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Final Girl Friday

Final Girl Friday

By Molly O'Blivion
Writer, voiceover artist, and horror fanatic Molly O'Blivion invites you to take a long look with her at a variety of scary movies.
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The Final Girls (2015), Growing Up Scared & Mother/Daughter Dynamics in Horror... featuring My Mom!
This week, I'm celebrating both Mother's Day and my birthday by chatting with the woman who gave birth to me, raised me to love being terrified, and knows a hell of a lot more about scary movies than I do.  ___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Courtney Cox on Scream 5 The Last Drive-In & Creepshow @ Shudder Say Podcast And Die! Reinvention & Resurrection: The 'Friday the 13th' Sequels That Elevated the Franchise by Brian Keiper The Science of Women in Horror by Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence The Slasher App The Museum of Shadows ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my very slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Buy Me A Coffee Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
58:38
May 13, 2021
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Timmah
This week, Timmah joins me to talk about Dream Warriors (but not Craig Wasson, for some reason), Dokken, evil nurses/doctors, and we rank the Nightmare films from best to worst.  ___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: The Sawyer Massacre @ Indiegogo HERE BEFORE - First Look for SXSW THE FEAST - First Clip Exclusive for SXSW Too Much Horror Business! - The Impact of Horror on Rock Music The Slasher App ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my very slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Buy Me A Coffee Clip #1: Baby One More Time (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli) Clip #2: FREDDY KRUEGER (ROBERT ENGLUND) Interview 2020 Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
50:49
March 26, 2021
Talkin' Texas Chainsaw and The Sawyer Massacre with Steve Merlo
This week, I talked with Steve Merlo about his upcoming film The Sawyer Massacre, why we love the classic that inspired it, and whether or not John Dugan is a legend. Spoiler: He is.  ___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: The Sawyer Massacre @ Indiegogo The Unholy (Trailer) 2021 5 Horror Movies from the 70s That Are Still Terrifying The Scare Me Podcast The Into the Darkness Podcast The Slasher App ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my very slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Buy Me A Coffee Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
47:44
March 12, 2021
Bad Channels, Demonic Toys, Puppet Master (a.k.a. My Full Moon Freshman Orientation)
This week, I share some quick thoughts on three movies I should've seen 20 years ago and give myself nightmares by watching long lost commercials for toys I'm glad I never played with.  ___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: The Sawyer Massacre @ Indiegogo The Ten Best Horror Films of John Carradine ‘My Bloody Valentine’: George Mihalka on the Unmade Sequel and the Sequel We May Still Get [Phantom Limbs] The Slasher App Baby Skates ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my very slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Buy Me A Coffee Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
39:39
March 5, 2021
A Fangirl's Guide to My Bloody Valentine (1981)
This week, I celebrate Valentine's Day by swooning over some of my favorite Canadians.  ___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Death Rider in the House of Vampires (Trailer) Paul Kelman of My Bloody Valentine Without Your Head Interview The Slasher App Lumberjack Man (Trailer) ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my very slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Buy Me A Coffee Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
01:14:08
February 19, 2021
I Watched VOODOO MOON So You Won't Have To (But You Should)
For my first episode of the new year, I'm taking a long look at one of the best worst movies I've ever seen: Kevin VanHook's Voodoo Moon. I also share a few quick thoughts on the new Castle Freak and babble a lot because I'm completely out of practice.  _________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: An Appreciation of Roger Spottiswoode's Terror Train @ HNN 2020: How Horror Survived and Dominated a Horrifying Year @ Bloody Disgusting Castle Freak (1995) vs. Castle Freak (2020) from Modern Horror Show Castle Freak (2020) Review *Spoiler Free* from Cadaver Club ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Patreon Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
01:02:23
January 9, 2021
3 Uplifting Horror Films We Should All Probably Watch, Like, Right Now
Join me and my feelings as we look to 28 Days Later, The Eye and One Cut of the Dead to help us process pandemic fatigue. Also featuring a few kickass horror comedy recommendations from the Slasher community.  _________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Pandemic Filmmaking and the Resurgence of Found Footage Horrors Gorror Assembly One Cut of the Dead Review: The Best Zombie Comedy Since Shaun of the Dead The Slasher App ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory.  Check out my growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.com Support this podcast @ Patreon Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
36:25
September 2, 2020
A Fangirl's Guide to Sleepaway Camp (1983) + A Personal Note
I'm back from the grave this week, so to speak, to celebrate one of my personal favorite summertime slashers: Sleepaway Camp (1983). I also take a little time to vent about, y'know, life and stuff. _________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Slice & Dice: How Post-Pandemic Horror Could Lead to the Next Golden Age of Slashers Scares That Soothe: Top 10 Happy Ending 'Feel Good' Horror Movies Cadaver Club Transgender Representation in Horror (Dead Meat Podcast #54) How Did This Get Made?  - Episode #48 - Sleepaway Camp Transgender Representation in the Sleepaway Camp Franchise ___________________________ Check out my growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.com Support this podcast @ Patreon Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
01:14:43
June 27, 2020
'Bring Kirby Back' And Other Things We SCREAM Into The Ether with Eli
This week, Eli and I attempt to process our feelings regarding all four Scream films, from Randy to Kirby and every meta moment in between. Also a little news regarding Scream 5 and details on how to enter this month's Sleepaway Camp giveaway. ___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Stay Home, Watch Horror: 5 Dark Fairy Tales To Stream This Week (editorial) A Hard Rain Is Going To Fall On Friday The 13th (article) Modern Horror Show (podcast) The Slasher App (social network) Walls of Stone: Grey Spaces I (book) ___________________________ Check out my growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.com Support this podcast @ Patreon Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
01:14:02
May 27, 2020
The Slasher App & Has The Pandemic Made The Happening Less Terrible?
