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Not Your Final Girl

Not Your Final Girl

By Ariel Dyer, Candace Sluder
Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder are not (your) final girls. Join us for biweekly & very charming chats about horror movies! 📍Based in Bakersfield, CA
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THIS BOOK THAT BOOK PODCAST- Interview with Co-Host of Not Your Final Girl, Ariel Dyer
Your illustrious hosts are living their best aquatic horror life at the beach this weekend so we're sharing a feed drop from another podcast! Ariel had the privilege of guesting on This Book That Book to geek out about some of her favorite childhood reads, and of course that includes horror! Tune in to hear her talk formative media and youthful pranks gone too far, and we'll be back in a couple weeks with another NYFG episode. This Book That Book is a narrative interview podcast where host Katherine Kwong interviews a guest about a meaningful book they read as a kid. The show is about revisiting one's childhood bookshelf, those books, and reflecting on what the story means to you now. Katherine's inspiration behind starting her pod: "I want the show to inspire people to go back to those stories or spend time thinking about what books impacted them at a young age." The show is for library lovers, people who can't help but eagerly point out their book recommendations in bookstores, and for those who still find time for children's books on their TBR lists. Follow the show on instagram @thisbookthatbookpodcast and email questions and ideas to thisbookthatbookpodcast@gmail.com. Read a kids' book you haven't thought of in years: tag us at #thisbookthatbookpodcast. 
21:55
August 2, 2021
Raising Your Demons: Hereditary & Rosemary's Baby w/ Gorefriends Podcast
Are you tired of heavy-hitting double features by now? We hope not, because this week we’ve got a barn burner of an episode - Candace and Ariel are joined by Mars and Story from Gorefriends Podcast to talk about horror classic Rosemary’s Baby (1968), and its sister-from-another-mister Hereditary (2018). Grab a candle, pull up a chair at the seance table, (maybe put a hold on House of Psychotic Women) and join us to talk about family grief, the horror of isolation, deals with the devil, madness, and the conspiracy of patriarchy. Heavy topics, sure, but at least the ants and the cultists are having a great time. Were you in the theatre to see Hereditary for the first time? Did you find floating Toni Collette terrifying, hilarious, or other? Does Rosemary’s Baby still scare the shit out of you? Find us on the socials and tell us about it. And please check out Gorefriends! Join besties Story and Mars as they do in-depth analysis' on all types of horror films. From the folklore to the gore, your gorefriends got you covered! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gorefriends/id1460123618. They covered Hereditary here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/8-hereditary/id1460123618?i=1000440688697, and Rosemary’s Baby here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/42-rosemarys-baby/id1460123618?i=1000471101236  A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Hereditary (2018), Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:48:22
July 19, 2021
(Sub)urban Legends: Halloween & Poltergeist w/ Travis Hunter
Hang out in the scary suburbs with us this episode! Pod Mortem co-host Travis Hunter asked us to pick a formative horror movie to go with his, and we ended up with a heavy hitter double feature for the books. First off we’ve got simplicity, style, and one of the greatest final girl/movie monster face-offs of all time in Travis’ kindergarten(!) favorite, John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), followed by whimsical-yet-terrifying classic Poltergeist (1982), which Candace and Ariel can both call early nightmare fuel.  Stick around for discussion of iconic soundtracks, normie stoners, ghost ASMR, dads losing their absolute shit, Candace’s sick Poltergeist shirt (sorry, it’s no longer available), and Ariel’s favorite game: Spielberg or Hooper. We will also find out what Roger Ebert thought of these titans of the genre, since we are sure you’re dying to know. What’s your formative horror? Find us on the socials and let us know! While you’re at it, rate and review us so our egos can be sated. Travis Hunter is the co-host/producer/editor of the weekly horror podcast Pod Mortem (@thepodmortem). He is also a singer/songwriter and award-winning writer with a degree in mass media/journalism. Follow him everywhere @travismwh. And please check out Pod Mortem here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pod-mortem-a-horror-podcast/id1505007720 P.s. We made a reference to Satanic Panic as our last episode - you’re not crazy, we tweaked our schedule since we recorded this episode. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Halloween (1978), Poltergeist (1982) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:26:04
July 5, 2021
Gayliens: Gender, Sexuality, and Wetness in the Alien Franchise
Content note: This episode's movies heavily feature themes of sexual assault, and while they are mostly figurative, we do thoroughly discuss those themes. We're back, and we've got a QUADRUPLE FEATURE for you this time. It's Pride Month, ghouls, and we've been dying to talk about all the queer stuff in the Alien franchise. Come along with us on a journey of gender nonconformity, mommy issues, hypercapitalism, found family, and of course- penis-headed monsters. If you aren't already a Ripley 8 x Call shipper, you will be once we're done here, and you'll be pleased to know there are 91 tagged fanfics on Ao3. P.S. The Stephen King movie whose name escaped us is Sleepwalkers (1992). Need more Alien in your life after this? Check out Pod Mortem's episode here, and Nightmare on Fierce Street's here, here, here, and here. Find Gretchen Felker-Martin's excellent essay, "Kane's Son: Sexual Violence and Symbolism in Alien and Aliens" here. And you can read Whitney Anspach's thorough thesis "Study of Gender Representations within the Aliens Series" here. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien3 (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997) Song used during the series recap: "Hypersleep" by Jerry Goldsmith from Alien: Original Motion Picture Score Follow us on twitter, instagram, and facebook. And buy our cool ass merch! Buy our namesake's book, I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland Show music by Ariel Dyer - arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:33:40
June 21, 2021
SCREENVOMIT PODCAST- Gone Girl: "Leave the himbos alone!"
