About Us

The Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast is for fearless, fierce, horror lovin’ peeps who just want to geek out about our favorite genre. Our mission at The Zombie Grrlz Network is to change the perception that horror fandom is just for the fellas, as well as highlight the many contributions of women in horror—in front of and behind the camera.

On the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast, we review horror films from the feminist perspective. For Stream Queens, we talk about horror movies you can stream on the internet. The More Deadly cast is dedicated to reviewing and signal-boosting horror movies directed by women-identified artists. The Cast of Ka tackles Stephen King’s definitive work, The Dark Tower, one book at a time. And the newest pod on the block is The Untitled Nic Cage Show, which is all about celebrating the works of our very own national treasure, Nic Cage, starting from the very beginning. 

We’re happy you found us and hope you love the shows! Stay spooky, friends.

The Zombie Grrlz Crew

Rachel (she/her) 

Bio: Yes, I do believe the zombie apocalypse is nigh – don’t believe me? That’s fine, I just hope you don’t mind being zombie chow. When I’m not preparing for the undead end of days, or watching/thinking/talking/writing about horror movies I am herding cats and making fancy things. I’m also really passionate about supporting and elevating women and marginalized voices in the genre. I’ve been known to get my feminist dander up.

Movies: Alien, Aliens, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Thing, The Descent, 28 Days Later, Return of the Living Dead, Dead Alive, Army of Darkness, Jennifer’s Body, The Love Witch, Ravenous, Hereditary, Midsommar, Frailty, Pet Sematary

Books: The Dark Tower series, IT, Diary, Seed, The Talisman, Death Troopers, Odd Thomas, The Damnation Game, Nos4a2, John Dies at the End, and The Thief of Always.

Games: Fallout 3, Bioshock, Alien: Isolation, Dead Space, and Grimm Fandango.

Zombie Apocalypse survivalist tip: Keep someone expendable with you at all times. Why? Two words: Zombie shield.

Follow her on Twitter @RachiePants

Ariel arielsamaracropped

Bio: Of course I believe in zombies, vampires, werewolves, she-demons, etc., but what sane person doesn’t? I became an avid horror fan and believer in all things spook-tacular the day my dad showed me “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “Psycho” when I was five years old. After that I was hooked and spent the next 20 years watching anything scary, creepy or at least full of blood and gore. Although my nights are spent slaying vampires, and keeping an eye out for that zombie apocalypse Rachel is always warning me about, I spend my days as the web developer for a local non-profit newspaper.

Movies: Psycho, The Shining, Night of the Living Dead (the original), 28 Days Later, Rosemary’s Baby, Evil Dead, Ju-on, The Orphanage, the first Friday the 13th, all of the old Universal horror movies like Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and the Wolf Man, oh, and of course, Killer Clowns from Outer Space and Blood Diner to name a few.

Books: Anything written by H.P. Lovecraft (especially “Rats in The Walls” and “The Call of Cthulhu”), Tales From The Crypt and Vault of Horror comics, and The Pit and The Pendulum.

 Zombie Apocalypse survivalist tip: Don’t be a wuss, aim for the head. Either shoot it off their shoulders or chop it off because a Zombie with a bullet in its heart will keep on chomping.



Bio: I am not afraid of a zombie outbreak, it’s humans that scare me. Disasters tend to show peoples true colors and most of the time they aren’t pretty. I became a horror fan at a very early age when my sister and cousins decided that The Thing, Poltergeist, The Howling and Silver Bullet were quality Christmas entertainment. I am currently working towards a degree to teach English Lit to your children. My hobbies include following my derby girl to bouts (yep, I’m an out and proud derby widow), cooking, tracking down music by bands only my sister and I remember, driving aimlessly with my iTouch riding shotgun, avoiding Starbucks, drinking beer, and drinking more coffee than should be allowed by law.

Movies: The Return of the Living Dead, TROTLD 3, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Friday the 13th part 2, My Bloody Valentine (The original), An American Werewolf in London, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Class of 1984, Terror Firmer, Poultrygeist, Jaws, Glitter (that movie is horrifying), Trick r Treat and Pariah.

Books: World War Z, Heart-Shaped Box, Helter Skelter, A Clockwork Orange, Titus Andronicus, and The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead

Video Games: My PS3 was broken for over a year, but any of the THPS, THUG or GTA series, Resident Evil, Diablo II.

Zombie Apocalypse survivalist tip: keep comfortable running shoes with you at all times, because let’s face it, while those steel-toed work boots are great for stomping and kicking, they aren’t very quiet or comfortable.

Explodey Jo

Bio: I have been a horror fan since the age of 11, when my Dad recorded Alien for me and let me watch it in 20-minute chunks before school, over the space of a couple of weeks. Since then I’ve tried to watch as much horror as I can, and am always seeking more. I can’t put a finger on my favourite sub-genre, I’ll watch anything, and like to watch movies that push the boundaries. A year ago I started an X-Files podcast at deadlantern.com, home of the world-famous Splattercast. In addition to horror I also love rock music and heavy metal, and have recently succumbed to Minecraft. I am also a linguistics graduate, and love systemic functional grammar almost as much as I love horror movies.

