‘The Last Drive-In’ Season 2 Finale Will “Raise Hell”

The second season of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs is going out on a high note tomorrow night–Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. (ET)–with appearances from a couple of stars from a classic horror franchise.

Hellraiser luminaries Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence will help Briggs introduce his usual double-dip of terror during the season finale, as reported by comicbook.com.

The two horror films to be shown have not been revealed, as usual, but since both Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II are available from the streamer, odds are good one or both may be on the menu.

The current season of the show has showcased several standout guests–including pro wrestling legend Chris Jericho and special effects wizard Tom Savini–so it’s fitting that the last episode boasts these two actors.

Bradley in a statement invited viewers to join him during the finale. “What could be better,” he asked, “than sitting trailerside on a balmy Texas evening with Joe Bob Briggs and my friend and colleague Ashley Laurence to shoot the breeze and talk of this and that–and maybe a little touch of Hellraiser, too? Join us on Friday to eavesdrop on our chat.”

The original 1987 Hellraiser, as horror fans know, was directed by Clive Barker and inspired by his novella The Hellbound Heart. The iconic film follows a man who unlocks a box, unleashing the demonic Cenobites–including Bradley’s famous “Pinhead”.

The subsequent sequels tell tales of other unfortunates opening the mysterious puzzle box and being subjected to various and sundry horrifying tortures.

The future of the franchise was discussed earlier this year (as reported here in Horror News Network), with a reboot on the drawing board from director David Bruckner and writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski from a story by David Goyer. It also was announced that Halloween director David Gordon Green has signed on to helm a Hellraiser TV pilot for HBO Max.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the future of the Hellraiser franchise.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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