PELT: A Conversation with Travis Goodman and Matthew Robinson
When a group of friends decides to go camping in the deep woods, it’s a decision they’ll forever regret.
There’s no better way to describe the story of “PELT”, a Richard Swindell horror film that pays homage to classic slasher films of the 80′s generation.
PELT re-lives the horrific events that took place in Caveland, Kentucky during the summer of 1991. The film is a guilty pleasure; complete with all the blood, promiscuity, recreational drug use and humor that had audiences flocking to theaters when hockey-masked malcontents were all the rage.
I had the chance to speak with Travis Goodman and Matthew Robinson; two of the stars of “PELT”, and get their thoughts on the making of the movie as what the future holds.
Travis Goodman as “Mark”
gJg: What’s the best way to describe “PELT” ?
TG: It’s the stereotypical 80′s slasher flick! That’s the part that was so fun about it. For me, it was like a throw back to my childhood.
gJg: What did you like most about your role as Mark?
TG: When I first started reading the script, I immediately found a lot of things that connected me with the character; his playfulness was something that was very ME. Mark’s kind of the glue that holds everyone together. He was the one constant between everyone else in the group, and I think that’s something that’s also very characteristic of myself; he really cared for his friends.
gJg: What was it like working on a horror film with a cast of relative new comers?
TG: I felt really fortunate to be a part of this project. It was low-budget, so I knew that the entire cast and crew were really doing it for the love of making a great movie. When you get people together in that kind of scenario, it always works out for the best. Everyone got along right off the bat.Continued on the next page