Candace and Ariel are joined by a very special guest to discuss horror comics and home invasion horror with “Green Room” and “Funny Games”.
THIS EPISODE: “GREEN ROOM” AND “FUNNY GAMES” WITH PORSNAK PICHETSHOTE
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Greetings, ghouls, and get ready for a little tension and suspense. Candace and Ariel are back from the beach, still relatively young, and are talking to comics and tv writer Pornsak Pichetshote about the horror comics that freaked us out the most, film criticism as a defense mechanism, and of course our double feature.
Today we’ve got two variations on the home invasion genre: Green Room (2015), and Funny Games (1997 and 2007 because we accidentally watched two different versions, lol, oops).
Stick around for discussion of so-called “elevated” horror, analysis of punchable faces, a performance “devoid of camp,” more reviews from fake Roger Ebert, and one (1) shocking confession from Ariel. One or more of these movies may get on your nerves, but hey, buy the ticket, take the ride, right? You’re in good hands with us, we promise.
About our guest:
Pornsak Pichetshote is a Thai-American writer of comics and TV. His comic book series INFIDEL has been listed on NPR’s Best Horror Stories of all Time, featured on 20+ Best of the Year lists (including NPR, Barnes & Noble, Huffington Post & The Hollywood Reporter), and optioned for a feature film by Sugar23 and Tristar Pictures. His new book THE GOOD ASIAN has launched to industry acclaim. As a TV writer, his work includes Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Two Sentence Horror Stories, and Light as a Feather.
- Green Room (2015)
- Funny Games (1997)
- Funny Games (2007)
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).