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The ’90s were really a “Scream”, and that’s why Candace and Ariel are revisiting the VHS era with a couple of mega-hits and a great guest.


We know the ’90s are back, and we’re fully embracing it in this episode; you’re welcome!

Candace and Ariel are talking to our guest Lauren McKenzie about Friends, the WB, the Clinton scandal, and of course our Kevin Williamson double feature: era-defining meta slasher Scream (1996) and its entertaining but underwhelming follow-up, I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).

Can you The Secret-style manifest meeting your heroes? Should you? Are David Arquette and Freddie Prinze Jr. the same person? Does podcasting require jazz-hands at all times? Did Rose McGowan do Columbine? And who is Dawson? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Other relevant and not-so-relevant topics covered include Wes Craven ambivalence, The L Word, Anne Heche among many other tragically misunderstood 90’s women, the heyday of Sarah Michelle Gellar (justice for Helen Shivers!), and the joy of horror that caters to female audiences.

You can follow our guest Lauren on Twitter here: @TheMcKenziest. Here’s Sydney Sprague’s record, maybe i will see you at the end of the world. And Pod Mortem episode 69 (nice): I Know What You Did Last Summer.


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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