TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Laraine Newman Part 1

Season 02 | Episode 30

Laraine Newman Part 1

Actor / Comedian

The great Laraine Newman joins us to run through some of her favorite horror movies, old AND new!

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

A Night at the Opera (1935)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Serial (1980)
Godzilla (1954)
Space Master X-7 (1958)
The Fly (1958)
Suddenly (1954)
His Kind of Woman (1951)
The Fly (1986)
The Brood (1979)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Black Cat (1934)
The Mummy (1932)
Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1960)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Ring (2002)
Wer (2013)
Mandy (2018)
Verotika (2019), Glenn Danzig’s upcoming so-bad-it’s-good horror movie
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Under The Skin (2013)
Nightmare Cinema (2019)
The Howling (1981)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Matador (1986)
Blood and Black Lace (1965)
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Shape of Water (2017)
Shock Waves (1977)
Dead Snow (2009)
Let The Right One In (2008)
30 Days of Night (2007)
Insomnia (2002)
The Tingler (1959)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
The Trip (1967)
Revenge of the Red Baron (1994)
The Black Stallion (1979)
Explorers (1985)
The English-language Dracula (1931)
The Spanish-language Dracula (1931)
Ed Wood (1994)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Underachievers (1987)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Night Moves (1975)
Duel (1971/1983)
Bad Ronald (1974)
The Night Stalker (1972)

Other Notable Items

Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
The Dana Gould podcast episodes
The Larry Karaszewski podcast episode
The Bill Hader podcast episodes
June Foray
Josh’s podcast series Bronzeville
SNL Special with Bob and Ray, Jane, Laraine and Gilda, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
Christopher Lee’s stint as an SNL host
Christopher Lee’s eight Hammer Dracula movies
The ubiquitous Paul Frees’s filmography and theme park appearances
Marvin Miller
Moe Howard
David Cronenberg
Carl Laemmle vs. Thomas Edison
Edgar G. Ulmer
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Swan Lake
Mario Bava
Eagles of Death Metal
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Sigur Rós
Rotten Tomatoes
Pedro Almodovar
TFH Guru Guillermo Del Toro
The Strain TV series (2014-2017)
The Department Q trilogy (2013-2016)
Midnight Sun Film Festival
TFH Guru Roger Corman
William Castle
The Roger Corman-Vincent Price Edgar Allan Poe movie adaptations
The live reading of Joe’s hopefully forthcoming film The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes
Mickey Rooney’s uncouth behavior on the set of Revenge of the Red Baron 
The Caleb Deschanel podcast episode
The original Explorers poster, loathed by Joe
The Sheep Look Up novel by John Brunner
“The Screwfly Solution” short story by Alice Shelton
“The Screwfly Solution,” a Joe-helmed Masters of Horror episode
“Until Gwen” short story in TFH Guru Dennis Lehane’s collection Coronado
Tod Browning
Helen Chandler
Carlos Villarías
Maria Bello
Susan Tyrrell
“Homecoming,” the other Joe-helmed Masters of Horror episode 

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.