‘Joe Bob’s Red Christmas’

(Above: Joe Bob Briggs. Source: YouTube video)

Texan and B-movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs will shepherd another holiday movie marathon over subscription streamer Shudder on Friday the 13th starting at 9 pm ET. It will then be available on demand later in the month.

Joe Bob’s Red Christmas promises to be a holiday triple feature of “the cult, the classic and the bizarre.”

What films will Joe Bob show? That’s part of the Christmas surprise. But you can expect Briggs, described as “America’s Foremost Drive-In Movie Critic,” to serve up gory fare with a side order of camp and wit.

“Every Christmas we try to get that perfect mix of movies the whole family can watch, plus movies that will cause every family member except dedicated horror fiends to run screaming from the room. That’s because we realize that Christmas celebrations can go either way,” said Briggs.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs started on Shudder in July 2018 as a one-off 13-movie marathon. He then returned with two four-film specials: Thanksgiving Day 2018’s Dinners of Death and last December’s A Very Joe Bob Xmas. Then, in March 2019, he got his own nine-week season of The Last Drive-In Friday night double features. That show will have a second season sometime in 2020.

Although we couldn’t find a trailer for Red Christmas, we did find this for last year’s Xmas marathon:

Briggs first rose to TV fame in the ‘80s and ‘90s hosting Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater on The Movie Channel and MonsterVision on TNT.

Shudder costs $5.99 a month or $56.99 annually ($4.75 a month). Each option includes a seven-day free trial. For more info, including devices, visit shudder.com.

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