#26 is our One Year Anniversary episode!

Episode #26 is here, and it marks our one year anniversary!  Yes, believe it or not, this insanity has been going on for an entire year! And still no bloodshed or emergency room visits!

“Thank you, Simon! Cheers to you as well!”

To celebrate this twelve-month miracle we are bringing you a classic HYSTO episode…with just a couple of extra, gorgeous little things…

Babes & Bullets! It ain’t a party without ’em…

Our first film is Paul’s choice, the POW camp film Stalag 17, a 1953 gem by acclaimed director Billy Wilder.  I had heard great things about this one, but somehow never saw it…until now!

“Stalag 17” star William Holden, 1953, at the height of his hotness (thank you, Paul).

My choice this time around was the 1987 scifi film The Hidden, starring Twin Peak‘s Kyle Maclachlan and Flashdance‘s Michael Nouri.

Michael Nouri in deep thought in The Hidden. (Sigh)

Later, we each divulge which films were our tip-top tortures and treasures, I give Paul a quiz about films we have covered, and (of course) we announce which films are up for discussion for episode #27.

We had a really, really good time recording this one.  Paul even brought some bubbly (sparkling water) and, since it is our anniversary, I gave Paul jewelry (a Ring Pop, to be exact…strawberry).  This is a party you won’t want to miss!

Won’t you join us?


The Hidden poster – 1987


Stalag 17 poster – 1957

Episode #25 is alive! Well, most of it is…

12 Angry Men lobby card – 1957

We’re back with #25, friends!  We’ve got two very different movies to talk about this time around (isn’t that the HYSTO way?).

Our first victim is the 2004 hit Shaun of the Dead, starring the amazing Simon Pegg.  I mean it.  The man is amazing.

“You’re welcome, Simon.”

After that we switch gears IN A BIG WAY when we discuss 12 Angry Men starring acting legend Henry Fonda and a cast of heavy hitters.  How have I never seen this movie?  Well, now’s my chance.

Let’s play “What Part Did Paul Play In His High School Production”…

We also have Paul Park Figures this time around,what we’re enjoying right now, and we both share our five favorite movie watching moments.  We had so much fun making this one.

Won’t you join us?







#24 is a classic HYSTO episode – but is there movie torture?

“Baby Face” 1933 poster

Hello HYSTO-philes!  Episode #24 is here, and it’s classic HYSTO all the way!  This time around I make Paul watch the 1933 film Baby Face starring Barbara Stanwyck in one of her finest pre-code roles.

Theresa Harris & Barbara Stanwyck in “Baby Face” – 1933

Paul’s choice for me this time around is 1998’s Kissing A Fool, starring Brandon Lee (Chasing Amyand David Schwimmer of Friends fame.

Brandon Lee & David Schwimmer – “Kissing A Fool” – 1998

We also talk about what we’re watching lately and, of course, what we are making each other watch for next time in episode #25.  Did we choose treasure or torture films for each other?  Join us to find out!