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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! đź“ŤBased in Bakersfield, CA
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New Release Wall: Nope (2022) Minisode
It's time to join Candace and Ariel for another smoke break in the back room as we give our spoiler-free thoughts on the much anticipated horror/sci-fi fine dining by filmmaker Jordan Peele: Nope! We get into the stunning film score, nods to other titans in the genre, sibling vibe check, and some of the many possible metaphors in this heady and fun summer blockbuster. This is one you can sit with for hours pondering the meaning or just enjoy as a straight romp (or both!). We love to ponder, though. Catch it in a theater near you! 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
20:46
August 09, 2022
Experimental Womanhood: Hagazussa (2017) & Under the Skin (2013)
Content note: Be advised that both films we discuss in this episode depict sexual assault. Two movies we love so much we can’t believe we haven’t talked about them yet, one about a goatherd living a socially ostracized life in 15th century Germany, the other about an alien who hunts men for meat in 21st century Scotland. Incongruous double feature, right? Wrong. Today we’re talking about Hagazussa (2017) and Under the Skin (2013), two stories that explore the experience of femininity, and the dread, isolation, and societal violence that comes with it. These are two all-time favorites for both Ariel and Candace, and it will probably not surprise any long-time listeners to hear that these are feel-bad movies. Bad things happen in these movies, and both have near-unwatchable scenes, but their moments of transcendence stem directly from their darkest themes. And hey, that’s horror, baby! Come along, let’s wade into the primordial bog together. Topics discussed include: unconventional found footage, hallucinogens and memory, the appeal of Scarlett Johansson, spontaneous human combustion, the chill people of Scotland, real life witchcraft, gender euphoria, religious trauma, and several reasons to get freaked out by a skull. 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: Hagazussa (2017), Under the Skin (2013) 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
01:36:16
August 01, 2022
Lesbian Vampires: Dracula's Daughter (1936) & Daughters of Darkness (1971) w/ Annie Rose
Not Your Final Girl is returning to the vampire beat, this time with the expert perspective of our guest Annie Rose Malamet, film writer and host of the excellent podcast Girls, Guts, & Giallo. Get ready for a retrospective of lesbian bloodsuckers, revolving around transgressive Universal monster flick Dracula’s Daughter (1936), and Harry Kümel’s erotically charged Daughters of Darkness (1971). Topics include lesbians in the time of the Hays Code, sadomasochism, spunky secretaries and their boring het love interests, fucked up shit we watched in French class, the Carmilla/Elizabeth Bathory dynamic, over reliance on TV Tropes, the use of red outerwear in vampire stories, and of course, Gowns. We had so much fun and learned a lot making this episode! If you’re looking for more lesbian vampire movies to sink your teeth into after these, we’ve got you there too. Fill up a chalice of whatever vampiric beverage you prefer (including blood - we don’t judge) and let’s get into it. About our guest, Annie Rose: Leather, Film Writer, and Hostess of a podcast and live screening series about subversive, controversial cinema. Check out Girls, Guts, & Giallo here. Follow Annie on Twitter here and instagram 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: Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Daughters of Darkness (1971) 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
01:16:16
July 18, 2022
New Release Wall: The Black Phone (2022) Minisode
It's time to join Candace and Ariel for another smoke break in the back room as we give our spoiler-free thoughts on Joe Hill's short story brought chillingly to life by Scott Derrickson: The Black Phone! We loved this fun summer blockbuster dark nostalgia romp and think you might too. Catch it in a theater near you! 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
16:14
July 11, 2022
Chattanooga Film Fest 2022 Recap w/ Gag Me with a Chainsaw
We’re coming at you fresh out of the Chattanooga Film Fest 2022, ghouls. Corie and Sarah, hosts of Gag Me With a Chainsaw, help us wrap up another year of dark, weird, devastating and hilarious indie features and shorts. Yes, we spent entire days watching movies. Yes, our brains are whirring loudly and hot to the touch. And we’ve brought you the fruits of our filmgoing labor - some stuff to check out as soon as you get a chance. We’ve got a video camera that can see into the past, a guy who can’t get rid of a bag of dirt, a possessed roommate, several haunted houses, several orgies - one involving a priest - a death by plunger, our good buddy Rob Zombie, and Corie’s curated I-hate-my-job shorts collection. Sound interesting? Come hang. And check out Corie and Sarah as they try to watch every 80’s slasher on Gag Me With a Chainsaw 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! A very long Movies Discussed this time (all assumed to be 2022) Shorts: Argus, Break Any Spell, Cruise, Dirtbag, Every Time We Meet for Ice Cream Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes, Guts, Hell Hole, Pretty Pickle, Reklaw, Skeletons, Visitors, Why Is It So Warm on Christmas? Features: Bitch Ass, Chicken House, The Creeping, Cryo, Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes, History of Metal and Horror, Landlocked, The Leech, Night Shift, One Road to Quartzite 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