This week, I geek out over a new social network for horror fans that is truly to die for. Also, I try to answer a question I never thought I'd ask: Does the current state of the world actually make the Happening suck less?___________________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Slasher.tv Alyanna Poe The Final Boys Maniacs and Monsters Scream For Your Life Gory Rory Bloody Breakdown ___________________________ Check out my growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.com Support this podcast @ Patreon Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
50:42
May 10, 2020
Would You Rather (2013) + 50 Would You Rather Questions featuring Alan!
This week, I celebrate the humanitarian efforts of the Lambrick Foundation. Also, I drag my Alan into the studio to help me tackle some of life's most pressing questions, like 'Would you rather live an extra 15 years or have the power of veto over horror movie remakes?' Spoiler: I'd take the veto. Final Girl Friday elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlfriday Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
50:22
April 25, 2020
Adrian Roe's BLED DRY, Bloodsuckers of the Buffyverse & 3 Sentence Vampire Stories
From Mesopotamia to Sunnydale (and beyond), vampires have been giving us the creeps for as long as there have been creeps to give. Join me this week as I learn a lot about everybody's favorite creatures of the night from Adrian Roe, share some of the moments from the Buffy TV series that feature especially terrifying vamps and read spooky stories written by my friends and listeners. Also making appearances in this episode are my seasonal allergies and raging nerddom.  Final Girl Friday elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlfriday  Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
37:11
April 19, 2020
Tips On Staying Sane At Home & 5 Films That Might Help You Feel Better About Social Distancing
We're all going a little crazy right now, so I thought I would share with you the ways in which my particular brand of crazy helps me deal with being stuck inside. Also included in this episode: Remembering Stuart Gordon, the truth about Mom and Dad (spoiler: it's great) and answers to extremely important questions, like which movie monster would you most like to be housebound with.  Final Girl Friday elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla Stuart Gordon interview clip borrowed from https://www.youtube.com/user/Tromamovies Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
52:52
April 11, 2020
Castle Freak (1995) and Castle Freak (2020) featuring Apologies to Jeffrey
This week, I'm looking at both of the Castle Freak films and potentially losing my Re-Animator Fanatic's License? We'll see how it goes...  _________________ Stuff I mentioned in this episode: Willy's Wonderland Trailer #1 (2020) Drumdums - Top 50 MOMENTS of the HALLOWEEN Franchise (78 to 2018) Ask A Mortician - FINE, I'll React to Famous Film Corpses  Gab Smolders - FIRST LOOK at Resident Evil 8 (Maiden Demo) Cullen Bunn's Reanimator: The Eternal Lie Castle Freak (1995) by Hollie Horror @ Letterboxd Castle Freak (2020) @ Culture Crypt ___________________________ Original music by Gory Rory. Check out my slowly growing den of nonsense @ finalgirlfriday.net Support this podcast @ Buy Me A Coffee Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/
34:30
January 3, 2020
Merry Christmas, Agnes! a.k.a. Black Christmas (1974) Still Scares Me
Happy holidays from me to you and from Billy to Agnes. Also to Patrick... because he was a damn fine Santa Claus and he deserves our respect.  Final Girl Friday elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla All audio clips used in this episode were remixed above-board for fair use with the utmost respect for and appreciation of their creators. Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/.
