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Episode #92 is infested with rats! It’s 1972’s rodent rodeo, BEN!

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Willard’s gone, but BEN lives on…

Greetings, HYSTOphiles! We’re back for #92 and it’s a 70’s celebration of teeth and fur! That’s right, we watched Ben, the 1972 sequel to the film Willard.

Yes. There’s plenty of this…

Keith and I were so happy to be joined by our good friend Shawna West, and we couldn’t talk about a horror movie from the 70’s without having Erin Casteneda along for the ride! We all had a such a great time discussing this film, and we managed to discuss the movie Willard as well!

A kiddie version of Willard? Maybe…

We also had a lot of fun talking about what is keeping us entertained lately, and Keith announces his choice for Episode #93! We hope you join our movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Ben – 1972
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#90 is surprisingly prescient…OUTBREAK!

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That damned monkey!

Greetings HYSTOphiles! It’s Episode #90, and it’s contagious! Without having any idea of what was about to happen in real life, Keith chose Outbreak, the 1995 film starring a murderer’s row of famous actors…listen to this roster: Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey (ew), Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Patrick Dempsey, AND Dustin Hoffman…

You know: the famous action star…

We are so happy that our friends Shawna West and Erin Casteneda were able to join us for this one! I promise: none of us had ANY idea how timely this episode was going to be while we were recording it (although Shawna gave us a tip on where to find that kind of info).

So, Shawna, where would one pick up one of these ensembles?

Oh, and we didn’t forget to chat about what is keeping us entertained lately, and I announce my choice for the next episode!

We had such a fun time talking together about this film. We hope you join our movie party, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

 

Outbreak – 1995

 

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Episode #89 Blood Fest! Featuring writer, director, and star OWEN EGERTON!

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Welcome, horror hounds!

Greetings,  HYSTOphiles! Welcome to Episode #89, and welcome to the joy that is BLOOD FEST!  I had forgotten that Keith and I actually saw this movie together back when it came out, but he was totally stoked about watching this love letter to horror fans again! We were especially excited to cover this movie because I also had the extreme pleasure of talking to the writer, director, and star of Blood Fest, Owen Egerton!

The man. The myth. The legend.

Owen is an author, a comedian, a scriptwriter, an actor, a director…geez, is there anything this guy can’t do?  I can’t even tell you how much fun it was talking to Owen; he shared so much great background info on the film, and we also talked a little about horror in general…

…but mostly, you know, Blood Fest…
Have You Seen This One?
Jay
Blood Fest – 2018

 

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Episode #88 has taken FLIGHT!

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Nope. Nothing wrong here.

HYSTOphiles! Get ready for FLIGHT, starring the amazing Denzel Washington and directed by the we’ve-already-talked-about-how-talented-he-is Robert Zemeckis! This 2012 film features some of the most harrowing flight scenes I’ve ever seen on film.

Fasten your seatbelts…

Keith picked this one, and it was not at all what I was expecting. I will go ahead and tell you: it’s a terrific film! Denzel Washington is fantastic as “Whip” (no surprise). John Goodman has a small part, but he steals every scene he’s in. So worth watching!

These two. Amazing…

As usual we also talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately, and I announce my movie choice for the next episode! We hope you join us, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Flight – 2012

 

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It’s time to have yourself a HYSTO little Christmas! It’s Episode #87, our 4th Annual Christmas Special!

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Merry Christmas!

Happy holidaze, HYSTOphiles! We’re back with our 4th Annual Christmas show! It was my turn to pick the movie so, instead of going my usual horror route, I decided to family-film it and make Keith watch one of my all-time favorite Hollywood musicals, Meet Me In St. Louis, starring the legendary Judy Garland!

And she never looked lovelier…

Keith is famously NOT a fan of musicals, but with Cabaret and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I have been changing his mind, film by film. Except for Spice World, which he may never forgive me for…

Ooh! Spice World!

After we talk about the film, we let each other know, concerning movies we made each other watch, what at the top three and bottom choices, in our humble opinions. Keith really surprised me with his choices, but you’ll have to listen in to find out what that surprise was all about!

