TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Johannes Roberts

Season 04 | Episode 47

Johannes Roberts

Writer / Director

Writer/director Johannes Roberts discusses his favorite Stephen King adaptations of the ’80s with host Josh Olson.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

47 Meters Down (2017)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Great White a.k.a. The Last Shark (1981)
The Exorcist III (1990) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City (2021)
The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018)
Carrie (1976) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Children of the Corn (1984)
The Night Flier (1997)
Christine (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Cujo (1983) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Roar (1981) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
The Thing (1982) – Jesus Trevino’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s’ Blu-ray review
Halloween (1978) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing, Alex Kirschenbaum’s timeline and movie power rankings
Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) – Neil Marshall’s trailer commentary
Pet Sematary (1989) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Pet Sematary (2019)
Blade Runner (1982) – Darren Bousman’s trailer commentary
Firestarter (1984)
Salem’s Lot (TBD)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
Creepshow (1982) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Trucks (1997)
Stand By Me (1986)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Apt Pupil (1998)
Misery (1990) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Graveyard Shift (1990)
It (2017)
The Green Mile (1999)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Gerald’s Game (2017)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review
1922 (2017)

Other Notable Items

Stephen King
George C. Scott
Salem’s Lot novel by Stephen King (1975)
Carrie novel by Stephen King (1974)
The Lord of the Rings novel trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954-1955)
Terry Pratchett
“Children of the Corn” short story in Night Shift collection by Stephen King (1978)
“The Night Flier” short story in Nightmares & Dreamscapes collection by Stephen King (1993)
Lewis Teague
Jan de Bont
John Carpenter
Donald M. Morgan
Dean Cundey
Christine novel by Stephen King (1983)
The Shining novel by Stephen King (1877)
“Crush” song by Jennifer Paige (1998)
Robert Prosky
Christine soundtrack by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth (1983)
“Bad To The Bone” song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1982)
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
The Stand novel by Stephen King (1978)
Martin Sheen
Jeffrey Boam
Pet Sematary novel by Stephen King (1983)
Fred Gwynne
TFH Guru Mary Lambert
Mark Korven
Jack Nicholson
Shelley Duvall
Mark L. Lester
Lewis Pullman
Salem’s Lot TV miniseries (1979)
Salem’s Lot TV miniseries (2004)
Rutger Hauer
Rob Lowe
Tobe Hooper
AC/DC
“Who Made Who” song by AC/DC (1986)
“Thunderstruck” song by AC/DC (1990)
Timothy Busfield
James Harris
Different Seasons short story collection by Stephen King (1982)
Rob Reiner
William Goldman
Kathy Bates
James Caan
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michael Douglas
It TV miniseries (1990)
Tim Curry
Gerald’s Game novel by Stephen King (1992)
Mike Flanagan
11.23.63 TV miniseries
11/23/63 novel by Stephen King (2011)
The Outsider novel by Stephen King (2018)
The Outsider TV miniseries (2020)
Forbidden Planet comic book store chain in the UK

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.