Invasion of the Remake Podcast

174 EpisodesProduced by Shifty Eyes Media

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 c… read more

174 Episodes | 2015 - 2018

Ep.168 The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 Vs. 2006)

December 11th, 2018

1:11:54
Christmas is cancelled in this Rankin & Bass stop-motion animated classic. Santa Claus is disillusioned. He thinks the spirit of Christmas has been lost, and no one believes in him anymore. This year he's taking a …

Ep.167 Remaking Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared Syn (1983)

December 4th, 2018

1:35:17
Jared-Syn has acquired a new weapon, a power that will not only let him take over the forbidden territories but possibly the world itself, maybe more. Marshal Dogen has been tasked to find and stop Jared-Syn. He's has …

Ep.166 Remembering Stan Lee

November 27th, 2018

1:25:13
This week Invasion of the Remake shares their memories of Stan Lee and how his life has impacted on our hosts. From Marvel Comics to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we discuss it all as we remember Stan "The Man" Lee and …

Ep.165 The 31 Days of Horror Challenge 2018 Part 2

November 20th, 2018

3:00:14

The annual 31 Days of Horror Challenge continues! Each host of Invasion of the Remake watched 31 horror movies they have never seen before throughout the month of October. The challenge is done and now they are ready …

Ep.164 The 31 Days of Horror Challenge 2018 Part 1

November 13th, 2018

2:44:38

The annual 31 Days of Horror Challenge returns! Each host of Invasion of the Remake watched 31 horror movies they have never seen before throughout the month of October. The challenge is done and now they are ready to …

Ep.163 The Haunting (1963 Vs. 1999)

November 6th, 2018

1:15:58
This majestic house was born in tragedy. It's terrible past echos through its halls to this very day. Its guests bring their own traumas but one in …

Ep.162 Remaking C.H.U.D. (1984) #AllTheHorror Month!

October 30th, 2018

2:16:49
This week we bring you all the horror with the cult classic horror C.H.U.D. (1984). These cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers have a taste …

Ep.161 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 Vs. 2003) #AllTheHorror Month

October 23rd, 2018

1:37:11
Blood. Meat. Bone. Chainsaw. Leatherface and his chainsaw have become icons of the slasher genre and horror cinema. This week we bring #AllTheHorror once again as Invasion of the Remake digs deep into the Tobe Hooper …

Ep.160 Remaking Event Horizon (1997) #AllTheHorror Month!

October 16th, 2018

1:46:43
An experimental ship, The Event Horizon (1997), that had disappeared in the year 2040 suddenly reappears seven years later. The rescue ship Louis & Clark is sent to investigate, recover the ship, and rescue any …

Ep.159 The Omen (1976 Vs. 2006) #AllTheHorror Month!

October 9th, 2018

1:36:41
#AllTheHorror month continues with the spawn of Satan himself, Damien, the antichrist. The Omen (1976, 2006) warns of the child born with the 666 birthmark that will take all that is yours. Stand in his way and death …

Bonus #AllTheHorror: Creepy Hauntings and Ghost Movies

October 7th, 2018

34:50
Cinema's finest ghost and ghouls are featured on today's special bonus #AllTheHorror episode of Invasion of the Remake. The hosts of Bad Reception, …

Ep.158 Remaking Dreamscape (1984) #AllTheHorror Month!

October 2nd, 2018

1:52:31
It's October and Invasion of the Remake brings all the horror along with a few friends. The Bad Reception Podcast, Grave Girls Podcast and 2 Girls on a Bench Podcast join us in remaking a forgotten tale of psychics …

Ep.157 Conditions For Your Surrender: Horror Con 2018 Tiffany Shepis and James Remar Panels

September 25th, 2018

1:14:19
This week Invasion of the Remake returns to the Calgary Horror con bringing you recordings of two panels to please your "earballs". First up scream …

Ep.156 The Longest Yard (1974) Vs. Mean Machine (2001) Vs. The Longest Yard (2005)

September 18th, 2018

1:45:10
We got not one, not two, but three jailhouse sports movies for you this week. The Longest Yard (1974) is a Burt Reynolds football classic that was …

Ep.155 Casino Royale (1967 Vs. 2006)

September 11th, 2018

1:54:08
Daniel Craig began his tenure as James Bond (007) with Casino Royale (2006) adapting the Ian Fleming novel of the same name. But there was a prior attempt in 1967 starring David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen, all …

Ep.154 Movie & TV Buffet 2018

September 4th, 2018

1:50:04
This week we take a break and talk about all the things we've been watching that weren't for the podcast and make a podcast of that as well. It's an open conversation about recent film and television shows we've been …

Ep.153 Remaking The Man Who Fell to Eath (1976)

August 28th, 2018

1:50:07
This week Invasion of the Remake celebrates three years of podcasting glory with David Bowie starring in his first lead roll in a feature film, The …

Ep.152 The Big Clock (1948) Vs. No Way Out (1987)

August 21st, 2018

1:33:27
A man has been tasked with covering up a murder and finding the person who was last with the victim. Problem is that all the evidence points right back to him. Awkward. This is the premise of the thriller The Big Clock …

Ep.151 Remaking Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971)

