Host Joe Bob introduces two or three films, usually of the horror genre, and sometimes something out of the sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense genres, or anything that features a monster or ... See full summary »
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Host Joe Bob introduces two or three films, usually of the horror genre, and sometimes something out of the sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense genres, or anything that features a monster or serial killer. Between breaks, Joe Bob explains more on the film's history, makes several jokes, and does the "Drive-In Totals"... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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We're tearin' the heart out of Saturday Night!

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April 1993 (USA)  »

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Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom) took over permanent hosting duties of Monstervision in 1995 after Ted Turner had seen his Joe Bobs Drive-In show on The Movie Channel. Briggs remained the host until the show was cancelled in 2000. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Cyclops (2010) See more »

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Greatest show on earth!
9 July 2002 | by (West Chester, PA) – See all my reviews

Monstervision is my all time favorite TV show. Joe Bob Briggs and his cheesy movies helped me get through countless tough Saturday nights. Even though I fell asleep during the second movie every week, I especially enjoyed Joe Bob's rants before each show and his tidbits in between commercials as well as Rusty the mail girl and obscure guests such as Linnea Quigly, Zachary Ty Bryan and Eugene Levy. The movies were great also. (the Guyver, Embrace of the Vampire, Voodoo, The Beastmaster, et. al. i recall Joe Bob's Friday the 13th marathon on Halloween being a real treat. I don't understand what happened to this great show. I came home from college for the summer one year and it was just gone. No explanation, no farewell show, just nothing!! Another network should pick up Monstervision or even just give Joe Bob another similar show. It had a cult following and no real competetion at 1:30 AM on saturdays...whats the problem??

Someone please get Joe Bob back on the air. He is THE MAN.


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