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Midsommar Murders

Midsommar Murders

September 28, 2020

Following the breakout success of Hereditary, writer-director Ari Aster proved he was no one-hit wonder with the deliciously weird Midsommar. By turns haunting and darkly hilarious, the film depicts possibly the most toxic breakup ever committed to screen, as Florence Pugh and Jack Raynor take an ill-fated trip to a remote Swedish commune where the sun never sets. 

Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on villainous Swedes, mysterious bears, possible gay subtext and much more as we dive into this twisted modern classic. We've also got all of our usual features, including drinking games, listener submissions and our own fantasy sequel pitches. 

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie review podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. You can find us on all good podcasting platforms, and we've been recommended by Apple Podcasts, The Guardian, Podbean and more - so check us out to discover what everybody's talking about!

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00.00: Apologies for John's terrible Swedish pronunciation...

53.00: Midsommar Drinking Games

1.00.30: Midsommar sequel pitches

1.18.00: Listener Submissions & Episode 186 Preview

I Am Legend 2: Legends Never Die

I Am Legend 2: Legends Never Die

August 16, 2020

Our Will Smith season continues this week with with post-apocalyptic drama I Am Legend. It took a number of compromises to get this film to the big screen, but was the final result worth the negotiations? 

In this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set, we break down poor canine training, the perils of focus-grouping, post-apocalyptic insanity and much more, plus drinking games, sequel pitches and much more!
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Each week on Beyond the Box Set, your two intrepid hosts take on a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From Oscar-winning gems to misbegotten bombs, we've reimagined them all in our own unique way. 

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00.00: Will Smith should lean into his insanity...

51.45: I Am Legend Drinking Games

59.10: I Am Legend sequel pitches

1.17.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 181 Preview

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

July 13, 2020

Despite being adapted from a successful novel, The Girl With All The Gifts failed to connect at the box office in 2016 - and passed us by completely. Which is a shame, as it's one of the best and most thoughtful British horror movies of the past few years, and one that definitely merits exposure to a wider audience. 

Tune into this week's podcast as we break down the plot, play a merry round of drinking games and pitch the fantasy sequel ideas that this movie surely doesn't really need. We also reach out to our regular listeners for their thoughts, while Harry is forced to reckon with the return of his greatest cinema nemesis...

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we look back on some classic one-off cinema moments and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. After three years and over 170 episodes, we may take the occasional Zombie bite, but we always seem to rise from the dead...

Among our many plaudits, Beyond The Box Set has been rated 5 stars by over 100 listeners around the world and featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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This week's movie was kindly suggested by our pal Julio from The Contrarians Podcast. Check them out...

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00.00: The joys of context-free movie viewing

30.50: The Girl With All The Gifts Drinking Games

39.00: The Girl With All The Gifts 2: The Dog With All The Treats

45.20: The Girl With All The Gifts 2: Revenge of the WHO

53.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 176 Preview

Black Sheep 2: Mutton Apocalypse

Black Sheep 2: Mutton Apocalypse

July 6, 2020

Flesh eating zombie sheep run rampant in the inventively gory New Zealand horror-comedy Black Sheep. On this week's episode, we break down the plot and attempt to pitch some truly baa-my sequels (sorry...)

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Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a notable standalone movie from the past, and shamelessly riff on possible sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas that might bring them back to the big screen. Sometimes we're inspired, sometimes we're insane, but we always rise to the occasion...

Our show has received rave reviews from listeners and been featured as a 'Podcast of the Week' by sources including The Guardian, Apple Podcasts and Podbean. We release a new episode every Friday morning, available totally free to anyone who hits subscribe on their preferred podcatcher. 

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00.00: If you're looking for a movie in which an undead sheep chews off a man's penis...

34.45: Black Sheep Drinking Games

41.10: Black Sheep: The Tewe Towers

51.35: Black Sheep 2: The Mutton Apocalypse 

57.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 175 Preview

The Perfection 2: Encore

The Perfection 2: Encore

May 25, 2020

Is Netflix the new spiritual home of trash-tactic B-movies? We could be OK with that if they reach the glorious heights of insanity achieved by The Perfection

Written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway), The Perfection stars Allison Williams and Logan Browning as a pair of classical music prodigies whose road trip across China goes horribly wrong in some very unexpected ways...

To say more would be spoiling it, so catch the movie now on Netflix and then download this episode to hear our thoughts on crazy twists, choice dialogue, the most upper-class heavies in movie history and much more - plus our usual blend of drinking games, listener reviews and fantasy sequel pitches!

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Here at Beyond the Box Set, we're putting a creative twist on the movie podcast format. Each week, we watch a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. It may not be perfection, but it's a lot of fun - and we might even change the way you look at your favourite movie!

If you enjoy this episode please hit subscribe for a new instalment of the show every Monday morning, totally free and direct to your podcast feed. You can also show us some support on Patreon.com, where we offer a wide variety of incentives including extended episodes, a weekly bonus show, a regular promo slot to promote anything you like (within reason) and much more - all for as little as $2 per month. 

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00.00: Why John almost bailed on this movie 15 minutes in (but is glad he didn't...)

32.15: The Perfection Drinking Games

40.05: The Perfection: Encore

51.30: The Perfection 2: The Perfect Spy

1.05.25: Episode 168 Preview & Listener Submissions

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

Ed Wood: The Softcore Years

May 19, 2020

An avowed lover of classic horror and campy 50s B-movies, it's difficult to imagine anybody but Tim Burton pulling off an Ed Wood biopic. Released at the height of his early 90s powers - directly between The Nightmare Before Christmas and Mars Attacks! - the film makes the inspired choice to celebrate Wood's spirit and sincere love of filmmaking, rather than sneer at his directorial shortcomings.

