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, Sam, and guests 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.

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August 9, 2022 82 min

A resourceful American boy living in Australia discovers an Aboriginal legend of a monster living in a pond and embarks on an adventure to prove its existence. This week Invasion of the Remake goes in search of the mythical Bunyip in The Quest (1986, aka Frog Dreaming) for a fan challenge to re-imagine the fantasy, adventure film for a whole new generation.

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This week Invasion of the Remake brings you a special episode featuring the legend Joe Bob Briggs of The Last Drive-In and Monstervision fame, recorded live at the Calgary Horror Con 2022!

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It's our big 350th episode and we are going fast and furious with our celebrations. The Fast and the Furious began on the highways of Roger Corman's brain in 1954 as an escaped convict steals a Jaguar, kidnapping the owner, and enters a road race that can help him escape into Mexico. While the Universal film in 2001 is not a remake we do find some interesting similarities that may have influenced the Vin Diesel and Paul Wal...

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July 19, 2022 99 min

A man who once lived a life of violence is forced to confront his past and return to a life he had hoped to have left behind in the Oscar award winning Unforgiven (1991). This week Invasion of the Remake compares the original Clint Eastwood classic to the 2013 Japanese remake featuring Ken Watanabe. Will the remake hold up to the classic or will the audacity of remaking this western gem be Unforgiven?

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July 12, 2022 90 min

Survivors of a sinking cruise ship take refuge on an abandoned freighter only to discover that it was formerly a German WWII prison ship and that they are haunted by an evil that controls the ship. IOTR takes a cruise on the Death Ship (1980). There are showers of blood and all manner of torture devices for your vacation needs. Join us as we remake and recast this terror on the high seas, Death Ship.

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This week we sent Trish on an away mission to the Okotoks Film Festival where she had two great discussions with up and coming filmmakers you should keep your eyes on. First up is Daniel Christophersen of Norway who directed the short film Swan Song, followed by 17 year old, Canadian filmmaker Jade Andrusiw talking about her short film The Things I Wish I Said But Never Did.

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Damn it. Janet is over at Frankenstein's place watching a science fiction double feature, once in a while, dressed as a sweet transvestite. I'm going home, because the sword of Damocles is hanging over our heads as we are going to compare The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) to its television remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016). How many song titles did we use in that intro?

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A mysterious creature's attacks results in the discovery of a large cache of uncut diamonds and an expedition is launched into a mysterious cave system. The team is unprepared for what they discover in The Phantom Empire (1988).

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June 14, 2022 87 min

Three seniors, angry at a system that has failed them, decide to rob a bank to get what they are owed and live a new adventure in their twilight years. George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg star in Going In Style (1979) and the 2017 remake also has an all-star cast with Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin. Join Invasion of the Remake as we discover which set of octogenarians are the best bank robbers that are Going ...

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This week IOTR has enlisted the filmmakers and stars of the cult indie horror comedy Bad CGI Sharks to surprise Trish and help us re-imagine Critters (1986). The three-headed kaiju known as MaJaMa are no strangers to toothy menaces and they bring their cumulative knowledge onto the IOTR mothership for an episode full of fun, imagination and a lot of Critters!

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It seems everyone is out to get Linnet Ridgeway, but her death is only the start to the mystery, and more bodies will be discovered before it is done. Hercule Poirot returns to Invasion of the Remake as we discuss another Agatha Christie classic with Death on the Nile (1978 vs 2022). Listen in as we discover who-done-it better on this week's episode.

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May 24, 2022 86 min

A pair of adventurers try to track down a cache of gold that has ties to many ancient civilizations, but the evil Coyote seeks to unleash ancient magics from the treasure to give himself ultimate power. Chuck Norris tries something a little different with the action, comedy, adventure Firewalker (1986) from Cannon Films. We know how loaded that sentence is, so join IOTR as we come up with our own ideas to remake Firewalker!

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Jack Carter's brother is dead and he isn't buying the story. Carter travels the criminal underworld uncovering the secrets of his bother's murder in Get Carter (1971 & 2000). Invasion of the Remake compares the Michael Caine classic crime movie to the Sylvester Stallone remake, plus the blacksploitation, grindhouse version Hit Man (1972) starring Bernie Casey and Pam Grier!

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May 10, 2022 89 min

Drug addicted aliens find a better high in humans at the height of orgasm in Liquid Sky (1982). And that's not even close to covering the crazy in this movie. Join us as we try to remake the movie that broke us on this weeks episode of Invasion of the Remake.

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A group of astronauts make a shocking discovery of hot, seductive aliens living on the moon in Cat-Women on the Moon (1953) and it's remake Missile to the Moon (1958). Join Invasion of the Remake for an episode full of moon spiders, rock monsters, and telepathic super models in one of our wildest comparison of two sci-fi classic B-movies.

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When the lunatics run the asylum there is one thing you should never do. Don't Look in the Basement! This week Invasion of the Remake dares to look in the basement to reveal its secrets, to reveal its horrors, and to give our own take on what a remake might look like with our own fantasy casting. Don't miss the final week of Don't April!

Spoiler Warning: Bonus review of Don't Look in the Basement 2

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April 19, 2022 86 min

Ghosts from a film from the past haunt a production crew of a new movie in the present in Don't Look Up (1996 vs 2009). Before Ringu, before Ju-on: The Grudge, before Dark Water there was Joyû-rei (aka Don't Look Up / Ghost Actress, 1996) by director Hideo Nakata. Nakata would cut his teeth on Joyû-rei laying the groundwork for the the J-horror master he would later become. Join us as we compare the original J-horror to the...

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A serial killer is on the prowl in Don't Answer the Phone (1980) and a pair of homicide detectives are trying to stop him before he kills again. Don't Answer the Phone is a low budget, exploitation, video nasty with few redeeming qualities. Surely Invasion of the Remake can make it better in week 2 of Don't April!

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We begin Don't April with creepy crawlers from under the fireplace that want to eat your teeth. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the film title tells us, but that seem to be a good reason to be afraid. Join us behind the couch as we compare the 1973 television film to the 2010 theatrical remake.

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A witch and her father curse the Wooley family for over 200 years to bad, loveless marriages until their souls are finally freed to make the current Wooley, Wallace, suffer even more in I Married a Witch (1942). This week IOTR has been challenged to remake this classic Veronica Lake comedy by one of our listeners along with our own, unique, fantasy castings. Listen or be cursed!

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