TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your host Josh Olson

Season 02 | Episode 37

Daniel Noah & Elijah Wood Ch. 1

Producers / Podcasters

Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah of indie production company SpectreVision (producers of Mandy and the upcoming Joe Dante film The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes) discuss the horror films that turned them into the twisted deviants they are today.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Mandy (2018)
The Greasy Strangler (2016)
Trash Humpers (2009)
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)
The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes (2020, we hope)
The Trip (1967)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Heathers (1988)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Blinded By The Light (2019)
Back To The Future (1985)
Gremlins (1984)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Last Man On Earth (1964)
The Omega Man (1971)
Mr. Boogedy (1986)
Bride of Boogedy (1987)
The Watcher In The Woods (1980)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Tom Thumb and Little Red Riding Hood, a.k.a Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Thumb vs. the Monsters (1962)
Frankenstein (1931)
Brute Force (1947)
Alien (1979)
London After Midnight (1927)
Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010)
Blade Runner (1982)
Silent Running (1971)
THX 1138 (1971)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)
The Faculty (1998)
I Dared You! Truth or Dare Part 5 (2018)
Never Too Young To Die (1986)
Videodrome (1983)
Not Of This Earth (1957)
A Bucket Of Blood (1959)
World Without End (1956)
Flight To Mars (1951)
The Intruder (1962)
The Second Civil War (1997)
The Terminator (1984)
Skidoo (1968)
Psycho (1960)
Navajo Joe (1966)
Targets (1968)
What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
The Hired Hand (1971)
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
The Last Valley (1971)
Piranha (1978)
The Howling (1981)
Body Double (1984)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Blow Out (1981)
Trick Baby (1972)
The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973)
The President’s Analyst (1967)
S.O.B. (1981)

Other Notable Items

Amy Nicholson’s The Ringer Podcast Miniseries, “Quentin Tarantino’s Feature Presentation”
Visitations Podcast
The Panos Cosmatos Movies That Made Me Podcast Episode
The Panos Cosmatos Visitations Podcast Episode
Harmony Korine
The Bill Hader Movies That Made Me Podcast Episodes
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Meltdown Comics (RIP)
Keanu Reeves
Jerry Lewis
The Daniel Waters Movies That Made Me Podcast Episode
The AMC Sunset 5
Monte Hellman
Ghost Whisperer TV series (2005-2010)
Skander Halim
Josh’s awesome Mandy-via-“Mandy” trailer
The Sarfraz Manzoor Movies That Made Me Podcast Episode
The Allan Arkush Movies That Made Me Podcast Episode
Davey and Goliath TV show (1961-2004, including specials)
The Universal Studios backlot
The MGM backlot
The VeggieTales Franchise
The Twilight Zone TV show (1959-1964), obviously the greatest TV show of all time
The exquisite pilot of The Twilight Zone, “Where Is Everybody?”
Richard Matheson’s influential novel I Am Legend (1954)
Arthur C. Clarke’s influential novel Childhood’s End (1953)
Woodstock
George A. Romero
Star Trek: The Original Series TV show (1966-1968)
The Dick Tracy Show TV show (1961-1962)
Clutch Cargo TV show (1959-1960)
Diver Dan TV show (1960-1962)
Gigglesnort Hotel TV show (1975-1978)
Charles Addams
Universal Classic Monsters
Horrors! by Drake Douglas
Lon Chaney
Mad Magazine (1952-2019)
X-Men comic book series (1963- )
Fangoria (1979- )
Playboy (1953- )
Robert Rodriguez
Fantastic Fest
The Shout! Factory Blu-ray of Never Too Young To Die, with a “VHS” viewing option
Ed Burns, producer/screenwriter
Edward Burns, actor/director
Edd Byrnes
77 Sunset Strip TV show (1958-1964)
Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe films
Charles B. Griffith
Bass Reeves
TFH Guru John Sayles
Morgan Freeman
Laz Alonso
The Boys TV show (2019- )
Colin Firth
Jack Nicholson
Peter Fonda
Dennis Hopper
Bill Hader
James Cameron
Bernard Herrmann
Jerry Goldsmith
Ennio Morricone
John Barry
Bruce Langhorn
Bob Dylan
Pino Donaggio
Joe’s Masters of Horror installment “Homecoming” (2005)
Brian De Palma
Mel Stewart
Kiel Martin
Ivan Dixon
Larry Yust
Hogan’s Heroes TV show (1967-1971)
Trick Baby (1967) novel by Iceberg Slim

This list is also available on Letterboxd.

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 Host

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.