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 and marginalized folks 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: Bad news, the zombie apocalypse is nigh. So, when I’m not preparing for the undead end of days in my bunker with Marrs, 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, on the podcasts, and in my writing. 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, Get Out, Ravenous, Hereditary, Midsommar, Frailty, Pet Sematary, Night of the Creeps, Violation, and Saint Maud.

Books: The Dark Tower series, IT, Diary, Seed, The Talisman, Death Troopers, The Damnation Game, Nos4a2, John Dies at the End, The Thief of Always, and shamefully anything V.C. Andrews (but only her original stuff).

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

Zombie Apocalypse survivalist tip: Start building your bunker now.

Follow her on Twitter @RachiePants

Ariel (she/her)

Bio: Of course I believe in zombies, what sane person doesn’t? Have you ever googled toxoplasmosis?! I’ve been side-eyeing my cats ever since I looked it up. I became an avid horror fan the day my dad showed me The Pit and the Pendulum and Psycho when I was five years old. Since then I’ve been devouring anything scary, creepy, or at least full of blood and gore. Lately, though, I’ve been really excited by all the women making horror movies and couldn’t be happier about playing a very small role in amplifying those voices. 

Movies: Psycho, The Shining, Night of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, Ju-on, The Orphanage, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Thing, Friday the 13th, Halloween, all of the old Universal monster movies, Hereditary, Misommar, Get Out, Amulet and, of course, Tammy and the T-Rex. 

Books: The Haunting of Hill House, H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos stories, The Fall of the House of Usher, Tales From The Crypt and Vault of Horror comics, and Mexican Gothic. 

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. And don’t let a zombie kid pull at your heartstrings, you’re going to have to put the little guy down too.


Sarah (she/her)

Bio: I enjoy good coffee, good music, good beer, good conversation, good booze, and the occasional good cigar. When not watching or talking about horror movies I am helping my wife dehydrate random foods, cooking, reading, or listening to one of the many other podcasts I have saved in my podcast player 

Movies: The Thing, Nightmare on Elm Street, Feed, Pecker, The Perfection, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Get Out, Alien, Aliens, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Return of the Living Dead, Dead Alive, Hereditary, Midsommar, Spiral (2007), Resurrecting the Street Walker, IT: The First Chapter, Us, Pink Flamingos, and The Corpse of Ana Fritz. 

Books: Salem’s Lot, Heart-Shaped Box, World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders, IT, The Girl Next Door, Brain Cheese Buffet, and The Slob 

Games: Pathfinder 2e, Star Trek Adventures, Sword Thirsty Lesbians, Crash Pandas, Alien RPG, and Pokemon Go Zombie 

Apocalypse survivalist tip: Learn a skill or trade.

Matilda (she/her)

Bio: My ambivalent relationship with horror started as a little girl when I made all my sleepover guests suffer through Watcher in the Woods. A movie has to be genuinely disturbing to win my love, and I especially appreciate when horror is used to explore real-life discomfort around bodies or social structures. Despite my love of arthouse horror, I’ll watch pretty much anything and have a good time. When I’m not watching horror movies or swapping cult podcast recommendations with the other Zombie Grrlz, I’m dancing, knitting, or baking treats for friends.

Movies/Shows: Alien, Carrie, Teeth, Bait, Get Out, The Lure, The Purge (2+), Hereditary, The Loved Ones, Mother!, The Hunger, Lovecraft Country, Antiviral, Under the Skin, Us, Handmaid’s Tale, and Swallow

Authors: Shirley Jackson, Margaret Atwood, Denise Mina, Natsuo Kurino, Octavia Butler, N K Jemisin, Stephen King, Ben H Winters, and pretty much all the YA I have time for.

Zombie survival tip: Honestly, I recommend blending in with them. After the horrors of 2020 we’re all just ambulatory husks of our former selves anyway, with dirty hair and dead eyes. Let’s just go with it.


Marrs (she/her)

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.


deejay-bioDeejay (he/him)

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.

Larry (he/him)

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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