Josh Olson on

High Plains Drifter

Released 1973
Distributor Universal

Every so often a TFH Guru comes along and requests to redo a title that someone else has already done. So it is that Josh Olson follows in Edgar Wright’s footsteps to give us his own take on Clint Eastwood’s supernatural western homage to Leone and Siegel, but without the man-crush.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.