The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Legendary indie comics creator Gilbert Hernandez sits with Josh and Joe to discuss some of the more offbeat movies that made him.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
The Wolf Man (1941)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Time Travelers (1964)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Five Million Years To Earth/Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
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)
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)
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)
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)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
The Black Book/Reign of Terror (1949)
Invaders From Mars (1953)
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
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
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)
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)
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 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.