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Ho-wdy Ho-mies! In this ep JB and I wrap up the first annual Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree and Season 3 of The Last Drive-In. Forgive our voices as we are both a lil under the weather. Thanks for listening, and extra huge thanks to everyone who spent time with us at the Mahoning last weekend!
JB and I are sincerely ho-nored to chat with the one and only Mr. Barry J. Gillis…We talk about the meaning of “Things”, ask how he felt about our showing of it on The Last Drive-In
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This is what ya'll would have been watching the first day of the Toon Tent at Joe Bob's Jamboree, had it not been destroyed by Mother Nature :)
I decided to go with themed days, and Day 1 was "Summerween".
Forgive Gravity Falls being backwards. It was an easy fix with the projector we were suppose to use at the Jamboree, but you Kinky Horrorcores will get to watch with the image still backwards (like the devil intended!!). Part 2 posting shortly! :) xo
Salutations, space cadets! World UFO Day and Independence Day are this month! While we never cease to watch the skies here, we thought we would take this opportunity to penetrate ( hehe ;) the heavens and eXXXplore the history of flying saucers in film! Ho-w did they come to be? When did they begin to invade Filmland? What ho-rrors do they have in store for Jeff Goldblum? The truth is out there, folks... and it's also directly below you! From the Freaky Fifties to the Nefarious Nineties, we will probe (not rectally) the mysteries and mystique of filmic flying saucers!
On June 24, 1947, American aviator Kenneth Arnold claimed to have witnessed nine bizarre objects flying near Mount Rainier, Washington. Arnold's account captured the public's curiosity and led to the press coining the term "flying saucer." After the Arnold incident, reports of flying saucers and mysterious ships began to proliferate. In the same year, a United States Army Air Forces balloon crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. That event, commonly known as the "Roswell UFO Incident," is the most (in)famous flying saucer claim in history.
While some say that "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was the first flying saucer picture, that ho-nor belongs to "The Flying Saucer," a film that can unequivocally be described as... a film. Okay, so "The Flying Saucer" isn't eXXXactly a thrill-a-minute good time, but it did eXXXploit UFO imagery before it became prevalent in the movies. If you like Cold War spy nonsense and Alaskan landscapes, then you'll get a kick out of "The Flying Saucer!"
1951's "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the aforementioned sci-fi cl-ass-sick, handled the subject with ethereal poetry; it also added real aliens to the formula. In the same year, a saucer was found beneath the ice in "The Thing from Another World." 1953's "War of the Worlds" depicted an invasion by Martian warships, soon to become a genre staple. And after that, we were taken beyond the stars with the saucers in "This Island Earth" (1955) and "Forbidden Planet" (1956).
Now, all those films are eXXXceptional (at least two of 'em are among our grave-orites), but they are far more concerned with the creatures that surround and/or inhabit the flying discs. If want a groovy movie that treats saucers like the main eventers that they are, look no further than Ray Harryhausen's 1956 ship-wrecker, "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers", the "Ikiru" of stop-motion alien invasion films. Its star-ships are possibly the best saucers on film, animated with that handmade sorcery that put Harryhausen in the company of immortals.
1996 was perhaps the last notable year of the cinematic saucers. Many disc flicks were produced after '96, but none of them have been as indelible as '96's two eXXXtraTERRORestrial offerings: Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!" and Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day." Both pictures own their eXXXistence to Harryhausen's saucers: Burton's flick plays out like a black-as-a-widow spoof of the Harryhausen masterpiece (complete with a parody of RH's amazing Washington Monument sequence), and Emmerich's often gives the impression of an unofficial remake, especially with its wanton destruction of Earth's monuments. Though we prefer the morbid merriment of Burton's invasion, "Independence Day" holds more significance this month: after all, it is July.
In that spirit, we present a sizzling fireworks display in the form of saucer spectacle from "Independence Day!" It's big! It's loud! It's a blast! Check it out below, Kinky Kreeps:
And as a bonus, we offer the sci-fi shocker, "Invasion of the Saucer Men." Get ready to space out:
A lot of my writing has to be delegated to that right now, but I’ll still be posting KH exxxclusives here as often as I’m able. I’ll also be posting links to my online articles so you can check ‘em out of you like!!
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This is part 1 of a vid I wanted to post on Patreon, but-t I think it might be too hot for the fuddy duddies over there. It's PERFECT for KH, though!!
Not only is it full of naughty 90s nostalgia, but-t it features the late Julie Strain as one of the contestants. which to me makes it PRICELESS!!!
Enjoy...and I'll hunt around for part 2 and get that posted for you ASAP. We've GOT to know who won!!
(I know who won...But-t I want it to be a happy surprise for you when I find the next tape. ;)
Here’s a lil’ vid of my The Last Drive-In boss, legendary Horror Icon Mr. Joe Bob Briggs, and I on the hunt for the equally legendary Fouke Monster. When we filmed our “The Legend of Boggy Creek” episode, JB mentioned that it was on his bucket list to get out to Fouke, AK to visit the Monster Mart and see if we could find any signs of the monster himself. My reaction was, “HECK YES! LET’S DO THAT!!” and our adventure was afoot! (A BIG foot, if you will... 😉) Thanks for checking it out! 🖤
This is the vid I put together of a bunch of the Mutant Fam singing The Last Drive-In theme together from quarantine...Thank you so much to everyone who participated!! (And apologies, again, for not being able to fit everyone in...Look out for the exxxtended remixxx coming soon(ish ;)!! xoxo
Our live stream of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter from March 13,2020...Joe Bob does the Dead Fuck Dance!! :)
Big thanks to the fine folks at MasiMedia who got this shindig together, and also to Mr. Roger Jackson (pictured intro-ing a screening of the film in Stu's backyard!! :) who not only came out to party with us, but-t also left me this terrifying vm that I will treasure for the neXXXt billion centuries!! :) xoxo
My Interview with Clint Freakin' Howard!!!
(nude Clint Howard and snow globes...need I say more?)
High History: Why I love Scream so much!
Starring Diana Prince/Darcy the Mail Girl