The Kreep

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Brazillia R. Kreep
The Kreep character
Brazillia R. Kreep - The Kreep
First appearanceOctober 31, 2007
Created byR. O'Donnell
Voiced byR. O'Donnell
Information
Nickname(s)The Kreep
GenderMale
OccupationPoet & Illustrator
RelativesSarah Elizabeth Kreep
Brazillia William Kreep
Parthenia Goste (a ghost)
ReligionPaganism
NationalityUK
WebsiteThe Kreep
 
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Brazillia R. Kreep
The Kreep character
Brazillia R. Kreep - The Kreep
First appearanceOctober 31, 2007
Created byR. O'Donnell
Voiced byR. O'Donnell
Information
Nickname(s)The Kreep
GenderMale
OccupationPoet & Illustrator
RelativesSarah Elizabeth Kreep
Brazillia William Kreep
Parthenia Goste (a ghost)
ReligionPaganism
NationalityUK
WebsiteThe Kreep

Brazillia R. Kreep (a.k.a. The Kreep) is a Gothic poet and illustrator in the tradition of Edward Gorey, and is the nom de plume of writer R. O’Donnell[1].

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History

The Kreep first appeared on Halloween, 2007 as a weekly column published by webzine Static Multimedia. The column, under the banner of Kreep's Korner, reviewed classic and contemporary horror films in rhyme which were also linked to a weekly podcast on iTunes, voiced by creator O'Donnell and engineered by Eric Hoffhines.[1] Formatted to resemble a penned letter to its readers, Kreep’s Korner included historical facts and an original poem about the film with the reoccurring sign-off of "In Eternity".

Blogging

In 2008, O'Donnell began blogging regularly under "The Kreep" banner. Gothic poems in verse dubbed "Kreeplets" appeared almost daily, illustrated with original art, and covered a variety of macabre topics such as vampires, ghouls, and goblins. Other topics outside the sphere of horror included homelessness, love, war, and poverty. Additional blogs began reposting The Kreep such as In Shadows, Dirty Wings, and Gothican on a regular basis. [2]

Also in 2008, The Kreep was featured on the NeverEndingWonder Halloween Radio's Voices of Halloween - a series of Halloween memories, greetings and station IDs by some of the most infamous names in the horror business. Along with Forrest J. Ackerman (editor Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine), Vic Mizzy (composer The Addams Family, The Night Walker), and David Hedison (1958, actor, The Fly), The Kreep offered anecdotes about his meetings with Vincent Price and how Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund celebrated Halloween.[3]

Kreepmas & Jack Frost Day

The Kreep also celebrates several faux holidays such as Kreepmas and Jack Frost Day, which are celebrated yearly in poems and original art.[1]

Kreepmas combines Halloween and Christmas, and is celebrated October 1st through December 31st. Jack Frost Day is celebrated through the month of December and was originally conceived as a way for O'Donnell, due to a separation, to celebrate the holidays with his three children.[1]

Coraline Handmade Box

In 2008, The Kreep received a Coraline handmade box numbered 46/50 assembled by the stop-motion animation team at Laika films, honoring their favorite bloggers[4].[5] Inside the box, numbered 46/50, are decorated secret compartments that contain relics from the film including a bat/dog model, a bat body mold, authentic skeleton key with secret password, and a wing skeleton prototype #3. An old envelop with a wax seal with inlaid black button (as used for the eyes of the witch) and a hand-typed note explained the curious gift: "We admire your dedication to The Kreep. Please keep up the super work. We'll be reading."

Poetry Scream

O'Donnell went on to create and host (as The Kreep) the Poetry Scream on July 30. 2010.[6] Dressed in steampunk garb, Brazillia R. Kreep reads from his book of Kreeplets, which concern the sinister escapades of doomed Children. Now an ongoing event, the Poetry Scream features five poets on stage at selected venues throughout the country.

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