TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante


Season 05 | Episode 25


Josh Olson and Joe Dante answer fan questions and comments.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
Monster A-Go-Go (1965) 
Infested (2002)
Straw Dogs (1971) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Rod Lurie’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Joe Dante’s review
Straw Dogs (2011)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947) – Axelle Carolyn’s trailer commentary
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
The Mummy (1932) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
The Mummy (1999)
The Howling (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Slappy And The Stinkers (1998)
Casper (1995)
Invisible Man (2020)
The Invisible Man (1933) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Robot Monster (1953) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Stewardesses (1969)
The Hole (2012) – Joe Dante’s US, Italian, British trailer commentaries, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Love (2015)
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
McCabe And Mrs. Miller (1971) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Nashville (1975) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary, Dan Perri’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
The Thing (1982) – Jesus Treviño’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Perfect (1985)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003) – Michael Schlesinger’s trailer commentary
Space Jam (1996)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)
RRR (2022)
Lancelot du Lac (1974)
Funeral In Berlin (1966) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Billion Dollar Brain (1967) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
The Exorcist (1973) – Oren Peli’s trailer commentary
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Long Wait (1954)
I, The Jury (1953)
I, The Jury (1982)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1957)
The Room (2003)
The Apple (1980) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Beyond The Valley of The Dolls (1970) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Walk Hard (2007)
Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
Matinee (1993) – Illeana Douglas’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Shock Corridor (1963) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary
The Gamma People (1956) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Fool Killer (1965)
Fever Pitch (1985)
Barfly (1987) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
The Terminator (1984) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Back To The Future (1985)
Return To Oz (1985)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939) – John Badham’s trailer commentary
Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
High Plains Drifter (1973) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Edgar Wright’s trailer commentary
The Student Teachers (1973) – Jon Davison’s trailer commentary, Joe Dante’s review
Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) – Larry Cohen’s trailer commentary

Other Notable Items

The Cinerama Dome
The Nicole Kidman AMC Theaters commercial
Sam Peckinpah
Alan Parker 
TFH Guru John Sayles
Sid Sheinberg
Universal Pictures
Stephen Sommers
Indiana Jones
Steven Spielberg
Leigh Whannell
Coronado: Stories short story collection by TFH Guru Dennis Lehane (2004)
Bill Paxton
Big Love TV series (2006-2011)
The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes book by Tim Lucas (2022)
TFH mastermind Charlie Largent
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Gaspar Noé
Werner Herzog
Screwy Squirrel
Paul Terry
TFH Guru Mick Garris
John Carpenter
John Travolta
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Man Who Fell To Earth TV series (2022- )
Chuck Jones
Eric Goldberg 
Alfred Hitchcock’s unfinished movie Kaleidoscope
Lew Wasserman
Denzel Washington
Carl Franklin
Ezekiel ”Easy” Rawlins
Don Cheadle
Picket Fences TV series (1992-1998)
Jaws (the James Bond baddie, not the fish)
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Pachinko TV series (2022)
The LexG Movie Podcast
Luc Bresson
Ken Russell
Ed Begley
The William Friedkin podcast episode
Robert Aldrich
The Bradbury Building
TFH Guru Larry Cohen
Armand Assante
Biff Elliot
Peggie Castle
Mike Hammer 
Mickey Spillane 
Luchino Visconti
Michael Medved
Harry Medved
Russ Meyer
Roger Ebert
John Goodman
Anthony Perkins
Richard Brooks 
Ryan O’Neal
James Cameron
Michael Biehn
Robert Zemeckis
Warner Brothers
L. Frank Baum’s Oz novel series
Sam Raimi
Donald E. Westlake a.k.a. Richard Stark 
Shane Black
The Destroyer novel series by Remo Williams 
The Sheep Look Up novel by Jon Brunner (1972)
“The Screwfly Solution” short story by James Tiptree Jr. (1977)
“The Screwfly Solution” Masters of Horror episode
New World Pictures
TFH Guru Jonathan Kaplan
The Family Theater in Philadelphia
The Goldman Theater in Philadelphia

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.