Fake Geek Girls
Episode 24


Melissa Brinks published on

We’re back with episode 24, talking about spooky movies in this, the spookiest of months! After a disastrous attempt at this episode a year ago (for which we have never forgiven Audacity), we’re revisiting films like Rosemary’s Baby, I Spit on Your Grave, and Teeth to discuss horror’s power to critique our culture through fear. Other topics include the final girl trope, the treatment of women, the demonization of mental illness and the poor, and other things that make up one of our favorite genres.

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussions of violence, including sexual violence. We also don’t censor our swearing. 

What Missy’s Been Up To:


  • Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Franny and Zooey and Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Afterlife with Archie by Roberty Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla


  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

What Merri’s Been Up To:


  • Scream Queens
  • Steven Universe

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Final Girl Trope

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The most important Vietnam film ever made? by Michael Ewins

The Ultimate Pro-Vegetarian Film Is the Last Movie You’d Expect by Forrest Wickman

Fumetti Nightmares: Ulula the Werewolf Woman by Doris V. Sutherland (NSFW)


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