The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
The writer/director of Host talks about some of his favorite cinematic hauntings.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (1966)
Hard Times (1975)
High And Low (1963)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Haunting (1963)
The Sound Of Music (1965)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Rear Window (1954)
The Innkeepers (2011)
The Innocents (1961)
Burn Witch Burn a.k.a. Night of the Eagle (1962)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Lake Mungo (2008)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Death Sentence (2007)
Dead Silence (2007)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Other Notable Items
Robert De Niro
The American Cinematheque
TFH Guru Ti West
The Haunting Of Hill House TV series (2018)
The Avengers TV series (1961-1969)
Department S TV series (1969-1970)
Jason King TV series (1971-1972)
When Sex Rears Its Inquisitive Head album by Paul Wyngarde (1970)
The Saw franchise
M. Night Shyamalan
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 Host
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.