01:04:51
July 04, 2022
New Release Wall: Watcher (2022) Minisode
Time for another break in the back room. For this spoiler-free minisode, we discuss Chloe Okuno's directorial debut Watcher (2022) starring neo scream queen Maika Monroe. Imagine: you've moved to a foreign country for your husband, you don't speak the language, you are completely isolated. But don't worry, your husband isn't abusive! He's just kind of lame and doesn't believe you when you tell him a serial killer is stalking you. You hate to see it! Join us as we share our thoughts on this Hitchcockian thriller and let us know what you think if you've seen the film. We'll be back next week with a full episode!  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
22:15
June 20, 2022
New Release Wall: Crimes of the Future (2022) Minisode
Ghouls, it's time for a smoke break in the back room! Join Candace and Ariel as we give our spoiler-free thoughts on David Cronenberg's latest body horror film, Crimes of the Future (2022). This film should be in a theatre near you (because if it came to Bakersfield, CA, chances are you've got access to it), so you can either catch it first or let this minisode whet your appetite for a horny, dystopian, and cerebral sci-fi movie that is rich in both metaphors and worldbuilding. Get ready to believe that the Body is Reality, Surgery is the New Sex, and don't forget to be gay and do future crimes.  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
19:23
June 08, 2022
Wet Nightmares: Ms. 45 (1981) & Violation (2020)
One big old content note right up top: This is an episode about rape revenge! Obviously, that means we’ll be talking frankly about sexual assault, as well as its context and ramifications. Some rough territory, but we had a great time talking about one of the more reviled and misunderstood subgenres of horror. We’re digging into Abel Ferrara’s cult exploitation classic Ms .45 (1981), along with Dusty Mancinelli and Madeleine Sims-Fewer’s lush yet difficult Violation (2020). This is a rare just-Candace-and-Ariel episode, so to the reviewer who said they don’t like it when we have guests: You’re welcome. We are so unused to recording without guests, we totally forgot about time constraints and went for longer than average, but there was just so much to talk about with these two movies, we regret nothing. We hope that if you’ve been avoiding rape revenge, you give these films a try. Also, in the place of our usual first horror memories segment, we decided to simply vent about the terrifying and regressive state of the world, so please enjoy, and consider leaving us a review on iTunes. It helps us find new listeners to rant at about fucked up movies. 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: Ms .45 (1981), Violation (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
02:10:05
June 06, 2022
Grease Stains & Good Times: Pulse (2001) & Cam (2018) w/ Amber T
We’ve been subsumed into the Net, ghouls. But it’s okay; we’ve got friends in here. We’re talking to our friend Amber, host of our fellow horror podcast HornBloodFire about a double feature based on keywords: isolation, Internet, surreal - Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s darkly prescient vision of Internet apocalypse, Pulse (2001), and Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber’s folkloric tale of camming and doppelgangers, Cam (2018). Are you Online? This episode is for you. Raise your hand if you’ve got ban anxiety, and/or if you’ve ever gotten super worried about a Twitter mutual’s mental health. If you’re not online, this episode still has plenty of discussion that might interest you, like Amber’s fear of whales (not Wales) and stairs, the fantasy of a sexy double, and the joy of yucking other people’s yum. Sounds good? We’ll meet you in the red tape room. Amber T is host of HornBloodFire podcast, reviewer and writer for Ghouls Magazine, Grimoire of Horror and Beauty of Horror. She loves J Horror, female rage and talking shit on Twitter. Check out the episode of HornBloodFire we guested on to talk about one of our favorites, Hagazussa (which also happens to be the podcast’s namesake). 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: Pulse (2001), Cam (2018) 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
01:30:03
May 24, 2022
Trust Exorcise: Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) & The Exorcist III (1990) w/ Jessica Scott
