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Invasion of the Remake is a podcast about that trend in film you love to hate, the dreaded remake! Your hosts Jason, Jeff, Trish and guests go into the good and bad of it all and discuss a few movies they think are deserving of a remake.

Invasion of the Remake is a podcast about that trend in film you love to hate, the dreaded remake! Your hosts Jason, Jeff, Trish and guests go into the good and bad of it all and discuss a few movies they think are deserving of a remake.
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Invasion of the Remake is a podcast about that trend in film you love to hate, the dreaded remake! Your hosts Jason, Jeff, Trish and guests go into the good and bad of it all and discuss a few movies they think are deserving of a remake.




Ep.151 Remaking Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971)

A witch in training is in search of the final spell that she hopes will be in aid of the war effort. She has also been given three children to take care of during the war. The kids make a pact to keep her secret and help her find the missing spell. Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971) is full of music, adventure and cartoon animals during a World War II setting. Think Harry Potter meets Roger Rabbit. Join Invasion of the Remake as we re-imagine this Walt Disney classic starring Angela Lansbury and...


Ep.150 Beauty and the Beast (1991 Vs. 2017)

Invasion of the Remake celebrates 150 episodes with a Walt Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. With Disney eager to remake all their animated library into to live-action, big budget blockbuster remakes we look at one of the most successful. That's right it's animated Belle and Beast versus an all-star cast remake starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thomspson and more! Join us for a tale as old as time,...


Ep.149 Remaking Running Scared (1986)

After a full month of phobia driven episodes Invasion of the Remake is Running Scared (1986)! This week the Invaders take a look at this classic, action, buddy-cop, comedy starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. After a vacation two cops have to shake off some vacation rust to pursue a drug dealer who had nearly killed them in the past. Join the Invaders as they attempt to rethink, recast and remake Running Scared! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and...


Ep.148 Piranha (1978 Vs. 1995 Vs. 2010)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, Invasion of the Remake throws flesh eating fish into the pool. In our final Face Your Fears Month special we take a look at the Roger Corman produced classic comedy, horror, Piranha, the 1995 remake, and the Alexandre Aja 2010 re-imagining starring Elizabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Brook, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfus, Riley Steele, Adam Scott, Paul Scheer, and Christopher Lloyd. We're going...


Ep.147 Remaking Cliffhanger (1993)

Welcome to week 3 of Face Your Fears Month where we face our fears in the most passive way watching a movie about them. This week we strap on our climbing gear to remake Renny Harlin's Cliffhanger (1993) starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon, and Craig Fairbass. Invasion of the Remake climbs to new heights as we rethink this 90's action, adventure film about Gabe Walker who returns to face his friends after...


Ep.146 The Vanishing (1988 Vs. 1993)

Your loved one pops into the local gas station for some cold drinks. Time passes and they don't return. Panic falls upon you as you frantically search. Years pass and that search for answers has not ceased. The Vanishing is about loss, obsession, and the banality of evil. The original 1988 Dutch/French, suspense, thriller by director George Sluizer was remade in English for American audiences in 1993 by the very same director with very different results. The remake sports an all-star cast...


Ep.145 Remaking Arachnophobia (1990)

Welcome to week 1 of Face Your Fears Month. Where each week we'll discuss movies based on a particular phobia. Conquer your fears in the most passive way possible, by watching a movie about it! It's therapy through cinema. This week it skitters across your floor on eight legs, Arachnophobia (1990)! For one of our hosts this fear is very real. Arachnophobia thrilled and made audiences laugh at their fear of spiders in 1990. Does this thrillomedy still hold up today? Directed by Frank...


Ep.144 Charade (1963) Vs. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

Charles is dead. Who killed him? Who was Charles really? Where did his money go? And why are all these people after it? Regina wants to know the truth about her dead husband, but how can she find it through a web of lies? Join Invasion of the Remake as we dive deep into the classic, romantic, murder-mystery, directed by Stanley Donen, Charade (1963) starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, and Ned Glass. The truth doesn't stop there as we compare...


Ep.143 Conditions of Your Surrender: Calgary Horror Con 2018

I.O.T.R. invades the Calgary Horror Con. Join us for celebrity interviews with Eugene "Land of the Dead" Clark, Tiffany "Friday the 13th Part V" Helm, C.J. "Friday the 13th Part VI" Graham, P.J. "Halloween, Carrie" Soles, and John "Wolf Creek" Jarratt, plus special appearances by Jeff McNair, Nat Jones, musical guest Urn and more! Special thanks to Dan Doherty and Calgary Horror Con for making this episode possible. Please check out the Calgary Horror Con web page for more information...


