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Marilynn

Born of a mother who loves horror fiction, a father enamored with conspiracy theories, and raised by her true-crime expert grandmother, Marilynn has never been a stranger to the creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky and lives by the motto "Halloween Is Everyday". While taking a creative writing course Marilynn found many of her passions could be combined and expanded on through writing for fun, and she began to express her fondness for the peculiar things in life through her writing.

October Mood Music 2019: Part One

Tuesday, October 1st: Creepshow OST (1982) Recommended track for a Halloween Party: ANY! Composed by John Harrison, this album means a lot to me as it’s the score for one of my favorite films, my father and I used to try to learn riffs together from it, it helps keep me pumped and focused when

I Love Creepshow

The title really says it all, but I’ll elaborate. I must have been 11 or 12 when I first watched Creepshow. My grandmother had rented some scary movies for me in early October of that year and most of them were classics I’d seen before. One film in that stack though was new to me,

The Curious Case of Spontaneous Human Combustion

The Gist The human body has to reach a temperature of about 3,000 degrees in order to be reduced to ashes. Spontaneous Human Combustion (or SHC as I shall be referring to it today to reduce finger fatigue) is when a human being catches on fire without a detectable ignition point or fuel source. In

Why Do We Love the Scary or Strange?

I am besotted with the creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. I find things some would consider weird, wacky, or “way out” to be wonderful and whimsical, which is more in line with how I like to see the world anyway (you’re welcome for all that alliteration). I’m not sure if I can attribute my admiration

My Earliest and Most Cherished Memories Involve Horror and Halloween

I don’t remember all too much about life before the age of 5 or 6 (I think people who do are an anomaly and should be studied). A fleeting memory of sitting on a blanket chewing on a rubber gummy bear, my first time playing with a Nintendo Zapper, the remarkable feeling I got when