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Joe Bob Sightings


Folks all over the web just can’t stop talkin' about Joe Bob!

 

"Interview With Beavis & Butt-Head Creator Mike Judge" |  Channelhopping.onthebox.com

Did Joe Bob inspire Mike Judge to create "Beavis and Butthead"?  You be the judge ...

 

"Horror Icon of The Month: JOE BOB BRIGGS" |  Truly Disturbing Horror

For the first Horror Icon of The Month article, it was a must to honor my hero and the best damn horror host ever.

 

"Slasher Hero of the Week" |  Slasher Studios

Billy Flynn and company deconstruct the Joe Bob


"Ode to an Empty Convention Room" |  Piranha Pictures

Joe Bob and fellow co-conspirator, Debbie Rochon, try to make a buck or two.
At least there was cake.



"Hall of Fame Inductions" |  Screengrab.blogspot.com

Joe Bob is inducted to the prestigious Screengrab Blogspot Hall of Fame and/or Shame



"We're Tearing the Heart out of Saturday Night" |  Metafilter.com


A list of Joe Bob Resources, Joe Bob hisself didn't even know about.


"The Return of Joe Bob Briggs" |  Horrordrive-In.com

A thoughtful well-written, intelligent, insightful piece about my favorite subject, ME.


A Tribute to TNT's Monster Vision

Halloween starts early!   Here’s a tribute to MonsterVision, a late night TV monster movie marathon from the 90’s.


"PICAYUNE:  John Bloom aka Joe Bob Briggs"

Last Friday morning, I was flipping through all the FaceBook noise I receive from all the things I “like” along with the Right-Wing diatribes and there was the announcement about Joe Bob hosting two movies Sunday evening Alamo Ritz!


“In Praise Of: Rewind-Joe Bob Briggs’ Monstervision” by G. Hunter

If you were a loner like me back in the late ’90s, you spent most of your Saturdays chillin’ at home, with maybe a book or the TV to occupy your time. Luckily, Turner Broadcasting, TBS and TNT respectively, would hit full bloom during those times ...


“Joe Bob Briggs Goes to the Drive-In” by Richard Schmidt

I cannot show enough love for Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In. This collection of Joe Bob Briggs best drive-in movie reviews from his syndicated column in the early to mid 1980s is fun as hell to read and provides a marvelous snapshot of the ridiculous films available to the drive-in crowds back in the day ...


“Top 100 Shows of All Time 61-70” by Nick C

There was only one Joe Bob Briggs, and The Movie Channel has been a shadow of its former self since they let him get a life.  He made some truly awful movies at least enjoyable for a moment.  His description of the movie I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is still one of the most famous reviews ever ...


“Blood Sisters (1987)—New DVD Movie Reviews” by The Vocabulariast

If there’s one thing that will get a bad movie fan to buy a bad movie, it’s the presence of comedy relief from Joe Bob himself. This guy is B-movie royalty as far as anyone fascinated with low-budget horror flicks and sleazy movies is concerned ...


“Ittemiyo! Volume Thirteen” by D.F. Smith

This is a roundabout way of getting to something you all ought to read, which is the finest piece of writing ever dashed off in English about a Japanese cartoon. Joe Bob Briggs on Project A-Ko, 1992 ...


“Scream Queen Interviews:  Brinke Stevens” by Horror Society

I was thrilled to have Joe Bob Briggs play my husband and Heidi Martinuzzi as my wayward daughter.  We’ve forged a good friendship in the meantime ...


“'They don't call 'em exploitation movies for nothing!": Joe Bob Briggs and the Critical Commentary on I Spit On Your Grave'” by Tristan Filder

The academic paper I wrote on the Joe Bob Briggs DVD commentary and critical reaction (both past and present) on Meir Zarchi's notorious rape/revenge exploitation classic, I Spit On Your Grave


“Remembering TNT’s Monstervision” by Zombies Don’t Run

Echoing what a reader said during our look back at USA's Saturday Nightmares, I miss Joe Bob Briggs. Just as important to me as I was growing up was TNT's MonsterVision ...


“TV Rants and Raves” by 411 Mania


I'm serious about this Joe Bob thing. It just makes no sense to me. With all of the recent horror movie TV host nostalgia and the fact that AMC seems to be the only cable channel willing to create at least a niche horror identity (the only other channel that does something similar is Spike.


 

 

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JOE BOB BRIGGS FAQ

Q: What happened to Monstervision? Where the hell did Joe Bob go?

A: The short answer is that Joe Bob was fired in April 2000. Feel free to peruse the letters in his ADVICE TO THE HOPELESS section where Joe Bob fills in the  gaps to this question in multiple places.  The last episode of Monstervision with Joe Bob hosting aired in July 2000. The show itself gasped its last breath at the end of September 2000.

Q: Where can I find copies of Joe Bob's books?

A: Some of Joe Bob's rare and out of print books are available right here at this website via the BUY STUFF link above.  Check here for them first, because buying directly at the website makes Joe Bob the most money and we believe that capitalism is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy.  However, in the event you can't find the book you're looking for here, most people have had very good luck with ABE Books , an excellent source for rare and out of print items.  You may also want to try Ebay or Amazon.com.  Joe Bob's book, PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING: The Shocking Movies That Changed History was released in 2003.  His most current book, PROFOUNDLY EROTIC: Sexy Movies That Changed History is available now.

Q: I'm trying to find/buy a movie you reviewed here on your site.  Where can I get it?


A: Find your movies at MoviesUnlimited.com.  They have a huge selection of cult, horror, sci-fi and other hard-to-find movies on video and DVD.  Or try Amazon.com for more mainstream and current releases.


Q: Is Joe Bob Briggs your real name?

A: I wasn't born with it, but when I try to use any other name, I don't make as much money.


Q: Joe Bob, can you please explain how to do a correct breast count?  Do you count just pairs?

A: Every breast has to earn its right to be counted. Of course we count individual breasts. How else could you account for toga parties and side views? But only one breast per scene. We're not gonna start giving multiple credit for sneaky editing.

Q: Where can I find other stuff Joe Bob has written besides his books?

A: A lot of Joe Bob's old columns and articles can be found here at the website.  More stuff is added all the time, as it becomes available and as quickly as the web administrator can type it all in. You can also find Joe Bob's most current  columns, "Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In" ,"The Vegas Guy", "Joe Bob's America" and his special reports features under the John Bloom byline at this website.


Q: I want to write to Joe Bob. Where can I send it?


A: Hate mail, love letters, spam, invitations to nekkid jello rasslin' matches and requests for organ donation can be sent via email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Q: What movies has Joe Bob appeared in?


A: Joe Bob has appeared in the following big screen extravaganzas: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD 2, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, FACE OFF, CASINO and THE STORYTELLERS. Joe Bob also makes an appearance in the Steven King TV mini-series, THE STAND.

Q: Joe Bob, I'm a writer/actor/director/producer and I want you to review my latest cinematic extravaganza.  What should I do?


A: Joe Bob will watch anything.  So of course, he wants to see your movie.  Drop an email to Joe Bob at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and he'll let you know where to send a copy of your tape and promotional materials.  You just may find your flick reviewed here!


Q.  What the heck is all this "Fu" stuff?


A:  The original "kung fu" resulted in the all-purpose suffix, "Fu," meaning "an act of senseless or random violence, usually inflicted on the viewer."