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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.210 Remaking Maximum Overdrive (1986) #AllTheHorror

The trucks are angry, video games are exploding, and your toaster is laughing at you. Technology has run amuck in Maximum Overdrive (1986). Stephen King steps into the directors chair to adapt his own story to the silver screen with stars Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington. We're joined by Movie Geek & Proud, Bad Reception, Film Flamers, and The Horror Academic to help us remake Maximum Overdrive in this All The Horror episode of Invasion of the Remake! An epic podcast crossover...


Ep.209 The Wolf Man (1941) Vs. The Wolfman (2010)

This week Invasion of the Remake is caught howling at the moon as we take a bite out of the original Universal Horror classic The Wolf Man (1941) starring the legendary Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains. But there are more wolves in this pack as we also compare the original to The Wolfman (2010) remake starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt. The moon is full and the werewolves are out hunting as we once again bring you All The Horror! Support independent podcasts like...


Ep.208 The Monster Squad (1987) #AllTheHorror

We begin All The Horror month with the cult classic, family, horror, comedy The Monster Squad (1987). It brings a group of kids (Goonies style) together to defend their town against an onslaught of classic movie monsters that include Frankenstein's monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, the Gillman (aka The Creature From the Black Lagoon), all lead by the evil Count Dracula. Invasion of the Remake is joined by Tony from Flicks Xrayed as we discuss what a possible remake might look like and The...


Ep.207 The Out-of-Towners (1970 Vs. 1999)

A trip to New York becomes a disaster of hilarious proportions in The Out of Towners (1970) from famous playwright Neil Simon, director Arthur Hill, and stars Jack Lemmon & Sandy Dennis. Join Invasion of the Remake as we compare the original film to the 1999 remake from director Sam Weisman and stars Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, and John Cleese. It's the city of New York versus these Out of Towners as these two films go head to head next on Invasion of the Remake! Support independent...


Ep.206 Remaking Targets (1968)

An aging horror icon has become disillusioned with acting in a world where reality has become more frightening than the films he makes. Meanwhile a clean cut family man goes on a killing spree. Targets (1968) is an under appreciated cinema classic by writer, director and actor Peter Bogdanovich also starring Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Nancy Hsueh. Join Invasion of the Remake as we take a hard look at this thriller and it's relevance in today's world. Support independent podcasts like...


Ep.205 Pete's Dragon (1977 Vs. 2016)

This week Invasion of the Remake compares the Walt Disney musical, fantasy, comedy, Pete's Dragon (1977) starring Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, and Sean Marshall to it's 2016 non musical remake which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley and Karl Urban. You will fall in love with Pete's Dragon, Elliot, on a brand new Invasion of the Remake. Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and...


Ep.204 Remaking Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)

The American dream has failed. The Rollerboys are looking to take control of a broken nation, recruiting the young to sell the drug Mist, exploiting the weak, and ruling through fear. This week Invasion of the Remake straps on their rollerblades to explore the dark future of Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990) which stars Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, and Christopher Collet. Join us as we rework, recast and remake Prayer of the Rollerboys. Support independent podcasts like ours by telling...


Ep.203 The Amityville Horror (1979 Vs 2005)

It is America's most infamous haunted house, it has spawned countless sequels, and it was the site of a gruesome murder, what happened here will forever be remembered as The Amityville Horror! This week we compare the the 1979 classic starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger to the 2005 remake starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George. The flies will swarm, the walls bleed, but Invasion of the Remake is ready for the Amityville Horror! Support independent podcasts like ours by...


Ep.202 Remaking Flesh+Blood (1985)

Enter the gritty medieval world of Flesh+Blood (1985) where a young girl from a noble family becomes obsessed with her mercenary captors. Flesh+Blood isn't a romanticized version of medieval times but a dark, violent depiction of the era complete with weaponized plague from director Paul Verhoeven starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tom Burlinson. Join Invasion of the Remake as we discuss Flesh+Blood and try to come up with some new ideas for what a remake might look...


Ep.201 The Hitcher (1986 Vs. 2007)

Thumbs out! This week Invasion of the Remake walks the lonely road of The Hitcher. A Rutger Hauer horror, thriller, classic, The Hitcher (1986) follows Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) as he crosses the country to deliver a car and picks up a hitchhiker stranded in the rain only to be tormented by this mysterious serial killer for a nefarious purpose. Sean Bean becomes The Hitcher in the 2007 remake that also stars Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, and Neal McDonough. Join the Invaders as they...


