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Episode #70 is here with a Movie Quote Quiz and some “Very Bad Things”

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Hello HYSTOphiles! Welcome to our 70th Episode Celebration! We’ve got a fully-packed show for you this time around as we rank each other’s movies from the last ten episodes and I challenge Keith with a Movie Quote Quiz, but first we discuss Keith’s movie choice, 1998’s Peter Berg film Very Bad Things…

The cast of “Very Bad Things” before things get very bad…

Is it a comedy? Is it a thriller? Is it bigger than a breadbox? I don’t even know if I can answer that, but tune in to hear what we both thought about this movie and listen whether this was a torture or a treasure for me (’cause you know I’m not going to tell here)…

The cast of “Very Bad Things” after things start going very bad…

After that we continue celebrating by sharing with each other our rankings for each others last five movies (although we both cheat a little bit on how many we ranked). PLUS: I throw down the gauntlet to Keith with a Movie Quote Quiz. They’re all lines from movies that we have covered together, but will he remember them out of context? Check in to see how many (if any!) he gets correct.

Yeah. For these guys, “Very Bad Things” just keep on keepin’ on…

We also announce what my choice is for #71, and it’s one that I’m extra excited about. In fact, I’m shocked Keith has never viewed this one before! So join the party, ’cause we really want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Very Bad Things – 1998
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Put on that little Gucci dress and join us for oh-so-spicy Episode #69!

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Welcome back, HYSTOphiles! It’s time for the episode you can turn upside down and still read! It’s number 69, and it’s muy caliente!

It’s my choice, and I’m treating Keith to that classic musical celebration of Girl Power, Spice World, starring the never-low-on-energy dynamos THE SPICE GIRLS!!! See them rehearse for their big live show at The Royal Albert Hall…

…apparently their choreographer is a real drill sergeant…

…and along the way see them get into all kinds of exciting adventures…they even run into some aliens!

Emma (Baby Spice) chats with, uh, is it one of the aliens? If it is then I wanna go to that planet, pronto…

You just know that Keith loved this one, right? No? You don’t think so? Well, I’m not going to tell…you’ll have to listen in to find out!

So get snug and cozy and tune in, ’cause we’re going to spice up your world, AND you’ll also hear what’s been entertaining us lately and what our plans are for our 70th episode!

Won’t you join us?

Jay

Spice World – 1998
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Episode #68 is ALL TOM GREEN. (sorry)

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“Daddy, would you like some sausage?” Tom Green acts…

Hello HYSTO-philes! Welcome to Episode #68, where we discuss Keith’s choice Freddy Got Fingered, the 2001 Tom Green film that Mr. Green wrote, directed, and starred in…for better or worse…

Tom Green acting upset…

Keith had warned me that he was going to take off the gloves this time around…and boy did he deliver…

Tom Green acting happy…

So, on top of the griping (I mean, you KNOW I hated it…) we also talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately (US! Jordan Peele is a mad genius!) and you get to hear about how I’m getting back at Keith next time around.

Won’t you join us?

Jay

Freddy Got Fingered – 2001
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IT’S COMING! YOU’RE NEXT…to hear episode #67!

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Oh dear god! HYSTO is back!

Hello HYSTO-philes! We’re so happy you’re back! And you’re just in time for our first Invasion Of The Body Snatchers episode! This time around I’m sharing one of the most famous sci-fi/horror films in history, and it’s the first of THREE VERSIONS of this story that I’m going to have Keith watch…

If the pod sees its shadow there will be an ETERNITY OF HELL!!!

We also discuss what’s been entertaining us lately (I am OBSESSED with true crime documentaries lately…) and we announce what Keith’s choice will be next time around. (Hint: it may be the truest Cinema Torture we’ve ever featured on the show…)

Won’t you join us?

Jay

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers – 1956
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Get Out Your Tissues, Folks, It’s Episode #64!

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas – 2008

Hello Hystophiles! We’re back with Episode #64, and you’d warm up your tear ducts for this one because this time around we’re discussing the film The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, the 2008 directed by Mark Herman.

Can you tell which side is the concentration camp? Need a hint? “Pajamas”

It’s the story of boy whose family moves because his father has been reassigned by the miltary…to place called Auschwitz. (Actually they never call it that in the film, but it’s heavily implied…)

Yeah, this can’t end well…

Honestly, it’s a tough watch…but is it worth it? Listen in to find out! We also talk about what we’ve been doing and watching lately, and we announce what’s next for our Valentine Episode!

Oh, and by the way: Have You Seen This One?

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#63 – The Bird With The Crystal Plumage – Argento’s First Film!

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Hello HYSTOphiles! We’re back, and I’m so excited to be back in giallo territory! Our film this time around is Dario Argento’s very first, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

Virtually everyone’s expression when they first hear this title…

It’s the story of an American writer who witnesses an almost-murder one night while walking home. He becomes an amateur sleuth, and we get to go along for the ride. As in most gialli, the murderer is disguised and wears black leather gloves. And, as in all of his films, it is the director’s hands you see on screen in these scenes…

Ladies and gentlemen, Mister Dario Argento…

I couldn’t wait to see what Keith thought of this Italian classic…and I can’t wait for you to find out too! You can count on us talking about what’s been entertaining us lately and what we’re covering next time around. We hope you can join us because we would really like to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage – 1970
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#61 is our 3rd Annual Christmas Special…and it’s SUPERSIZED!

