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On this episode of the “Not Your Final Girl” podcast, we discuss flights of fright with a very special guest.

The Birds

THIS EPISODE: Birds from the Crypt w/ Carla Barrientos

It’s wall-to-wall Thrills, Chills, and Spills in this episode. And about a million crazy birds.

Ariel and Candace are talking to Hello Bakersfield host Carla Barrientos about a couple of good ol’ spook shows, Hitchcock’s classic The Birds, and EC Comics adaptation (and forerunner to the TV show that scared the shit out of Candace as a kid) Tales From the Crypt

Pull up a sarcophagus and turn on some ominous organ music, cause we’ve got prank addictions, hetero hijinks, literal poetic justice, a killer Santa (and no other mention of Christmas?), and a crypt keeper who isn’t gleeful about sentencing the damned to eternal torture. And if sometimes the characters behave as if they’ve never seen a horror movie? Give them a break, okay? It was a different time. 

Carla Barrientos

Carla Barrientos, a Bakersfield native, is a co-host of Hello Bakersfield, a podcast that explores the dynamic people, places, and culture of Bakersfield, California.

Carla also specialized in child behavior management and special needs. She enjoys watching horror films with her husband after her 2-year-old son has gone to bed (she’s planning on getting him in on the fun once he’s a little older).

Movies discussed:

  • The Birds (1963)
  • Tales From the Crypt (1972)

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

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, arieldyer.bandcamp.com. Our main show logo/artwork was created by Brian Demarest (@evilflynn on Instagram). 


If you love this episode, be sure to head here to catch up on past episodes. You can also find this bi-weekly podcast on all major podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Be sure to follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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