August 14th, 2018

1:47:47
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 …

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

August 7th, 2018

1:34:03
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 …

Ep.149 Remaking Running Scared (1986)

July 31st, 2018

1:40:49
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, …

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

July 24th, 2018

1:50:21
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 …

Ep.147 Remaking Cliffhanger (1993)

July 17th, 2018

1:30:27
Welcome to week 3 of Face Your Fears Month where we face our fears in the most passive way possible...by watching a movie about them. This week we strap on our climbing gear to remake Renny Harlin's Cliffhanger (1993) …

Ep.146 The Vanishing (1988 Vs. 1993)

July 10th, 2018

1:31:06
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 …

Ep.145 Remaking Arachnophobia (1990)

July 3rd, 2018

1:55:55

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 …

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

June 26th, 2018

1:24:15
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 …

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

June 19th, 2018

1:51:46
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" …

Ep.142 Remaking My Science Project (1985)

June 12th, 2018

1:39:51
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 …

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

June 5th, 2018

1:17:47
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 …

Ep.140 Remaking Eat My Dust (1976)

May 29th, 2018

1:46:00
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 …

Ep.139 [REC] (2007) vs Quarantine (2008)

May 22nd, 2018

1:26:10
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 …

Ep.138 Remaking Altered States (1980)

May 15th, 2018

1:25:46
An obsession to discover the history of man through our own genetic memory takes Dr. Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) through a psychological and physical …

Ep.137 Cat People (1942 Vs. 1982)

May 8th, 2018

1:22:34
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 …

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

May 1st, 2018

1:26:31
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 …

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

April 24th, 2018

1:17:31

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 …

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

April 17th, 2018

1:41:31
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, …

Ep.133 Remaking The Beast Must Die (1974)

April 10th, 2018

1:28:55
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, …

Ep.132 Robocop (1987 vs 2014)

April 3rd, 2018

1:40:12
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 …

Ep.131 Remaking Repo Man (1984)

March 27th, 2018

1:21:33
If there ever were a film that represents the punk movement of the 1980's it is Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984)! It is irreverent, it is anti-establishment, and it is really weird! Otto (Emilio Estevez) a young punk music …

Ep.130 War of the Worlds (1953 Vs. 2005)

March 20th, 2018

1:32:15

They've quietly laid their plans to take this world from us. An alien force from the stars sets its sights on taking the Earth for their own purposes. But first they must eliminate the native species who may resist. …

Ep.129 Remaking Highlander (1986)

March 13th, 2018

1:33:20
There can be only one...unless you you make a lot of money in home video to spawn a franchise. Then there can be lots. This week our hosts, aka the Immortals of the Remake, investigate the urban fantasy classic …

Ep.128 The Mechanic (1972 Vs. 2011)

March 6th, 2018

1:22:57
The roll of a mechanic should seem as natural as passing gas, silent but deadly. Arthur Bishop is an assassin that specializes in making his targets …

Ep.127 Remaking Silent Running (1972)

February 28th, 2018

1:25:16
Silent Running (1972) is a sci-fi classic with a strong environmental message. The Earth is no longer viable for plant life, the forests have been put into domes on giant space crafts in the hopes of one day bringing …

Ep.126 Invasion of the Retrospective: Academy Awards 2018 Predictions

February 21st, 2018

1:54:18
It's that time again, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony will soon be upon us and Invasion of the Remake will be right there hovering over the ceremonies. With one of the most interesting nominations lists to hit the …

Ep.125 Rollerball (1975 Vs. 2002)

February 14th, 2018

1:32:43
Rollerball (1975) is a deadly sport on rollerskates. Competitors take to the track trying to score, spilling blood to entertain the masses. But one …

Ep.124 Remaking Yor: The Hunter From The Future (1983)

February 6th, 2018

1:27:23
Yor, hunter of dinosaurs, savior to many, is on a quest to find out his own history and lost origins. Along the way he picks up a small group to aid in his search for his people. Two thirds Conan, and one third Star …

Ep.123 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Vs. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

January 30th, 2018

1:44:54
In a galaxy far, far, away...   The intrepid hosts of Invasion of the Remake became aware of a disturbance in the Force Awakens. Something familiar, something remakey. In a desperate to gambit to bring balance back into …

Ep.122 Bedazzled (1967 Vs 2000)

January 23rd, 2018

1:30:51
Would you sell your soul to the Devil for seven wishes to win the hand of the woman you love? That's premise of the romantic comedy Bedazzled. The …

Ep.121 Remaking The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)

January 16th, 2018

1:39:26
This week it is all maple leafs, hockey and beer, as we remake Strange Brew (1983) eh? In our most Canadian episode ever, Invasion of the Remake grabs a few Elsinore beers to explore this loose comedic retelling of …

Ep.120 Assault On Precinct 13 (1976 Vs. 2005)

January 10th, 2018

1:30:17
Whether it is for vengeance or to cover up illegal activities, it is going to be a long night for the closing Precinct 13 that none may survive. Before Halloween, before the Fog, before Escape from New York, before The …

Ep.119 Remaking Strange Days (1995)

January 2nd, 2018

1:42:56

It's New Years Eve 1999. People's memories and experiences are being bought, sold, and traded as a commodity, almost like a a euphoric drug. A …

