Shudder Announces “Unhappy Holidays” Marathon, Specials, And Joe Bob Briggs!


The holidays, you know that means travel, family, and stress. Shudder has just the thing the help you unwind, a killer holiday-horror lineup titled “Unhappy Holidays”, featuring exclusives, classics, new movies, and Joe Bob Briggs specials.


The Last Drive-In host Joe Bob Briggs is back, just in time to provide an escape from holiday season overload with two new marathons featuring films hand-picked by Joe Bob himself, filled with his signature brand of drive-in wisdom and commentary.


Thanksgiving — Thursday, November 22 — “The Dinners of Death”
Feast on a selection of “deadly dinner” films picked by the world’s
foremost (and possibly only) drive-in movie critic, kicking off with Joe
Bob’s all-time favorite drive-in classic, which he’ll be presenting for
the first time in more than thirty years of TV horror hosting. (The
mystery title will be revealed during the event.)


Christmas — Friday, December 21 — “A Very Joe Bob Christmas”
Forget Rudolph, Santa, and Frosty and instead spend the holidays at the
Drive-In with a selection of nightmare-inducing movies utterly lacking
in Christmas cheer.

December 3:
Christmas Evil (1980) — A man obsessed with Santa Claus
snaps and goes on a yuletide killing spree in this utterly deranged
Christmas horror fable that John Waters called “the greatest Christmas
movie of all time.”
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) — After years of abuse at
the hands of tyrannical nuns, a tormented teenager dons the iconic red
suit and beard and goes on a murderous rampage.  
Better Watch Out (2016) — A Shudder Exclusive. The holiday chiller that
the LA Times called “a consistently surprising and unusually well-acted
thriller”.  On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a
twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a
normal home invasion. Directed by Chris Peckover and starring Olivia
DeJonge (The Visit) and Levi Miller (Pan).
Black Christmas (1974) — ** Also streaming for free all day on December 25 on Shudder TV **
In this dark holiday classic, a group of  sorority sisters are stalked by a stranger on
Christmas Eve. Starring Margot Kidder (Superman) and Olivia Hussey (Romeo and Juliet, It TV
mini-series). Predating John Carpenter’s landmark Halloween, Black
Christmas is an early example of the slasher film, containing many of the tropes
that would become synonymous with the genre a decade later.
December 13: 
All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018) ** A Shudder Exclusive **  
When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a
strange theater, they’re treated to a bizarre and frightening collection
of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing
their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. Starring Constance Wu
(Crazy Rich Asians) and Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls).

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