Broadcasting live from summer vacation, Ariel and Candace are bringing you a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE this week: a feed drop from one of our fave podcast friends, ScreenVomit! Your fearless pod hosts decided to take on woods horror for real this past weekend and went on a backpacking trip to do some trail work with the Los Padres Forest Association. We lived to tell the tale, but first we’re going to sleep a shit ton and we’ll save our stories for the next episode. In the meantime, we’re kicking off Pride month with a send-up of straight culture in the David Fincher thriller GONE GIRL (2014) that Candace dissected on her guest episode of ScreenVomit back in October of last year. A little about ScreenVomit: An ex-comedian social worker and a queer activist break down flicks from the last decade through a rad/punk lens- and a lot of laughs! “We're joined by Candace Sluder of the Not Your Final Girl podcast talking about our formative horror films, true crime, unhinged dialogue, and toxic straight culture as we do a deep dive on 2014's GONE GIRL. Please forgive a bit of audio weirdness due to loud neighbors and computer feedback. After dark, we get into The Cell, Cam, and Sex Education. CW: mention of r*pe (there is no r*pe scene, just mention of an accusation) Follow Candace's podcast Not Your Final Girl! Follow Sophie McTear, who did our new artwork: www.instagram.com/sophiemcteardesign Leave us a rating and review! Follow us everywhere @screenvomit, or send us an email at screenvomitpod@gmail.com.” A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:38:38
June 7, 2021
"Cult" Comedies: Satanic Panic & We Summon the Darkness w/ Jessica Guess
If you’re anything like us, today’s double feature is going to make you wanna wear a leather jacket. Candace and Ariel are joined - for the second time - by author, blogger, and Twitter-famous person Jessica Guess to talk about 2019 Satanic horror comedies Satanic Panic, and We Summon the Darkness. These movies have a ton in common: murderous cults, rock n roll, great hair, 80’s aesthetics, if not necessarily actual 80’s settings. We’ll tackle some important issues in this one, such as compulsory heterosexuality, characterizing virgins, the difference between Baphomet and Satan himself, realistic atmosphere for a midwestern road trip, and whether it’s a good idea to go on the lam with someone who just tried to freaking murder you. If you don’t trust us to tell you about this stuff, trust Jessica. She got a retweet from Stephen King. Jessica Guess is a writer and English teacher who hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She earned her Creative Writing MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2018 and is the founder of the website Black Girl's Guide to Horror where she examines horror movies in terms of quality and intersectionality. Her creative work has been featured in Luna Station Quarterly and Tor Nightfire. Her debut novella, Cirque Berserk, is available for purchase on Amazon. Her short story, “The Nightmare Man,” appears in Shiver: A Cold Weather Horror Anthology. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Satanic Panic (2019), We Summon the Darkness (2019) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:26:52
May 24, 2021
I am Your MOTHER: All That We Destroy and We Need to Talk about Kevin
Happy Mother’s Day, ghouls. We at Not Your Final Girl are keen to delve into some of the less palatable experiences of motherhood, such as when your kid just has extremely bad vibes. Candace and Ariel are talking about the violent and sci-fi tinged Into the Dark installation All That We Destroy (2019) and the movie that inducted Tilda Swinton into horror mom-dom: We Need to Talk About Kevin. Aside from covering goo-based life forms, unsettlingly tiny shirts, people named Ezra, nature vs nurture, and possible either communing with the dead or uploaded consciousness, we also get into our own personal childhood horror stories. Because we’ve all got em, don’t we? Hopefully not as bad as Kevin or Spencer, but still, kids are a horror on their own. Also please, please if you have some dad-centered horror for us to cover for Father’s Day, hit us up. Not enough horror dads exist, and it’s a damn shame. Check out Ariel’s episode of This Book That Book right here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-7-ariel-dyer-revisits-the-fellowship-of-the-ring/id1524873451?i=1000518995662 as well as her bonus horror episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-episode-interview-with-co-host-of-nyfgpod-ariel-dyer/id1524873451?i=1000518995590 A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: All That We Destroy (2019), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:31:22
May 10, 2021
Two Wrong Turns Don't Make a Right Turn w/ Julie Mana-ay Perez
Not Your Final Girl is catching the zeitgeist with this one. In this episode, Candace and Ariel talk to writer and graphic designer Julie Mana-ay about early 2000’s slasher powerhouse and undying franchise, Wrong Turn (2003) - as well as its socially conscious-ish reboot, Wrong Turn (2021). We learn many important lessons in the process, such as the names of the mutant cannibals (Three Finger, Saw Tooth, and One Eye), the difference between a story credit and a writing credit, and the correct pronunciation of Dushku. Remakes are always fun to talk about (even if they’re not technically…. good), so let’s get into one of the weirder original/remake pairs we’ve come across. We’ve got low rise jeans, Wicker Man (2006) style folk horror attempts, bad (but effective?) small team tactics, a woke mountain cult, explosions, and characters who have seen horror movies but still make all the worst decisions. Stick with us, listeners, we have been hiking more than once and would never put your chair into poison ivy. Julie Mana-ay (pronounced Ma-na-eye) Perez is a Kern County native and is a graphic designer and writer for The Bakerfield Californian and Bakersfield Life Magazine. She loves all things spooky — from horror films to true crime podcasts and watching her Sims characters die. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Wrong Turn (2003), Wrong Turn (2021) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