Three Kings

December 27th, 2017

3:06

Christmas shopping can be a stressful time, especially if you are shopping for the the King of Kings. What does one get for the Baby that has …

Invasion of the Remake Op/Ed News #1

December 23rd, 2017

36:34

We may be taking some time off for the holidays but we still have lots to talk about. Invasion of the Remake talks about some big entertainment …

A Christmas Carol Aftermath

December 20th, 2017

6:25
After haunting Scrooge the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future meet to assess their evening and make plans for what to do next in a silly …

Ep.118 A Christmas Carol Retrospective

December 12th, 2017

1:37:29
Charles Dickens' classic tale of nasty old Ebenezer Scrooge discovering the magic of Christmas through the three ghosts of Christmas' Past, Present, …

Ep.117 Remaking Reindeer Games (2000)

December 5th, 2017

1:38:07
What's the first thing you'd do if you just got out of jail? Would it be to pretend to you are your dead cellmate so you could date his jailhouse …

Ep.116 3:10 To Yuma (1957 vs 2007)

November 28th, 2017

1:37:46
This week Invasion of the Remake catches the 3:10 To Yuma and we sure hope we're not late. That Wade gang is hot on our tail and leaving a trail of …

Ep.115 The 31 Days of Horror Challenge 2017 Part 2

November 21st, 2017

1:54:44

Continuing the annual 31 Days of Horror Challenge! Each host of Invasion of the Remake watched 31 horror movies they have never seen before throughout the month of October. The challenge is done and now they are ready …

Ep.114 The 31 Days of Horror Challenge 2017 Part 1

November 14th, 2017

1:48:06

It's back! The annual 31 Days of Horror Challenge! Each host of Invasion of the Remake watched 31 horror movies they have never seen before throughout the month of October. The challenge is done and now they are ready …

Ep.113 Remaking Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

November 8th, 2017

1:33:04

Welcome to Transylvania, home of vampires, werewolves, and man-made monsters. Jeff Goldblum and Ed Bagley Jr. investigate this legendary land and …

Ep.112 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 Vs. 2010)

October 31st, 2017

1:49:03

One, two, Freddy's coming for you...

Invasion of the Remake puts on a pot of coffee because Freddy Krueger is bringing his rusted, blood stained claw glove to the podcast. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) introduced a …

Ep.111 Remaking Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon) (1957)

October 24th, 2017

1:39:18

John Holden (Dana Andrews) accidentally accepts a parchment with a terrible curse attached to it. The clock is ticking to uncover a mysterious death …

Ep.110 Invasion of the Retrospective: Slashers

October 17th, 2017

1:48:28

The Invaders are huddled in a cabin in the woods. Sam said he'd be right back, but he wasn't, at least not all of him, ew. Thankfully guest host Jeff …

Ep.109 Poltergeist (1982 Vs. 2015)

October 10th, 2017

1:55:05

Invasion of the Remake gets haunted by a graveyard full of ghosts just like the family in Poltergeist (1982 & 2015)! The only thing for them to …

Ep.108 Remaking Pumpkinhead (1988)

October 4th, 2017

1:39:02

Frightober is upon us and Invasion of the Remake is ready for the blood and carnage that October horror movies bring. This week we travel to the …

Ep.107 The Absent Minded Professor (1961) Vs. Flubber (1997)

September 27th, 2017

1:40:10

Invasion of the Remake is returning to the Wonderful World of Disney with the comedy, family favorite The Absent Minded Professor (1961) and the …

Ep.106 Remaking Barbarella (1968)

September 20th, 2017

1:55:14

The future never looked so good. Join Invasion of the Remake in their fur lined spaceship as we strip down, rethink, and remake Barbarella (1968)! Based on the Jean-Claude Forest comic series, Roger Vadim brings …

Ep.105 The Magnificent Seven (1960 Vs. 2016)

September 13th, 2017

1:54:04

A small town is being victimized and stripped of its resources by profiteers and villains. With what little they have they hire a small band of mercenaries to help fight off the evil plaguing them. Based on the …

Ep.104 Remaking The God of Cookery (1996)

September 6th, 2017

1:57:35

This week we fly the mothership to Hong Kong to take on The God of Cookery (1996). The God of Cookery is a wonderful comedy written, directed, and …

Ep.103 101 Dalmatians (1961 Vs. 1996)

August 30th, 2017

1:34:22

Invasion of the Remake goes back in time to our childhoods and revisits a Walt Disney classic, 101 Dalmatians! Cruella De Vil is obsessed with fur, she adores it, and there is nothing that will stop her from getting it. …

Ep.102 Remaking Class of 1984 (1982)

August 23rd, 2017

1:49:38

If you thought your school was hell, you haven't seen anything yet. We got challenged and we accepted! In this week's Fan Challenge we discuss and …

Ep.101 The Fly (1958 Vs. 1986)

August 16th, 2017

1:36:31

Invasion of the Remake celebrates it's 2nd anniversary this week with a sci-fi, horror classic, The Fly! We'll be comparing the Vincent Price classic from 1958 to the David Cronenberg body horror remake from 1986 which …

