TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Halloween Parade Vol 1

Season 04 | Episode 42

Halloween Parade Vol 1

Something almost beyond comprehension is happening on October 31st… and two men want to do a couple of podcast episodes about it. This is the Halloween Parade… volume 1.

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Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Exorcist (1973) – Oren Peli’s trailer commentary
Wait Until Dark (1967) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The House On Skull Mountain (1974)
King In The Wilderness (2018)
Sugar Hill (1974)
World War Z (2013)
I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
White Zombie (1932) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Night of the Living Dead (1968) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Pumpkinhead (1988) 
Blacula (1972)
Blackenstein (1973)
The Flesh And The Fiends (1960) – Charlie Largent’s two reviews 
Road Rebels (1964)
Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Poltergeist (1982) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Halloween (1978) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing, Alex Kirschenbaum’s Halloween franchise and timeline power rankings
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Meatballs (1979)
Return To Sleepaway Camp (2008)
The Innocents (1961) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Haunting (1963) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
The Sand Pebbles (1966) – Alan Spencer’s trailer commentary
The Others (2001)
The Body Snatcher (1945) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Frankenstein (1931) – TFH Frankenstein quizzes
Asylum of the Insane (1986)
Suspiria (1977) – Edgar Wright’s ​​US trailer commentary and international trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Thief  (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
The Blood Rose (1970)
The Body Stealers (1969)
Possessor (2020)
Mank (2020)
Downton Abbey (2019) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Parasite (2019) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Uninvited (2009)
Lake Mungo (2008)
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Under The Skin (2013)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review 
Strasbourg 1518 (2020)
Simon King Of The Witches (1971)
Mandy (2018)
Scream (1996)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)
Audition (1999) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Oldboy (2003)
Horror Of The Blood Monsters (1970)
The Night Stalker (1972) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Planet Of The Apes (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Escape From The Planet of the Apes (1971)
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
Infection (2004)
Near Dark (1987)
The Haunting (1999)
House Of Dark Shadows (1970)
Dark Shadows (2012) – Michael Schlesinger’s trailer commentary
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Dracula (1931) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Night Of Dark Shadows (1971)
Horror Of Dracula (1958) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Daughters Of Darkness (1971) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review 
Roar (1981) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
The Birds (1963) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
The War Of The Worlds (1953) – Rick Baker’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Joy Ride (2021)

Other Notable Items

Our Mandy challenge: The Hollywood Food Coalition
Wyatt Cenac
The Silly Symphonies cartoons
Audrey Hepburn
Alan Arkin
The Great British Bake Off  TV series (2010- )
Quentin Tarantino
Wait Until Dark play (1998)
Xernona Clayton
Martin Luther King Jr
The Walking Dead TV series (2007- )
Throughline podcast (2019- )
Richard Lawson
Bianca Lawson 
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (1966?)
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Stephen Chbosky
Who’s The Boss? TV series
Tony Danza
Felissa Rose 
Rita Mae Brown
Truman Capote
Robert Wise
Nelson Gidding
Deborah Kerr
Peter Wingard
The Shining novel by Stephen King (1977)
Stanley Kubrick
Michael Redgrave
Boris Karloff
The Stephen Chbosky podcast episode
Michael Mann
The Haunted Halloween seasonal sale from our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Sense8 TV series (2015-2018)
The Crown TV series (2016- )
Kim Jee-woon
David Straitharn
Jonathan Glazer
Under The Skin novel by Michael Faber (2000)
H,P. Lovecraft
Scarlett Johnasson
Stranger Things TV series (2016- )
Daniel Day-Lewis
Our friend Blair Bercy of the Hollywood Food Coalition
Nancy Himmel, Josh’s favorite podcast guest
The “Red Wedding” scene in the Game of Thrones TV series (2013) 
Matthew McConaughey 
Renée Zellweger
Viggo Mortensen
The Dana Gould Hour podcast
Joel Hodgeson
Twilight novel by Stephanie Meyer (2005)
Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV show (1974-1975)
Masayuki Ochiai
Kōichi Satō 
Masanobu Takashima
Jonah Ray Rodrigues
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 TV series (1989- )
DreamWorks Pictures
Jan De Bont
Dan Curtis 
Dark Shadows TV series (1966-1971)
Tim Burton
The Beatles
Eva Green
Johnny Depp
Glenn Shadix 
Jonathan Frid
Francis Ford Coppola
Winona Ryder
Bela Lugosi
John Carlin
Christopher Lee
Hammer Film Productions 
Bob Cobert
Cagney and Lacey TV series (1982-1986)
Ben Cross
Dark Shadows: The Revival TV series (1991)
Riverdale TV series (2017- )
Tippi Hedren 
Noel Marshall 
Melanie Griffith
John Marshall 
Jerry Marshall
Alfred Hitchcock
George Pal
Count Floyd
SCTV TV series (1976-1984)
Dave Thomas
Eugene Levy
Joe Flaherty
Robert Fripp
Paul Stanley
Police Squad! TV series (1982)
Kathryn Leigh Scott 
Cannon TV series (1971-1976)
Longstreet TV series (1971-1972)
Barnaby Jones TV series (1973-1980)
Ironside TV series (1967-1975)
Buddy Ebsen
Bobcat Goldthwait

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.