TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Laraine Newman, Part 2

Season 02 | Episode 31

Laraine Newman, Part 2

Actor / Comedian

Laraine Newman’s horror movie chat continues!

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Werewolf of London (1935)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
The Return of Doctor X (1939)
Man of A Thousand Faces (1957)
The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Frankenstein (1931)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Prometheus (2012)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
3:10 To Yuma (2007)
3:10 To Yuma (1957)
Die Hard (1988)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Candyman (1992)
Suspiria (1977)
Suspiria (2018)
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)
Conqueror Worm/Witchfinder General (1968)
Coneheads (1993)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Omen (1976)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Border (2018)
The Perfection (2019)
The Player (1992)
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (2015)
Mark of the Devil (1970)
Saw (2004)
Hostel (2005)
Final Destination (2000)
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Oldboy (2003)
Oldboy (2013)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Lifeforce (1985)
John Dies At The End (2012)
Piranha (1978) 
Borgman (2013)
Scanners (1981)
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Explorers (1985)
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
The Astounding She-Monster (1958)
The Shining (1980)
White Man’s Burden (1995)
Broken Arrow (1996)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Gone with the Pope (1976)
The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Super (2010)

Other Notable Items

The Dana Gould Hour podcast
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick book on Bud Westmore and Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
Humphrey Bogart
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
The Coneheads on SNL
Paul W.S. Anderson
“Wes Anderson Horror Trailer”, an SNL short
Billy Wilder
Channel Zero TV series
She Kills: A Shuder Original Podcast
Steven Weber’s Don Johnson
Merkin pubic wigs
Dieter Laser, the “weird Udo Kier
Final Destination film series (2000-2011)
The Fast and The Furious film series (2001- )
William Castle
Universal Halloween Horror Nights
“Skinning The Americans” horror film article in The Believer Magazine by Jason Boog
Lights Out radio show
The Don Coscarelli podcast episode
The Joe Bob Briggs podcast episode
Jack Palance
Laraine’s upcoming Audible-exclusive memoir
Dan Aykroyd
According To Jim TV series (2001-2009)
The William Friedkin podcast episode
Editor Bob Murawski, who reconstructed Gone with the Pope and The Other Side of the Wind
The Peter Ramsey podcast 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.