This was the last week of Season four of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs and it was another interesting double feature. The clues for this week were: “An iconic hero who becomes a monster, and the other is about iconic monsters who become heroes.” The clues were the clearest of the season, but the second movie had several options. Even with the clues being clear I didn’t feel like I was sure enough to guess. The two movies ended up being Uncle Sam and Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut.
The first movie was Uncle Sam, which was a first time watch for me. The premovie segment was all about the genesis of Uncle Sam as a character and the characters that came before him. All of the cut ins had to do with different background elements from the movie. We also got a story about Joe Bob and Robert Forster that was delightful and heartwarming. The mailbag was a question about what movie or movies Joe Bob and Darcy thought should be remade. Joe Bob gave the answer of Uncle Sam but with Bill Lustig coming back to direct it and Darcy said she didn’t think any movie should be remade. Darcy laughed at all of Joe Bob’s jokes as the final segment went to black.
The intermission had two great trailers. The first trailer was for a new movie coming to Shudder soon called Moloch and I had never heard of it but am very interested to see it now. The second trailer was for Return of the Living Dead, which I love.
The second movie was Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut which was not a first time watch though it had been several years since I watched it. The premovie segment was all about the different ways research on the internet works and how messy it is currently. Most of the cut in for this movie are about the genesis of the movie and the journey for it to be released in this form. The last cut in was a parody of the war time newsreels that were tied to the movie. The mailbag asked where Joe Bob and Darcy’s favorite opening scenes were. Darcy’s was the opening to Scream. Joe Bob gave his own version of the speech from Patton about the Mutant Fam and that was how the season ended.
The finale of this season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs was another awesome week of movies and community. This was another interesting double feature that I wouldn’t have ever thought of pairing together, even though they work together if you think about it. The Last Drive-In was renewed earlier this week for another season, which means we have more episodes and specials to look forward to. The Mutant Fam will still be around on Twitter until it comes back. I give The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs season four week ten 12 stars out of 10.