What good is sitting alone in your room? Come, hear the podcast play! It’s CABARET!

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Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome to Episode #81

Yes, welcome HYSTOphiles to Episode #81! This time we highlight one of the greatest musical films ever made (in my humble opinion)! It’s 1972’s Cabaret, by the absolute genius Bob Fosse…

Cabaret features wholesome dancers with good family values…

This movie has a lot of personal meaning for me, and it features so many stunning moments I had a hard time making myself stop talking about it…

Apparently, the natural look wasn’t popular in Berlin…

In addition to discussing this classic we also talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately, and Keith’s announces his choice for me to watch for Episode #82 (hint: the theme song might make you want a cigarette…).

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



Cabaret – 1972

Is Episode #80 the real life? Is it just fantasy? OR is it WAKING LIFE?

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Wiley Wiggins never looked more…Wiggins-y…

Hello HYSTOphiles! We’re back with Episode #80 and, folks, it’s getting DEEP in here! We’re talking EXISTENTIAL, y’all, because this time it’s all about Richard Linklater’s 2001 film Waking Life,

Yeah, this movie is not weird at all…

This may be the most abstract movie we’ve ever covered on the show. We were kind of worried that we’d have a difficult time discussing such an odd film, but HA! We couldn’t shut up about this mind-trip of a movie…

It’s just so Wiggins-y…

We also talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately and, because this is #80, we rank each other’s last ten movie choices! We hope you can join us for the party, because we really want to know…

Have You Seen This One?

Waking Life – 2001

HYSTO Episode #79 Will live forever, because…DEATH BECOMES HER!

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Time to get your head on straight and listen to Episode #79!

Greetings HYSTOphiles! We’re here to discuss a movie that is very life, uh, death confirming! That’s right! It’s the 1992 black comedy from Robert Zemeckis, Death Becomes Her, starring Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, and the amazing Meryl Streep!

Talk about a murderer’s row of a cast!

In case you aren’t familiar with the story, it involves a secret potion that enables you to never get older, never age, and never die.

I mean, would she lie to you?

A potion that offers eternal life! Nothing could go wrong with that, right?

Oh yeah. Looking good…

It was great fun talking about this film with Keith, plus we talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately, and we also announce what movie we will cover on our 80th episode! We hope you join us, because we really do want to know…



Death Becomes Her – 1992



#78 is a week late, but it is FULL of toxic masculinity!

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“Don’t you know that we’re toxic?”

Hello HYSTOphiles! We’re a little late showing up to the party this time around, but we are back, and we are FULL OF TESTOSTERONE! (According to this movie, that’s a good thing…)

Yes in this episode we are covering the 2000 film Boiler Room. Keith chose this one and, though I had never even heard of this flick, I felt a foreboding when I heard the title…

Oh? Y’all too?

When I saw the poster I immediately thought of Wall Street, but that’s setting a high bar. Did this movie reach that height? To hear what I think you’ll have to listen in…

ALSO: we talk about what’s been keeping us entertained lately, and I announce which 90’s black comedy I’ve chosen for us to cover in Episode #79!

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



Boiler Room – 2000

Episode #77 is a 70’s & early 80’s Horror Triple Feature! With special guest Erin Casteneda!

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Well hello there, HYSTOphiles! We are back with Episode #77, and it’s a Classic Horror Triple Feature! And joining us this time around is our good friend and 70’s horror fan Erin Casteneda!

Do we have your attention yet?

First up is the Mario Bava classic proto-slasher A Bay Of Blood, aka Twitch of the Death Nerve, aka Blood Bath…

Doesn’t really matter which title it goes by as long as it delivers, right?

After that we go back to Crystal Lake for Friday the 13th Part Two. This movie has the best Final Girl ever. If you don’t agree with me come here so I can slap you…

Amy Steel. Best. Final Girl. Ever.

Then we move on to our guest’s (Erin Casteneda’s) choice, which is TRULY CHOICE. It’s the classic evil house thriller Burnt Offerings, starring Karen Black, Oliver Reed, and…BETTE DAVIS…

…plus this nightmare-inducing guy. SHEESH!

Along with all of this we also talk about what’s keeping us entertained these days, and Keith announces his next choice for me to watch.

We hope you join us, because we REALLY want to know…



A Bay Of Blood – 1971


Friday the 13th Part Two – 1981


Burnt Offerings – 1976

Episode #76 says TAG, you’re Jackie Brown!