02:14:18
April 26, 2021
Misunderstood Woods: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Storm Warning
What’s up, listeners, Candace and Ariel coming at you from K-NYFG with several important questions: Have we given enough consideration to these two gnarly backwoods family horror movies? Did the tragically and fantastically Reagan-era Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) really let down the legacy of its predecessor? Is the murder in the outback in Storm Warning (2007) such a pale imitation of Wolf Creek? Is radio DJ the ideal final girl career path? Can you talk about a five-minute short film without completely spoiling it? We went there, listeners, so you don’t have to. Come through the perfectly normal, not made of bones bead curtain, and let’s talk about two misunderstood films. We’ll also discuss the finer points of corpse masks, two amazing final girl performances, Texas chainsaw shopping, the relationship between horror and parody, and why you should thank creators for shitting on you as a fan. Just don’t ask about the guts oozing out of a hole in the wall. We are solo this episode, so no guest bios, but do check out Wellness Check (2021) by Andrew Jara, a great short film about trying to date during quarantine. :( Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpQYm_soQaI&ab_channel=AndrewJara A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1987), Storm Warning (2007) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:20:06
April 12, 2021
Birds from the Crypt w/ Carla Barrientos
It’s wall-to-wall Thrills, Chills, and Spills in this episode. And about a million crazy birds. Ariel and Candace are talking to Hello Bakersfield host Carla Barrientos about a couple of good ol spook shows: Hitchcock’s classic The Birds, and EC Comics adaptation (and forerunner to the TV show that scared the shit out of Candace as a kid) Tales From the Crypt. Pull up a sarcophagus and turn on some ominous organ music, cause we’ve got prank addictions, hetero hijinks, literal poetic justice, a killer Santa (and no other mention of Christmas?), and a crypt keeper who isn’t gleeful about sentencing the damned to eternal torture. And if sometimes the characters behave as if they’ve never seen a horror movie? Give them a break, okay? It was a different time. Carla Barrientos, a Bakersfield native, is a co-host on the Hello Bakersfield podcast, a podcast that explores the dynamic people, places and culture of Bakersfield, California. She also specializes in child behavior management and special needs. She enjoys watching horror films with her husband (after her 2 year old son has gone to bed, as she's planning on getting him in on the fun once he's a little older). Movies Discussed: The Birds (1963), Tales From the Crypt (1972) A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:34:09
March 29, 2021
Final or Not Final: Traumatic Revenge w/ Wi-Moto Nyoka
This episode is all about REVENGE and TRAUMA. Among other things - several other things. On this episode, Ariel and Candace are with Wi-Moto Nyoka, the founder of Dusky Projects and host of Black Women Are Scary, talking about elevator scares, haunted libraries, creepypastas, Chris Pine’s face, and of course our films for today: “Apologies,” Episode 2 of The Girl From Nowhere (2018) and The Villainess (2017). We also talk about radio drama, VPN sponsorships, and why zombies always go right for the guts. We may stray far, listeners, but we always bring it back around. You can trust us. WI-MOTO NYOKA is a writer and transmedia artist. She is the founder of Dusky Projects, creating and producing horror & sci-fi content for young adult and adult audiences. You can follow her work on IG and Twitter (kind of) @Duskyprojects. If you like podcasts and discovering new horror authors check out Black Women Are Scary,  a radio-dramatic podcast that celebrates and produces short horror stories by BIPOC authors. Available pretty much everywhere . Check out Dusky Projects at https://www.wi-motonyoka.com/dusky-projects.html and Black Women are Scary at https://linktr.ee/blackwomenarescary A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: The Girl From Nowhere (2018), The Villainess (2017) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:45:10
March 15, 2021
Runnin on Vibes: Alucarda and The Hunger w/ Emma Cogan