Ep.200 Remaking Prince of Darkness (1987)

We're celebrating 200 episodes by remaking a film CHOSEN BY YOU THE FANS! This week is the cult horror classic John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987). Science & faith clash as the ultimate evil possesses people to help it cross over into our realm. Only stars Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong, Dennis Dunn, Susan Blanchard, Anne Marie Howard, Ann Yen, Peter Jason and Dirk Blocker can stop it. Oh, did we mention Alice Cooper?! He's in here too. Join Invasion of the...


Ep.199 Remaking Howard the Duck (1986)

This week Invasion of the Remake enters the Marvel Universe with its first feature film from executive producer George Lucas, Howard the Duck (1986)! This maligned water fowl gets a bad rap and we think with his recent cameos in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Endgame that it is time to revisit this cult classic starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale, and Chip Zien. You don't want to miss our take on how to bring back Howard the Duck to the big screens complete with...


Ep.198 HorrorCon 2019 Texas Chainsaw Massacre & more!

We're back with more coverage from the Calgary HorrorCon 2019 featuring Teri McMinn, John Dugan, and Edwin Neal recounting stories from the filming of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We also get the chance to chat with author Konn Lavery, comic creators Kyle Burles & Michael McAdam, Edmonton haunt The Dark, and our very own Jeff Omega from Higher Watch With Me podcast. It is a horror movie convention for your ears this week on Invasion of the Remake. Check out these great links for...


Ep.197 The Getaway (1972 Vs. 1994)

Her husband, Doc McCoy, is in jail and she'll do the unthinkable to get him out. A heist gone wrong and a terrible secret revealed bring the McCoys to the brink. This is The Getaway. The original film (1972) directed by Sam Peckinpah brings the Jim Thompson novel to the big screen for the first time starring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, and Slim Pickens. Director Roger Donaldson would remake it in 1994 with an all-star line-up including Alec...


Ep.196 Remaking Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

The god monster of Mayan myth, Quetzlcoatl, has taken up residence in New York and only David Carradine and Michael Moriarty can unlock the secrets of this winged serpent to stop it from making all of New York its food. From writer/director Larry Cohen comes the action, horror, comedy creature feature Q (aka The Winged Serpent, 1982). Join Invasion of the Remake as we take to the skies to see if we can remake this B-movie cult classic! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling...


Ep.195 Horror Con 2019 Spotlight on Danielle Harris

This week we feature the reigning scream queen, Danielle Harris! Danielle takes us from the start of her career in commercials, what scares her, and the journey into her horror career that began with Halloween 4 and wouldn't really start again until Rob Zombie's Halloween 15 years later. Join Invasion of the Remake as we throw Danielle Harris in the spotlight live from her panel at the Calgary Horror Con! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to...


Ep.194 Invaders From Mars (1953 Vs. 1986)

A secret invasion has already begun and only a 12 year old boy can save the world! This week we discuss William Cameron Menzies' sci-fi classic Invaders From Mars (1953) and the 1983 remake by master of horror Tobe Hooper. Make sure you check the back of your friends necks because they just might be Invaders from Mars! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us at places like Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tune...


Ep.193 Remaking The Keep (1983)

German soldiers have been stationed at the Keep, but an ancient evil has awoken killing more of them each night. The Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish professor to help them solve the mysteries of the Keep before more soldiers fall to this unknown force. Just before Miami Vice Michael Mann wrote & directed the World War II horror film The Keep (1983) based on the novel by F. Paul Wilson. The Keep had an impressive cast with Scott Glenn, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow, Robert Prosky,...


Ep.192 Ghost In The Shell (1995 Vs 2017)

Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell (1995) is a cyberpunk, anime, masterpiece that questions what makes us human. Is it the body or the soul (our ghosts)? The 2017 live action remake starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt attempts to expand on this idea. This week Invasion of the Remake explores this high tech world of cyborgs, espionage, and artificial intelligence as we compare the anime to the live action Ghost in the Shell...


Ep.191 Remaking Enter the Ninja (1981)

Invasion of the Remake once again enters the halls of Cannon Films, this time we re-imagine a movie that started a ninja/martial arts craze that would last for most of the 1980's, Enter the Ninja (1981). We'll stick to the shadows, striking when least expected, like a well trained ninja assassin, with a theoretical remake of Enter the Ninja! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us at places like Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play Music,...