TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

The Pandemic Parade

Season 03 | Episode 13

The Pandemic Parade


Movies to watch when you’re staying in for a while, featuring recommendations from Dana Gould, Daniel Waters, Scott Alexander, and Allison Anders.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Destroy All Monsters (1969)
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Beneath The Planet of the Apes (1970)
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Hello Down There (1969)
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Thirteen Days (2000)
Stalker (1979)
Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
No Exit (1962)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Sleeper (1973)
The Tenant (1976)
Final Cut: Ladies And Gentlemen (2012)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
La classe américaine (1993)
The Sex Adventures of a Single Man a.k.a. The 24 Hour Lover (1968)
The Omega Man (1971)
Soylent Green (1973)
Knives Out (2019)
The Hunt (2020)
Banana Split (2020)
The Cocoanuts (1929)
Animal Crackers (1930)
Monkey Business (1931)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Duck Soup (1933)
A Night At The Opera (1935)
The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (1971)
Susan Slade (1961)
My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
Two On A Guillotine (1955)
Sid & Judy (2019)
Judy (2019)
A Star Is Born (1954)
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows (1968)
Night Tide (1961)
Border Radio (1987)
Gas-s-s-s (1970)
Bleep a.k.a. Teenage Tease (1971)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Contagion (2011)
The Shining (1980)
The Last Man On Earth (1964)
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors (1965)
The Wolf Man (1941)
I Am Legend (2007)
King Kong (1933)
The Second Civil War (1997)
Hope and Glory (1987)
Matinee (1993)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Patch Adams (1998)
The Invisible Man (2020)
Trouble Man (1972)
Moonshiner’s Woman (1968)

Other Notable Items

The Human Condition film franchise
Ingmar Bergman
Andrew Bergman
James Bond
Jack Arnold
Tony Randall
Merv Griffin
Ken Berry
Richard Dreyfuss
Philip Glass
The Cuban Missile Crisis
John Hughes
Pee-Wee Herman
Berlin Alexanderplatz miniseries (1980)
Luis Bunuel
Apropos of Nothing memoir by Woody Allen
Roman Polanski
The Larry Wilmore Podcast Episode
Groucho Marx
Harpo Marx
Chico Marx
Margaret Dumont
Tex Avery 
Thelma Todd
Leo McCarey
Edgar Kennedy
Laurel and Hardy
One Step Beyond TV series (1959-1961)
John Newland
Sir Paul McCartney
Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series (1955-1965)
Wonder Woman TV series (1975-1979)
The Twilight Zone TV series (1959-1964)
The Outer Limits TV series (1963-1965)
Suzanne Pleshette
“The Sacred Mushroom” episode in One Step Beyond (1961)
“The Day The World Wept – The Lincoln Story” episode in One Step Beyond (1960)
The Next Step Beyond TV series (1978)
Troy Donahue
TCM Watch
Delmer Daves
Douglas Sirk
Claudette Colbert
Parrish (1961)
Diane McBain
Parrish novel by Mildred Savage (1958)
Peyton Place novel (1964)
Peyton Place TV series (1964-1969)
Ryan O’Neal
Connie Stevens
William Conrad
Stephen Kijak
Renee Zellweger
Scott Walker
Pose TV series (2018- )
Billy Porter
Ida Lupino
Hayley Mills
Stella Stevens
Susan Saint James
Jerry Goldsmith
Lalo Schifrin
Curtis Harrington
Luana Anders
Dennis Hopper
Charlie’s Angels TV series (1976-1981)
Marjorie Cameron
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Charlton Heston
Vincent Price
Richard Matheson
George A. Romero
Hammer Films
Robert L. Lippert
American International Pictures
RKO Palace Theatre, New York
Austin Powers
The Simpsons TV series (1989- )
Politically Incorrect TV series (1993-2002)
Bill Maher
Real Time With Bill Maher TV series (2003- )
Eric Laneuville
John Boorman
Adam West
Burt Ward
Batman TV series (1966-1968)
James Brolin
George Pal
Gene Barry
“Time Enough At Last” episode of The Twilight Zone
Anthony Zerbe
Elisabeth Moss
The Crucible play by Arthur Miller (1953)
The Dana Gould Hour Podcast

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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.