Here come the vibes, ghouls, and they’re immaculate. Ariel and Candace talk B movies, sapphic longing, deals with the devil, overcoming patriarchy (including in the script of your own movie), and what if vampires had proboscises with Emma Cogan, co-founder of Monstrous Femme Films. We’ve got a tale of forbidden love and Satanic devotion in the midst of a macabre Catholic orphanage in Alucarda (1977), and an extremely goth fever dream/music video about ephemerality, lust, and blood (of course) in The Hunger (1983). This episode is dedicated to Susan Sarandon and Willem Defoe. You know what it is. Emma Cogan is a filmmaker & costume designer from Portland, Oregon. An independent artist, history enthusiast, and co-founder of the queer, femme-led horror collective Monstrous Femme Films, Emma is passionate about utilizing horror and sci-fi narratives to create stylized films that explore the human condition and tell under-told stories- through an inclusive, feminist lens. Emma is currently working on the next MFF short, Baby Fever, as a producer, costume designer, and art director. Additionally, she is beginning her transition into writing and directing- with her debut featurette, a queer, psychological/surrealist horror entitled Penny & The Poppies, set to go into production this fall. Check out Monstrous Femme Film Collective at monstrousfemmefilms.com A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Alucarda (1977), The Hunger (1983) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod  I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:37:29
March 1, 2021
Gore, Glitz, & Tits: House and Ghost Story w/ Mary-Madison Baldo
Ariel and Candace had the pleasure of talking to Mary-Madison Baldo about interior design, abolitionist readings of holiday classics, favorite Twilight Zone episodes, and of course feminine desire & rage beyond the grave in our haunted double feature House (1977) and Ghost Story (1981). We’ve got a butt-biting severed head, a sinister squatter boy in high heels, an evil cat, full frontal male nudity, and a man transformed into a pile of bananas. Listen to find out which of these are featured in Fred Astaire’s last film. Mary-Madison Baldo is an independent filmmaker, artist, and educator with the voice of Snow White, the zany energy of Miss Frizzle, and the cinematic know-how of a Jeopardy contestant. Her short films have been showcased nationally and internationally at festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cannes; her passion for bright color and texture are expressed through her portraiture, photography, and makeup artistry; and she has taught classes virtually and in-person about literature, film history, and technology. Her latest projects include a short film about a female serial killer, a feature about witches tackling a perverted patriarchy, and a music video about isolation with a color palette worthy of a kitschy kaleidoscope. Support Madison’s project Danny here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/danny--8#/ Also please support a queer creative space and give what you can to this fundraiser for Brew Coffee & Beer https://www.gofundme.com/f/1y8xvmf09c A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: House (1977), Ghost Story (1981) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
02:04:40
February 15, 2021
Conspicuous Consumption: Cannibal Commentary in Ravenous and Eating Raoul
Fellas, is it gay to consume the flesh of your enemies in order to absorb their power, losing touch with your own humanity in the process? We at Not Your Final Girl agree - it’s pretty gay. Our double feature for today includes varying amounts of monchin’ and cronchin’, several wendigos, increasingly slapstick murders, a mysterious stew, a dominatrix named Doris, and as you might imagine, a wee bit of critique of American culture. Come hang with Candace and Ariel while we pick at two off kilter cannibalism movies, the bizarrely dry Eating Raoul and a fun, grisly classic of the subgenre (and formative favorite of Candace’s), Ravenous. Have you seen these movies? Have you got more tales of the most forbidden snack to recommend? Are you dying to see our gritty reboot of Eating Raoul? Do you want to argue about whether Guy Pearce sucks? We are here for you! Hop on over to Not Your Final Girl Gang on Facebook and let’s shout at each other. Oh, and we’re @NYFGpod on Letterboxd if you want to check out all the movies we’ve talked about on the pod. You can also follow Candace at @crammpuss if you want to peek at what movies might be coming up next. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Ravenous (1999), Eating Raoul (1982) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:05:47
February 1, 2021
Shrinking 2020 w/ Dr. Haaken
We're shrinking heads in 2021. For the first double feature of the year we have clinical psychologist, filmmaker, and professor Jan Haaken discussing the horrors of the body, the bonds that form family, and stuff that looks like buttholes in Sea Fever and Relic - both 2020 movies with female directors. You love to see it, folks. Check out our guest Jan Haaken at https://www.jhaaken.com/, where you can find her films, books, and projects. Jan Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical psychologist and documentary filmmaker. From refugee camps, abortion clinics, war zones, and mental hospitals to drag bars, dairy farms and hip-hop clubs, Haaken’s documentaries focus on people and places on the social margins, drawing out their insights on the world around them. Her documentaries center on labor carried out in liminal spaces and on difficult jobs that are not well understood. Haaken has taught film theory at Portland State University and consulted on documentary and visual storytelling as a Fulbright scholar at Durham University (UK) and University College Cork(Ireland) and as a visiting professor at London School of Economics (UK), YorkUniversity (UK), and University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She is a member of FilmFatales—a national organization of recognized female film directors and has received numerous awards for her filmmaking, most recently the Lena Sharpe Persistence of Vision award at the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. In addition to a series of shorts, Haaken has directed six feature-length films, including Queens of Heart (2006) Guilty Except for Insanity (2009),Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines (2014), MilkMen: The Life and Times of Dairy Farmers (2016), Our Bodies Our Doctors (2019), and Necessity: Oil,Water and Climate Resistance—(not yet released). Necessity Part II is currently in production. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Sea Fever (2020), Relic (2020) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:29:15
