TNT MonsterVision

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper: The Canadian Action Hero We Needed

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper: The Canadian Action Hero We Needed

Nobody will confuse Piper’s acting resume with that of Daniel Day Lewis or Sean Penn; those two could only hope to ever have a milestone like THEY LIVE on their IMDB page.

MonsterVisions of My Youth

MonsterVisions of My Youth

The real cornerstone of my youth was TNT’s MonsterVision, hosted by the brilliant Joe Bob Briggs (as portrayed by John Bloom.) He sat in front of a trailer set in a lawn chair and introduced that night's line up of films, which could be anything from an all-night FRIDAY THE 13TH marathon, to a John Carpenter double feature to a George Romero-themed lineup to even classics accepted by the public at large. He added such a sense of fun to watching these films, and obviously took a great sense of pride in hosting this series.