Dana Gould: "John Carpenter’s 'The Thing' is, I think, pound-for-pound the best monster movie ever made, just in terms of literally a monster in the movie. It’s great."
Dana Gould: "'Infection' is a brilliant Japanese haunted hospital movie with a great 'Twilight Zone' twist at the end, an underrated gem of a horror movie. We do a tribute to it on 'Stan Against Evil' this year in episode seven with Maria Bamford. I really wanted to do a Japanese ghost story, so we came up with an episode in a haunted hospital like the movie 'Infection.'"
Dana Gould: "My favorite werewolf movie. It’s a thing of beauty."
Dana Gould: "A big influence on 'Stan Against Evil,' just the feel and the tone and the music and the color."
Dana Gould: "One of my favorite horror movies just got re-released by Kino Lorber on Blu-ray, the original 'Night Stalker' 1972 TV movie with Darren McGavin. The sequel 'The Night Strangler' and the 'Kolchak' TV show are good, but 'The Night Stalker' TV movie stands apart. It is 72 minutes, it’s a freight train. It never stops. I love it so much. I watch it all the time. I’ll just put it on and watch it. It just chugs along and it’s a beautiful story. The reason I love it so much is it was the first thing that scared the daylights out of me when I was a kid. I saw it when it premiered in 1972, I was eight, too young to be watching it... and it scared the pants off of me. We have an episode of 'Stan' this season with Carl Kolchak and Mulder & Scully in it, just sort of our TV show homage episode. But they all fit into the mythology of the show."
Dana Gould: "I would put 'War of the Gargantuas' in there. You have to have Japanese kaiju action. It was originally sort of a spinoff of 'Frankenstein Conquers the World,' but it never really translated. We do a salute to 'War of the Gargantuas' on 'Stan Against Evil' this year too. We have a 'The Words Get Stuck in My Throat' song called 'The Thoughts Get Stuck in My Mouth.' We have the Mothra twins, a lot of that beautiful stuff."
Dana Gould: "The first 'Hellraiser' I would put in there. I have fond memories of seeing it in the theaters. It was a great idea. It’s a really clever, smart idea."
Dana Gould: "I love the original Japanese version of 'The Grudge.'"
Dana Gould: "You'd have to have that in there."