We’re back, and talking to film critic and cosplayer Jessica Scott, who brought us two underrated and under-discussed bangers: John Hancock’s ethereal and unsettling Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971), and William Peter Blatty’s chaotic long lost successor to The Exorcist, The Exorcist III (1990 - and yes, The Exorcist II exists, but for our purposes, no it doesn’t). You might wonder what these movies have in common for a double feature, and we’re here to tell you: actually a lot! Both were developed to diverge heavily from their source material (we’re dying to read the original It Drinks Hippie Blood almost as bad as we are to see the director’s cut of The Exorcist III), both use naturalistic relationships to drive the horror, both feature fantastic voice work and dream/nightmare logic, both were ignored by Roger Ebert, and of course, Zohra Lampert - who if you’re not familiar with as a performer, you’re about to be. What these don’t have in common, in no particular order: 70’s pesticide horror, Weird Little Guy Things, creepy car-handle holding, the Catholic Joker, fear of free love, “a lesbian flick,” and Fabio. Jessica Scott is an entertainment critic and culture writer who focuses primarily on feminist issues, mental health representation, and queer issues in the horror genre. You can follow her on Twitter @wewhowalkhere. 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’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971), The Exorcist III (1990) 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
01:15:01
May 08, 2022
Reality Reset: The Cabin in the Woods (2011) & We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) w/ Blackheart Collective
Enter the metaverse (not that one) with us, ghouls. We had Josh and Mels from Blackheart Collective on to talk about the mechanics and interpersonal dynamics of immersive horror, along with slasher cultural reset The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and haunting ode to internet horror and the ephemeral relationships it engenders, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (2021). Note: We have good news and bad news. The good news is that we restructured our recording process around the background noise in this episode. We recorded it a while ago. The bad news is that there’s a lot of background noise in this episode. We hope you like it anyway! We’re really excited about these movies, especially We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, which is in theaters now. Also we had a great time with this one. Josh watched Cabin Fever by accident (another great one), and Mels schooled us on World’s Fair history - it was a blast. We’ll always have dumbass waterfall. If you like the sound of immersive horror theatre, check out Blackheart Collective at https://www.blackhearthorror.org/ and on instagram at black.heart.collective. 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 Cabin in the Woods (2011), We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (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
01:26:25
April 25, 2022
Terror Tables: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) & The Loved Ones (2009) w/ Gretchen Felker-Martin
Listeners, we call you all ghouls for a reason, and we’re putting it to the test (again) in this episode. Get ready to consider your cosmic insignificance, the razor-thin divide between humans and livestock, and the intimate cruelties of family because we’re talking to author and film critic Gretchen Felker-Martin about torture porn grandaddy The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and its unexpected but brilliantly rancid relative The Loved Ones (2009). If it was not clear from the previous paragraph, this double feature is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach! If that’s you, then you could always listen to us talk about it, and get an excellent book recommendation for your trouble, as well as musings on the worst possible party soundtrack, rare femcel representation, the nasty little details that make you squirm more than outright gore, and the mysteries of Roger Ebert’s mind. Did we mention the book rec? Check out Manhunt wherever you get your books and thank us later. Gretchen Felker-Martin is a Massachusetts-based horror writer and film critic writing about the abject, the grotesque, and the sensual. You can follow her work on Twitter @scumbelievable and on Patreon under her own name. 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 (1974), The Loved Ones (2009) 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
01:38:13
April 11, 2022
Road Rage: The Hitcher (1986) & Race with the Devil (1975) w/ Kay Lynch