We hope you join us for our Christmas celebration, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Meet Me In St. Louis – 1944
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#86 – Apocalypto – aka Mel Gibson does Disney rated “R”…

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Welcome back, HYSTOphiles! We’re so glad to be back, and as we continue our journey through the holiday season we bring you this classic, heartwarming Christmas movie…JUST KIDDING!

Hey! You don ‘t have to get mad about it!

Keith’s pick this time is the 2006 Mel Gibson film Apocalypto. Definitely NOT a holiday classic, but definitely a DISNEY FILM (the last “R” rated film under the Disney moniker!). You’ll have to listen in to see what I thought about it. No spoilers here!

It’s the incredible origin story of Blue Man Group…

We also do our usual entertainment talk: what we’ve been watching lately and what movie we’ll cover next time for our Christmas show! We sure do hope that you join us, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?’

Jay

Apocalypto – 2006

 

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Episode #85 is Oh-So-Ghostly, and features special guest Shawna West!

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BOO!

Hello HYSTOphiles! We are back with Episode #85, and it is creepy and a half, because we are covering the 1980 haunted house masterpiece The Changeling, starring George C. Scott…

The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

We are joined on this cinematic journey by our friend and first-time guest Shawna West! Shawna brought a lot to the party, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. There are so many creepy moments in this movie…and we discuss them all!

THE WHEELCHAIR SCENE! AUGH!

We also have a great deal of fun talking about what’s been keeping us entertained lately, and Keith announces his choice for Episode #86.

We hope you join us for Shawna’s first (but definitely not last!) appearance on the show, because we really do want to know…

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ONE?

The Changeling – 1980
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Episode #84 features Ben Affleck…again…

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Hi! It’s me again!

Hello HYSTOphiles! We’re back with #84! We present to you Keith’s choice Gone Girl. This 2014 David Fincher film features Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, whom we just saw and discussed recently when we covered Boiler Room

“Wow! You were in Boiler Room?”

We also discuss what we’ve been watching lately, and I announce what movie I’ve picked for Keith to watch next time. We really hope you join us, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Gone Girl – 2014

 

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#83 is our Very Special Halloween Special – with Special Guest Erin Casteneda!

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Join us, children!

Yay! It’s our 3rd Annual Very Special Halloween Special! And we are so lucky to have our dear friend (and big-time horror movie fan) Erin Casteneda along for the fun! We picked a couple of real Halloween mood-setters for this time around, and our first film is…

Tales of Halloween! This 2015 film contains 10 different stories set on Halloween, and all in the same small town. Eleven different directors (all fans of the genre) collaborated to make this seasonal gem, and I couldn’t wait to share this one with Keith and Erin.

One of the many gorgeous characters in Tales of Halloween

As to whether or not they liked it? You know how to find out! Next, we visited a classic from 1976: Alice, Sweet Alice, directed by Alfred Sole and starring, in her first movie roll ever, Brooke Shields!

Soooooooooo young…

This is one that I have loved from way back, it being such a great proto-slasher and all. I knew Erin would be into it because, hey, it’s 70’s horror, but I was curious how Keith would react…

How I imagined Keith’s expression when first seeing this film…

 

How he probably really reacted…

 

Alice, Sweet Alice features one of the best and earliest masked killers in slasherdom…

It was released several times under different names, and I tried to include the posters for all of them below. Be sure to scroll down and check them out!

Of course we also talk about what’s been entertaining us lately, and we announce our next film as well. We hope you join our Halloween celebration, because we really want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Jay

Tales of Halloween – 2015

1976’s Alice, Sweet Alice aka Communion aka Holy Terror
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Episode #82 – The Magnificent Seven with guest Erin Casteneda!

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…five, six, yep, there’s seven of ’em.

Hello there, HYSTOphiles! Episode #82 is here with the 1960 rip-off classic western film The Magnificent Seven.

A murderer’s row….

The film starts Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and a slew of great actors that went on to big things after this. (Well, most  of them did.)

I had never seen this film, but I knew it was considered a remake of the Japanese classic The Seven Samuraiwhich I had never seen either…until now!

It was great to be able to compare the two films, and we had a fantastic time talking about Magnificent Seven, ESPECIALLY because our great friend Erin Casteneda joins us for the fun!

We hope you join us for the fun, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

The Magnificent Seven – 1960