January 18, 2021
Women Who Podcast
Hey cool cats, we've got something a little different for you this week. Back in October, we got to talk to the women of HelloBakersfield, a podcast devoted to exploring the people, places and culture of Bakersfield. We discuss the ins and outs of podcasting, how to get started on your very own podcast, and being a woman in the world of podcasts. If you're looking to start your pod, now's the time! Feel free to hit us up if you want any specific advice, too at nyfgpod@gmail.com.  A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Scare Me (2020) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
49:41
January 4, 2021
Scare Me w/ The Shine On Collective's Anna Mavromati
Breaking the fourth wall and beyond in this episode with special guest Anna Mavromati of the L.A. based immersive theatre company, the Shine on Collective! Anna- writer, horror movie aficionado, professor, and all-around cool cat- chose the 2020 American horror comedy film SCARE ME written, directed, and produced by Josh Ruben and streaming for your viewing pleasure now on Shudder (we talk about Shudder so much. Sponsor us you cowards!). Join us for a discussion that touches on transcending the boundaries of traditional theatre and storytelling in a pandemic, then veers off into improv actors doing cocaine in an isolated cabin, what it takes to be a writer, and the undeniable acting prowess of Chris Redd. We think Stephen King would be all over this shit. Please check out the Shine On Collective, an award-winning Los Angeles-based theater organization that produces unusual and original performance installations! You can find out more about their latest experience Welcome Home, now shipping across the United States, at their website: http://www.shineoncollective.com/home. We highly recommend it. Follow on social media here: https://twitter.com/shineonshows,  https://www.instagram.com/shineoncollective/,   https://www.facebook.com/TheShineOnCollective/ A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Scare Me (2020) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:15:32
December 21, 2020
Wholesome Horror Moms: Serial Mom and The Orphanage with Kayla from ScreenVomit Podcast
What a sweet episode we’ve got for you this time - sweet as in both incredibly wholesome and also as in cool rock n roll murder stuff too. This episode really does have everything, listeners. We had a whale of a time with ScreenVomit co-host Kayla talking about Serial Mom (1994), a rollicking John Waters crime spree with an amazing cast, and The Orphanage (2007), a Spanish ghost story that is poetic, shocking, and devastating in equal turns. Sounds heavy? Don’t worry, we also have body horror and house fire stories. You’re gonna love it. Otherwise, stay tuned for some severe hot takes, formative horror movies, minor discussion of Indianapolis Underground Railroad architecture, and the coolest horror moms on the block. Please check out ScreenVomit! Candace went on to talk about Gone Girl, for better or worse, on this episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gone-girl-leave-the-himbos-alone-feat-candace-sluder/id1458687219?i=1000495369116 but you should listen to all of it. We recommend it. Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screenvomit/id1458687219 and follow on social media here: https://twitter.com/screenvomit, https://www.instagram.com/screenvomit/, https://www.facebook.com/screenvomit/ A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies Discussed: Serial Mom (1994), The Orphanage (2007) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ pod merch- https://society6.com/nyfgpod  I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:29:13
December 7, 2020
Suspiria w/ Film Producer Maya Korn
We’re back, ghouls! We were tempted to call this one Witches Ain’t Shit, except that really isn’t true since the witches in both our movies are powerful and mysterious and we definitely don’t want to incur their wrath. Thank you very much to our delightful guest, film producer Maya Korn, for our double feature today: Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) and Maya’s own production, Diabla (2019). Suspiria is a classic and a massive influence on modern horror from its fever dream visuals to its synths. Also maggots fall from the ceiling, which always soothes the soul. Following that, Diabla is as new, throbbing, and raw as a freshly severed body part. Sound intriguing? Wait til you watch it. We know it’s almost Thanksgiving, but we recorded this episode closer to Halloween, so that’s why we spend the beginning talking about costumes. Just pretend we’re talking about cosplay. We look forward to the day ComicCon is back in person so Candace can be seen in her full Sexy Jon Arbuckle regalia. Great news, Diabla is on the festival circuit, meaning you can get in on this indie horror action. Keep up with it here: facebook.com/DiablaFilm/ & https://www.instagram.com/diablafilm/ A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Suspria (1977), Diabla (2019) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:12:47
November 23, 2020
Gay Vampires!
