#36 | Hocus Pocus 2: Fresh Out the Coven

October 19, 2017

In the second instalment of our special Halloween mini-series, Harry and John enjoy some prime Bette Midler scenery chewing in the all-time seasonal classic that is Hocus Pocus. 

Released in 1993, Hocus Pocus starred Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters - a trio of legendary witches who return to their home town of Salem with a vengeance after a troubled teen unwittingly brings them back from the dead. A critical and commercial disappointment on release, the movie is now justly regarded as a riotously entertaining seasonal classic. 

Join us as we discuss virgin shaming, fabulous musical numbers and the boldness of opening a children's movie with an infanticide scene. We also come up with some party-friendly Hocus Pocus drinking games, mix in some alternative readings and try to imagine what the long-rumoured sequel to this movie might actually look like. 


Each episode of Beyond The Box Set is dedicated to a classic standalone movie that has never - to date - produced a sequel. Every week we get together to give the movie a light-hearted but thorough dissection, before pitching our own ideas for what a theoretical sequel, prequel or spin-off might look like. 

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00.00: Does eating your own face count as scenery chewing? 

07.50: The Hocus Pocus Drinking Game 

19.35: Alternative Readings - Cats vs Zombies

20.30 Hocus Pocus 2: Fresh Out the Coven

36.55 Game of Hocus Pocus

53.55 Listener Submissions + Episode 37 Preview


#16 | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

June 2, 2017

It’s sing-a-long week on Beyond The Box Set, as Harry and John pitch unfilmable sequels to the charming – yet also deeply unsettling – musical classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Along the way we discuss Caractacus Potts’ questionable parenting abilities, whether long movies should still come with intermissions and exactly what kind of weird sex stuff Baron & Baroness Bomburst were supposed to be into…

From the return of the Child Catcher – now paired with a murderous Mary Poppins impersonator – to an origin story so bleak it’d have to be directed by Lars Von Trier, if you like your family movies served with a side of surreal black comedy, download our latest episode toot suite!




00:00 Intro – This film is longer than you remember

16:50 Pitch One – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2: Return to Vulgaria

34:50 Pitch Two – A Shitty Shitty Romance

50:15 Listener Submissions and Episode 17 Preview

#11 | Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2: The Melancholy Death of Baby Herman

April 28, 2017

Patty cake sex games, horrifying toon-on-toon violence and a traumatic act of Shoe-icide – Who Framed Roger Rabbit might me the most unlikely smash hit of the 80s. This week on Beyond The Box Set we revisit the Robert Zemeckis classic and pitch sequel ideas including a modern whodunnit involving the murder of a beloved Pixar icon and a toon sex coverup conspiracy involving America’s first family…




00:00 Intro – John’s Pigeon Trauma

16:30 Pitch One – Who Framed Dodger Rabbit?

33:40 Pitch Two – Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2: The Melancholy Death of Baby Herman

49:40 Fan submissions and Episode 12 Preview

#3 | Super Mario Bros 2: The Quest for Peach

February 15, 2017

A notorious box office bomb that couldn’t even get basic colour coordination right, this week on Beyond The Box Set we’re pitching sequel ideas for the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie.

It’s hard to come up with story ideas even half as demented as the utterly nonsensical plot of this movie, but whether it’s an all-star reboot featuring Scarface and Amy Poehler or a bleak direct sequel that opens at Mario’s funeral and ends in an animated bloodbath, we can definitely say we gave it our best shot…


00:00 Intro
07:45 Pitch One – Super Mario Bros: The Quest for Peach
24:35 Pitch Two – Super Mario Bros: Boss Battle Squad
40:05 Episode Four Preview