Grab your Lonestar and celebrate horror with us as we are now six weeks into Season 4 of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder.

If you are not aware, each week host Joe Bob Briggs alongside his trusty mail girl, Darcy, hosts a double feature on Fridays at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST on Shudder.

While we don’t know what the movies that will be shown are, as they’re revealed when the stream starts; we can make some educated guesses.

Below is a quick score of my predictions to see how I’m doing!

Score Card:

Week 1: 1st movie (Correct); 2nd movie (Incorrect)
Week 2: 1st movie (Correct); 2nd movie (Incorrect)
Week 3: 1st movie (Incorrect); 2nd movie (Incorrect)
Week 4: 1st movie (Correct); 2nd movie (Incorrect)
Week 5: 1st movie (Incorrect); 2nd movie (Incorrect)
Week 6: 1st movie (Incorrect); 2nd movie (Incorrect)


First Prediction: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

Poster for Butcher, Baker Nightmare Maker

Described as an ‘exploitation horror film’ with a plot that centers on a teen raised by a neurotic aunt who harbors incestuous feelings for her nephew. This sounds like a near-perfect match to the clue we received this week and seems almost undoubtedly a shoo-in for Friday.

It also helps that the movie is already available on Shudder; which we’ve said before isn’t always a requirement as they can debut movies alongside their Last Drive-In appearance but it also helps if the movie is already available as it means the service has already procured the rights.

Second Prediction: The Baby (1973)

Poster for The Baby

The Baby is bizarre, twisted, and beyond description. Which makes it perfect for The Last Drive-In.

The movie centers on a social worker who tries to free an adult man being maintained as a baby; but this puts said social worker in direct conflict with the man’s mother, who wants to keep the man as is.

Like the previous movie, this lines up nearly perfectly with the clues provided and is a movie already on Shudder.

Other Possibilities:

The other two movies I considered were Brain Dead (aka Dead Alive) which is also about a dysfunctional family; however it’s not streaming anywhere (Shudder included) and I have reservations that we could see it streaming any time soon, let alone on Shudder. Would I love to be wrong? Of course.

There’s also The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. This would be a whole lot of fun considering that Joe Bob has a history with that movie in that he was set to appear in the film in a now-deleted scene. It’s currently not streaming on Shudder and the rights seem to be tied up with other streaming services; not to say it’s impossible to show, but I have severe doubts they could make it work. Although let it be known that we need the Joe Bob take on this movie eventually.

Also, both of my picks fall into the ’70s/80s horror exploitation camp, and I think that’s more The Last Drive-In’s wheelhouse, and would argue that my picks are closer to that than either Brain Dead or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.

Stay tuned for my review to see if I’m correct!

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