You ever commune with the creatures of the night? We did in this episode and folks, we’re here to tell you: the thirst for human blood transcends gender binaries. But you knew that already, right? First off, we’ve got an incompetent familiar, voyeurism, social outcasts, and the most romantic bloodbath we’ve ever seen in Let the Right One In. Also someone bursts into flames. You love to see it. Then in Bit we’ve got Laurel, a queer trans girl, leaving her small town behind and falling in with a vampire girl gang in LA. But also they have an evil heart in a box, Nazi vampires hunters after them, and everyone is generally kind of terrible. Ah, the pains of growing up - or becoming immortal, or whatever. Next up: Cishet Werewolves. Just kidding. Or are we? Weigh in on this very important topic in our pit of discussion, Not Your Final Girl Gang on Facebook. We also share memes and incantations there, dance naked under the full moon, and stare into the endless blackness of the abyss. Please be our friend! Right here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/409584323316170 A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Let the Right One In (2008), Bit (2019) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:11:53
November 9, 2020
Latin American Horror w/ Deanna Gomez
We’re covering two Latin American horror movies in this episode; get on this rollercoaster ride of emotions with us. First off, La Llorona (the good one), a ghost story dealing with colonization and genocide, then we’ve got Tigers Are Not Afraid bringing up the rear with cartel violence and homeless orphans. It’s a lot! Fortunately, your hosts and their guest, screenwriter and actress Deanna Gomez, can offer you some jokes in this trying time. Other topics covered: our embarrassing high school times, interesting facts about ourselves, Twitter fights, yelling about horror criticism, and Candace’s presidential campaign’s hot-button issue - legally requiring Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit to play every child’s role in any movie. There’s more too. We were very chatty in this one. Reminder to join our Facebook group, Not Your Final Girl Gang to be chatty with us. Also, if you’re so inclined, take this survey and tell us what you hate about us. Or like. It’s anonymous so have at it. Please and thank you. https://surveymonkey.com/r/265HP76 A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: La Llorona (2019), Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Check out Deanna’s screenwriter collective The Write or Die Chicks here: https://thewodc.com/ Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:40:27
October 26, 2020
A Vintage Halloween
Are you ready to be scared and gay? Well, you better be, cause it’s the spooky month AND our freakin one year anniversary. In this episode, we’re digging into three Gothic tales of horror from when the world was still black and white. These movies have everything: repressed queerness, subversive empathy, rabid squirrels, the looming threat of forced institutionalization, candles, and a soggy dead guy, just for starters. We’ve got three different studios and three different decades going on here, but some intriguingly common themes - it’s almost as if people have always tackled topics like gender and sexuality and disability. Hmm.  Aside from our movies, we’ll also talk about our own Halloween traditions - how Ariel wrings every bit of festivity from the season, while Candace just kind of lets Halloween come to her - as well as what’s coming up for the future of the pod. New movies? Old movies? More Hammer films? Satanist lesbians? You know it. Thanks for one year, you beautiful ghouls! Without you, we’d just be yelling about horror movies at each other. Which would still be fun, of course, but not nearly as fun as yelling with you all. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The Uninvited (1944) Scream/Taste of Fear (1961) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:32:19
October 12, 2020
Where the Heart Isn't: Home & Possession Films w/ Fran Zapata
Well, we made it, folks. It’s our first filmmaker guest ever! In this episode, we’ll go all the way back to Fran Zapata’s childhood memories of parental gorilla mask pranks, and get into two movies that she loves: Don’t Breathe (2016) and Veronica (2017). Pull up a pile of frozen peas and text us when you get to The Scene. We’ll discuss representations of blind characters in both our movies, the dividing line between thriller and horror, the impulse to write Fucked Up stuff, and whether your pets look at you like a giant chicken leg (which, ours do not, by the way. They love us and would never eat us). Also we demanded Fran make our podcast into a movie, so keep an eye out for our mind-bendy pod people (get it?) flick, coming whenever we can lure in a corporate sponsor. We’re selling out, baby! We’ve got some good energy in this one. Great vibes all around, honestly. If only Veronica had done a seance with us instead of her terrible friends. Check out Fran Zapata @franmakeshorror on Instagram and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/user113038093 A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Don’t Breathe (2016) Veronica (2017) Where the Heart Is (2000) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabbi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:17:52
September 28, 2020
Cabincore w/ Jalapeño Jared
A very special episode of Not Your Final Girl, in which we must admit that sometimes cyber bullying does actually pay off. Cabins: Are they worth all the murder and mayhem? Candace, Gaby, and Ariel discuss the finer points of rich aunts, fraught female relationships, beautiful psychopathic wives, and the dangers of clout chasing in our movies, What Keeps You Alive (2018) and Always Shine (2016). Thank you to our new friend Jalapeño Jared for talking shit on Ariel’s music page and inspiring us to get into this particular sub-subgenre (?) of cabin horror - where the real danger lies within the people closest to you. Pull up a seat and join us to get into some twisty-turny mind-bendy madness, including sabotage, betrayal, rowboat fights, luminol baths, Chekov’s syringes, and boring bearded dudes. We promise it’ll be a fun and instructive time, especially if you happen to be planning on any cabin trips this fall (though, we’re only covering a fraction of cabin horrors here, so still be careful - there could still be forest demons and stuff). It’s Jalapeño Jared approved. Do yourself and watch a movie, and listen on, losers. And so forth. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: What Keeps You Alive (2018) Always Shine (2016) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:05:10
