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The Gorecast is a horror podcast hosted by Johnny Deadly and The Giz.

The Gorecast covers all horror-related topics

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They live-stream their show every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Gorecast podcast is an unorthodox dark comedy setting that’s guaranteed to make you laugh and keep you up to date with all the horror news you need. Presented by Johnny Deadly and The Giz, they cover a range of horror-related topics with a variety of guests on the show also. They live-stream their show every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, which can be watched on their YouTube and Twitch channels.

What is the horror community like in Limerick?

The horror community in Limerick is great, both from a viewer and creator side of things. There are some very talented horror creators in Limerick. I think with so many great horror enthusiasts locally, it is a shame that there is a serious lack of horror orientated events in Limerick, Munster and even Ireland. I think there is a market out there for a horror festival of sorts, if done correctly.

Where did your interest in horror come from?

I think I always had it, weirdly enough. It was something I was always attracted to, even as a kid watching scary films and getting goosebumps, then being afraid of the dark that night! Watching scary movies with my dad, the insanity and tension of everything was so gripping. Even now, as so many movie genres are becoming so PG, horror is still this weird little universe unto itself where artistic freedom of expression is still allowed to run free.

How did Gorecast start?

Giz and I were doing things for this horror website called Emerald Gore Society. If memory serves me correctly, we were all hanging out after a shoot and Giz and I were arguing about some horror movies. Someone said that the two of us arguing was entertaining to listen to but also oddly informative, and the seed was pretty much planted then.

What is your favourite thing about being part of The Gorecast?

I just love being able to go out on air and be me. We are this weird little bubble in a cool community, where we can just go out (and are encouraged) to be our whacky selves and hopefully bring a little smile to people’s faces while doing it.

What has been the greatest achievement for The Gorecast?

I think our show on AmericanHorrors.net has to be the crowning glory. It’s really become a beast of its own over the years. It went from Giz and I just talking about horror movies for ten minutes to a full-blown horror sketch show that I would describe as the SNL of horror. 

Who inspires you the most?

I think especially in relation to the newest rendition of The Gorecast on American Horrors, a big inspiration would be Mel Brooks. I know a lot of his movies are known for their slapstick humour, which is something we draw from heavily in the show as well, but there was some ingenious wordplay in some of the dialogue, as well as an ability to make a joke of some current affairs without it seeming preachy. That is something I hope we accomplish at The Gorecast with some of our sketches.

Do you have any advice for someone who might want to start their own podcast?

I would say just go do it. Find what it is that you’re passionate about and want to talk about and go out and do it. During all the lockdowns, the number of people doing podcasts skyrocketed. As a result, it’s now easier than ever to record a podcast as so many apps were designed to cater to the masses, so it’s really easy to get the ball rolling. Get the cobwebs out and get used to talking to an audience. I would also say do it because you want to, not just as a business endeavour.

Are you working on any other projects at the moment?

There are a few things floating around in the ether of discussion but nothing I can talk about yet. There is our show every Sunday night 9:30 pm EST/ 2:30 am GMT on AmericanHorrors.net, which always keeps me busy – and sane!

Is there anything exciting upcoming for The Gorecast?

I’ve been working on growing the Gorecast Twitch channel on the side, as I am an avid gamer and there is an abundance of fantastic horror content for gamers out there. Personally, I’ve found some of the storylines in them to be even better than the majority of modern horror movies, and that has been a very interesting exploration with a live audience.

What’s your favourite thing about Limerick?

I don’t think there is a singular thing that is my favourite. Limerick and all of her components (she is a lady after all) are what makes the city great; the people, the town itself, the gigs, the abundance of talent we have here, the locations – it all makes Limerick my favourite place. I’ve been everywhere, and yet I always end up back here – and there is a reason for that.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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