Ep.142 Remaking My Science Project (1985)

There never seems to be enough time to get things done. Especially that science project that Harlan hasn't turned in. Scavenging a junk yard he finds a time warp generator. Turns out having to much time on your hands is a dangerous thing. John Stockwell, Danielle Von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge, and Dennis Hopper star in the Jonathan R. Betuel sci-fi, comedy film My Science Project (1985). A story of science run amuck. It is a forgotten gem that failed to find an audience in...


Ep.141 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1953 Vs. 1993)

Nancy is an abused socialite, her husband is cheating on her, and trying to steal her money with murder on his mind. After an encounter with an alien she begins to stand up for herself, growing as a person, physically and mentally. Nancy Smash! This week Invasion of the Remake explores the sci-fi classic Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) by director Nathan Juran and starring Allison Hayes, William Hudson and Yvette Vickers. Can Director Christopher Guest's 1993 comedy/camp version...


Ep.140 Remaking Eat My Dust (1976)

Part Fast & Furious, part Dukes of Hazard, Ron Howard stars in this Roger Corman produced action, comedy Eat My Dust! (1976). Eat My Dust! is about a boy who tries to impress a girl by giving her a ride in a fast car...a fast car he has just stolen! His father isn't impressed, he's the Sheriff after all. It may be hard thinking of Richie Cunningham stealing a car, or the director of Solo: A Star Wars Story for that matter, but it happened and Invasion of the Remake is here to assess this...


Ep.140 [REC] (2007) vs Quarantine (2008)

A reporter (Manuela Velasco, Jennifer Carpenter) on a community story shadows two firemen to an apartment building on a routine medical call where things turn deadly. An infection is spreading through the building which has been quarantined by the authorities. There is no escape in the Spanish horror film [REC] (2007) or the 2008 American remake Quarantine. Invasion of the Remake takes on their first, and possibly only, found-footage zombie, infection, horror movie on this weeks episode....


Ep.138 Remaking Altered States (1980)

An obsession to discover the history of man through our own genetic memory takes Dr. Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) through a psychological and physical transformation that may cost him his friends, family and possibly even his sanity. The sci-fi, cult, Ken Russell film Altered States (1980) is a strange trip through the mind and body that asks big, thought provoking questions with amazing special effects for the day and even a caveman of two. This one is going to be a wild ride and Invasion...


Ep.137 Cat People (1942 Vs. 1982)

Her romantic desires can bring out the beast in her. A large black leopard that will rip you apart! The classic Val Lewton / Jaques Tourner R.K.O. film Cat People (1942) which starred Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway and Jane Randolph is as master class in creating mood and tension with little more than low-key lighting and great timing. The Jerry Bruckheimer / Paul Shrader remake (1982) re-imagines the story as an erotic fantasy starring Natassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard,...


Ep.136 Invasion of the Retrospective: The Road to Avengers: Infinity War

This week we enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a look back at the introduction of the Infinty Stones leading up to the Mad Titan, Thanos' journey to retrieve them in Avengers: Infinity War and theorize what might be next for the MCU. Don't worry there are NO SPOILERS for the movie in this episode. Enjoy this conversation about, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy and all your favorite heroes in this lead up to the event film of the year, Avengers:...


Ep.135 Remaking The Road to El Dorado (2000) Animation as Live Action

The Road to El Dorado (2000) was not a box office success proving that road wasn't paved with gold. Dreamworks first animated feature may have been a flop, but the film is still fondly remembered by those who saw it. It is full of colorful characters, expressive animals, and even has an evil wizard. The script was from the writers of The Pirates of the Caribbean with a star studded voice cast that includes Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Jim...


Ep.134 House on Haunted Hill (1959 Vs. 1999)

Welcome to the House on Haunted Hill. A house filled with only death and murder. Please enjoy your stay. The 1959 classic starring Vincent Price, Carol Ohmat, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig, and Elisha Cook Jr. was a huge hit for B-horror director and gimmick-master William Castle. He entertained the masses with this horror murder mystery and his one of a kind carnival style antics to promote the film. A new company, Dark Castle, would be created and inspired by William Castle...


Ep.133 Remaking The Beast Must Die (1974)

In a twist on the classic Agatha Christy who-done-it style, Amicus' The Beast Must Die (1974) is a who is the werewolf movie. Insane in conception, insane in execution, this crazy, mystery film still manages an all-star cast in Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray, Anton Driffring, Ciaran Madden, Tom Chadbon, and Michael Gambon. Do you know who the werewolf is? Join Invasion of the Remake as we rethink, recast and attempt to remake this Amicus films classic. No...


Ep.132 Robocop (1987 vs 2014)

The future of law enforcement has arrived to Invasion of the Remake. Straight from Old Detroit the iconic Peter Weller version of the Robocop (1987) spawned a franchise of movie sequels, toys, comics, cartoons, a television series, and a t.v. mini-series. Paul Verhoeven directs the sci-fi, action classic costarring Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer and Ray Wise. Robocop is an '80's icon, but a more modern take on Robocop (2014) starring Joel Kinnaman,...