55:05
December 28, 2019
In Defense of Dracula A.D. 1972 + Listener Questions!
Join me as I examine one of Hammer's least popular Dracula films (with, yes, a seriously underrated score) and answer some of your questions about how my horror-obsessed brain works. Confessions elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla All audio clips used in this episode were remixed above-board for fair use with the utmost respect for and appreciation of their creators. Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/.
01:05:47
November 20, 2019
Doctor Sleep, Final Girls & Memorable Female Villains
My first impressions of Mike Flanagan's latest masterpiece, followed by a stream of consciousness regarding female heroes and villains in some of our favorite horror films. Also, Scream 5? Possibly? I'm still processing.  Confessions elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla All audio clips used in this episode were remixed above-board for fair use with the utmost respect for and appreciation of their creators. Miscellaneous sound effects from https://freesound.org/.
01:02:43
November 11, 2019
Creepshow 2019 (Eps 4-6), Diablo 4 & The Curious Case of Halloween II
More thoughts on the first season of the new Creepshow, a little recap of and reaction to the Diablo 4 cinematic from Blizzcon and a rather long tangent in defense of one of the best Halloween films ever made. Confessions elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla All audio clips used in this episode were obtained above-board for fair use with the utmost respect for and appreciation of their creators. Creepshow clips from https://www.shudder.com; Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Halloween II clips from my personal hard copies of the films; drum roll sound effect from https://freesound.org/. 
49:53
November 4, 2019
My Super Special Halloween Special (Featuring a Special Guest)
Happy Halloween from me and mine to you and yours. Join my mystery guest and me as we explore the evolution of certain Halloween traditions, relive some of our favorite trick or treating memories and - most importantly - share a few of the films that genuinely scare the hell out of us 365 days a year. I hope you all have a spectacularly spooky night!  Confessions elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla All audio clips used in this episode were obtained for fair use with the utmost respect for and appreciation of their creators. All sound effects from https://freesound.org, various films clips from several sources (personal hard copies, Amazon Prime Video, tubi.tv, etc.), public domain music segments from various sources.
01:50:43
October 31, 2019
Creepshow 2019 (Eps 1-3) & TV's Greatest Halloween Episodes
Some of my first thoughts on the first three episodes of Shudder's new Creepshow revival, followed by a list of my favorite Halloween episodes throughout TV's long history of creeping it real. Also some news and stuff. Tonight's question: What are some of YOUR favorite TV episodes to watch this time of year? Join my Discord and let me know!  Confessions elsewhere: https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions Original music by TheGhostVilla @ https://soundcloud.com/theghostvilla All audio clips used in this episode were obtained for fair use with the utmost respect for and appreciation of their creators. All sound effects from https://freesound.org, Creepshow clips from https://shudder.com, TV clips from various sources.
54:49
October 21, 2019
A Fangirl's Guide to the House of the Devil (2009)
When good pizza goes bad, I'll be there to complain about it.
51:40
October 12, 2019
Misery Loves Company (Featuring Bruce Barnett)
My first guest! Also, my fourth failed attempt at talking about something other than a Stephen King adaptation. Thank you so much for joining me, Bruce! https://www.patreon.com/finalgirlconfessions
01:30:60
October 4, 2019
A Fangirl's Guide to Prom Night (1980)
It's Slick's party and he'll die if he wants to. 
01:01:41
July 31, 2019
My Complicated Relationship with Horror Remakes
This week, I'm dragging myself out of my comfort zone to look at some horror remakes, searching for something appealing about the ones I hated. I also do a very small amount of math. There are quite a bit of spoilers in this entry... perhaps the biggest spoiler being that I still can't stand Rob Zombie's Halloween. 
01:24:31
July 13, 2019
Essential Scary Movies for Summer
What's your favorite (summertime) horror movie? Join me for an exploration of some of mine. Warning: I had some frustrating audio issues this time around, but I couldn't bear to scrap the work. Luckily, none of the Crispin Glover praise was compromised.
52:22
June 28, 2019
The Nightmare So Far: Stephen King's IT from the 90s and Today
This is my first official entry in this audioblog, wherein I explore some thoughts about both adaptations of Stephen King's IT (sans Chapter Two of the new version, of course) and my anticipation for the next installment. I'm not an industry professional or a genre expert; I'm just a girl who loves horror movies, talking accordingly. WARNING: Spoilers ahead. 
54:49
June 20, 2019