30 - "Search and Rescue Woods" Part 5

More than halfway through the whole thing now, yet David and Allen struggle to muster any sort of enthusiasm as their dismal meandering through the endless expanse of this story continues. Will this part have any sort of unexpected surprises?

(Skip ahead to 3:18 if you want to avoid the sound of the hosts chomping food directly into microphones - their level of caring has hit an all-time low.)

"Search and Rescue Woods" is credited to searchandrescuewoods. Read along here.

29 - "The Doll Named Lil' Nancy"

A harrowing disaster means David and guests Beth Morton and Skill Flea are forced to recover from a lost recording by reading a haunted doll story, pulled at random from the depths of the Creepypasta Wiki. Will this make up for that time?

“The Doll Named Lil’ Nancy” is credited to ELGB333. Read along here.

Skill Flea’s Scare My Friends Writing Challenge ends December 23rd.

26 - Discussing Batman's Scarecrow (with The Arkham Sessions)

It’s the fear of victory, and the agony of the Scarecrow as David and Allen take a reading break this week to discuss their favorite Batman villain with special guests Brian Ward and Dr. Andrea Letamendi of The Arkham Sessions podcast. What makes Dr. Jonathan Crane and his experiments in fear so compelling, how does he compare to the other members of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery, and is he really insane or simply a man who lacks empathy?

23 - "The Russian Sleep Experiment"

The experiment of revisiting old Midnight Marinara stories continues, this time with David and Slimebeast as the test subjects. Together they go over the empirical data surrounding this popular Creepypasta from the early days of the genre, and see if it still holds up.

"The Russian Sleep Experiment" is uncredited. Read along here.

Check out “The Creepypasta Field Guide” here.

22 - "The Art of Jacob Emory"

David invites Seid and Raevell of The Witching Hour back to discuss the piece that inspired Midnight Marinara's 2nd episode, the tale of a troubled artist and a very weird town. Is the story a true work of art, or did it take a remix from the Pasta Shade to turn a troubled tale into a gallery display?

"The Art of Jacob Emory" is credited to Peterdivine. Read along here.

21 - "Just Telling Stories"

With Midnight Marinara's 5th anniversary on the horizon, David introduces a new segment looking back at the stories that were adapted into audio drama. Does the source material for the first episode still hold up on its own? David and Kaela check in to find out.

"Just Telling Stories" was written by Karl Drinkwater. The version read here was originally posted on Creepypasta.com and is now removed. An updated version, along with several other short stories by Karl, can be found in his short story collection They Move Below here.

18 - "Jeff: The Killer" 2018 (#200)

For an ominous unknown killer, our old friend Jeff sure has a habit of making himself known. In what is UCA's 200th episode in the grand scheme of things, David, Kaela, Allen, Seid and Abysmii are offered yet another attempt at spinning a Jeff story to make it more compelling. Will it succeed where others have failed?

“Jeff: The Killer” was written by TheLawliet10. Read along here.

Bonus - Live at Midsummer Scream 2018 (Part 2)

Closing out their performance at Midsummer Scream, the Creative Horror gang reads a couple of stories blind, one of which would go on to be a proper episode you no doubt heard.

For the Part 1 of this panel, listen to Midnight Marinara here.

Performed July 28th, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center, featuring David King, Kaela Berry, Allen Chaney, Jesse "Seid," Reyes, Abysmii, Papreeka and Matt Holley. Video recording by Lisa Tom. Special thanks to Zack Sokol and Ben Dickow.