Hey everybody, have you heard the news? Joe Bob is back in town. The annual Christmas special for The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs had Joe Bob and Darcy auction off items and experiences for charity as they supported a host of different charities.

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If you’re unfamiliar, every week on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. Former Monstervision host Joe Bob Briggs and his co-host Darcy The Mail Girl; feature two movies that (sometimes) tie in together. This Christmas special gave us both The Brain and The Gingerbread Man.

Watching Horror Movies For Charity At The Last Drive-In

The Brain was the first movie, and while personally, I found it very middling in terms of quality. It wasn’t by any stretch the worst movie we’ve ever seen on The Last Drive-In but it was also far from being the best either. The movie had some fun and inventive kills, and I found myself laughing at some unintentionally funny moments. The movie’s logic on ‘brain waves’ was quickly skewed by the horror host and Darcy.

Also, throughout this movie and the second movie, they had a recurring segment of auctioning off items for charity. This is a thing they do on the holiday special, and it was nice to see so many cool items for people to bid on or experiences that you can bid on. There were a lot of great items and experiences to bid on, and I’m sure it was a success for Shudder and the charities they were supporting.

Gary Busey And Wedding Bells In The Gingerdead Man

The second movie, The Gingerdead Man, was pretty dull. It certainly felt cheaper and inferior to The Brain in terms of quality. Which made for a pretty boring watch. However, the host brought on the star of the movie, Robin Sydney. They talked about her wedding to the movie’s director (and eternal friend of The Last Drive-In), Charles Band. They also talked about Gary Busey with both Robin and Joe-Bob regaling the audiences with tales of the eccentric actor. Robin had such a great energy that it made up for some of the movie’s shortcomings, and frankly, I looked forward to the breaks rather than the movie itself.


Being a mixed bag in terms of quality, the movies this special were OK and did a decent enough job of moving everything along. Still, this doesn’t beat Joe Bob’s Red Christmas, which gave us Black Christmas (1974), Jack Frost (1997), and Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 (1987). Still, if you’re a fan like myself, The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob’s Creepy Christmas will give you enough to entertain you, but I doubt it’s going to have enough wide appeal to bring in new fans.

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs airs live on Shudder TV on Fridays at 6 PM (PST); If you miss the live airing, episodes are archived and posted the following Sunday.

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