Episode #15 aka Jay and Jennifer make Paul watch chick flicks…

Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland, and Norma Shearer in “The Women” – 1939

CHEERS!  Welcome to episode #15!  This is one that Paul barely survived…so you won’t want to miss it!

First we talk about Beautiful Girls from 1996.  This movie was recommended to us by friend-of-the-podcast Jennifer Hamrick, who joins us to discuss this awkward, uncomfortable movie.  No kidding: this one had Paul and I both squirming…

Dude! She’s 13! really? SO UNCOMFORTABLE…

Next we discuss the 1939 classic The Women, and Jennifer joins in on this one as well.  This is a movie that’s very near and dear to me, and I just thought it might drive Paul over the high-fashion edge…you’ll have to listen to find out!

Nails: Jungle Red. Brain: washed and drying…

Lastly Paul and I give our thoughts on the Top Gun spoof movie Hot Shots! from 1991.  Do we think this Airplane! prodigy still stands up today?  Oh, come on: just pretend like you care…

Nope.  Nothing will wipe this movie from your memory…

Also in this episode: Paul Park Figures!  Paul and I have been neck and neck pretty much since we started this thing; will I still eke out a lead?  Again: TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!

Until next time, you hot shots,


Episode #15 has Beautiful Girls, fashionable Women, and…Charlie Sheen???

Hello friends!  You won’t want to miss HYSTO? #15 when we discuss the Top Gun spoof Hot Shots! (1991), the George Cukor classic The Women (1939), and the film Beautiful Girls (1996).  Joining us to discuss Beautiful Girls is friend-of-the-podcast Jennifer Hamrick!  You won’t want to miss this chance to listen as Jennifer and I make Paul discuss the hotness of Matt Dillon…

“Beautiful Girls” 1996


“The Women” 1939


“Hot Shots!” 1991

Episode #15 is coming soon!  Meanwhile don’t miss Episode #14 (Friday the 13th & The Program)…



Get with “The Program” and listen to Episode #14!!!

We’re back with Episode #14! And, in honor of recording during Superbowl weekend, Paul made me watch The Program from 1993, which (among many other sports-movie things) tries to show us the tragic effects of steroid abuse…

Apparently steroid abuse ALSO causes makeup abuse…

…AND I finally made Paul watch the original 1980 classic Friday the 13th!!!…which he watched through his fingers while he waited Jason to show up the whole time.

“I’m waiting for Jason too, Paul…”

We hope you’ll join us for the fun as we discuss these incredibly disparate films, and then announce what cinematic cyanide we’ve assigned each other for next time!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!


Episode #13 is The Whole Van Damme Enchilada!

Hello friends!  I’m happy to report that I survived watching three, that’s right, THREE Jean-Claude Van Damme movies for this epic Van Damme episode, and, yes, this whole thing was Paul’s idea (like you had to ask).

That moment when you realize you have to watch THREE Van Damme movies…

We had many, many films to choose from, but the ones we ended up with were, in chronological order, Bloodsport, Lionheart, and Timecop. Please join me, Paul, and our special guest and good friend Keith Karseno as we discuss these cinematic masterpieces and I try to remember which movie is which…

“Lioncop? Timeheart? Beats me…”

As always we also talk about what we’ve been watching lately (I’m obsessed with The Neon Demon right now…) AND we announce what films we’ll dissect for episode #14.  Come on along: you’ll have a Van Damme good time!



“Bloodsport” 1988
“Lionheart” 1990
“Timecop” 1994

Celebrate the New Year with Episode #12, but Don’t Be A Menace!!!

Happy new year, everyone!  Paul and I welcomed the year by doing our favorite thing…making each other watch movies!  Paul assigned me “Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood” and I finally popped Paul’s Dario Argento cherry with the classic giallo “Deep Red” (aka “Profondo Rosso”).  We’ve got black-leather-glove-clad killers and rude African-American stereotypes galore, so won’t you join us? If you do you’ll also hear about our next episode, #13, which is guaranteed to Van Damme us all to hell (pun intended).  Also: listen as I accuse Paul of trying to break up with me.  Ciao!

#HYSTO #haveyouseenthisone #jayandpaul #DontBeAMenace #DeepRed

French title for “Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood” 1996
“Profondo Rosso” (“Deep Red”) – 1975

Happy New Year! Get ready for HYSTO#12 – the first of 2017!