We’re hitting the road in this episode - metaphorically, of course. Please don’t attempt to drive through the state of Texas in real life. No good can come of it. But do listen to us; we’re with Salem Horror Fest founder Kay Lynch, who brought us a double feature that tries to outrun death and chaos on the open road (spoiler: it doesn’t work). We’re talking about nightmarish and erotic coming-of-age horror thriller The Hitcher (1986), and satanic game of cat and mouse in a winnebago, Race with the Devil (1975). We’ve got a lot of smart and interesting thoughts on these movies, but we’ve also got Rutger Hauer getting his face spat in and apparently loving it, what it takes to make a convincing dead dog, a goblin mode cam, and us not knowing where the hell Amarillo, TX is (if you know, don’t tell us. We prefer ignorance). Everything you need for an imaginary road trip! Bring snacks. Kay Lynch is the Founder/Director of Salem Horror Fest, independent Film Producer, and Event Producer for the George A. Romero Foundation. She has produced and promoted hundreds of events in the Art, Queer, and Horror communities all over the world and supported hundreds of independent filmmakers reach global audiences. 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 Hitcher (1986), Race With The Devil (1975) 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
01:41:42
March 28, 2022
Sick Sisters: Excision (2012) & Raw (2016) w/ Our Actual Sisters
It’s a very special episode, ghouls. Turns out it was not enough to subject ourselves, our listeners, and cool people in the community to our bullshit, we also needed to upset our horror-averse sisters as well. So today, Candace and Ariel are talking to Sammi and Eliza, our respective younger sisters, about Richard Bates Jr’s blood-soaked and deeply dysfunctional Excision (2012), and Julia Ducournau’s gorgeous cannibal banger, Raw (2016). Sorry to these sisters, but this is one of our most vile double features yet. We’ve got bird dissection, tampon sniffing, finger munching, rash itching, aggressive hazing, the suburbs, and worst of all - the inner workings of families. Growing up is hard, not to mention strange and gross, and sometimes your parents don’t even let you in on all the psychosis/cannibalistic tendencies they’ve passed on to you. Sometimes it’s necessary to meditate on this with some never-ending hair vomit. That’s just how it is. Do you have someone who hung out with you your whole life, serving both as comforter and tormentor, enacting the physical and psychological violence of childhood and puberty? Sit them down with these movies, and let’s go. We know they’ll forgive you for it. 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: Excision (2012), Raw (2016) 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
01:14:42
March 14, 2022
High School Scrapbook: The Skeleton Key (2005) & Donnie Darko (2001) w/ LaShaunte Wade
Find your low-rise jeans and come with us on a journey through time, to the epicenter of our youth: the early aughts. Candace and Ariel are talking to filmmaker LaShaunte Wade about two movies in our mental horror scrapbooks: Louisiana Gothic of menacing Spanish moss The Skeleton Key (2005), and mind-freak Millennial anthem Donnie Darko (2001). We also talk scary grandmas, problematic jump scares, the mean streak in early 2000’s culture, thrifting tips, Ariel’s Gary Jules obsession, the sounds of Are You Afraid of the Dark, and The Cheeseburger Phone movie - you know the one. Also is Donnie Darko a Halloween romcom? Listen to find out. Trust us, we would never doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion. LaShaunte is a professional traveling chef and fashion photographer turned filmmaker, writer, and creator of Dark Creeds Productions. Her first short film, Let Them Eat, has won over 8 awards for best special fx and best female director - and 11 nominations on top of honorable mentions and over achievement awards for special fx, best actress, and best director. Check out Dark Creeds Productions at https://www.darkcreedsproductions.com/. You can follow LaShaunte at https://www.instagram.com/lashauntewadevoa/?hl=en 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 Skeleton Key (2005), Donnie Darko (2001) 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
01:29:02
February 28, 2022
Downer Draculas: Martin (1977) & My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell it To (2021)
There’s no day like today for contemplating isolation, the futility of human connections, the depraved potential of the human soul, and how we’re all just a bunch of meat bags. Happy Valentine’s from Candace and Ariel; here’s a double feature that really hones in on these themes: George Romero’s mournfully violent Martin (1978), and one of our 2021 favorites with an appropriately emo title, My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (2021). These movies dare to ask: What if vampires were just freaky little guys who sustained their lives on human blood? Far from the animal sex appeal of Dracula, Lestat, or even those feral rage monsters in 30 Days of Night (300 days if you want to make it Spartan), these guys are dour, impoverished, chronically ill, delusional, and might bear too close a resemblance to the human beings they’re slicing open and sucking dry. Be forewarned: nothing good happens in these stories - except some unhinged karaoke, which is kind of fun. In the mood for some actual sensuality? Ugh, fine, but it’s still going to be upsetting. Keep an eye out for our favorite horror romances over on Morbidly Beautiful. 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: Martin (1978), My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (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