Ep.100 Remaking Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

August 9th, 2017

1:56:22

We're celebrating 100 episodes with the movie most ripe for a remake that it is insane to think that no one has done it yet. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) was a late comer to the Universal Monsters family, but …

Ep.99 Manhunter (1986) Vs. Red Dragon (2002)

August 2nd, 2017

1:54:00

This week we enter the bowls of the asylum and enter the mind of psychotic serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Originally portrayed on screen by Brian Cox …

Ep.98 Remaking I Come In Peace aka Dark Angel (1990)

July 26th, 2017

1:31:32

Drug dealers from outer space want your high. Bottling and selling your ecstasy is this alien's goal and he will stop at nothing to get it. Invasion …

Ep.97 Walking Tall (1973 Vs. 2004)

July 19th, 2017

1:38:27

The story of Bufford Pusser is an inspiring one. He returns to his home town to find it has fallen prey to corruption at every level. He stands up to the gangsters running his beloved town and becomes town Sheriff. He …

Ep.96 Remaking The Running Man (1987)

July 12th, 2017

1:51:00

This week it's all about the game show that is trying to kill you, The Running Man (1987)! Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the sci-fi, action film …

Ep.95 The Crazies (1973 Vs. 2010)

July 5th, 2017

1:31:49

A plane crashes into a small town's reservoir, accidentally spreading a biological weapon called TRIXIE among the town's population. If the virus …

Ep.94 Remaking Krull (1983)

June 28th, 2017

1:50:57

This week we travel to the fantasy world of Krull (1983). Here there is magic, evil creatures, cyclops, seers of the future, crystal spiders and a …

Ep.93 Zero Hour! (1957) Vs. Airplane! (1980)

June 21st, 2017

1:40:23

Surely not a Airplane episode? Absolutely, and don't call me Shirley. When the Zucker brothers were looking for a new project they stumbled upon an …

Ep.92 Remaking Same Time, Next Year (1978)

June 14th, 2017

1:24:46

A man (Alan Alda) and a woman (Ellen Burstyn) meet on a getaway trip that blossoms into a long romance, but they only see each other once a year. The rest of there time they are with their families. Invasion of the …

Ep.91 The Italian Job (1969 Vs. 2003)

June 7th, 2017

1:42:17

Can the smallest cars be part of one of the largest gold heists ever conceived? Well The Italian Job (1969) brought that concept to the silver screen …

Ep.90 Remaking The Trollenberg Terror aka The Crawling Eye (1958)

May 31st, 2017

1:14:03

Are you looking for a crazy science-fiction, horror movie? If yes, you may be looking to check off a few boxes. Does it have decapitations? Check. …

Ep.89 Insomnia (1997 Vs 2002)

May 24th, 2017

1:24:20

Strange things can happen to people suffering from sleep deprivation, poor hand/eye coordination, slower cognitive abilities, hallucinations, paranoia, and possibly teaming up with the very killer you were supposed to …

Ep.88 Remaking Jabberwocky (1977)

May 17th, 2017

1:27:19

A young man tries to get a fresh start and a new life by traveling to the great city from his small village, but the great city has problems of its own in the monster known as the Jabberwocky. Terry Gilliam makes his …

Ep.87 Mother's Day (1980 Vs. 2010)

May 10th, 2017

1:54:12

Mother's Day is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with two films about psychopathic mothers and the children who love them. First up is Mother's Day (1980) directed by Charles Kaufman, brother of Lloyd …

Ep.86 Remaking The Asphyx (1972)

May 3rd, 2017

1:45:40

In Victorian England, Sir Hugo Cunningham is seeking the secrets of life and death. In his research he discovers the means to capture the spirit of …

Ep.85 Invasion of the Retrospective: Shark Movies

April 26th, 2017

1:38:33

This week we talk about one of Trish's favourite subjects, SHARKS! Specifically those that have terrified us in the movies and on television. Jaws terrified and kicked off the summer blockbuster but also created a …

Ep.84 Total Recall (1990 Vs. 2012)

April 19th, 2017

1:38:16

This week we can remember it for you..for free! Douglas Quaid dreams of a beautiful woman, another world and another life in Total Recall. Loosely …

Ep.83 Remaking Weird Science (1985)

April 12th, 2017

1:36:01

Remaking a John Hughes classic coming of age comedy like Weird Science (1985) is no easy task. It is probably easier to conjure a hot date out of junk laying around the studio. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan …

Ep.82 April Fool's Day (1986 vs. 2008)

April 5th, 2017

1:36:54

The joke's on us. We're already a few days past April Fool's Day but we're always up for horror movies in the spirit of the day. When groups friends …

Ep.81 Remaking Meet The Feebles (1989)

March 29th, 2017

1:38:47

This week we have violent, sex & drug addicted, anthropomorphic animals starring in our third fan challenge. They are staging a variety show, in …

Ep.80 Taxi (1998) Vs. Taxi (2004)

March 22nd, 2017

1:29:32

The cops can't catch them. The FBI can't catch them. Can a cab driver? This Luc Besson scripted action, comedy was scripted in 30 days while waiting for a studio to give the go ahead on The Fifth Element. Under the …

