The penultimate episode of this season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs is probably my favorite episode of the season. The clue for the episode was the simplest of any clue since it was just the guests that they’d have for each movie. The first movie had Charles Band while the second movie had Larry Fessenden. I was sure that I knew what it was, even though I was wrong about the theme. I was so sure that it was Vampire themed so my guesses were Subspecies and Jakob’s Wife and boy howdy was a wrong but also way closer than I had any right to be.
The first movie was Head of the Family, which was a first time watch for me. That is a big surprise to me because I was a devout Full Moon watcher. I don’t think I ever saw the movie when I was growing up. The cold open was a pretty accurate takedown of social media. The cut in segments for the movie were all about Charles Band’s history in the film industry. All of the talk between Joe Bob, Darcy, and Charles Band was really interesting and a lot of fun. The post movie segment had Darcy cosplaying as Loretta from the movie with John Brennan playing Otis. The mailbag had a really cool board game called Drive-In and it ended with some necrophilia jokes that left Darcy flabbergasted. There was a Talking Heads parody about the movie, which was a lot of fun.
The intermission had two cool trailers. The first was for a movie called The Long Night that looked interesting and is a Shudder original.
The second movie was Habit, which was another first time watch for me. This was also my first Larry Fessenden directed movie. I was excited to see one of his movies. All of the cut in segments were background info on both the movie and Larry. When Larry joined Joe Bob, they were so much fun to listen to. The only thing I wish there was more of was Larry talking because he looked like he was having a lot of fun. The mailbag was a letter that mentioned Alligator and asked Joe Bob what his favorite killer animal movie was, which I don’t think he gave an actual answer. Joe Bob ended the movie with a joke that got a laugh out of Darcy.
Week nine of this season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs was so much fun. The theme of 90s indie horror was so much fun. It lended itself to two very different movies that were a fun double feature. There’s one more episode for the season and then a dark hole will open up for the Mutant Fam until they’re officially renewed. I give week nine of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season four 11 stars out of 10.