01:03:51
February 13, 2022
NYFG and Gag Me With a Chainsaw's Top 2021 Horror Films
Happy New Year, ghouls! As we amble into 2022, we take the time to reflect on 2021 horror with our pals from Gag Me With a Chainsaw, Corie and Sarah. We talk the good, the bad, the ugly, and have some titles we agree on and some we don't (honestly, that always makes it more fun). Hear us talk our favorites from last year, some mentions of 2020 horror, and what we're looking out for in 2022. Maybe some of your faves made the cut! Hit us up on our socials to let us know if we missed some of the best from last year or upcoming films you're most looking forward to.  Gag Me With a Chainsaw is a horror podcast about 80s slashers! You can find all their episodes here: https://anchor.fm/gagmewithachainsaw, and follow them on IG @gagmewithachainsaw and twitter @chainsawpodcast. We're big fans of the pod and of the hosts, and love to see another women-led horrror podcast local to Bakersfield, CA. Local podcast girl gang coming through, look out! 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
01:32:28
January 30, 2022
Nasty Girls: Egomaniac (2016) & Censor (2021) w/ Alison Peirse
Welcome to our final episode of 2021! We’re leaving this year with a bang, ghouls. Candace and Ariel are joined by writer Alison Peirse for our most British double feature ever: Kate Shenton’s independent dark meta horror comedy about the nightmares of filmmaking, Egomaniac (2016), and Prano Bailey-Bond’s fever dream of art, unresolved trauma, and video nasties, Censor (2021). This is one of those film pairings that seem to have nothing in common until you watch them together, otherwise known as our favorite kind. If you love to see a sympathetic (if not necessarily relatable) character struggle to force the world into the shape she wants it to be, the dark recesses of the inner mind explored, corpses arranged into little tableaus, and/or descents into madness, look no further. We also talk about Tim Curry playing a terrifying demon creature in Legend (1985), so if you don’t like any of the aforementioned things, at least stay for that. Alison Peirse is a multi-award-winning horror writer and Associate Professor of Film. Her latest book is Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre. She also runs a horror film newsletter, The Losers' Club, which she thinks you might like. 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: Egomaniac (2016) Censor (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
01:29:17
December 18, 2021
Blockbuster After Hours: Scream (1996) & I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) w/ Lauren McKenzie
We know the 90’s are back, and we’re fully embracing it in this episode - you’re welcome! Candace and Ariel are talking to our guest Lauren McKenzie about Friends, the WB, the Clinton scandal, and of course our Kevin Williamson double feature: era-defining meta slasher Scream (1996) and its entertaining but underwhelming follow-up, I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). Can you The Secret-style manifest meeting your heroes? Should you? Are David Arquette and Freddie Prinze Jr. the same person? Does podcasting require jazz-hands at all times? Did Rose McGowan do Columbine? And who is Dawson? You’ll have to listen to find out. Other relevant and not-so-relevant topics covered include Wes Craven ambivalence, The L Word, Anne Heche among many other tragically misunderstood 90’s women, the heyday of Sarah Michelle Gellar (justice for Helen Shivers!), and the joy of horror that caters to female audiences. You can follow Lauren on Twitter here @TheMcKenziest: https://twitter.com/TheMcKenziest?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Here’s Sydney Sprague’s record, maybe i will see you at the end of the world https://ruderecords.bandcamp.com/album/maybe-i-will-see-you-at-the-end-of-the-world-deluxe And Pod Mortem episode 69 (nice): I Know What You Did Last Summer: https://thepodmortem.podbean.com/e/episode-69-i-know-what-you-did-last-summer/ 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: Scream (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) 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
01:34:54
December 05, 2021
Blood, Sex, and Stepmoms: Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) w/ Ashley George