September 14, 2020
The Mumblegore Gang w/ Claire C. Holland
Ghoul Gang assemble! In this episode Ariel, Candace, and Gaby are talking to our extremely special guest Claire C. Holland, author of horror-themed poetry collection - and our show’s namesake - I Am Not Your Final Girl, about early horror memories, the creative process, monster fuckability (sorry), and of course scary movies. Featured in this episode is the “ghoulishly sadistic” (according to Simon Abrams, rogerebert.com reviewer and apparent squishy baby marshmallow) slaughter-fest of a home invasion movie You’re Next (2013). We get into the ins and outs of rich kid sibling rivalry, final girl survivalism qualifications, and why you should never, ever date your professor. Is there a sequel brewing here? Can hiring a few hitmen count as ethical capitalism? Are filmmakers more likely to take a crossbow bolt to the face than the average person? And what the hell is mumblegore? You’ll have to listen to find out. Check out Claire Holland’s book, I Am Not Your Final Girl: “a collection of feminist-horror poems about final girls... The poems confront the role of women throughout history in relation to subjects such as feminism,  violence, motherhood, and sexuality. Each poem is based on a fictional character from horror cinema, and explores the many ways in which women find empowerment through violence and their own perceived monstrousness.” https://www.clairecholland.com/books A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: You're Next (2011) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ I am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland- https://www.amazon.com/Am-Not-Your-Final-Girl/dp/0692966633 Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:08:02
August 31, 2020
Rabbits in a Cage: Class in Horror
The world is falling apart but Not Your Final Girl is here to cushion the impact. Join Ariel, Candace, and Gaby as we tackle the difficult and important topic of class in horror films. This week's episode finds us pontificating on our current pandemic moods, Purge creep, Gaby's resting anime face, and much, much more. Ever wondered why so much horror seems to happen to the white middle class? Come wonder along with us! Horror often mirrors some of society’s deepest fears, but what happens when that genre tendency goes head to head with America’s “bootstraps” blindness to class and race? As we’ve talked about in previous episodes, it depends on who’s telling the story. HOT TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: James DeMonaco (writer and director of the Purge series) might be an alien, our strategies for surviving the Purge IRL, really bright green LED teeth that don’t make evolutionary sense but look cool as hell (Gaby, dental hygienist, tells all), human tribalism vs. so-called human benevolence, community policing/defunding the police, Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar-worthy performance, pop culture references in Us, the brilliant mind of Jordan Peele, the price of privilege, the soundtrack of Us (2019) is the best horror soundtrack since Halloween (1978) A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Our drive for intersectionality aligns well with the Morbidly Beautiful ethos. We love that MB is a nonprofit that gives back to the horror community, and are thrilled to be a part of the network! Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Child's Play (1988) The First Purge (2018) Attack the Block (2011) Us (2019) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Show art by Gabi Steiger: instagram.com/rabbitfoods Vampire Girl art by Brian Demarest: instagram.com/evilflynn
01:24:02
August 17, 2020
Based on a True Story with Stephanie Segura-Culver
Stephanie Segura-Culver, horror aficionado and owner of Segura's Baking Co, joins Gaby, Candace, and Ariel for a fun romp through the true story horror sub genre. We talk shit about the Warrens, make the argument that The Strangers is horror ASMR, and discuss the disappointing waste of hot people in Amityville.  A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: The Strangers (2008) The Amityville Horror (1979) The Conjuring (2013) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com Segura's Baking Co- https://www.instagram.com/segurasbakingco/
57:22
August 3, 2020
WET HORROR
Come on in, the water's fine! Not sure about the creatures lurking beneath it, though... Join us for a discussion on aquatic horror through the decades. Ariel confesses she's a shark girl, Gaby and Candace talk about having never seen Jaws until this episode, and a good time is had by all. A proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Show now also streaming on morbidlybeautiful.com! Movies discussed: Jaws (1975) Deep Blue Sea (1999) Crawl (2019) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com
57:50
July 20, 2020
Nightmares Come to Life w/ Camden Toy
Throwback to that super cool time the girls interviewed Camden Toy back in April, character actor extraordinaire who played not one, NOT two, but THREE of the best Buffy the Vampire Slayer villains:  The Gentleman, Gnarl, and the Ubervamp (not to leave out Prince of Lies in Angel). Come for the actor behind-the-scenes and stay for the musings on the horror genre from someone who's lived it. Media mentioned: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) Angel (1999-2004) The Haunting (1963) Uncanny Annie (2019) Hellboy (2004) Hereditary (2018) Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com
40:06
July 6, 2020
Deranged Female Friendships with Jessica Guess of Black Girl's Guide to Horror.
We had the honor of speaking to Jessica Guess about some of her favorite horror movies! Please check her out on Twitter @JessiGuess90, her great blog, blackgirlsguidetohorror.com, and her new book Cirque Berserk available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cirque-Berserk-Rewind-Jessica-Guess/dp/1989206360 Movies Mentioned:  The Descent (2005) Tragedy Girls (2017) Links: IG- instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter- twitter.com/nyfgpod FB- facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp- arieldyer.bandcamp.com
52:19
June 22, 2020
Gay Slashers!
