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    Can a crooner get a gig? dean_martin's Avatar
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    Jun 2002
    Lower AL

    Joe Bob Briggs, or, how to watch bad movies

    Remember the days of TV horror movie hosts? Joe Bob Briggs did not limit himself to horror movies, but dedicated himself to preserving the vast sea of "b" movies made for the drive-in circuit. Last night I watched his introduction for the film She Devils on Wheels, a Herschell Gordon Lewis pic. Briggs related that Lewis decided it was easier to teach a bunch of biker chicks to act than it was to teach a bunch of actresses to ride motorcycles. As a result, we get to see a real-life gang of hardcore, south Florida biker gals go on a sex and violence rampage! Anyhow, Briggs' intro is more entertaining than most of the flick.

    Briggs (real name John Bloom) was a respected newsman and graduate of Vanderbilt. He has a knack for getting you in the right frame of mind for a "b" movie. He did movie-hosting stints on TNT and The Movie Channel. For an example, I did a little youtube search and found a nice, short movie intro. Although I wouldn't consider The Doors a "b" pic, Briggs goes all-out in his description.

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    Sgt. At Arms Worf101's Avatar
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    Troy, New York
    Pretty funny.... never saw this cat before....


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