We’re officially in The Holidays, ghouls, and it’s time for some dark retellings, some real Grimm brothers shit. Candace and Ariel are talking to filmmaker Ashley George about essential Tim Burton goth feature Sleepy Hollow (1999), as well as the tragically new-to-us Snow White: a Tale of Terror (1997). Themes of this episode include: unusual gore, witchcraft, maiden/mother/crone dynamics, stuff you can’t believe they were allowed to put on screen in the 90’s, psychotic womanhood, and of course stepmothers who make you go “Good For Her.” Put on this double feature for the whole family if you’re celebrating this week and would rather not be invited back. Or if your family’s cool. Either way, sounds like a good time to us. Ashley George is a director and producer inspired by unique stories and new perspectives. Recent films directed by Ashley include female revenge horror short "Diabla", which is on the fest circuit now taking home awards such as the Golden Skull for Best Short Film at Morbido Film Festival and FilmQuest's Best Foreign Short, and queer 90s drama "Sometimes Forever". She's currently developing a slate of features set to film in 2022 including her directorial debut WAVE MOTHER and Ryan O'Leary's SEARCHING FOR A FORMER CLARITY (as producer). Her films have screened at festivals such as Fantasia, Milwaukee, Nightstream, Cine Huesca and Norwich. 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: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Snow White, a Tale of Terror(1997) 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
01:22:36
November 24, 2021
Vintage Halloween: Cat People (1942), The Curse of Frankenstein (1952), & Carnival of Souls (1964) w/ Chelsea Stardust
The time is nigh! From the black and white world, Candace and Ariel are hanging out with filmmaker Chelsea Stardust for our annual Vintage Halloween episode, where we discuss some of the most festive pre-1970 horror films. Get ready for this triple feature - spanning three decades, we’ve got atmospheric and suspenseful psychological classic Cat People (1942), followed by Hammer campfest The Curse of Frankenstein (1952 - and in color!), in which Peter Cushing is toxic in his little outfits. Last up, low-budget indie nightmare of our hearts, Carnival of Souls (1962). In case you’re wondering, there is a common theme in these movies, but you gotta listen to find out. We can’t just give you everything in the description, okay? We can give you Chelsea’s amazing Halloween mix though! [do we just put a link to the dropbox? idk] You can also check out our other episodes featuring Chelsea’s movies here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-am-your-mother-all-that-we-destroy-and-we-need-to/id1484828490?i=1000521133594 and here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cult-comedies-satanic-panic-we-summon-the-darkness-w/id1484828490?i=1000522933073. Also our Letterboxd has been mega-updated, so you can take a look at everything we’ve watched for the show. Chelsea Stardust is a filmmaker known for her work on two successful horror movies, All That We Destroy (2019) and Satanic Panic (2019). You can check out All That We Destroy on Hulu and Satanic Panic on Shudder. And follow Chelsea on instagram to see what’s coming next from her: https://www.instagram.com/chelseastardust/ 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: Cat People (1942), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Carnival of Souls (1962) 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
01:40:16
October 25, 2021
Obligatory Chainsaw: Haunt (2019) & The Houses October Built (2014) w/ Jourdain Blanco
It’s Not Your Final Girl’s inaugural October episode, get ready for the jump scares - just kidding, we won’t do those, but there are some spooky sound effects in the background because our guest was literally in a haunted house. Today, we’re talking to haunter Jourdain Blanco about Haunt (2019) and The Houses October Built (2014), two films whose plots are deceptively similar, but deliver plenty of diverse scares. We’ve also got spooky season stories, a murder roadie, a day in the life of a scare actor (so much punching!), price estimates on the average extreme horror attraction, all the evil clowns you could want, and… McKamey Manor, we guess. Listening to us is way more fun than getting buried alive, that’s the NYFG guarantee. P.S. Candace has now been to three (3) haunts as of press time, and they were so much fun! Hit us up if you’d be our haunt road trip buddy. Jourdain Blanco is a professional haunter and entertainer who lives in Arlington, Texas. He works year round on haunts wearing a myriad of different hats (actor, trainer, makeup artist), and has come into a love of horror films and all things horror as an adult. You can find Jourdain on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sparky_da_clown/ 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: Haunt (2019), The Houses October Built (2014) 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
01:24:25
October 11, 2021
Cosmic Disco: They Live (1988) & Dark City (1998) w/ Hailey Piper
