Jun 4, 2021

The Iron Mutant Challenge

The Last Drive-In
Shudder (2021)
I cannot say enough good things about Joe Bob, D'arcy and The Last Drive-In.  Not only have they reignited my love of horror movies, but they have been the gathering point that led me to a community of horror fans on Twitter that I truly feel honored and privileged to be a part of.  I have personality quirks and mental health issues that makes friendship with me challenging (to put it mildly), but the #MutantFam has been incredibly friendly and welcoming, and I've had a lot of fun conversations with good people.

Over the past few seasons, The Last Drive-In has become somewhat of an event in my house.  A big part of that is either ordering or making comfort food to enjoy while watching the movie.  Last week, dinner was a double cheeseburger with thick slices of Amish Breakfast Bread for the bun.  The bread is baked with bacon, eggs and cheese.  I can't explain why, but it gave me an odd sense of satisfaction to incorporate Amish baked goods into a Friday night tradition of enjoying horror and debauchery.

This week looks like it's going to be something special.  It's VHS night, and both films will be direct-to-video flicks from the 80's.  If that isn't enticing enough on its own, Darcy mentioned on Twitter that Joe Bob has picked "literally the worst movie of all time" for tonight.  It's such an awful movie that she'll be sending special Iron Mutant Certificates to everyone who survives both movies.

I'm all stocked up on caffeine to keep me awake.  I doubt it'll take more than just the Monster, but damn it, I'm going to earn that certificate!