Ep.79 Remaking Leprechaun (1993)

March 15th, 2017

1:24:05

Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner and Invasion of the Remake put on their green shirts, following the rainbow to the pot of gold at the …

Ep.78 King Kong (1933 Vs 1976 Vs 2005)

March 8th, 2017

1:54:37

It is a ménage à trois of giant ape movies this week with King Kong, greatest of all the giant apes. King Kong joins the monsterverse this week that …

Ep.77 Remaking Ice Pirates (1984)

March 1st, 2017

1:37:34

Water is the most valuable substance in the galaxy, and these guys mean to steal it. Ice Pirates (1984) is a sci-fi, comedy that blends many of the science fiction genre themes into one goofy space opera. It is too much …

Ep.76 Invasion of the Retrospective: Academy Awards 2017

February 22nd, 2017

1:29:14

We are quickly approaching the Oscars once again and after the success of last years Academy Awards special, we decided to do another one. The Invaders watched all the nominated films...trailers, and even a few movies. …

Ep.75 Remaking Network (1976)

February 15th, 2017

1:43:33

We're not angry prophets denouncing the hypocrisy of our times, well Trish might be, but we do know an amazing film when we see it. Network (1976) …

Ep.74 My Bloody Valentine (1981 Vs 2009)

February 8th, 2017

1:36:35

It's that time again. February. Love is in the air. Declarations of peoples feelings happen in the form of flowers, cards, and boxes filled with internal organs. Welcome to Valentine Bluffs (1981) and Harmony (2009), …

Ep.73 Remaking Paint Your Wagon (1969)

February 1st, 2017

1:41:40

Going back to a simpler time where a man could stake his claim, and his fortunes on the land, Invasion of the Remake hits the open plains to find …

Ep.72 Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) Vs. Plan 9 (2015)

January 25th, 2017

1:40:14

Coming from the twisted mind of Ed Wood comes what many call the worst movie ever. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) is a beautiful mess of a movie and …

Ep.71 Remaking A Boy and His Dog (1975)

January 18th, 2017

1:32:47

It's the year 2024 and the world has been devastated by nuclear war. Humanity scrounges for the necessities of life. Vic and his dog Blood share a psychic link that help them survive as they rely on each others senses …

Ep.70 Invasion of the Retrospective: 2016

January 11th, 2017

1:23:14

2016 was a strange year. It marked changes in the world that border on cautious to down right scary. It took many beloved celebrities onto the next life. It also marked 52 amazing new episodes of the Invasion of the …

Ep.69 The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Vs. Poseidon (2006)

January 4th, 2017

1:31:54

We're back from our holiday break celebrating the New Year with two films that take place on New Years Eve. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) starring …

'Twas the Night Before the Remake

December 28th, 2016

3:18

We here at the Invasion of the Remake Podcast wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season to everyone, as well as a full and joyous New …

Ep.68 Remaking Trading Places (1983)

December 21st, 2016

1:36:19

The 99% becomes the 1% and the 1% becomes the 99% in a comedy classic about seeing how the other half lives. Trading Places (1983) stars Eddie …

Ep.67 Remaking Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

December 14th, 2016

1:17:39

When you make a Christmas film whose message is against the commercialization of Christmas, the one thing you shouldn't do is fill it with a bunch of …

Ep.66 Black Christmas (1974) Vs. Black X-mas (2006)

December 7th, 2016

1:41:45

'Tis the season to be stabby, fa la la la la la la la.

Killing sorority girls in there jammies, fa la la la la la la la.

Somebody put that tune in the next remake! This week we focus on Canadian horror classic Black …

Ep.65 Remaking House (1986)

November 30th, 2016

1:42:39

House (1986) is a childhood favorite among the hosts of Invasion of the Remake podcast here in the mothership. Starring William Katt, Kay Lenz, …

Ep.64 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Vs. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2005)

November 23rd, 2016

1:20:10

With yet another remake in the planning Invasion of the Remake decided to go back in time to compare and contrast the two films based on the Roald Dahl novel. Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory (1971) starring Gene …

Ep.63 Remaking Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

November 16th, 2016

1:33:09

In salute to the late, great Gene Wilder we present to you, our loyal Invaders, the first of two episodes saluting the comic genius that was Gene Wilder. This week we take a look at Haunted Honeymoon (1986), Gene's …

Ep.62 The 31 Days of Horror 2016 Challenge

November 9th, 2016

2:03:51

One podcast, three hosts, and 93 horror films watched over 31 days that each host had never seen before. That's a lot of movies to talk about, get comfy cause this one is going to get weird.

