By CORY CARR
This is a fan made, labor of love, devoted to the archived encyclopedic knowledge of one of the greatest series of films ever released on VHS.
My intent is to share information with the fans of The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World, Joe Bob Briggs, the films showcased within this series and their creators alike.
While the films of this series continue to be made available, this series, with it’s Joe Bob introductions, is now long out of print.
With the growing popularity of such websites as YouTube, people who own copies of these videos have begun posting Joe Bob excerpts, turning on others to what has always been a little known series. While this is a good start, I feel that there should be a definitive location for all things “Sleazy”.
It is my mission to collect this information from various interviews, internet sources and of course, the actual series itself. While I understand that my library of information is not yet complete, I ask you to be patient and when you can, help out. Whether it be a monetarily donation, a VHS, or just sharing information about the series, it is always much appreciated.
INTRODUCTION“In 1956 there were 12,000 drive-ins in America, 95% of those are dead. And yet there are native Indians, the Crank Away Indians of Texas, who believe there is a spirit that lives on in these decade temples where Americans once worshiped. They call it Whiskabonnaha, or the spirit of blood, breasts and beasts, or, the three B’s. What you are about to witness, is a summoning of that spirit. A return to a part of the American heritage that has all but vanished. It’s a heritage of drive-in movies, controversial movies, ground breaking movies, the weird, the offbeat, the strange and most of all the sleazy. You are about to witness one of the sleaziest movies in the history of the world.” – JOE BOB BRIGGS
RE-RELEASEStrand VCI, the company behind The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World, later re-released the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis with the Joe Bob Briggs intros and outros under the title Herschell Gordon Lewis Collectors Edition. Some of the videos I’ve collected in my travels belong to this set rather than “The Sleaziest”.
COLLECTED SLEAZYBelow is a comprehensive list of films that comprise the “sleaziest” movies of the world. The movies marked with a "✓" are ones that are already part of the "Slaughter Film Library". The rest are being sought after at this very moment.
CHECK LIST0000 Retailer Promo
4001 Blood Feast
4002 Suburban Roulette
4003 Nude On The Moon
4004 Let Me Die A Woman
4005 She-Devils On Wheels
4006 Deadly Weapons
4007 Two Thousand Maniacs
4008 Bad Girls Go To Hell
4009 Wizard Of Gore, The
4010 Gruesome Twosome
4011 Sex And The College Girl
4012 Double Agent 73
4014 Something Weird
4015 Living Venus
4016 Adventures Of Lucky Pierre, The
4017 Just For The Hell Of It
NEWS & RESOURCES"Preorder Joe Bob Briggs Presents"
- May 10, 1990 | Video Software Magazine
"A Treasury of Films in Bad Taste"
- May 17, 1990 | The Inquirer
"No Sleaze, Please"
- Sept 22, 1990 | The Spokesman Review
INTERVIEWSJoe Bob Briggs in New York
- Jan 14, 2014 | New York Cinema Radio
Joe Bob Briggs at Scare-A-Con
- Sept 22, 2015 | The Earth's Mightiest Bastards