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In this episode of the podcast, we go where the heart isn’t — exploring home and possession films with our very special guest, filmmaker Fran Zapata.


Well, we made it, folks. It’s our first filmmaker guest ever! In this episode, we’ll go all the way back to Fran Zapata’s childhood memories of parental gorilla mask pranks and get into two movies that she loves: Don’t Breathe (2016) and Veronica (2017).

Pull up a pile of frozen peas and text us when you get to “The Scene”.

We’ll discuss representations of blind characters in both our movies, the dividing line between thriller and horror, the impulse to write Fucked Up stuff, and whether your pets look at you like a giant chicken leg (which ours do not, by the way; they love us and would never eat us). Also we demanded Fran make our podcast into a movie, so keep an eye out for our mind-bendy pod people (get it?) flick, coming whenever we can lure in a corporate sponsor. We’re selling out, baby!

We’ve got some good energy in this one. Great vibes all around, honestly. If only Veronica had done a seance with us instead of her terrible friends.

Check out Fran Zapata on Instagram @franmakeshorror and on Vimeo at


  • Don’t Breathe (2016)
  • Veronica (2017)
  • Where the Heart Is (2000)


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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