The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Showrunner Eric Kripke (The Boys, Supernatural) joins podcast hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante to discuss a few of his favorite films.
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
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Hidden (1987) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
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
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
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
Queen Elizabeth II
A Clockwork Orange novel by Anthony Burgess
The Boys TV series (2019- )
The Boys comic book series by Garth Ennis (2006-2012)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel TV series (2017- )
Banshee TV series (2013-2016)
Jonathan Tropper podcast episode
Franklin Park Cinemas in Toledo, OH
Harry Carey Jr.
Hawaii Five-O TV series (2010-2020)
Dr. Pimple Popper TV series (2018- )
Weird Al Yankovic
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Our pals at Movies Unlimited
Deadwood TV series (2004-2006)
Supernatural TV series (2005-2020)
The Coen Brothers
TFH Guru Michael Lehmann
South By Southwest Film & TV Festival
Amazing Stories TV series (1985-1987)
The Twilight Zone TV series revival (1985-1989)
Robert De Niro
The Beacham Theatre in New York City
George C. Scott
Reacher TV series (2022- )
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.