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Join us and our very special guest for a look at a couple of female-driven ‘cult’ comedies: “Satanic Panic” and “We Summon the Darkness”.


If you’re anything like us, today’s double feature is going to make you wanna wear a leather jacket. Candace and Ariel are joined — for the second time — by author, blogger, and Twitter-famous person Jessica Guess to talk about 2019 Satanic horror-comedies Satanic Panic and We Summon the Darkness. These movies have a ton in common: murderous cults, rock n roll, great hair, and 80’s aesthetics, if not necessarily actual 80’s settings.

We’ll tackle some important issues in this one, such as compulsory heterosexuality, characterizing virgins, the difference between Baphomet and Satan himself, realistic atmosphere for a midwestern road trip, and whether it’s a good idea to go on the lam with someone who just tried to freaking murder you.

If you don’t trust us to tell you about this stuff, trust Jessica. She got a retweet from Stephen King.

Jessica Guess is a writer and English teacher who hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She earned her Creative Writing MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2018 and is the founder of the website Black Girl’s Guide to Horror where she examines horror movies in terms of quality and intersectionality. Her creative work has been featured in Luna Station Quarterly and Tor Nightfire. Her debut novella, Cirque Berserk, is available for purchase on Amazon. Her short story “The Nightmare Man” appears in Shiver: A Cold Weather Horror Anthology.

Movies discussed:

  • Satanic Panic (2019)
  • We Summon the Darkness (2019)


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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