second season launches Friday night, and to answer your questions in advance …
Are we showing Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion?
No we are not. It sucks.
Are we showing the 2016 zombie film Pandemic?
No we are not. It also sucks.
Are we showing Stephen King’s The Stand, directed by Mick Garris, featuring a stellar performance by the actor who played Deputy Joe Bob Brentwood?
No we are not, even though Deputy Joe Bob Brentwood was brilliant.
Listen up, people. The Last Drive-In is a CORONAVIRUS-FREE ZONE. Given a choice between deep analysis of global infectious disease and pure escapism, we’re going for the shallow option.
To do that, we have two bona fide cult classics. The first includes one of the most beloved actresses of the eighties, who will be joining me as my special guest.
And for the second, I’ll be joined in the co-hosting chair by the amazing Chris Jericho, first All Elite Wrestling world champion and perhaps the most famous wrestler in the world right now, in both the United States and Japan, not to mention frontman for the metal band Fozzy. Why would Jericho be joining me for the first episode of the nine-week Last Drive-In season?
Because he’s also the world’s foremost expert on Bloodsucking Freaks. Unfortunately, the 86-year-old director of Bloodsucking Freaks, Joel Reed, died of coronavirus last week, but we’re honoring him by celebrating the days when he created the most disturbing film of the past half-century.
Please join us for the live feed on April 24, 9 p.m. Eastern/6 Pacific, because we get extra brownie points for people who watch in real-time, plus it’s WAY more fun in the social media arena.
Find us at @therealjoebob, @kinky_horror, https://www.instagram.com/joebobbriggsofficial/ and www.facebook.com/JoeBobBriggs. And join other Drive-In Mutants in the live chat at https://tinyurl.com/JoeBobSlack.
Thaks Joe Bob!
Are you a fan of Chris Jericho and/or The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.