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Morbidly Beautiful proudly welcomes the newest podcast to our network: “The Final Girl on 6th Ave” — a down-to-earth look at elevated horror.

We are thrilled to welcome the Final Girl on 6th Ave podcast to the Morbidly Beautiful Network. Host Carolyn Smith-Hillmer brings intellect, insight, and humor to weekly discussions about the world of elevated and arthouse horror. Although the films she discusses may be heady, she helps break them down in a way that is approachable and compelling.

New episodes drop every Tuesday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or right here on Morbidly Beautiful. We’ll be sharing every episode shortly after it drops.

Check out the episode below that made us fall in love with this podcast and jump at the chance to have The Final Girl on 6th Ave join our network.


Join host Carolyn Smith-Hillmer for the revenge movie of a lifetime that showcases the primal need for vengeance. After you watch this film, you will never ask your parents who they would kill if they had to choose.


The Final Girl on 6th Ave is a weekly show where host, Carolyn Smith-Hillmer, dissects an arthouse/elevated horror film. Each episode includes a detailed play-by-play of the film itself and a subsequent deep dive into the thematic elements and symbolism. Because elevated horror is sometimes viewed within the horror community as pretentious, Carolyn makes sure to use her down-to-earth tone and unique perspective to make these films less intimidating for the casual horror viewer and less ostentatious for the genre lover.

This podcast is for those that love horror in all shapes and sizes, for all of its subgenres, and for the good and bad. More specifically, it targets three audiences. It is intended for those that are intimidated by the subgenre of arthouse/elevated horror and don’t’ where to start. It is designed for those that do not consider this subgenre to be derogatory in nature. And, it is meant for those that make assumptions about elevated horror fans, presuming that they are simply not well-versed enough in the genre to appreciate “real” horror.

This is why I wanted to join the Morbidly Beautiful network. Right there, in the guiding principles of the Morbidly Beautiful network, it is clearly stated that the horror genre has always been meaningful and thought-provoking and deserves the same respect as every other genre. – Carolyn Smith-Hillmer


Carolyn Smith-Hillmer is the host of The Final Girl on 6th Ave podcast. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, Kevin, and their Siamese cat, Roman. Before moving to New York City, Carolyn spent her entire life in the great state of Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Service and Administration with a concentration in research analysis from The Bush School at Texas A&M University.

Because not all heroes wear capes, Carolyn works as a property and casualty insurance underwriter by day and serves up horror content at night.

Carolyn is a life-long fan of horror and has been known to torment anyone that has ever lived with her by subjecting them to the most depraved and disturbing films she can find. If she could watch a single horror film on repeat for the rest of her life, she would choose Hellraiser (1987).




After you listen to Carolyn’s excitement over joining the Morbidly Beautiful network, buckle your seatbelts for a bumpy ride into the 2019 film Vivarium. You don’t know what that word means? She didn’t either. But now that she does, let her tell you all about it.

Listen to more episodes on the show’s website here

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