TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Eric Kripke

Season 05 | Episode 32

Eric Kripke

Writer / Showrunner

Showrunner Eric Kripke (The Boys, Supernatural) joins podcast hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante to discuss a few of his favorite films.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Howling (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Piranha (1978) – Jon Davison’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, TFH’s Mogwai Madness
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
My Octopus Teacher (2020)
The Evil Dead (1983) – Fede Alvarez’s trailer commentary
Evil Dead II (1987) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary, Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Meet The Feebles (1989) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary
Dead Alive a.k.a. Braindead (1992) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary
Bad Taste (1987) – Ti West’s trailer commentary
Infested (2002)
Super (2010)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Hidden (1987) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
UHF (1989)
Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid (1986)
The Dead Pit (1989)
Batgirl (2022) – Unreleased film
The Fantastic Four (1994) – Unreleased film
His Girl Friday (1940) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Front Page (1931) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Casablanca (1942) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Rocky (1976)
Miller’s Crossing (1990) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Heathers (1989) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
Network (1976) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary
Innerspace (1987)
Brazil (1985)
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947)
Minority Report (2002)
Dr. Strangelove (1964) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Cape Fear (1991) – Illeana Douglas’s trailer commentary
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Bronco Billy (1980)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review

Other Notable Items

Prince Charles
Princess Diana
Queen Elizabeth II
TV Guide
A Clockwork Orange novel by Anthony Burgess
Mad Magazine
The Boys TV series (2019- )
The Boys comic book series by Garth Ennis (2006-2012)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel TV series (2017- )
Anthony Starr
Banshee TV series (2013-2016)
Jonathan Tropper podcast episode
Adam McKay
Steven Spielberg
Franklin Park Cinemas in Toledo, OH
Polly Holliday
Harry Carey Jr.
John Ford
Phoebe Cates
Hawaii Five-O TV series (2010-2020)
Sam Raimi
Scott Spiegel 
Peter Jackson
Bugs Bunny
Dr. Pimple Popper TV series (2018- )
James Gunn
Rainn Wilson 
Liv Tyler
Nathan Fillion
Kyle MacLachlan
Michael Nouri
Jack Sholder
Weird Al Yankovic
James Aubrey
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Our pals at Movies Unlimited
Deadwood TV series (2004-2006)
Supernatural TV series (2005-2020)
Rosalind Russell 
Adolphe Menjou
Pat O’Brien
Howard Hawks
Ralph Bellamy
Sylvester Stallone
The Coen Brothers
Daniel Waters
TFH Guru Michael Lehmann
Christian Slater
South By Southwest Film & TV Festival
Jack Nicholson
Seth Rogen
George Carlin
Paddy Chayefsky
Ned Beatty
Rod Serling
Amazing Stories TV series (1985-1987)
The Twilight Zone TV series revival (1985-1989)
William Friedkin
Martin Scorsese
Clint Eastwood
Burt Reynolds
Tracey Walter 
Dalton Cathey
Jack Quaid
Meg Ryan
Dennis Quaid
Sid Sheinberg
Terry Gilliam
Jonathan Pryce
Katherine Helmond 
Robert De Niro
Tom Cruise
The Beacham Theatre in New York City
Stanley Kubrick
Peter Sellers
George C. Scott
Scatman Crothers
Peter Bull
Reacher TV series (2022- )

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.