About Us

Off the Marquee is a forum for writing about horror, independent, serious, and cult movies.

Upcoming Screenings:  Blurbs and reviews about upcoming screenings in the Memphis and D.C. area.


Billups Allen is a writer, record store clerk, and dog walker.  His reviews have appeared in The Tucson Weekly and The Brooklyn Rail and he contributes regularly to Ugly Things, Razorcake, and Lunchmeat.

He also produces Cramhole Magazine.

The League – Billups Allen’s first novel is available as an ebook on Amazon

The Healing Monsters: V2  – An excellent collection of horror stories. Contains the story “Not Forgotten” by  Billups Allen.


Kathleen Murray is a Doctor of Philosophy and recovering academic. She co-edited True to the Spirit: Film Adaptation and the Question of Fidelity for Oxford University Press. Her dissertation followed the intersection of gender and genre in films featuring women detectives.  She is now a writer and editor for hire.