Maybe it’s true what he used to say: “The Drive-In will never die.”
TNT’s “MonsterVision” began in the early 1990s, but it was when Joe Bob Briggs took over as host in 1995 that the show really became a beloved Saturday night staple for horror fans. Essentially, Briggs played the role of horror host for the show, introducing different horror movies each week and popping up to talk shop throughout.
Briggs hosted the show until it was removed from TNT’s lineup in September 2000; the final episode aired on July 8, 2000, and included Children of the Corn II.
Earlier this year, Briggs took to Twitter to let his followers know that the streaming service Shudder was considering a reboot – and he needed our help. At the time, he was asking “MonsterVision” fans to submit video testimonials to email@example.com, and now Briggs has tweeted an exciting update on that front.
“We’re getting really really close,” he teased on Twitter this week!
All I can say, Garth, is that we’re getting really really close. https://t.co/a42rNUvPhA
— Joe Bob Briggs (@therealjoebob) March 13, 2018