TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Joe Bob Briggs

Season 01 | Episode 23

Joe Bob Briggs

Drive-In Movie Critic

Legendary drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs (host of Shudder’s The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs) joins us to discuss some of the movies he never gets to talk about. From Pat Boone to pig-fucking, this one has it all!

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Big Chill (1983)
Infested (2002)
Sorority House Massacre (1987)
Joe (1970)
The House of the Devil (2009)
Gremlins (1984)
State Fair (1962)
State Fair (1933)
State Fair (1945)
Vase de Noces,” a.k.a. “Wedding Trough (1974)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Amarcord (1973)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Yol (1982)
Midnight Express (1978)
Becket (1964)
Bedazzled (1967)
Arthur (1981)
The Terminator (1984)
Simon (1980)
Sling Blade (1996)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Last Night At The Alamo (1983)
Psycho Prom Queen (2018)
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? (1996)
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? (2016)
A Deadly Adoption (2015)
Pink Flamingos (1973)
Dead or Alive (1999)
Hitman’s Run (1999)

Other Notable Items

Joe Bob Goes To The Drive-In
The legendary Jumbo’s Clown Room in Los Angeles
The filmography of Eric Roberts
The filmography of Andrew Stevens
The filmography of Shannon Tweed
The Billy Jack series
The American Film Market
Stranger Things and the love of ’80s movies
The filmography of Peter Glenville.
The filmography of Dudley Moore.
Mainstream movies vs. exploitation movies
The filmography of TFH Guru Roger Corman
The filmography of Kim Henkel 
Lifetime Movies of the Week
Takashi Miike’s unaired Masters of Horror episode, “Imprint”

This list is also available on 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.