Trish's horror movie …

Ep.61 The Mummy (1932) Vs. The Mummy (1999)

November 2nd, 2016

1:49:27

The Mummy (1932) by Universal Pictures starring Boris Karloff, hot off of Frankenstein, took a world that had already caught Egyptian fever when Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 by storm. It was a massive box office …

Ep.60 Remaking Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

October 26th, 2016

1:45:00

Possibly the first of its kind to blend genres, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) took a classic comedy duo and pitted them …

Ep.59 Halloween (1978) Vs. Halloween (2007)

October 19th, 2016

1:52:22

Halloween (1978) ushered in a deluge of slasher films, but when John Carpenter created Michael Myers a horror icon was born that continues to terrify teenage babysitters to this day. Almost 30 years later a new, unique …

Ep.58 Remaking Peeping Tom (1960)

October 12th, 2016

1:37:27

Peeping Tom (1960) birthed a new genre, the cinematic slasher. Premiering only two months prior to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, director Michael Powell …

Ep.57 Ringu (1998) Vs. The Ring (2002)

October 5th, 2016

1:43:22

The original Japanese Ring (1998) by Hidea Nakata and the American remake The Ring (2002) by Gore Verbinski started and coined the term J-horror. It was the first of many Japanese horror films to be remade for American …

Ep.56 Remaking Blind Fury (1989)

September 28th, 2016

1:21:39

Rutger Hauer is again the subject to our discerning eye, or possibly wrath, it may be wrath. Phillip (Salt, Bone Collector) Noyce directs Blind Fury …

Ep.55 Little Shop of Horrors (1960) Vs. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

September 21st, 2016

1:23:58

You enter a small little flower shop on skid row. It's crowded with people and a large plant looking like a venus fly trap, but much larger, sits in a corner drawing most peoples attention. The faces in the crowd look …

Ep.54 Remaking One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (1975)

September 14th, 2016

1:40:46

It has 5 Academy Awards and boat loads of critical acclaim. It is on more must watch lists than we can count. So of course attempt to do the impossible by remaking Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (1975). …

Ep.53 Invasion of the Retrospective: Remakes of the Future Part 2

September 7th, 2016

1:45:05

Part 2 of the Hollywood's invasion plans on our movie theaters. Invasion of the Remake snuck behind enemy lines and got Hollywood's remake battle …

Ep.52 Invasion of the Retrospective: Remakes of the Future Part 1

August 31st, 2016

1:31:53

Part 1 of our 2-part special on all the remakes currently planned by Hollywood. We got behind enemy lines to get the skinny on over 100 remakes and …

Ep.50 Ghostbusters (1984) Vs Ghostbusters (2016)

August 23rd, 2016

1:59:13

Who are you going to call when the remakes attack? Who are you going to call when Hollywood forces movies you don't want to see down your throats? …

Ep.51 Remaking Hardware (1990)

August 17th, 2016

1:45:08

Hey wait...what happened to episode 50? Well we wanted to do a big movie that had been remade and it didn't fall into the schedule quite right. So …

Ep.49 Ocean's 11 (1960) Vs. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

August 10th, 2016

2:00:02

Invasion of the Remake travels to Sin City, Las Vegas, to learn how to rob a casino from the greatest of the greats. Lesson #1 comes from Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean and his Ocean's 11 Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., …

Ep.48 Remaking the Last Starfighter (1984)

August 3rd, 2016

1:47:33

A young man named Alex Rogan is desperate to escape his small little world in the Starlight Starbright trailer park. His only escape is in the one arcade game at the trailer park, Starfighter. Alex had no idea this game …

Ep.47 High Noon (1952) Vs. Outland (1981)

July 27th, 2016

1:55:51

Left alone to defend and ungrateful people, two men battle against the clock and the odds to prove there own self worth in two very different but …

Ep.46 Remaking Hard Rock Zombies (1985)

July 20th, 2016

1:28:03

Proving we are completely and utterly insane, we took on our very first Fan Challenge. The challenge was to just watch Hard Rock Zombies (1985) but since we are mad as hatters, we had to remake this low budget schlock …

Ep.45 Fright Night (1985) Vs. Fright Night (2011)

July 13th, 2016

1:49:22

"Welcome to Fright Night!"

That's right, we're taking on the 80's vampire horror comedy classic Fright Night (1985) versus the Fright Night (2011) …

Ep.44 Remaking Logan's Run (1976)

July 6th, 2016

1:59:41

Invasion of the Remake goes on the run! In a world where you can not live past the age of 30, Logan must pursue those who run from the sacrificial rite called Carousel only to be ordered to find a rebel group that has …

Ep.43 Clash of the Titans (1981 vs 2010) with Comedian Monty Scott!

June 29th, 2016

1:24:10

"Release the Kraken!"

Those words were first shouted in 1981 in the now classic Desmond Davis film Clash of the Titans with effects by the incredible Ray Harryhausen. In 2010 Louis Leterrier remade Clash with modern …

Ep.42 Invasion of the Retrospective: Fantasy Films

June 22nd, 2016

1:47:39

This week Jason, Trish and Sam travel down memory lane reminiscing about their favorite fantasy films from days of yore and current favorites. …

Ep.41 Remaking The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

June 15th, 2016

1:22:47

Continuing our month long Fantasy Film June the Invaders remake an 80's fantasy classic. The highest grossing independent film of it's time, The …

Ep.40 Conan the Barbarian (1982) Vs. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

June 8th, 2016

1:53:40

In 1982 a retired body builder relatively new to acting got his big break as one of the the most iconic literary characters of all time. That …

Ep.39 Remaking Ladyhawke (1985)

June 1st, 2016

1:40:14

Richard Donner could do no wrong in the 1980's cultivating many hits like Lethal Weapon, The Goonies, Superman, Scrooged, and The Omen. In 1985 …

