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In this episode, Jalapeno Jared inspires us to discuss the cabin in the woods trope as a metaphor for where dark secrets hide and betrayal beckons.


It’s a very special episode of Not Your Final Girl, in which we must admit that sometimes cyber bullying does actually pay off. Cabins: Are they worth all the murder and mayhem? Candace, Gaby, and Ariel discuss the finer points of rich aunts, fraught female relationships, beautiful psychopathic wives, and the dangers of clout chasing in our movies, What Keeps You Alive (2018) and Always Shine (2016). Thank you to our new friend Jalapeno Jared for talking shit on Ariel’s music page and inspiring us to get into this particular sub-subgenre (?) of cabin horror — where the real danger lies within the people closest to you.

Pull up a seat and join us to get into some twisty-turny, mind-bendy madness, including sabotage, betrayal, rowboat fights, luminol baths, Chekov’s syringes, and boring bearded dudes. We promise it’ll be a fun and instructive time, especially if you happen to be planning on any cabin trips this fall (though, we’re only covering a fraction of cabin horrors here, so still be careful… there could still be forest demons and stuff). It’s Jalapeno Jared approved.

Do yourself a favor and watch a movie… and listen on, losers. And so forth.


  • What Keeps You Alive (2018)
  • Always Shine (2016)


Not Your Final Girl is a podcast hosted by three women (Gaby Castellanos, 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! 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 Gabrielle Steiger (@rabbitfoods on Instagram), and our vampire girl artwork was created by Brian Demarest (@evilflynn on Instagram). 

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