Last month, we told you that legendary horror host Joe Bob Briggs and Los Angeles-based Black Vortex Cinema had announced "Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In," a brand new, one-of-a-kind, COVID-conscious haunt experience/short horror film festival that's set to take over drive-ins in Southern California this October, and we've now been provided with event dates, a teaser clip and much more.
With tickets now on sale for screenings at Pasadena’s historic Rose Bowl on October 31st (Halloween Night), as well the Roadium Drive-In in Torrance, CA on October 27th & 28th, the unique event will blend the nostalgia of watching a drive-in fright film festival with a live, interactive haunt. As audiences watch Joe Bob, Darcy the Mail Girl, and Felissa Rose on-screen in the "Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In" film fest from the safety of their own cars, the drive-in itself will be prowled by socially distant ghouls, eager to terrorize.
"I'm excited to bring some of the very best short horror films to drive-ins this October, but I take no responsibility for any zombie attacks that may occur," said Briggs, who will act as the pre-recorded Master of Ceremonies of "Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In," along with Darcy and Felissa.
As for the film at its center, curated from international submissions, the drive-in flick is comprised of fifteen insane short films from some of today’s freshest voices in horror. From director Tony Reames’ love-letter to the genre Playtime’s Over and Chris Youngless’ satanic heavy metal horror-comedy Melvin and the Microphone, to filmmakers Lee Bader and Liri Navon’s wry take on the impact of COVID on the genre Six Feet Apart, "Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In" runs the gamut from demonic sex toys to cyber-bullying and most everything in between, all humorously commented on by film host Joe Bob Briggs. Joining Joe Bob and company on the screen are Halloween film series star Danielle Harris, Scary Movie’s Dave Sheridan, and YouTube stars and Dead Meat podcast hosts James A. Janisse and Chelsea Rebecca.
"Seeing the closures of many of our favorite Halloween events during this terrible year, we wanted to provide a safe, exciting, and scary new way to celebrate our favorite season from the comfort of our cars," said Black Vortex Cinema founder Christian Ackerman. "And we couldn't be more excited to join forces with Joe Bob on this. His wicked humor is the perfect counterbalance to the live scares taking place within the audience."
Tickets for Joe Bob’s Haunted Drive-In start at $99 per car. For more information on the series of events, including more soon-to-be-announced dates, special event packages, details on live signing appearances by Joe Bob, Darcy, Felissa and more, please visit www.JoeBobsHauntedDriveIn.com.