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The Shudder streaming network in the US is planning two 24-hour film marathon events, for Thanksgiving and the December holidays in the US.

joebob 9 nov 2018Shudder, AMC’s premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, is bringing back Joe Bob Briggs for two holiday specials: Thanksgiving with The Dinners of Death, and Christmas with A Very Joe Bob Christmas. It will also launch a regular series featuring Joe Bob in 2019.

The Dinners of Death is scheduled to air on Thanksgiving, 22 November, followed by A Very Joe Bob Christmas on Friday, 21. Both marathons will be streamed live on Shudder and feature films hand-picked by Briggs himself, with special guest stars and the host’s deep-dives and commentary.

“The response to our first marathon was overwhelming, and we can’t think of a better gift for our members than to bring Joe Bob back for the holidays,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “Our collaboration with Joe Bob and his team will make these new marathons unforgettable events, and we have even bigger plans for 2019.

Briggs added, “In November, we’re turning Black Friday into Red Thursday with the best deadly-dinner movies in history. In December, we have a very special way to fill the void felt by many American households after ABC stopped airing the Nestor  the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey claymation special.”

Briggs has been a well-known B-movie expert and critic since the 1980s, and has long showcased the best and worst of shock and schlock cinema as the host of The Movie Channel’s Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theatre and TNT’s MonsterVision. The Last Drive-In is a celebration of exploitation and genre cinema.