Hello! I am Kelly, aka Street Trash from the Coming to Get you Podcast. I live and breathe horror films and I have done since I was 6 years old. CTGY all started when I was in some dire office job and I'd sit there for hours listening to other podcasts and I just thought "I want to do this." Me and my best mate Rich were always having massive talks about horror films over Xbox Live when gaming so I was like "Fuck it, let's do it ourselves!"
2. What was your entry point into horror?
When I was 6 years old I went downstairs for a drink at dickhead o'clock one night. My older brother was watching a VHS tape and turned it off but I was curious about what it was. He declined me wanting to watch it but I promised I wouldn't get scared. The film was Scream. Wes Craven absolutely kick started my love of all things horror and I haven't been the same since!
3. What has been your favourite episode of the podcast so far?
I would say I had a lot of fun recording the IT: Chapter 1 episode. I was really, really looking forward to seeing it and I had a ton of fun getting to finally talk about it. My top film of 2017. Although some films we choose to watch are bad, they can be fun to rip the piss out of, too.
I am a massive sucker for the slasher subgenre. They're mostly all the same thing over and over again but it is still fun and very silly.
I would recommend the obvious mainstream slashers, of course. But I also really love Stage Fright and The Burning.
5. Favourite horror film of ALL TIME?
This is easy. Scream! First one I watched and it opened up a whole new world of crazy things for me. As I grew up I understood the references from other films which made me love it more. I'd also say I appreciate it because Craven saved the dying slasher genre where there were just so many stupid sequels being churned out. It was a game changer.
6. Worst horror film you have seen?
I have seen a lot of trash. Like, A LOT. I always say the remake of The Wicker Man.. because.. I mean, come on. But one I hated from last year was Slenderman. It was just fucking ridiculous. But weirdly enough.. that is the film we're going to record about next week.. and absolutely tear it apart. It'll be a laugh.
I had zero experience when I started CTGY. No idea about editing or promoting or anything. I think it's easier for me and Rich as we're best mates and we can just kick back and have a casual chat about horror films and it just comes naturally to us. But I'd say be confident. If it's your passion, I think it will just spill out. Smooth out the sound quality as much as you can, and promote, promote, promote. Engage with listeners a lot.
8. What is next for yourself and the podcast?
The IT: Chapter 2 trailer drops tomorrow so we're going to be watching it and then discussing it immediately after for a bonus episode. We did it for the trailer for the first film so why not do it for this one?
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Kelly's Twitter @streetXXtrash
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