This year’s B Movie Celebration taking place in Nashville Indiana August 8th, 9th and 10th is pleased to have as it’s host, the one the only poet of the drive-in Joe Bob Briggs. Joe Bob in his own inimitable and beguiling way will takes on a tour of the cinematic greatness that was 1984, a golden year for B Movies.
Joe Bob Briggs, began writing for the Dallas Times Herald at the age of nineteen when his column, Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In, appeared for the first time on January 15, 1982. His column – which focused on drive-in fare, horror, and cult films – soon became a regular weekly feature and was eventually syndicated in more than a hundred newspapers
Joe Bob Briggs landed him a gig as the host of The Movie Channel’s Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater, which became the network’s highest-rated show and ran for nearly ten years. He also hosted TNT’s MonsterVision for four years and appeared, as a commentator, for two seasons on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. You may even recognize him, as an actor, in such movies as Casino, Face/Off, and Stephen King’s: The Stand. Most recently, however, he released a terrific book called Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies that Changed History, which profiles several, well…shocking movies that changed history. In it, he writes extensively about movies such as Blood Feast, Deep Throat, Crash, and his personal favorite The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, among many others. What DVD enthusiasts are most interested in are his recent commentary tracks for Elite Entertainment. He’s lent his wit and wisdom to the DVD releases of I Spit on Your Grave: Millennium Edition, Jesse James Meet’s Frankenstein’s Daughter, and most recently The Double-D Avenger.
Joe Bob Briggs will be your tour guide on a “B” Movie Time Machine back to the year 1984. 1984 was not all Big Brother, Big Hair & Big Pants — it was also a great year for movies. This year, the annual The B Movie Celebration wants the “B” movies of 1984 to take a bow.
Many have made the claim that 1984 represented the paragon of both film-going and film-making. With films like Repo Man, The Toxic Avenger, Night of The Comet, The Last Starfighter and Ice Pirates, 1984 turned out to be a cinematic buffet and the festival will screening some of the best films from that glorious year, featuring live commentary from the people who made them.
In 2014 The B Movie Celebration will take place in the artist colony of Nashville, Indiana from August 8th-10th at the Historic Brown County Playhouse.
Here is the schedule for this year’s celebration
SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEARS B MOVIE CELEBRATION
REVENGE OF THE NERDS 7:00 PM
NIGHT OF THE COMET 9:30 PM
THE LAST STARFIGHTER 2:00 PM
THE TOXIC AVENGER 4:00 PM
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BONZAI 7:00 PM
REPO MAN 9:00 PM
SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT MIDNIGHT
ICE PIRATES NOON
C.H.U.D. 2:00 PM
BREAKIN ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 2 4:00 PM
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