This week we explore gay representation in 3 very different movies We mention the documentary Scream Queen which is streaming NOW on Shudder!  Movie Mentioned: Knife + Heart (2018) Hellbent (2004) It: Chapter 2 (2019) Nightmare of Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com
51:60
June 8, 2020
Comfy Horror
During these strange times, the girls talk about why and how horror can be comforting.   Movies Mentioned:  Carrie (1976) It Follows (2014) Final Destination (2000) Would You Rather (2012)  Rosemary's Baby (1968) Links:  IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/  Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod  FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/  Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/
36:45
May 25, 2020
Slashin' like it's 1981 w/ Corinna Juarez
1981 was a crazy year for slashers! Thankfully, we have the lovely Corinna to help us wade through the teenager-filled swamp. For this episode, we watched two Corinna's favorite slashers.   Movies Mentioned: The Prowler (1981) Happy Birthday to Me (1981)  Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/
50:15
May 11, 2020
You FOUND this Footage?
Found footage time. One of the genre's favorite sub-genres!  Movies Mentioned:  The Blair Witch Project (1999) Marble Hornets (2009) Home Movie (2008) The Last Exorcism (2010) Sickhouse (2016) Links: IG:  instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter:  twitter.com/nyfgpod FB:  facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/ 
55:31
April 27, 2020
Pandemic Party w/ Final Girl Wines
Zoom party with Pete and Anna of Final Girl Wines.  We talk about their delicious wines, [•REC] (2007), 28 Days Later (2002), why horror fans will be last ones standing, and apocalypse tips.   (Sorry about the audio, everyone! Zoom has some limitations)  Movies Mentioned:  Communion (1989) Warlock (1989) Contagion (2011) Sunshine (2007) The Cured (2018) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) Quarantine (2008) Event Horizon (1997) Links: Final Girl Wines - FB: facebook.com/finalgirlwines/ Insta: instagram.com/finalgirlwines/ Order wine! : finalgirlwines.com/ NYFG -  IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/
01:13:25
April 12, 2020
Sad Dad Horror w/ Natalie Thompson
Baby's first guest!  Lecturer and anthropology professor Natalie Thompson joins us to talk about her movie choice, A Dark Song, in which "a determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and  souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want." We talk about the URGENT need for sad dad horror and how Channing Tatum is an undervalued asset to the horror community, as per Natalie. Disclaimer: Natalie's opinions are her own. We're not sure about Magic Mike. Movies Mentioned: A Dark Song (2016) Hereditary (2018) Wakewood (2009) Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/
01:04:08
March 29, 2020
Revadge - Female Body Horror
Tentacle porn monsters, Nathan Fillion's highlights, vagina dentata, and babies with hit lists.  Ariel, Candace, and Gaby talk about 3 movies that highlight female body horror.   Movies Mentioned:  Slither (2006) Teeth (2007) Prevenge (2016) *content warnings: sexual assault * Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/ 
45:37
March 10, 2020
Attack of the 50 foot Women (Directors!)
CULTS, CANNIBALISM, & QUEER REPRESENTATION!  This episode we talk about just SOME of our favorite female horror directors and their movies.     Badass women mentioned:  Ana Lily Amirpour: The Bad Batch (2016) Julia Ducournau Raw (2016) Karyn Kusama Jennifer's Body (2009) The Invitation (2015) Issa Lopez:  Tigers are Not Afraid (2017) Jennifer Kent The Babadook (2014) The Nightingale (2018) *trigger warning: sexual assault* Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/ 
01:17:46
February 24, 2020
WHAT THE FOLK!?
In this episode, we discuss the sub-genre of Folk Horror and what a fucking bummer it is.  Movies Mentioned:  The Wicker Man (1973) The Wicker Man (2006) Midsommar (2019)  Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) Witchfinder General (1968) Hagazussa (2019) The Blair Witch Project (1999)  Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) The Crucible (1996) Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Links: IG: instagram.com/nyfgpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/nyfgpod FB: facebook.com/nyfgpodcast/ Bandcamp: arieldyer.bandcamp.com/ 
51:32
February 11, 2020
Cats is a Horror Movie! - A 2019 Round Up
The girls talk about the movies they liked and loathed in 2019.  They discuss why Nic Cage should be in Cats and why it is actually a horror movie. 
01:08:43
January 29, 2020
Ash Williams, the Ultimate Final Girl
Candace's favorite final girl is a man. We talk about fish dicks and why getting naked in a movie is like wearing a red shirt in Star Trek.  Also, what do we think is better, our tits or our screams?
01:01:32
January 12, 2020
Ghost Titties
Candace, Gaby, and Ariel delve into their first memories of horror, ghost tracking apps, and what it's like being a female horror fan in 2019.  Listen, subscribe, and keep it creepy. 
43:49
October 22, 2019