Our Conversation with Maegan Brooks
Maegan Brooks is a rookie to the Women in Horror Month Celebration. Her podcast is called: Everything Trying to Kill You
Which of your achievements to date are you most proud of?
Everything Trying to Kill You celebrated its first birthday on Halloween!
What’s your favorite horror film and why?
This is the hardest question always. Alien, The Shining, Evil Dead, The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead, Poltergeist. I love all the cheesy horror films that give me horror with a giant dose of nostalgia
Gimme all the 70s and 80s horror!
Who is your hero in the horror world and why?
Ellen Ripley from Alien. She was a badass female who was intelligent, brave, and a survivor despite needing to be sexualized and while constantly doubted by her male counterparts.
Share a practical tip for a woman who wants to do what you do.
Be unapologetically you and speak with authority. Don’t feel you have to be timid with sharing your thoughts. As a woman, you have a unique perspective that is often overlooked in the world of jorror.
Inspire someone who is not where they want to be in the industry yet.
Just go for it! Do the work because you love it and you are getting to put your badass work out there. Have fun with it. The growing will come naturally when you do.
Scare the crap out of us with something you have done or plan on doing!
Everything Trying to Kill You, as always, has some kick ass episodes slated to come out, and there are definitely some creepy picks in there!
What projects do you have coming up?