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It’s that magical time of the year; so, Candace and Ariel take a look at a couple of films based on fairy tales — with a wicked twist.


We’re officially in The Holidays, ghouls, and it’s time for some dark retellings, some real Grimm brothers shit.

Candace and Ariel are talking to filmmaker Ashley George about the essential Tim Burton goth feature Sleepy Hollow (1999), as well as the tragically new-to-us Snow White: a Tale of Terror (1997).

Themes of this episode include unusual gore, witchcraft, maiden/mother/crone dynamics, stuff you can’t believe they were allowed to put on screen in the ’90s, psychotic womanhood, and of course stepmothers who make you go “Good For Her.”

Put on this double feature for the whole family if you’re celebrating this week and would rather not be invited back. Or if your family’s cool. Either way, it sounds like a good time to us.

PS: Our Letterboxd has been mega-updated, so you can take a look at everything we’ve watched for the show.

About our guest:

Ashley George is a director and producer inspired by unique stories and new perspectives. Recent films directed by Ashley include female revenge horror short “Diabla”, which is on the fest circuit now taking home awards such as the Golden Skull for Best Short Film at Morbido Film Festival and FilmQuest’s Best Foreign Short, and queer 90s drama “Sometimes Forever”.

She’s currently developing a slate of features set to film in 2022 including her directorial debut WAVE MOTHER and Ryan O’Leary’s SEARCHING FOR A FORMER CLARITY (as producer). Her films have screened at festivals such as Fantasia, Milwaukee, Nightstream, Cine Huesca and Norwich.

Movies discussed:

  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)


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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