Movies: Requiem for a Dream, Silence of the Lambs, Jaws, Alien/Aliens, Pan’s Labyrinth, Se7en, Grindhouse, The Exorcist, The Haunting (1963), Kill Bill vol 1, Shogun Assassin.

Books: Haunted, The Shining, Flowers in the Attic, The Time Traveller’s Wife, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Games: I’m a proud PC gamer! Left 4 Dead, Mount & Blade, Civilization 5, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto 4, Guild Wars, Killing Floor

Zombie apocalypse survival tip: Take a large shovel. It doesn’t run out of ammo, and you don’t need to be skilled to do some serious damage with it. Also good for busting down doors if you need to escape quickly. And if there’s a zombie outbreak in the UK, you don’t need a license to wield a shovel!


Bio: Packing two feminist studies degrees, Matilda is armed with double barrels of theoretical fluency and humorlessness. Her ambivalent relationship with horror started as a little girl, when she made all her sleepover guests suffer through Watcher in the Woods. When she’s not watching creepy kid movies or reading crime fiction, she’s inciting everyone to do the Thriller dance.

Movies: Carrie, Poltergeist, Teeth, Dawn of the Dead (original), Creepshow, The Exorcist, The Hunger and Silence of the Lambs

Authors: Margaret Atwood, Denise Mina, Chelsea Cain, Natsuo Kurino, Shirley Jackson, and Octavia Butler

Zombie survival tip: Hmm my lack of survivalist tips doesn’t exactly bode well for my odds of survival, does it?. Oh well, somebody has to die first, right? OK here’s one: When I inevitably get bitten, take me out pronto, or you just may regret it. 



Bio: I drink my wine red, my coffee black and my bourbon straight; I believe you should earn your drunk and therefore it should hurt a little going down. I collect knives, books, and useful tools for camping/the apocalypse. I cohabitate with a black cat who attacks dogs and a brown cat who farts as a self-defense mechanism. My skeleton is crap because of ‘genetics’ but I once fell down a 25-foot cliff, broke both my arms and climbed my way back up. I was twelve years old. Apparently, my will to survive is pretty strong. And by daylight, I’m a marketing associate and software tech writer in the SF Bay Area.

Movies & TV Shows: Mothman, The Mist, The Babadook, The Witch, Cloverfield, The Walking Dead, The Exorcist, The Others, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, The Birds, Supernatural, Incident at Loch Ness, Lake Placid, Resident Evil, The Fourth Kind, I Am Legend (director’s cut), 28 Days Later, The Ring, The Omen (original), The Exorcism of Emily Rose, A Haunting In Connecticut

Books & Authors: Stephen King, Anne Rice, Justin Cronin, Ray Bradbury, IT, The Passage, The Twelve, Pet Sematary, The Omega Man; I Am Legend, Cujo

Zombie survival tip: Cardio and pushups now = zombie evasion dominance later. And if you’re going to loot for supplies, hit pet stores first. Most people are going to think grocery stores and Target, but pet stores carry food and medical supplies and generally aren’t a looter’s first choice. Dog food might be disgusting, but you’ll have fewer firefights against other survivors over it. A good tarp can go a long way, never underestimate the power of an ice pick, and thick socks. I have a million more, let’s talk some time.



Bio: I am a filmmaker, musician, electronics nerd, and audiobook junkie. I got my start in a recording studio and playing with a band, then I slowly moved on to photography and filmmaking. You can catch me on the Splattercast (one of the web’s longest-running horror-themed podcasts), on my Youtube channel, on the DSLR Film Noob Podcast, and now on The Cast of Ka.

Movies: Dead Alive

Books & Authors: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem — but it changes monthly!

Games: Limbo

Zombie survival tip: The key is always having the right gear. First on that list get yourself a good tactical bracelet.


Bio: Hello everyone! My name is Larry cohost of the Untitled Nic Cage Show. I also have my own horror podcast with my friend Justin called Here’s Johnny! where we review all things horror and have some fun interviews as well! I became a horror fan at a young age because my grandpa used to sneak me his favorite horror/scifi VHS inside of Disney VHS boxes. Now that I am older, I enjoy tackling horror and its creator with a more critical lens.

Movies: The Blair Witch Project, Halloween (1978), The Faculty & The Conjuring

Books & Authors: All time is ‘Salem’s Lot from Stephen King, nothing really comes close to it. I also really like the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series from Darren Shan. Ya they are young adult, sue me lol

Games: I will always place Resident Evil 4 at the top of this list. Other games I have really enjoyed are Silent Hill 1 & 2, Dead by Daylight, Outlast and Resident Evil 7 & 8.

Zombie survival tip: Keep your group tight and do not help random people. Altruism and kindness go out the window when it is survival time. You will get stabbed in the back. Limit the amount of people who can do that.

Follow him on Twitter @beaverla





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