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Our latest mini podcast review is the thought-provoking and entertaining cosmic horror film “The Empty Space” now available on VOD.

Empty Space

To celebrate and support new release horror films, the Not Your Final Girl hosts periodically release a special bonus minisode to share our thoughts on a buzzed-about new horror film. Typically, we do this for films we head to the theater to see. But this time, we’ve got a New Release Wall INDIE EDITION! There’s 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 theme of grief. Be sure to check out the movie here and support indie horror cinema.

The Empty Space follows a woman, Aimee Andrews (Valerie Alene), as she deals with grief and anxiety after a violent attack. The film was written and directed by Andrew Jara, a Latino filmmaker from El Paso, Texas. The Empty Space is his fourth feature film; his previous features include Borderland (2016), The Last Ones (2012), and Last Days (2010). Jara’s features and shorts have played festivals all over the world as well as on multiple streaming services.

His latest feature, The Empty Space, a cosmic horror about mental illness, won the “Best of the Fest” award at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

Andrew hopes to continue making genre films that reach people beyond entertainment value and brings a Latino perspective to a broad audience.


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