In the final instalment of our Halloween mini-season, Harry and John are joined by the velvet-voiced Paul Kelly to pitch sequels for Nicolas Roeg's genuinely terrifying adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches.
Join us as we reminisce about the many, many ways this movie traumatised us as children - including gaslighting grandmas, Anjelica Huston's facial genitalia, truly horrifying special effects work and much more.
Once we've thoroughly relived our childhood nightmares, we also set about creating some brand new ones with our characteristically offbeat sequel suggestions for this classic alleged family film. This week's ideas include an Alien crossover, a John Wick-style neo noir following former rodent Luke's ongoing vendetta against the dark forces, and a sitcom inspired by the clearly terrible customer service on display at Rowan Atkinson's Hotel Excelsior...
In every episode of Beyond The Box Set, we revisit a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. It's movie podcasting with a hilariously creative twist! (We hope).
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00.00: Your diabetic grandma can't hear you screaming
12.40: The Witches Drinking Game
19.40: Alternative Readings - A terrifying early draft of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
20.40: The Witches 2: It's a Witch-Eat-Witch World
36.20: The Witches 2: Mousetrap
52.50: Fawlty Powers: An Occult Sitcom
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