Ep.38 Point Blank (1967) Vs. Payback (1999)

May 25th, 2016

1:53:40

Two movies based on The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake under the pen name Richard Stark brought Westlake's most famous character, Parker, to the silver …

Ep.37 Remaking Rawhead Rex (1986)

May 18th, 2016

1:45:15

When an old god-monster is resurrected, a grieving family seeks to stop it before it kills everyone in the town. Clive Barker's short story from the …

Ep.36 Point Break (1991) Vs. Point Break (2015)

May 11th, 2016

1:39:12

Breaking the goofy type-casting Keanu Reeves had fallen into from two Bill & Ted movies, he starred in his first action film, Point Break (1991) from Director Kathryn Bigelow. Co-starring Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey, …

Ep.35 Remaking The Wraith (1986) with Brittany Lyseng

May 4th, 2016

1:36:03

Long before his "tiger blood" drove him completely insane (allegedly), Charlie Sheen shot a low budget sci-fi, supernatural, revenge flick called The Wraith (1986) along side Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, …

Ep.34 Thunderball (1965) Vs. Never Say Never Again (1983)

April 27th, 2016

1:47:41

Sean Connery is the original James Bond and after Diamonds are Forever he said he would never play Bond again. Never say never. Those are the words …

Ep.33 Remaking Ghost Story (1981)

April 20th, 2016

1:37:31

In 1981 John Irvin brought many elder statesmen of Hollywood together to bring Peter Staub's novel Ghost Story to the big screen. Hollywood legends …

Ep.32 Oldboy (2003) Vs. Oldboy (2013)

April 13th, 2016

1:55:04

The best thing about South Korean films is that they are really, really insane! Chan-wook Park brought the fan favorite manga to the big screen in 2003 with great success. Fast forward a decade and director Spike Lee …

Ep.31 Remaking The Monolith Monsters (1957)

April 6th, 2016

1:35:00

"From outer space they came! Meteor borne, meteor strange! Now these amazing Monolith Monsters reveal powers! Shocking beyond belief! The most …

Ep.30 La Femme Nikita (1990) Vs. Point of No Return (1993)

March 30th, 2016

1:37:18

In 1990 France's Luc Besson wrote and directed La Femme Nikita, a coming of age action story with bullets, starring Anne Parillaud, Tcheky Karyo, …

Ep.29 Remaking Flash Gordon (1980)

March 23rd, 2016

1:47:28

Flash...ah aaahhh...savior of the universe! Mike (Get Carter, Omen II) Hodges brought Flash Gordon from the Alex Raymond comic strips to the big screen in 1980 in big budget, campy fun. Starring Sam J. Jones as Flash …

Ep.28 Let the Right One In (2008) Vs. Let Me In (2010)

March 16th, 2016

1:28:16

Two children befriend one and another in this throat ripping coming of age story...wait what?

In 2008 a small Swedish film based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist called Let the Right One In made quite the splash at …

Ep.27 Remaking They Live (1988)

March 9th, 2016

1:49:25

It's Jason's birthday episode and the Invaders put on there shades and take a stab at remaking John Carpenter's conspiracy classic They Live with special guest Sam Stepanenko. They Live may be sparse in dialogue and yet …

Ep.26 Oscar (1967) Vs. Oscar (1991)

March 2nd, 2016

1:18:13

in 1967 Edouard Molinaro adapted a frantic vaudevillian style play by Claude Mognier into the first screen adaptation of Oscar. In 1991 John Landis …

Ep.25 Invasion of the Retrospective: Academy Awards 2016

February 24th, 2016

1:59:59

You've heard the predictions from the most qualified movie analysts now you can hear the predictions from the least qualified of all, the Invaders! Can Bryan Cranston upset Matt Damon & Leonardo DiCaprio? Does Mad …

Ep.24 Remaking My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

February 17th, 2016

1:33:50

This week Trish forces us to watch & remake My Best Friend's Wedding. For Jason this is like kneeling in broken glass while acid drips into his eyes. We've now scratched that nagging itch Trish had for reworking a …

Ep.23 Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) Vs. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)

February 10th, 2016

1:55:21

Needless to say ****SPOILERS*** for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Yes, we went there. If you've seen both Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens it is hard to deny the similarities. So Jeff, …

Ep.22 Remaking Masters of the Universe (1987)

February 3rd, 2016

1:52:35

By the power of Greyskull we are podcasting! Invasion of the Remake is joined by comic artist and special effects make-up artist Reid Fisher to …

Ep.21 The Beast With Five Fingers (1946) Vs. The Hand (1981)

January 27th, 2016

1:44:35

Strange noises, that thing in the corner of your eye, seething with murderous intent. The only thing is that there is nothing there, nothing but a …

Ep.20 Remaking Cyborg (1989)

January 20th, 2016

1:51:01

In the near future walking flash drives hold the cure to a plague that is wiping out humanity...unless you are named after a guitar. The final nail …

Ep.19 The Blob (1958) Vs. The Blob (1988)

January 13th, 2016

1:46:56

Presenting the first ever Invasion of the Remake...remake. Our original Blobcast got swallowed by a gelatinous Christmas Song & in a grand sense of irony we have remade our original episode because The Blob is to …

