The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Pandemic Parade 2: Electric Boogaloo
Here are many more movies to watch when you’re staying in for a while, featuring recommendations from Jim Gavin, Karyn Kusama, Matt Christman, and Jonah Ray.
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Movies Referenced In This Episode
Three Tough Guys (1974)
Two Gentlemen Sharing (1969)
Tower of Evil a.k.a. Horror on Snape Island (1972)
Blow Out (1981)
Body Double (1984)
The Big Clock (1948)
No Way Out (1987)
Funeral In Berlin (1966)
The Ipcress File (1965)
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
The Innocents (1961)
Miracle Mile (1988)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Main Street Women (1980)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Dracula’s Dog (1977)
Panic In The Streets (1950)
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
The Satan Bug (1965)
A Prophet (2009)
Point Break (1991)
The Thing (1982)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
The Island (2005)
6 Underground (2019)
Pain And Gain (2013)
The Invitation (2015)
The ’Burbs (1989)
To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore (2007)
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Day Of The Dead (1985)
The Crazies (1973)
The Crazies (2010)
Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Office Space (1999)
Swinging Wives (1971)
Other Notable Items
Lodge 49 TV series (2018-19)
Cheers TV series (1982-1993)
The Walking Dead TV series (2007- )
Brian De Palma
The Harry Palmer film franchise
When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head album by Peter Wyngarde
Steve De Jarnatt
La Brea Tar Pits
Hollywood Food Coalition
TFH Guru Mick Garris
My So-Called Life TV series (1994-1995)
The Stand miniseries (1994)
The Crown TV series (2016- )
Downton Abbey TV series (2010-2015)
The Untouchables TV series (1959-1963)
The Fugitive TV series (1963-1967)
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
The Chapo Trap House Podcast
High-Rise by J.G. Ballard (1975)
George A. Romero
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV series (1988-1999, 2017-2018)
Toast of London (2013- )
John Carroll Lynch
Harry Dean Stanton
Last Man On Earth TV series (2015-2018)
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.