Welcome to the world underneath, ghouls. Don’t panic, Candace and Ariel are here to guide you out of the simulation with the help of author Hailey Piper; we’re talking about John Carpenter’s Reagan-era classic They Live (1988), along with Dark City (1998), a mind-bending noir we couldn’t believe came out right before The Matrix. In this episode: Lovecraft (barely), monster fucking (of course), houseless protagonists, horror noobery, the merits of edgy teenager politics (maybe it really is all bullshit), meta alien Roger Ebert, and the way time is a flat circle. Also, this episode is especially fun because it’s secretly a quadruple feature if you read Hailey’s books Queen of Teeth and The Worm and His Kings. Tons of cosmic horror to go around, folks. Tear down the walls of your perception with us. It will only hurt for a minute. Hailey Piper is the author of horror books such as The Worm and His Kings, Queen of Teeth, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, and more. Once hailing from the haunted woods of New York, she now lives with her wife in Maryland. Find her at www.haileypiper.com or on Twitter via @HaileyPiperSays. 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: They Live (1988), Dark City (1998) 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
01:36:18
September 27, 2021
BLACK WOMEN ARE SCARY PODCAST- Flash Fiction Friday: Ep1
Hey ghouls! Today we've got a special feed drop for you from our incredibly talented pod-friend, Wi-Moto Nyoka of Dusky Projects and the Black Women are Scary podcast. Come for the flash fiction starring Candace and Ariel in which we are horribly murdered, stay for the eclectic conversation about a bunch of other fun topics including the dirt on libraries and what's what with fast food.  "Join us as we talk horror, fast food, and what it's really like to be a librarian, with Candace and Ariel of Not Your Final Girl Podcast. Flash fiction by your humble host Wi-Moto Nyoka SFX contributions by Private Hell Productions and Sound Effect" 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 wherever you get your podcasts! 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
56:24
September 13, 2021
Into the Woods (Again): Backcountry (2015) & Wolf Creek (2005)
Content note: One of the movies we talk about in this episode features sexual assault, both discussed and implied. If you don’t want to hear us talk about that, you can stop listening at about the 52 minute mark to avoid it. We promised you ghouls an update on our backpacking/trail maintenance trip in the Los Padres National Forest back at the beginning of the summer, and here we are with two more wilderness horror movies, along with a harrowing hiking tale of our own. Today we’ve got backpackers atmospherically getting chased by a bear in Backcountry (2015), and backpackers atmospherically getting chased by an outback serial killer in Wolf Creek (2005). Come for the horrors of the natural world, stay for the surprise friendships, haunting mysteries, dismantling of toxic masculinity, torture porn, and of course - the Official Not Your Final Girl Rewrite. Sure Wolf Creek is a little rough, and Backcountry slanders the humble and derpy black bear, but much like backpacking, once you’re done you’ll think, “that was a pretty fun time.” Plus, with this double feature, you won’t have to worry whether you brought enough water or sunscreen. 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: Backcountry (2015), Wolf Creek (2005), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) 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
01:36:43
August 30, 2021
Frying Pan Films: Green Room & Funny Games w/ Pornsak Pichetshote
Greetings, ghouls, and get ready for a little tension and suspense. Candace and Ariel are back from the beach, still relatively young, and are talking to comics and tv writer Pornsak Pichetshote about the horror comics that freaked us out the most, film criticism as a defense mechanism, and of course our double feature. Today we’ve got two variations on the home invasion genre - Green Room (2015), and Funny Games (1997 and 2007 because we accidentally watched two different versions lol oops). Stick around for discussion of so-called “elevated” horror, analysis of punchable faces, a performance “devoid of camp,” more reviews from fake Roger Ebert, and one (1) shocking confession from Ariel. One or more of these movies may get on your nerves, but hey, buy the ticket, take the ride, right? You’re in good hands with us, we promise. Pornsak Pichetshote is a Thai-American writer of comics and TV. His comic book series INFIDEL has been listed on NPR’s Best Horror Stories of all Time, featured on 20+ Best of the Year lists (including NPR, Barnes & Noble, Huffington Post & The Hollywood Reporter) and optioned for a feature film by Sugar23 and Tristar Pictures. His new book THE GOOD ASIAN has launched to industry acclaim. As a TV writer, his work includes Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Two Sentence Horror Stories, and Light as a Feather. 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: Green Room (2015), Funny Games (1997), Funny Games (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
01:23:43
August 16, 2021
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 02, 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 05, 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 07, 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 01, 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 01, 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
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