TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Charles Band

Season 05 | Episode 10

Charles Band


Producer Charles Band discusses a few of his favorite films with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Re-Animator (1985) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Citizen Kane (1941) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review 
Puppet Master (1989)
Dollman (1991)
Trancers (1984)
Corona Zombies (2020)
Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)
Frankenstein (1931) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Wolf Man (1941) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Alex Kirschenbaum’s Wolf Man power rankings
I Bury The Living (1958)  – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Face of Fire (1959)
Hercules (1958)
The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad (1958) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
Jason And The Argonauts (1963) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (1976) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Exorcist (1973) – Oren Peli’s trailer commentary
Star Wars (1977)
The Omega Man (1971)
Castle Freak (1995)
Tourist Trap (1979) – David DeCoteau’s trailer commentary
Laserblast (1978)
Crash! (1976) – David DeCoteau’s trailer commentary
Crash (1996)
Crash (2005)
The Godfather (1972) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings, Glenn Erickon’s Blu-ray review
I Spit On Your Grave a.k.a. Day of the Woman (1979)
TerrorVision (1986)
The Groove Tube (1974)
Halloween (1978) – Adam Rikfin’s trailer commentary, Alex Kirschenbaum’s Halloween film and timeline power rankings, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
The French Connection (1972) – Dennis Lehane’s trailer commentary, Mark Pellington’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Mario Puzo’s The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television (1977)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Dementia 13 (1963) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary 
Doctor Sleep (2019) – Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Get Out (2017)
Zone Troopers (1985)
Blue Velvet (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review 
Manhunter (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Barbarella (1968)
Ghoulies (1985)

Other Notable Items

Trancers film series
Confessions of a Puppetmaster: A Hollywood Memoir of Ghouls, Guts, and Gonzo Filmmaking memoir by Charles Band (2021)
Harper Collins
Adam Felber
Real Time with Bill Maher TV series (2003- )
Bill Maher
Harrison Ford
Adrienne Barbeau
Shannon Tweed
Albert Band 
Marvel Comics
KTLA TV channel
Universal Classic Monsters
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
Fredric Wertham 
EC Comics
MAD Magazine (1952- )
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Federico Fellini 
Louis Garfinkle
Allied Artists
Steve Reeves 
Bernhard Herrman
Ray Harryhausen
Charles H. Schneer
David W. Allen 
William Shatner
The Exorcist novel by William Peter Blatty (1971)
William Castle
Rittenhouse Square Theaters Plaza in Philadelphia, PA
Comic Con
The Barbara Crampton podcast episode
José Ferrer
David Cronenberg
Richard Basehart
Dean Jagger
Chuck Connors
David Carradine
John Carradine
David Cronenberg
Cinerama Dome
Andre Blay 
Francis Ford Coppola
Carmine Coppola
TFH Guru Jack Hill
Francis Ford Coppola Wines
Stanley Kubrick
The Shining novel by Stephen King (1977)
Jack Nicholson
The Gallagher episode of WTF with Marc Maron
The Joe Dante/John Carpenter episode of WTF with Marc Maron
The Barack Obama episode of WTF with Marc Maron
Million Dollar Movie TV series (1955-1966)
Dino de Laurentiis
Empire International Pictures 
Crédit Lyonnais
Paul De Meo
Danny Bilson
Mac Ahlberg
Helen Hunt
Debra Dion
Rick Baker
Luca Bercovici

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and Letterboxd.

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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. 

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