The film also features a career-best performance from Johnny Depp in the title role, with sterling support from Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray and Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of faded horror icon Bela Lugosi. 

In this week's podcast, we take a closer look at the real-life Ed Wood's career after he wrapped on the infamous Plan Nine from Outer Space. His filmmaking career continued, though it's probably safe to say there's a reason why his later films aren't quite as well-known...

We also discuss our thoughts on Burton's interpretation of the Ed Wood story, pitch some movie drinking games and check in with our regular listeners to see what creative elevator sequel pitches they managed to come up with. Are any of them worthy of the Ed Wood seal of approval? Tune in to find out...

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Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Each week, we review a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. Think of it as putting a fresh twist on some old favourites... and please don't call in the lawyers - it's all just for fun! 

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to reach new listeners. 

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00.00: Remember when Johnny Depp wasn't annoying? 

18.15: Ed Wood Drinking Games

27.38: Necromania! Revenge of the Virgins... and other Ed Wood classics

50.00: Episode 167 Preview & Listener Submissions

The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

May 4, 2020

A very breathy Nicole Kidman and her daylight-averse children face supernatural intruders while self-isolating in a remote Jersey mansion. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, The Others is a chilly modern ghost story with one of the best plot twists of the genre. 

In the final episode of our 'feeling trapped' mini series, we try out some truly rotten Irish accents and attempt to pitch some sequels to bring this movie back from beyond the grave - plus drinking games, listener submissions and all your favourite regular features! 

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Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. In our current season we're exploring movies about feeling trapped - ranging from tense thrillers and chilly horror to emotionally draining Oscar bait, and just about everything in between!

If you enjoy the show please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning, completely free of charge. A review is always appreciated, as it really helps us build our numbers, and we offer a range of bonus incentives to listeners who sign up to our Patreon

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00.00: With apologies to our Irish listeners...

25.00: The Others Drinking Games

31.00: The Other Woman

44.10: The Others 2: Haunted Holiday Home

53.35: Episode 165 Preview & Listener Submissions

Get Out… and Stay Out!

Get Out… and Stay Out!

April 13, 2020

An Oscar-winning instant horror classic with genuine substance behind the scares, Jordan Peele's Get Out was an obvious pick for our self-isolation inspired 'feeling trapped' mini-season. 

Tune into this week's podcast to hear our thoughts on white cringe, suspiciously high-velocity deer, the logistics of being a blind art critic, the glory of Rod and more, plus our regular features including drinking games, listener submissions and fantasy sequel pitches!

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Beyond The Box Set is a tribute to standalone cinema with a creative twist. Each week, we take a look back at a notable one-off movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen. We've recorded over 160 episodes, so find a film you love and dive in to discover a new twist on some old favourites...

If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe to receive a new episode direct to your inbox every Monday morning, and please consider leaving us a positive review on your preferred podcatcher - it really does help us to expand our listenership.

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00.00: Otherwise known as 'Ironic Foreshadowing: The Movie'

42.35: Get Out Drinking Games

48.40: Get Out, Girl! 

58.55: Get Out 2: Get In With The In Crowd 

1.15.30: Episode 162 Preview & Listener Submissions

 

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan

April 6, 2020

Our Pandemic mini-series continues with a 90s schlock-action classic from Air Force One director Wolfgang Pietersen. Starring a miscast Dustin Hoffman, a wasted Rene Russo and actual Marcel the Monkey from Friends, it's Outbreak!

Tune in to hear our thoughts on Donald Sutherland's hairpiece of villainy, one-scene character actors seizing the moment, an alarming amount of flagrant medical malpractice and much more as we dive into a movie that may be somewhat relevant, but remains mercifully, ludicrously of its time...

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a twist. Every week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch creative sequel, prequel or spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. From Oscar Bait to Action epics and everything in between, we're putting a new spin on all your favourite one-off screen gems!

 If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning, and don't forget to leave us a five-star review on your preferred podcatcher! You can also sign up to our Patreon page to access a range of bonus content including bonus episodes, extended episodes, crossover opportunities and much more, all for as little as $2 per month!

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00.00: Exploring Harry's childhood fear of Monkeys

48.00: Outbreak Drinking Games

54.35: Outbreak 2: Proboscis Negative

1.09.10: Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan 

1.24.55: Episode 161 Preview & Listener Submissions

Wonka: Chapter 2 (feat. Pete Allison)

Wonka: Chapter 2 (feat. Pete Allison)

February 28, 2020

Murder, fat shaming, nightmarish steamboat rides - terrifying childhood classics don't come much more traumatic than Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, the first major movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling 1964 novel.

BBC Radio DJ Pete Allison drops by this week to discuss the many, many ways in which this film delighted and scarred us in equal measure, before pitching in with some sequel ideas that conveniently ignore the fact that Charlie & The Great Glass Elevator and that Tim Burton reboot ever happened...

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Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a creative twist. We don't just review screen classics - we pitch sequels to them! From Titanic and Gladiator to Out of Sight and Escape to Victory we've continued the stories of over 150 iconic movies and counting, with rave reviews from The Guardian, Apple Music and more!

If you enjoy this week's episode, hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Friday morning and please consider leaving a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also gain access to a range of incentives - including bonus shows, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot and opportunities to choose the films we discuss in the future - by supporting us for as little as $2 per month on Patreon. 

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00.00: Uncle Joe is cinema's greatest monster

33.00: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Drinking Games

45.55: Charlie & The Money Factory

57.15: Charlie & The Oompa Loompa Liberation Front

1.03.50: Wonka: Chapter 2

1.16.00: Episode 156 Preview & Listener Submissions

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