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It may be Thanksgiving, but we’re still Halloween dreaming on this week’s “Not Your Final Girl”, where we talk witches in “Suspiria” and “Diabla”.


We’re back, ghouls! We were tempted to call this one “Witches Ain’t Shit”, except that really isn’t true since the witches in both our movies are powerful and mysterious — and we definitely don’t want to incur their wrath.

Thank you very much to our delightful guest, film producer Maya Korn, for our double feature today: Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) and Maya’s own production, the horror short Diabla (2019). Suspiria is a classic and a massive influence on modern horror from its fever dream visuals to its synths. Also maggots fall from the ceiling, which always soothes the soul. Following that, Diabla is as new, throbbing, and raw as a freshly severed body part. Sound intriguing? Wait til you watch it.

We know it’s almost Thanksgiving, but we recorded this episode closer to Halloween, so that’s why we spend the beginning talking about costumes. Just pretend we’re talking about cosplay. We look forward to the day ComicCon is back in person so Candace can be seen in her full Sexy Jon Arbuckle regalia.

Great news! Diabla is on the festival circuit, meaning you can get in on this indie horror action. Keep up with it here: and

Movies discussed:
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Diabla (2019)


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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