TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Dana Gould

Season 01 | Episode 02

Dana Gould

Writer / Producer / Actor / Comedian

Comedian/writer Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil) sits down with Josh and Joe to talk about his favorite movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935)
King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1963)
Willow Creek (2013)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
Inside Out (1991)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Infested (2002)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Soylent Green (1973)
Ed Wood (1994)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Matinee (1993)
Shock Corridor (1961)
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
Problem Child (1990)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Fail Safe (1964)
Star Wars (1977)
Modern Romance (1981)
Idiocracy (2006)
Network (1976)
A Face In The Crowd (1957)
It (2017)
Satan’s School For Girls (1973)
The Night Stalker (1972)
Patch Adams (1998)
The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974)
Duel (1971)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Gargoyles (1972)
The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Bad Ronald (1974)
True Grit (1969)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973), the Kim Darby film about people living under the stairs
The ’Burbs (1989)
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
Giants and Toys (1958)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002)
Amelie (2001)
Infection (2004)
Charley Varrick (1973)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Seven Days In May (1964)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Man in the Shadow (1957)
Woodstock (1970)
The Omega Man (1971)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Other Notable Items

Hugh Hefner
The Simpsons TV show (1989- )
The Ben Stiller Show TV show (1990-1994)
Mr. Show TV show (1995-1998)
Stan Against Evil TV show (2016-2018)
The Dana Gould Hour podcast
Dana’s live album Mr. Funny Man (2017)
Peter Cushing
Paul Newman
Dwight Frye
Bela Lugosi
Lionel Atwill
Vincent Price
Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958-1983)
Basil Gogos
Basil Wolverton
Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady”
Dane Cook
WTF Podcast with Marc Maron
Joe Frank’s In The Dark on NPR
Podcast Guest Bobcat Goldthwait
Alexander Payne
Howard Hughes
Gaspar Noé
Playboy After Dark TV show (1969-1970)
Six-time NBA MVP Lew Alcindor, a.k.a. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Joyce Carol Oates
Joe Namath
Charlie Callas
Meadowlark Lemon
The Mike Douglas Show TV show (1963-1981)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s interview with Mike Douglas
The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Charlton Heston
Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre
The Twilight Zone TV show (1959-1964)
Love, American Style (1969-1974)
Rod Serling
Dana’s Planet of the Apes Visionaries comic book adaptation of the original film, via Boom Studios
Planet of the Apes As American Myth by Eric Greene (1998)
Century City
Red Hour Productions
Star Trek: The Original Series episode “A Taste of Armageddon”
Designing Women TV show (1986-1993)
Roddy McDowall
Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher TV show (1993-2002)
Real Time with Bill Maher TV show (2003- )
Bill Maher
Michael Moore
Tim Burton
TFH Guru Rick Baker
William Schallert
Podcast Guest Scott Alexander
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski
Johnny Depp
Walt Disney Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
Bill Hicks
Robert Klein’s E! TV showcase Stand-up/Sit Down Comedy
Carrot Top
Walt Disney World, Florida
The Ramones
Vampira (Maila Nurmi)
Burbank’s glorious year-round shop Halloweentown
Alice Cooper
Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D.
Hari Rhodes
Austin Stoker
William Smith
Tom Cruise
The New Beverly Cinema
Martin Landau
Boris Karloff
The JFK assassination
Slim Pickens
William Daniels
Harry Shearer’s “loop group” days
Albert Brooks
Terry Southern
Mad Magazine (1952- )
Kid Rock
24 TV show (2001-2010, 2014)
Jim Jones
Donald Trump
Stanley Kubrick
Kim Darby
Darren McGavin
John C. Reilly
David Koechner
Robin Williams
Night Stalker TV show (2005)
The Arrow Video Blu-ray of The ’Burbs
Night Gallery (1969-1973)
Dan Curtis
The Robert Cobert soundtrack for House of Dark Shadows
Jack Bishop and Justin Nijim
Yasuzo Masumura
Peanuts franchise
Frank Tashlin
Audrey Tautou
Elvis Costello
Little Richard
Ted Cruz
Al Lewis
Walter Matthau
Dorothy Lamour
Janet Leigh
Frank Sinatra
John Frankenheimer
Charlton Heston
Orson Welles
Albert Zugsmith
Friends TV show (1994-2004)

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.