Joe Bob Briggs’ movie reviews are collected in the now out-of-print books Joe Bob Goes to the Drive In and Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive In. His most recent books, Profoundly Erotic: Sexy Movies that Changed History and Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies that Changed History, contain all-new material. Recently, Briggs has contributed audio commentaries to DVDs released by Media Blasters and Elite Entertainment including Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Double-D Avenger, Michael Findlay’s Blood Sisters, Warlock Moon, Samurai Cop, I Spit on Your Grave, and several Ray Dennis Steckler films including The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies and Blood Shack.
Joe Bob Briggs appeared as himself in the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry. Joe Bob is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities include Tom Savini, Jim O’Rear, Brinke Stevens, Ken Foree, Stephen Susco, Debbie Rochon, James Gunn and blues man Mem Shannon.
Under his given name, John Bloom, he also co-wrote the nonfiction book Evidence of Love: The Candy Montgomery Story (1984). The book recounts the 1980 Wylie, Texas murder case in which Montgomery killed her ex-lover’s wife, Betty Gore, by striking her a total of 41 times with an axe and whose highly publicized trial ended in an unexpected “not guilty” verdict. The book was made into the CBS television film A Killing in a Small Town (1990), starring Barbara Hershey.
In 2016, also under his given name, he wrote the nonfiction book Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story in which he traces the conception, development, and launching of the Iridium satellite constellation and the race to save it from destruction.
|Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story||Grove Press||2017|
|Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies That Changed History||Universe||2003|
|Iron Joe Bob||Atlantic Monthly Press||1990|
|The Cosmic Wisdom of Joe Bob Briggs||Random House||1990|
|Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive-In||Delacorte||1990|
|A Guide to Western Civilization; or, My Story||Delacorte||1988|
|Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In||Delacorte||1987|
|Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs||Open Road Media||1984|