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In case you weren’t sure…

Hey there, HYSTOphiles! We’re back with another double-feature, and this time we have a sibling edition! #76 features the Sion Sono film from 1995, TAG, which is such a mind-fuck that I can’t even begin to give y’all a synopsis of the plot without giving away everything…

A picture of the protagonist…yes: one character…

Next we discuss the seminal 1997 film from Quentin Tarrantino, Jackie Brown, starring the amazing Pam Grier…

That’s right, baby…

What’s really exciting about this episode is that Keith’s sister is joining us for the first time. Mandy Shiver is our guest this time around! If it weren’t for her, Keith and I would never have met!


Along with this we talk about what is keeping us entertained lately, and we announce what movies we’re talking about next time, and we let everyone know what THREE movies we’re discussing with our SPECIAL GUEST, Erin Casteneda, next time around…

Won’t you join us? ‘Cause we really want to know…



Jackie Brown – 1997
TAG – 2015

#75 What About Bob? & Pink Flamingos aka Keith pops his John Waters cherry!

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Grab a snack and join Edie at the party…

Hello folks! We’re back with #75, and you read that headline correctly! This is the episode where Keith gets exposed to John Waters in the best way possible! But first…

First we discuss Keith’s choice, the Frank Oz directed film What About Bob?, starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus.

…and they REALLY had a great time working together…heh heh heh…

After that we tear into John Waters’ seminal film, 1974’s Pink Flamingos. I can’t tell you the joy I experienced while imagining Keith seeing this one-of-a-kind film for the first time! He’ll never forget it, but did he like it? You know how to find out!

We don’t want to force you to watch, but…

We also talk about what we’ve been watching (POSE, honey!), and we announce the next episode, which will be a TRIPLE FEATURE!

Won’t you join us? ‘Cause we really do want to know…



What About Bob? – 1991
Pink Flamingos – 1972

In Episode #74 we’re on the Freeway to the Chopping Mall!

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Do The Robot!

It’s time for another Summer Double Feature, HYSTOphiles! We’ve got two fun flicks to share with you this time around! We had so much fun talking about these two celluloid romps…let’s start with Keith’s choice first, shall we?

It’s Freeway, the 1996 Reese Witherspoon vehicle. (Get it? Freeway? Vehicle?)

Okay, Reese. OKAY! It wasn’t that bad, geez…

After that we discuss my choice, 1986’s killer robot movie Chopping Mall, which features legendary character actor Dick Miller playing, once again, a man named Walter Paisley…

Walter Paisley gets a lesson on how to do The Robot…

Of course we also talk about what’s been entertaining us lately (OMG ROCKETMAN!) and we announce what movies we have in store for Episode #75. We hope you join us, because we really do want to know…

Have You Seen This One?


Freeway – 1996
Chopping Mall – 1986

#73 Celebrates 70’s Horror with a Summer Double Feature!

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“It’s here! Episode 73 is here!”

Hey, hey, hey HYSTOphiles! Episode #73 is here, and it’s full of 70’s fabulousness! We are discussing two great 70’s horror staples, and we have a guest along with us this time around who absolutely LOVES 70’s horror, the delightful Erin Casteneda!

First movie up is my choice, the 1978 remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman.

This movie stars some actors you may have heard of…

Erin and I both love this one, but listen in to hear how Keith feels about it, and how he compares it to the original 1956 version (which we covered back in Episode #67).

Next up is another classic piece of 70’s horror cinema: Audrey Rose. Released in 1977, and directed by Robert Wise. This was Erin’s pick, and it’s also her favorite movie of all time. It’s a tale of possible reincarnation, and it has quite a few unsettling scenes. Well, Erin and I think so, but it’s up to you to find out how Keith felt…

A very young Anthony Perkins and Susan Swift star in “Audrey Rose”…

We also discuss some of the other 70’s horror classics, what’s been entertaining us lately, and we announce what movies will be on our next Summer Double Feature Episode!

Won’t you join us?


Invasion Of The Body Snatchers – 1978


Audrey Rose – 1977

What is real? What is just an Illusion-ist? #72 will tell you all!

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Welcome HYSTOphiles! We’re back with #72, and it is truly an episode full of MAGIC! This time around we discuss Keith’s choice The Illusionist, the 2006 Neil Burger film that stars Edward Norton as a…magician, I guess?

Edward Norton makes Jessica Biel act! It’s so magical!

Now this is one that I just vaguely remember making its debut at the theaters, but I don’t remember what the initial reception was, so I’m very curious to see what it’s all about. Is it a Houdini story? Is he a children’s party kind of guy? Join us as I find out…

Children’s parties? Really?

Of course we also discuss what’s been entertaining us lately, and I announce what’s up for episode #73!

Won’t you join us?


The Illusionist – 2006