Not Your Final Girl: Terror Tables- ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ And ‘The Loved Ones’

by Brendan M. Allen

Get ready to consider your cosmic insignificance, the razor-thin divide between humans and livestock, and the intimate cruelties of family because Candace and Ariel are talking to author and film critic Gretchen Felker-Martin about torture porn grandaddy The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and its unexpected but brilliantly rancid relative The Loved Ones (2009).

If it was not clear from the previous paragraph, this double feature is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach! If that’s you, then you could always listen to Candace and Ariel talk about it, and get an excellent book recommendation for your trouble, as well as musings on the worst possible party soundtrack, rare femcel representation, the nasty little details that make you squirm more than outright gore, and the mysteries of Roger Ebert’s mind. Did we mention the book rec? Check out Manhunt wherever you get your books and thank us later.

Gretchen Felker-Martin is a Massachusetts-based horror writer and film critic writing about the abject, the grotesque, and the sensual. You can follow her work on Twitter @scumbelievable and on Patreon under her own name.

Show music by Ariel Dyer –

Show art by Brian Demarest:

Comicon thanks Not Your Final Girl for allowing us to premiere episodes of their podcast. The full Not Your Final Girl podcast archive can be found on Morbidly Beautiful’s official website,

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