Invasion of the Remake Podcast

Invasion of the Remake Podcast

They are in your theaters, they are in your neighbors homes, and even your own. They have come to destroy your childhood and ruin your future. Only one podcast can protect you from the Invasion of the Remake! Invasion of the Remake is a weekly podcast with hosts Jason, Trish and Sam exploring the cinematic remake. We discuss films that have been remade for better or worse. We will also find those films with a nugget of a good idea that may be worthy of an updating for a new audience with our own unique ideas and cast to throw into the mix.... Show More

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October 27, 2020

It may start with a headache, or a nosebleed, but the pressure increases, the pain instensifies, and then pop! The Scanners (1981) are among us and there is nothing you can do to stop them.

Join Invasion of the Remake and special guests Drinking & Screaming, The Horror Academic, and Film Rage in an All The Horror Podcast event as we remake the David Cronenberg sci-fi, horror classic Scanners!

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Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are to scared to come, but you will have one hell of a time.

You are invited to wildest Halloween party ever. There will be music, booze, girls, and the only cover charge is your eternal soul. Welcome to Night of the Demons (1988 vs 2009). Invasion of the Remake continues to bring you all the horror this October as this week we compare these demonic infestations known as the Night of the D...

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This week we are joined by some very special guests I Love This You Should Too, Drinking & Screaming and Gargantucast to help us remake Neon Maniacs (1986) as part of the annual podcast event All The Horror! We threw them in the deep end of the pool (which may keep them safe) with this one as strange mutants are attacking San Francisco in this bizarre 80s horror flick. Will they survive the attack of the Neon Maniacs and will ...

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Bolt your doors. Lock your windows. There is something in The Fog! IOTR brings all the horror this October beginning with John Carpenter's classic The Fog (1980) starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis,  Janet Leigh, and Tom Atkins. We will also be comparing and contrasting it to the 2005 remake starring Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, and Selma Blair. Listen to Invasion of the Remake to find out what lays inside The Fog.

 

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Tanya and her artist boyfriend live an idyllic life on a tropical fantasy island but tensions begin to build as a large ape takes an interest in Tanya. It's a jealous boyfriend versus a jealous ape on Tanya's Island (1980). Can the Invaders remake this erotic Canuksploitation movie starring Vanity? Grab a towel and head down the beach with us for this fan challenge as we attempt to remake Tanya's Island.

 

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Invasion of the Remake gets a rare opportunity to talk about a sequel to a previous episode (Ep.45) as well as a remake in it's own right with Fright Night Part 2 (1988) and Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013). Charley Brewster & Peter Vincent must once again deal with the legacy of the vampires Dandrige and only IOTR can help you survive another Fright Night!

 

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The secret organization, Thanatos, plans to hold the world hostage with a powerful secret weapon and only Britain's top spy can stop them. Except he isn't available. It's time to call his near identical brother (if you squint real hard) Dr. Neal Connery to help save the world. Join IOTR as we open the secret file labelled Operation Kid Brother (1967) and attempt to remake this EuroSpy comedy for a new generation.

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When two dogs and a cat mistakenly think they have been abandoned they make an incredible journey, traveling over 200 miles to get home to their family. The Incredible Journey (1963) is a Walt Disney family classic. It's a heartwarming tale of adventure that Disney would revisit 30 years later giving the heroic animals a voice for the first time in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) starring the voices of Michael J....

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The world's greatest detectives have been invited to a mysterious mansion to solve a murder that has yet to happen. An all-star cast brings their unique sense of comedy to this send-off of the popular noir genre resurgence of the 70s and 80s. Invasion of the Remake travels to an old dark house to re-imagine Murder By Death (1976) for a new generation.

 

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"Wax on, wax off." The Karate Kid (1984) made these words part of the cultural lexicon. It is a classic story of overcoming adversity, finding confidence, and earning respect. Join us as we compare the Ralph Macchio & Pat Morita classic and compare it to the 2010 remake starring Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith. Will the winner take it with a crane kick or a flip kick? Only one can be The Karate Kid!

 

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He's been trapped in Limbo for over 200 years for his crimes on the high seas. Now the dread pirate Blackbeard must find redemption in the most unlikely of places by helping a team in the present win their track meet. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) stars Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, and Elsa Lanchaster in a wild family comedy from the director of Mary Poppins, Robert Stevenson. Join Invasion of the Remake as we ...

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This week we get locked in the basement to watch the New French Extremity film, Martyrs (2008) and compare it to its much tamer 2015 American counterpart. Martyrs takes the crew of Invasion of the Remake to the edge and back again. Join us a we take on our most extreme horror films to date.

 

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It's our big 250th episode and to celebrate we are going to attempt to reimagine one of our favourite cult animated films, Wizards (1977), as a live action movie! Wizards is about twin brothers born into power on a post apocalyptic earth where the magical creatures of old have repopulated the Earth. What remains of humanity has mutated and lives in the irradiated zones ruled by Blackwolf who will stop at nothing to take contro...

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When someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage... a curse is born. The curse gathers in that place of death. Those who encounter it will be consumed by its fury.

Join Invasion of the Remake as we take a look at the curse that is known as Ju-on or The Grudge. We'll talk about the entire franchise that crosses into thirteen films in Japan and America while focusing in on Ju-On (2002), The Grudge (2004) starring Sarah Michelle ...

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Why can't girl's named Jennie find a nice boy in their own time? This week we've been challenged to remake the CBS telefilm The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979) starring Lindsay Wagner and Marc Singer in another time travel romance story. Seriously Jennie, what is up with that? Join us as the Bionic Woman and the Beast Master meet in this unique love story made way cooler by Invasion of the Remake!

 

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The house has been bought, the dream is coming to life, and then the dream becomes a nightmare as the house falls apart piece by piece. This week we compare three comedy films where dreams of a better life become a financial nightmare for the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Hanks and Ice Cube. Join Invasion of the Remake as we bring the house down as we compare Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), The Money Pit (1986) and Are We D...

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We're off to the Unknown Island (1948). How can we possibly find it? We've got a map silly. This obscure Movie Classics film may have fallen into the public domain but it found its way into our imagination thanks to this week's fan challenge remake. It is an adventure on an island full of dinosaurs preserved out of time and we were sold on it when we heard about the giant sloth & t-rex fight. Join Invasion of the Re...

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Invasion of the Remake is off to the races this week as we talk about Roger Corman's classic grindhouse movie Death Race 2000 (1975) starring David Carradine & Sylvester Stallone. Corman's deadly blood sport would be remade as Death Race (2008) by director Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson and Ian McShane. Join us on the open road where pedestrians are worth points and everyone is fai...

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Their legend stretches back to recorded history. Lycans, skinwalkers, dogmen, and werewolves have moved from mythological cryptids to movie icons. This week these vicious creatures have invaded the podcast as we talk about some of the best, some of the worst and some of most obscure werewolf movies of all time.

 

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This week Invasion of the Remake puts the spotlight on the King of horror, Stephen King. His novels have inspired countless films and television series for nearly five decades and counting. In this episode we pay tribute to the legend by sharing our week long binge of monsters, ghouls, ghosts, psychics, creepy children and hauntings that came from the mind of Stephen King.

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