Our favorite storyteller Mark Onspaugh shares the eerie Yule Time lore that comes out of Iceland which can be terrifying and hilarious at the same time. If you have listened to our previous episodes with Mark, you know he doesn’t leave the show without sharing his amazing fiction with us. Mark reads two original stories: “Jack Frost” from his book Christmas Ghost Stories: A Collection of Winter Tales and a new one he wrote for the show, “Christmas Spirit.” If you want to listen to the stories on their own, we have them available for play below.
Mark Onspaugh is a native Californian who grew up on a steady diet of horror, science fiction, and DC Comics. He’s a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers association. In addition to the produced film Kill Katie Malone, he has several other screenplays in various stages of development and was also one of the writers of the cult favorite Flight of the Living Dead. While Onspaugh is definitely a fan of the horror genre, he also writes science fiction and comedy. He polished his comedy writing (and improv skills) at the Groundlings Theater in L.A., where he studied under Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”), Michael McDonald (“Mad TV”), and Heather Morgan (“The Dana Carvey Show”).
Earlier in his career, Onspaugh studied Special Effects Makeup in college and continued to pursue this passion under the tutelage of premier makeup artist Thomas R. Burman (“Invasion of the Body Snatchers”,” Cat People”, “Scrooged”) with additional lectures by such notables, among others as Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (“American Werewolf in London”, “Men in Black”, “Planet of the Apes”).
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Past episodes with Mark Onspaugh
Ep 103 – Mark Onspaugh | Telling Ghost Stories at Christmas
Ep 109 – Mark Onspaugh | The Bloody & Strange Origin of Valentine’s Day
Ep 129 – Mark Onspaugh | Science Fiction and Ghosts