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Excision and Raw

Your hosts discuss themes of subversive sisterhood with their real-life sisters in a horrific double feature of “Excision” and “Raw”.

THIS EPISODE: “Excision” (2012) AND “Raw” (2016) WITH 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.


Not Your Final Girl is a podcast hosted by three women (Ariel Dyer and Candace Sluder) just trying to make it to the end of the movie. Join us bi-weekly for deep dives into horror with a fresh take on the genre we love! 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.

The original music/theme song for the show was done by Ariel Dyer, Our main show logo/artwork was created by Brian Demarest (@evilflynn on Instagram). 

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