Hey everyone!  HYSTO? wishes you a very happy new year, and we also want to warn you about announce what movies will be under our microscope for Episode #12!  I have chosen to FINALLY expose Paul to one of my favorite directors: Dario Argento.  I chose one of Argento’s most beloved gialli, Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), from 1975.  Paul’s pick for me to watch is 1996’s Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood; definitely the longest title of any film we have discussed thus far.  (Hopefully after I watch it I can say more about it than that.)

Look for us to post #12 around January 9th!  Until then, everyone have a safe and semi-sane new year! See you in ’17!

Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood – 1996
Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) – 1975

Episode #11 is our Christmas Episode Internationale!

Hello all, and welcome to our Christmas Episode Internationale!  We only talk about one Christmas movie, but all the movies are from other countries (and I got a taste of French cooking, to boot).  Paul and I discuss my choice, from Finland, “Rare Exports,” then Paul and I mull over “Das Experiment,” his pick from Germany.  After that we welcome our guest Melissa McDowell (from the website “Eat The World in 52 Weeks” @ eat52weeks.com, check it out…) and we all talk about the fan-fest that is “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which is from Britain, natch (Melissa and I are huge fans).  I surprise Paul and Melissa with a quiz, and we also announce our choices for the first movies we watch in 2017.  You also don’t want to miss Paul’s TERRIBLE German accent, or the excitement that ensues when I have to pause the recording (for the first time ever) because of a JAIL BREAK!  Hope you can join us for the fun, AND I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season!

Love and peace and movies,


Jay & Paul, only, because Jay forgot to take a picture before Melissa left.  No; I didn’t push her into The Thames: ABFAB REFERENCE!!!  Paul says his Mets hat has significance.  He’s the baseball wiz; I’m taking his word for it…
“Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” – 2010 – from Finland
“Das Experiment” – 2001 – from Germany
“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” – 2016 – from Britain, sweetie darling

We are officially into double-digits! Welcome to Episode #10!

Jay and Paul recording Episode #10...We're in double-digits!
Jay and Paul recording Episode #10…We’re in double-digits!

We made it to Episode #10 (!) and, boy, did I ever torture Paul this time: I made him watch The Apple from 1980 (our very first musical…and Paul hopes it’s the last…fat chance!)  But, before that, we talk about Paul’s recommendation for me, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three from 1974.  Paul also shares his “Paul-Park Figures” and we see who’s ahead at this point, then we each rank the 10 movies that we made each other watch (so far) from best to worst.  Please join us for the penultimate episode of 2016…and find out what movies we’re discussing for our special Christmas Episode Internationale (featuring our friend and special guest Melissa McDowell, from the blog “Eat The World In 52 Weeks” at eat52weeks.com).  Join us, won’t you?

Original Soundtrack Recording - The Apple - 1980
Original Soundtrack Recording – The Apple – 1980
The Taking of Pelham  One Two Three - 1974 -  full color poster
The Taking of Pelham
One Two Three – 1974 –
full color poster

Movies for Episode #10 aka Paul Finally Gets Hit With A Musical

Hello friends, and Happy Thanksgiving!  If you listened to Episode #9 (and if you haven’t what are you waiting for?) you know that Paul has chosen 1974’s The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and I picked the film The Apple from 1980.  Yes: I finally hit Paul with a musical, and he’s not thrilled one bit (heh heh heh).  Look for Episode #10 to appear in December, and meanwhile…enjoy your turkey!

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three - 1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three – 1974
The Apple - 1980
The Apple – 1980


Happy holidays everyone, and welcome to our very first VERY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!!!  In this oh-so-special episode I take Paul to task over his choice, “Ankle Biters” (2002) (trust me: he deserves it…)  We then discuss my choice: the controversial (in its time) “Halloween 3”  (1982).  We also welcome our friend and special guest filmmaker and fellow podcaster Knives Monroe from “Outer Haeven – The Knives Monroe Podcast,” who chose for us the modern classic “The Babadook” (2014).  All of this, some spooky tunes, and (of course) we announce our choices for the next episode!  Join us,  won’t you?  I need witnesses to hear about the cinematic pain that Paul has subjected me to…

Essie Davis - The Babadook - 2014
Essie Davis – The Babadook – 2014
Ankle Biters - 2002
Ankle Biters – 2002
Tom Atkins - Halloween 3 - 1982
Tom Atkins – Halloween 3 – 1982
Paul as Larry David - Halloween 2016
Paul as Larry David – Halloween 2016
My husband Rick as Lt. Dangle from Reno 911!, and me (Jay) as the demon nun from The Conjuring 2.
My husband Rick as Lt. Dangle from Reno 911!, and me (Jay) as the demon nun from The Conjuring 2.