The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
King of Troma Lloyd Kaufman joins us to discuss some of the more savory movies that made him.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
On The Waterfront (1954)
Shakespeare’s Shitstorm (TBD)
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Blood Sucking Freaks (1976)
The Owl and The Pussycat (1970)
Cry Uncle! (1971)
Guess What We Learned In School Today? (1970)
Okay Bill (1971)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS (1975)
1001 Danish Delights (1972)
Terror Firmer (1999)
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Sweet Savior (1971)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Radar Men From The Moon (1952)
Return to… Return to Nuke ‘Em High (2017)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Princess Yang Kwei Fei (1955)
The Dead (1987)
Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2002?)
The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King (2019)
Troma’s War (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
Shock Corridor (1963)
City Lights (1931)
Remember Last Night? (1935)
Squeeze Play (1980)
Stuck On You! (1982)
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
The Night Porter (1974)
House of Bamboo (1954)
The Art of Vision (1965)
Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Richard III (1995)
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
Other Notable Items
The Jinx TV miniseries (2015)
San Diego Comic Con
Yale University Film Society
Troma co-founder Michael Herz
Cahiers du Cinéma (1951- )
The Cannon Group, Inc.
John G. Avildsen
Josh’s scripted audio drama Bronzeville (2017)
Kit Split equipment rental service
’Tis A Pity She’s A Whore play (1626)
George A. Romero
Archie Bunker, racist primetime sitcom character
The Troma Movies YouTube channel, where you can watch zillions of Troma movies (and movies to which Troma owns the rights) absolutely free!
Troma’s own Troma Now streaming service
Lloyd’s new short Independent Artists vs Corrupt Cartels documentary (2019)
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Game of Thrones TV series (2011-2019)
The Three Stooges
The Golden Age animation output of Warner Brothers Cartoons
Laurel and Hardy
Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe movies
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski
Spider-Man comic books
The insane fact that Marvel and DC co-own the copyright to the word “superhero”
The Toxic Avenger and Toxic Crusaders comic books
The semi-closure of Mad Magazine
Our very stable hurricane-nuking president
Raymond Rohauer and his efforts to copyright the sprocket hole
The controversial Cats trailer
TFH Guru Larry Cohen
The Loudest Voice Showtime miniseries (2019)
South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Late night host John Zacherle
Robert L. Roberts
This list is also available on Letterboxd.
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.