62 episodes

Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder are not (your) final girls. Join us for biweekly & very charming chats about horror movies!

📍Based in Bakersfield, CA

Not Your Final Girl Ariel Dyer, Candace Sluder

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder are not (your) final girls. Join us for biweekly & very charming chats about horror movies!

📍Based in Bakersfield, CA

    Satan Baby: Inside (2007) & The Leech (2022)

    Satan Baby: Inside (2007) & The Leech (2022)

    Ever wonder what it is about Christmas horror and unwanted pregnancy? Don’t worry, we’ve got this and several other dubious holiday needs covered. This episode, Candace and Ariel are talking about infamous and oddly goofy New French Extreme home invasion nightmare Inside (2007), as well as a different sort of home invasion (bad roommates) in indie horror comedy The Leech (2022). 

    This will be our last episode for 2023, and as always we’re so thrilled to have you with us, listeners. Whatever your plans for this final stretch of the year, we hope you can take us with you and check out these nasty little Christmas movies. Please heed our warning and do not watch the 2016 remake of Inside — unless you’re into that sort of thing. We’ll be back in 2024 with more soul-crushing content. 

    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: Inside (2007), The Leech (2022)

    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    No Gods Only Goats: The Dark and the Wicked (2020) & When Evil Lurks (2023)

    No Gods Only Goats: The Dark and the Wicked (2020) & When Evil Lurks (2023)

    Content note: Both films in our double feature this episode contain themes of suicide, and we will discuss it during the episode. One film also contains child death.

    Hello ghouls, we are back at it again with a nasty bummer of a double feature (positive) from what’s so far shaping up to be a nasty bummer era — the 2020’s. It’s just Candace and Ariel this time, talking about Bryan Bertino’s bleak and tough to pin down The Dark and the Wicked (2020) along with Demian Rugna’s mean-spirited romp through catastrophe, When Evil Lurks (2023)

    Mind the content notes, but also consider: both of these films prominently feature goats and abandonment by god. How can you turn that down?

    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 Dark and the Wicked (2020), When Evil Lurks (2023)

    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

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Trio of Terror: A Rob Zombie Retrospective w/ Pat Spurlock

    Trio of Terror: A Rob Zombie Retrospective w/ Pat Spurlock

    Content note: Multiple of our films today include sexual violence and this episode contains discussion of that. 

    We’re back! Just in time for The Season, Candace and Ariel are joined by regular guest, technical and emotional support, and Rob Zombie fanboy Pat Spurlock to talk about horror’s favorite wife guy — specifically House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), and perhaps his most challenging, The Lords of Salem (2012).

    Ghouls and Wikipedia summary readers, if you haven’t given Rob Zombie a proper chance, this is your sign! If this one doesn’t get you, we’ll be back with another Halloween episode soon, so stick around.

    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 of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), The Lords of Salem (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

    • 1 hr 56 min
    New Release Wall: The Empty Space (2023)

    New Release Wall: The Empty Space (2023)

    We're coming back with another new release, INDIE EDITION! No need to go to a theater to check this one out, ghouls- you can rent it on VOD or amazon now! Candace and Ariel give a spoiler-free mini review of filmmaker Andrew Jara's new film, THE EMPTY SPACE (2023). Cosmic horror meets humor and slice of life all while thoughtfully tackling the heavy theme of grief? Sign us the f**k up! Be sure to check out the movie here and support indie horror cinema!

    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 min
    priDEMONth: The Seventh Victim (1942) & Strangers on a Train (1951)

    priDEMONth: The Seventh Victim (1942) & Strangers on a Train (1951)

    It’s Pride Month, and much like the United States, we’re going back in time and getting scared of gay people. Come hang out while we talk about the little-known bleak cult horror of The Seventh Victim (1943), along with Hitchcock’s classic tale of murder, intrigue, and out-of-control carousels, Strangers On a Train (1951).

    We mention it within the episode, but as an additional warning, The Seventh Victim deals heavily with suicide, so if you want to skip past that part of the double feature, you can pick back up with Strangers On a Train at the 32:45 mark.

    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 Seventh Victim (1943), Strangers On a Train (1951)

    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Down the Rabbit Hole: The Empty Man (2020) & Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) w/ Andrew Jara

    Down the Rabbit Hole: The Empty Man (2020) & Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) w/ Andrew Jara

    This one goes all the way to the top… or does it? Candace and Ariel are joined by filmmaker and fellow podcaster Andrew Jara to talk about (suspiciously?) underwatched mind bending conspiracy moves – creepypasta/urban legend-inspired thriller The Empty Man (2020), and the atmospheric and noir-ish Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021)

    Our connection was a little spotty during this recording, so please forgive us if we accidentally a word or sentence here or there. Also, please be warned, we do address sexual assault and suicide in our discussion, though these topics aren’t directly portrayed in either film. 

    Check out our guest Andrew’s podcast, The Bomb Squad as well as his new film, The Empty Space, out May 30th. 

    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 Empty Man (2020), Broadcast Signal Intrusion (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

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

DuskyProjects ,

Good scary times

Fun hosts, fun guests, good scary times. Highly recommend!

travismwh ,

Love this show!

I always have a blast listening to Not Your Final Girl. Ariel and Candace are fantastic hosts with great chemistry and an expansive knowledge of the genre. It’s a real treat to hear their insights and banter regarding your favorite and not-so-favorite horror flicks. Give them a listen! You’ll be glad you did.

Matt Thurston ,

It’s ok

The episodes can be hit or miss. The most uneven ones are the episodes with guests. Sometimes the guests can really ramble and need to be edited or reined in.

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