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Hello HYSTO-philes, and MERRY CHRISTMAS! For our 3rd Annual Christmas Special we’ve supersized the podcast for your holiday listening pleasure!

We picked two VERY different movies that we each consider holiday classics. Keith’s pick was the 2003 rom com Love Actually featuring about 50 actors in lead roles…

The main character is…all of them…

This film is pretty divisive. Just Google it and see. But the real question is did Keith torture me or treasure me? You know how to find out…

My choice for Keith was the 1980 horror classic Christmas Evil aka Better Watch Out aka Terror in Toyland. This movie has been a holiday staple for me from way back, and it’s also famed director John Water’s favorite Christmas movie.

The usual Killer Santa suspects…

For a killer Santa movie this film is so much better than it has any right to be, at least to me. My love for it grows every year, but what did Keith think about it? Did it make him merry, or Grinch-y?

Along with all this fun we added our rankings of the movies we’ve covered since Keith became co-host, and Keith also announces his choice for our next episode, which will be the last one for 2018! We hope you’ll join us, because we really wanna know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Love Actually – 2003

 

Christmas Evil – 1980
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#59 is “Made in 1950” part two, and it’s ready for its closeup, Mr. DeMille!

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Hello HYSTO-philes! We are back with part two of “MADE IN 1950!” (I’m counting episode #46 as part one…sue me) Keith is back (YAY!) and he watched All About Eve along with the movie of choice for this episode so he could be up to speed. The movie we’re focusing on in this episode is the 1950 classic by Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard, starring Gloria Swanson, Eric von Stroheim, and (swoon) William Holden (be still my heart!).

The three stars of Sunset Boulevard, but I’m only looking at one…

I couldn’t wait for Keith to see these two movies because they are two of my all-time favorite movies of all time! You all will remember how Paul Kastava (former co-host and forever friend) FAMOUSLY didn’t like All About Eve (All About LEAVING the theater…sigh), but Keith really liked it…

Did you hear that, Paul? He liked it. He really liked it…

So, after a little discussion on All About Eve, we got to our movie of the moment, Sunset Boulevard, and Keith really let me know how he felt about the film…

“We had faces!” So freaking awesome, Miss Swanson…

We had a fantastic conversation about this film, and we also talked about what living in the year 1950 was like (the average household income in 1950 was $3,300. Think about that…

$3,300???? “THAT’S NOT EVEN ENOUGH FOR A FUR COAT! SAY IT!”

Of course we also talk about what’s entertaining us lately (OMG the new Suspiria remake!), and we announce what movie we’ll talk about in episode #60 “Made in 1950 part three”

So, we really want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Sunset Boulevard – 1950

 

 

 

 

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#58 is sans Keith, but Kellie and Jeremiah are here to celebrate The Love Witch

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Hello HYSTO-philes! We’re back! Well, I’m back. Due to schedule issues Keith isn’t joining in this time around (don’t worry: he’ll be back next time). Joining me in his absence are good friend of the podcast Kellie Arnold and first time guest Jeremiah Wallace! I recorded the three of us as we discussed the film The Love Witch.

We recorded this session immediately after watching the film at The Alamo Drafthouse. Because the room I usually use for recording was occupied, we sat cross-legged on the bed for what Jeremiah dubbed “Pillow Talk.”

The Love Witch is the story of a young witch in California in the 70’s who uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her.

Quite bewitching, huh?

As I had hoped, Kellie and Jeremiah really enjoyed the movie, and we all had a lot to say about it…in bed!

I also talk about what’s been entertaining me lately, and of course I talk about our next episode. I really hope you’ll join in on the fun…

So…Have You Seen This One?

Jay

The Love Witch – 2016

 

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IT’S OUR 3RD ANNUAL VERY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! (aka #57)

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Hello, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! It’s our third annual Very Special Halloween Special, and Keith and I had a blast celebrating the holiday with these cinematic treats!

First up is my choice, 2013’s The WNUF Halloween Special…

Tonight at 7!!!

The premise: someone recorded a live, local Halloween special back in 1987 in a supposedly haunted house. What ensues is a fantastic “deteriorated VHS” recording of what transpired that night, including the super-cheesy ads. I always make sure this is on my annual personal Halloween film festival list, and I was thrilled to hear what Keith thought about it.

Next up, well, pretty much every horror fan in the world has been waiting for the new Halloween (2018), starring the incredible Jamie Lee Curtis, so we discussed it LITERALLY MINUTES AFTER WE SAW IT! I swear: you can still smell the popcorn. This was Keith’s idea, and I was 100% on board! We had a great time discussing the film and some of the background on it. We did include some spoilers, but until the very end, and we warn you beforehand…

Spoiler: the characters Laurie and Michael are both in this one…

Before all this I talk about my new TV love The Haunting of Hill House, and then later we discuss our theme for the next two episodes!

Won’t you join us?

Jay

The WNUF Halloween Special – 2013

 

Halloween – 2018