TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Barbara Crampton

Season 04 | Episode 53

Barbara Crampton


Horror icon Barbara Crampton discusses a few of her favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Re-Animator (1985)
Body Double (1984)
Jakob’s Wife (2021)
The Court Jester (1955) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
The Three Musketeers (1974) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
The Matrix (1999)
Bound (1996)
Eyes Without A Face (1962) – Sam Hamm’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review 
Halloween (1978) Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing, Alex Kirschenbaum’s film power rankings, Alex Kirschenbaum’s timeline power rankings
All About Eve (1950)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Alien (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Relic (2020)
Anything For Jackson (2020)
The Haunting (1963) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
Strait-Jacket (1964) – David DeCoteau’s trailer commentary
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
The Exorcist (1973) – Oren Peli’s trailer commentary
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review of Gunnar Hanson’s behind-the-scenes memoir
From Beyond (1986)
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971) – Dana Gould’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Daughters Of Darkness (1970) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Godfather (1972) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Love at First Bite (1979)
13 Ghosts (1960) – Sam Hamm’s trailer commentary 
The Invisible Man (2020)
Hereditary (2018) – Dennis Cozzalio’s 2018 year-end list, Dennis Cozzalio’s Muriel Awards

Other Notable Items

Brian De Palma
Craig Wasson
TFH Guru Stuart Gordon
Dennis Paoli
Jeffrey Combs 
Bruce Abbott 
Re-Animator: The Musical play (2011)
TFH Guru John Landis
Graham Skipper
The Larry Fessenden podcast episode
Freddy Krueger
Dark Shadows TV series (1966-1971)
Million Dollar Movie TV series (1955-1966)
Danny Kaye 
Mike Flanagan
The Haunting Of Hill House TV series (2019)
Basil Rathbone
Oliver Reed
Keanu Reeves
The Wachowski Sisters
Gina Gershon
Gloria Foster
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland novel by Lewis Carroll (1865)
Cedars Sinai Hospital
Miriam Hopkins
Greta Garbo
Gene Tierney
Michael Meyers
John Carpenter
Bette Davis
Joan Crawford
Linda Hamilton
Sigourney Weaver
The Rolling Stones
Nicole Kidman
Meryl Streep
Anne Helm 
Diane Baker
William Castle
Columbia Pictures
Vincent Price
Feud: Bette And Joan TV miniseries (2017)
Susan Sarandon
Dominic Burgess
Victor Buono
Linda Blair
Marilyn Burns
Gunnar Hansen 
The Guiding Light radio/TV series (1937-2009)
The Saturn Awards
TFH Guru Roger Corman
The Young And The Restless TV series (1973- )
Eric Braeden 
Melody Thomas Scott 
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
Delphine Seyrig
Harry Kümel
John Karlen 
Fons Rademakers
Paul Esser
Georges Jamin
Fredric March 
Richard J. Anobile
Elizabeth Moss
The Handmaid’s Tale TV series (2017- )
Toni Colette

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

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 and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.