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At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.

Beyond The Box Set Harry Chappell & John Lucas

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At Beyond The Box Set, we believe every great movie deserves a questionable sequel. Each week, we take a stand-alone cinema classic and compete to come up with the best, worst and most bizarre pitches to bring them back to the big screen.

    What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    Visual effects guru Robert Zemeckis was on a real hot streak in 2000. He filmed What Lies Beneath while waiting for Tom Hanks to lose enough weight to complete production on Cast Away. Both wound up as enormous blockbusters. 
    In this week's episode, we conclude our Halloween ghost season with a look back at this silly, but refreshingly grown-up take on the haunted house horror trope. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Chekhov's artillery, curious dog logic, Harrison Ford in a rare but convincing villainous role and much more.
    We also offer a forensic breakdown of the plot, brainstorm some drinking games, pitch some sequel ideas and check in with our listeners for their reaction. If you're a fan of the original, you won't want to miss this! 
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    Beyond The Box Set is a podcast dedicated to exploring the unexamined plot strands of classic standalone movies. Each week we take a look back at a one-off screen classic and compete to pitch sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen.
    If you enjoy the show, please hit subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning. You can also leave us a review on your preferred podcatcher, which really helps us to attract new listeners. If you really want to get closer to the show, you can also sign up for our Patreon - where we offer a host of incentives including bonus shows, extended episodes, regular promo slots and much more, all for as little as $2 per month...
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    00.00: Pfeiffer and Ford clearly have a very healthy sex life
    39.55: What Lies Beneath Drinking Games
    48.00: What Lies Beneath sequel pitches
    1.07.35: Listener Submissions & Episode 190 Preview

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

    The Frighteners 2: Female Trouble

    As our Halloween mini-season continues, we welcome back one of our favourite returning guests, the fabulous Phil Better. Having introduced us to the wonders of Wolf back in 2018, he returns this week to discuss Peter Jackson's cult 1996 horror comedy The Frighteners. 
    A crucial stepping stone between Jackson's early video nasties and his blockbusting Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Frighteners is a witty, if slightly over-stuffed, horror comedy starring Michael J Fox as a psychic con-man who becomes embroiled in a very real spate of paranormal murders. 
    In this week's episode, we break down the plot and discuss special effects, sassy ghosts, the scenery-chewing mom from E.T. and much more, plus drinking games, listener submissions, sequel pitches and much more...
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    Beyond The Box Set is a movie podcast with a difference. Every week, we review a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. If you enjoy the show, hit subscribe for a new episode every Monday morning, and please consider leaving a review on your preferred podcatcher. You can also support us on Patreon for as little as $2 per month to access a range of incentives including a weekly bonus show, extended episodes, a 30 second ad slot on the main show and much more. 
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    00.00: Wigs and plot holes
    30.00: The Frighteners Drinking Games
    41.10: The Frighteners sequel pitches
    1.00.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 189 Preview
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ghost 2: Medium Rare

    Ghost 2: Medium Rare

    When we decided to dedicate this year's Halloween season to supernatural movies, Ghost was always an essential. One of the most iconic movies of its era, it won Whoopi Goldberg a long-overdue Oscar and took in over $500 million at the global box office - not to mention sending sales of home pottery stations soaring. 
    In this week's episode we break it all down - from Whoopi's scene-stealing turn as phoney psychic Oda Mae Brown to Patrick Swayze's truly incredible face-acting, plus our regular features including drinking games, listener reactions and sequel pitches
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    Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic movie from the past and attempt to pitch a modern-day sequel to bring them back to the big screen. We've been praised by The Guardian, Apple Podcasts, Podbean and many other podcast platfoms. Join us on all good podcatchers to join the conversation...
    If you enjoy the episode, don't forget to subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Friday morning - and please consider leaving us a review on your podcatcher of choice. It genuinely does help us to attract new listeners!
    You can also support us on our Patreon channel to gain access to a wide variety of special incentives, including extended episodes, a weekly bonus show, crossover opportunities, a regular promo-slot and much more - all for as little as $2 per month!
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    00.00: Gratuitous abs and questionable acting 
    5335.: Ghost Drinking Games
    1.02.20: Ghost sequel pitches
    1.22.55: Listener Submissions & Episode 188 Preview

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Beetlejuice 2: A Deal With The Devil

    Beetlejuice 2: A Deal With The Devil

    It's October, which means it's time for another Halloween season! We've already covered Witches, Vampires and Werewolves, so this year we're dedicating the month to ghost movies! First up, one of Tim Burton's early classics - Beetlejuice.
    Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on creature features, crazy costumes and the glory of Catherine O'Hara, as we break down the plot and pitch some sequel pitches to give the iconic 'bio-exorcist' his long overdue revival...
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    Every week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a look back at a classic movie from days of yore and attempt to pitch a modern-day sequel to bring them back to the big screen. Our creative twist on the classic movie podcast format has seen us win praise from The Guardian, Apple Podcasts, Podbean and many other publications. Check us out now on all good podcatchers to join the conversation...
    If you enjoy the episode, don't forget to subscribe to receive a brand new episode every Friday morning - and please consider leaving us a review on your podcatcher of choice. It genuinely does help us to attract new listeners!You can also support us on our Patreon channel to gain access to a wide variety of special incentives, including extended episodes, a weekly bonus show, crossover opportunities, a regular promo-slot and much more - all for as little as $2 per month!
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    00.00: Catherine O'Hara is a G-D treasure... 
    28.45: Beetlejuice Drinking Games
    37.30: Beetlejuice sequel pitches
    59.15: Listener Submissions & Episode 187 Preview

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Midsommar Murders

    Midsommar Murders

    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!If you really want to get closer to the show, we also offer a range of bonus incentives for as little as $2 per month over on our Patreon page - including extended episodes, bonus shows, crossover opportunities and much more.
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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

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Insomnia 2: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

    Insomnia 2: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

    Released between the indie-breakout success of Memento and global blockbuster Batman Begins, Insomnia could be considered the forgotten Christopher Nolan movie. 
    The only film that the infamously oblique director didn't write himself, the movie is a remake of a gritty Norwegian crime thriller. While it doesn't quite reach the head-scratching heights of the director's later work, it still boasts many classic Nolan signifiers, in addition to a brace of strong performances from Oscar winners Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.
    Tune into this week's episode to hear our thoughts on anti-typecasting, un-mourned murder victims, driftwood parkour and much more as we break down the plot and pitch some sequel ideas - with the help of special guest star Ross Burton!
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    Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast with a twist. Each week, we take a memorable standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 
    If you enjoy the show, please consider hitting subscribe to receive a new episode every Monday morning - and don't forget to leave us a review on your podcaster of choice - it really helps us to attract new listeners!
    If you really want to get closer to the show, we also offer a range of bonus incentives for as little as $2 per month over on our Patreon page - including extended episodes, bonus shows, crossover opportunities and much more.
    beyondtheboxset.com
    patreon.com/beyondtheboxset
    twitter.com/beyondtheboxset
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    00.00: Robin Williams gave good villain...
    32.45: Insomnia Drinking Games
    47.00: Leon sequel pitches
    1.05.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 185 Preview

    • 1 hr 11 min

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