Ep.18 Invasion of the Retrospective: Movies of 2015

January 6th, 2016

1:54:30

A New Years tradition is to look back in memory at the year that came before so the Invasion crew are not one to break tradition, but rather than look back at what we've done on the show we look back on the films we saw …

Ep.17 Remaking Santa Claus (1959) aka Santa Vs The Devil

December 30th, 2015

1:37:32

Santa Claus is a bad ass! In 1959 a Mexican Holiday film by Rene Cardona brought Santa Claus to the big screen in a crazy battle between him and the …

Ugly Christmas Song 2015

December 23rd, 2015

1:34

In the fond tradition of ugly Christmas sweaters, fruit cake you could use as a brick, and the Star Wars Christmas Special comes Invasion of the …

Ep.16 How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Visha Loo!

December 16th, 2015

1:41:17

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) with Boris Karloff is a fundamental part of the Holiday season. A must watch by kids and adults alike. At the …

Ep.15 Invasion of the Holiday Special

December 9th, 2015

1:19:19

Welcome to the very first Christmas/Holiday special. Yup, we said Christmas out loud and nothing happened. The world didn't end. Crazy huh? This week …

Ep.14 Conditions of Your Surrender featuring Lee Arenberg & Jason Mewes

December 2nd, 2015

1:47:02

Snootchy boochies from the Lethbridge Entertainment Expo. Jeff chats with Lee Arenberg, Grumpy from Once Upon a Time and Pintel from Pirates of the Caribbean, and Jason Mewes, one half of Jay & Silent Bob of the …

Ep.13 Bedtime Story (1964) Vs. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

November 25th, 2015

1:30:48

In 1964 David Niven played a high class confidence man along side Marlon Brando's more gruff, low class con man. In 1988 Bedtime Story was remade into the hit film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Michael Caine and Steve …

Ep.12 Remaking Used Cars (1980)

November 18th, 2015

1:50:04

On this episode we travel back to the lot of Used Cars (1980). The Robert Zemeckis directed and Bob Gale written film starring Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae, Joe Flaherty, David L. Lander, …

Ep.11 Gone In 60 Seconds (1974 vs 2000)

November 11th, 2015

1:42:11

Jason, Jeff, and Trish go car shopping with H.B. Halicki and Nicolas Cage in the battle of the Gone in 60 Seconds films from 1974 & 2000. Can an …

Ep.10 Conditions of Your Surrender featuring Tony Todd, Richard Hatch, Gary Graham, Catherine Hicks, & Alec Peters

November 4th, 2015

1:47:08

Jason hits the road and heads to Vulcan, Alberta for Vul-Con 2015 and presented here in the first "Conditions of Your Surrender" episode of Invasion …

Ep.9 Evil Dead (1981) Vs. Evil Dead (2013)

October 28th, 2015

1:35:18

Klaatu Barada Nikto! Sam Raimi's original Evil Dead stands as a horror classic but how does the Fede Alvarez remake measure up? Our fake Shemps Jason, Jeff, and Trish read from the Book of the Dead and compare Ash …

Ep.8 Remaking Trick or Treat (1986) with Breanna Whipple

October 21st, 2015

1:38:00

Jason, Jeff, and Trish are joined by special guest Breanna Whipple, bassist for the metal band Ghoulmancer, to talk about the horror film Trick or …

Ep.7 Invasion of the Retrospective: Wes Craven

October 14th, 2015

1:44:53

Wes Craven was one of horror and cinemas great directors. He left a legacy of films that will inspire new filmmakers and a library of movies that will haunt our nightmares. Classics like The Last House On The Left …

Ep.6 Remaking The Stuff (1985)

October 7th, 2015

1:45:11

The I.O.T.R. crew is joined by special guest Jeff Robertson to discuss and remake The Stuff (1985), a movie directed written and directed by Larry Cohen, starring Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, …

Ep.5 Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed

September 30th, 2015

1:29:47

It is a rare opportunity that the Invasion of the Remake hosts get to talk about an Oscar Award winning film and they do just that with Martin Scorsese's The Departed (starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack …

Ep.4 Remaking Beastmaster with Tony Binns

September 23rd, 2015

1:45:41

Comedian Tony Binns joins the Invasion of the Remake to talk about the sword & sandals, Don Coscarelli classic, Beastmaster (1982) starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, and John Amos. Suicide monks, …

Ep.2 Remaking The Best of the Best

September 7th, 2015

1:29:00

On this weeks show Jason, Jeff & Trish take a karate chop at the 1989 martial arts classic Best of the Best starring Eric Roberts & James Earl Jones. Jeff & Trish have a disagreement takes them to the center …

Ep.1 I Am The Omega Legend!

August 31st, 2015

2:02:15

Not one, not two, but four movies based on the Richard Matheson novel are discussed beginning with Vincent Price classic The Last Man on Earth (1964), as well as The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston, the Asylum …

Ep.0 The Secret Origin of Invasion of the Remake

August 26th, 2015

39:50

The origin and introduction to the podcast and a taste of what is coming. Jason, Jeff, and Trish have and open discussion about the origins of the …

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