Week seven of this season of The Last Drive-In was the weirdest episode of the season so far. This was another week where the hints were so vague that I didn’t even think of trying to guess. The hint was “It’s Dysfunctional Family Night. We have two movies about families so perverted we’re not sure they fit into any Pornhub category.” There were no movies that came to my mind that fit into that wide spectrum. As the show started, I had no idea what the first movie would be until I saw the sign but when Joe Bob said what both movies I knew for sure. The movies were Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker and The Baby.
The first segment had started with a cold open that poked at critics. The first movie was Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker and this was a first watch for me. It had been on my radar since last year when I saw it on several services. This was a wild movie and that’s really all I want to even possibly mention about the movie. The Joe Bob segments give a lot of background information about most everyone that worked on the film. The mailbag segment had a letter about elevated horror and Joe Bob’s take on it was pretty spot on, even with it starting with jokes. I’ll even mention the trailers between the two movies because one was a movie I wanted to see since I saw a trailer last year, Phil Tippett’s Mad God, and the second was a movie I had knew nothing about but am looking forward to it now, All About Evil.
The second movie was The Baby, and it was another first watch for me. The pre movie segment was all about names specifically the most popular baby names for each year. Joe Bob even went on to mention that Scots Irish names were becoming popular because among other reasons they’re unisex. The movie was another wild one that offers another wild story that I don’t want to talk about too much. The segments during the cut ins go into the background of those that worked on the movie and the varied careers everyone had before and after this movie. The mailbag had a letter asking if Jaws was a horror movie, which got an emphatic yes. Darcy also did cosplay for this movie, and it was as fantastic as it was simple. The episode ends with some dead baby jokes, which I haven’t heard in almost twenty years.
Week seven of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season four was another fun double feature. This might be the ickiest double feature of the season if not the series. There are only three more weeks in this season, and I look forward to all of them, even with week nine taking place during the Chattanooga Film Festival. I will always say that if you can tweet along with the rest of the Mutant Fam on Friday nights you should because you’ll have a lot of fun. I give week seven of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season four 10 stars out of 10.