TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Rob Savage

Season 03 | Episode 48

Rob Savage

Writer / Director

The writer/director of Host talks about some of his favorite cinematic hauntings.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Psycho (1960)
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (1966)
Hard Times (1975)
High And Low (1963)
Host (2020)
Tenet (2020)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
Ring (1998)
Sleepers (1996)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Haunting (1963)
The Sound Of Music (1965)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Vertigo (1958)
Rear Window (1954)
Ghostwatch (1992)
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)
Unbreakable (2000)

Other Notable Items

Akira Kurosawa
Christopher Nolan
Nicholas Roeg
Hiroyuki Sanada
Kevin Bacon
Robert De Niro
Robert Wise
Val Lewton
Orson Welles 
The American Cinematheque
James Olson
David Wayne 
James Stewart
TFH Guru Ti West
Richard Linklater
Jack Clayton
Freddie Francis
Deborah Kerr
Mike Flanagan
The Haunting Of Hill House TV series (2018)
Truman Capote
Peter Wyngarde
The Avengers TV series (1961-1969)
Department S TV series (1969-1970)
Jason King TV series (1971-1972)
Paul Lynde
Charles Bronson
James Bond
When Sex Rears Its Inquisitive Head album by Paul Wyngarde (1970)
Netflix
Amazon Prime
James Wan
The Saw franchise
Bruce Willis
M. Night Shyamalan

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 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.