TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Clancy Brown

Season 03 | Episode 56

Clancy Brown


Our Halloween episode! The legendary actor and star of Shudder’s The Mortuary Collection talks about his favorite horror movies from his childhood.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Mortuary Collection (2020), now streaming on Shudder!
Nightmare Cinema (2019)
We Come In Pieces: The Rebirth of the Horror Anthology Film (2014)
Bad Boys (1983)
Gentle Giant (1967)
Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)
The Green Slime (1969)
Battle Royale (2000)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Tarzan’s Three Challenges (1963)
The Professionals (1966)
Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
Ultraman (1967)
Batman (1966)
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Horror of Dracula (1958)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Psycho (1960)
Jack The Ripper (1959)
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1974)
Count Dracula (1977)
Son of Dracula (1943)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The Haunting (1963)
The Haunting (1999)
The Others (2001)
The Babysitter Murders (2015)
Halloween (1978)
Frankenstein (1931)
King Kong (1933)
Scanners (1981)
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Bride (1985)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Love Bug (1968)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Son of Kong (1933)
The Road Back (1937)
Crimson Peak (2015)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Night Watch (1973)
Black Christmas (1974)
The Exorcist (1973)
Hereditary (2018)
Midsommar (2019)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Promising Young Woman (2020) 
Gremlins (1984)
Soul (2020)
The Exorcist III (1990)
Them (1954)
The Innocents (1961)

Other Notable Items

Ryan Spindell
Eerie, Indiana (1991-1992)
Twin Peaks TV series (1990-1991, 2017)
Paul Giamati
The Goon (2011)
Billions TV series (2016- )
Brian Koppelman
David Levien
The Gloria Theatre in Urbana, Ohio
Richard Jaeckel
Kinji Fukasaku
Woody Strode
Jock Mahoney 
Hammer Film Productions
Christopher Lee
David Peel
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Edgar Allan Poe
Louis Jourdan
Jack Palance
Francis Ford Coppola 
Keanu Reeves
Bill & Ted
Robert Wise
Steven Spielberg
Alejandro Amenábar
Nicole Kidman
Allison Friedman
John Carpenter
Mondo Boys
Boris Karloff
James Whale
Buster Keaton
The Hayes Film Code
Universal Pictures
Mel Brooks
Rowland V. Lee 
Bela Lugosi
TFH Guru Guillermo Del Toro
Alfred Hitchcock
Brian De Palma
Basil Rathbone
Elizabeth Taylor 
Laurence Harvey 
Ice-T, “The Tower” (1990)
Ruth Gordon
Killing Eve TV series (2018- )
Emerald Fennell 
William Friekdin
The resurgence of drive-in movie theaters
William Peter Blatty
Jack Nitzsche
The Haunting of Bly Manor TV series (2020)

This list is also available on 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.