TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your host Josh Olson

Season 02 | Episode 06

Gilbert Hernandez

Comic Writer & Artist

Legendary indie comics creator Gilbert Hernandez sits with Josh and Joe to discuss some of the more offbeat movies that made him.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Matinee (1993)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Frankenstein (1931)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Time Travelers (1964)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Five Million Years To Earth/Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Possession (1981)
On the Silver Globe (1988)
Szamanka/The Shaman (1996)
Burn Witch Burn/Night of the Eagle (1962)
Curse of the Demon/Night of the Demon (1957)
The Innocents (1961)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Top Gun (1986)
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Jaws (1975)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
My Dinner with Hervé TV film (2018)
Ship of Fools (1965)
Goodnight, My Love TV film (1972)
Los Olvidados/The Young and the Damned (1950)
Shoeshine (1946)
Umberto D. (1952)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
The Happy Ending (1969)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Leopard Man (1943)
Cat People (1942)
The UFO Incident (1975)
Star Wars (1977)
Communion (1989)
Dementia/Daughter of Horror (1955)
The Blob (1958)
Blood Freak (1972)
Mad Monster Party? (1967)
The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966)
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Born To Kill (1947)
Infested (2002)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Moon (2009)
Hereditary (2018)
The Black Book/Reign of Terror (1949)
Invaders From Mars (1953)
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
Supergirl (1984)
Ed Wood (1994)
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
Fear And Desire (1953)

Other Notable Items

French vs. Shout Factory Blu-rays of Matinee
Miguel Arteta’s Russ Meyer episode of The Movie That Made Me
Gilbert’s Love and Rockets comic book series (1982-96, 2001-Present)
The films of Luis Buñuel
The Dead End Kids
Universal horror movies
The Beatles
Gilbert’s Palomar graphic novel (2003)
The Quatermass Experiment (1953)
Quatermass II (1955)
Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59)
The filmography of Andrzej Żuławski
The Inner Sanctum film series starring Lon Chaney Jr.
The Avengers TV series (1961-69)
Department S TV series (1969-70)
Peter Wyngarde and his demented solo album (1970)
Whitley Streiber
Hollywood Book and Poster store
The eccentricities of Lawrence Tierney (and his less-eccentric brother, Scott Brady)
The filmography of William Cameron Menzies
The filmography of Richard Basehart
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV series
The Outer Limits episode, “The Architects of Fear” (1963)
The Twilight Zone (1959-64)
The Outer Limits Companion book by David J. Schow (1999)
Watchmen by Alan Moore (1986-87)
Star Trek

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.