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This week on the podcast, Candace and Ariel are joined by a very special guest to prove what they already knew — the suburbs are terrifying!


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. 

About our guest:

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.

Movies discussed:

  • Halloween (1978)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
We made a reference to Satanic Panic as our last episode; you’re not crazy, we tweaked our schedule since we recorded this episode.


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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