Yearly Archives: 2015

December 26

Saturday Night Drive In: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987 Cinema City Film)

How do we celebrate Christmas weekend?  Awesome horror movies of course!  One great legendary horror movie come to us from Hong Kong.  It’s a spooky romantic comedy titled, A Chinese Ghost Story.   This film has the absolutely perfect dark gothic setting that keep you entranced and pulled into this dream like movie.  From stunning acrobatics, […]

December 23

Drive Angry (2011 Movie Review)

Drive Angry is an awesome throwback to grind house movies. It’s simple, basic, and over the top in everything. Nicholas Cage, the king of over the top roles, is our lead John Milton. The film opens up with Milton breaking out of Hell by stealing a car! I don’t actually want to spoil the plot […]

December 22

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (Review)

Well after 30 years of waiting I have decided that they got the title for the movie half wrong.  It was a good strong title yes, but I can think of a few that would probably best fit the movie if you have not yet seen it.  I’m partial to calling it A New Hope […]

December 19

Saturday Night Drive In: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980 New World Pictures)

So you didn’t go see Star Wars last night.  Perhaps tickets are so astronomically high these days that the popcorn and the crying children and the rude belching teenagers just wasn’t worth J.J. Abrams and Disney’s version of Star Wars VII. But that’s okay!  We have nowhere near the next best thing!   Enter:  Battle […]

December 12

Saturday Night Drive In: The Conspiracy (2012 XLRator)

The Conspiracy is one of those mockumentary type films made popular by The Blaire Witch Project.  This great “documentary” draws you into a world that cannot be acknowledged nor denied.  You’ll be questioning your own sanity after seeing this flick.  In the mood for an eyeopening experience that will get you questioning every single thing […]

December 08

Circle (2015 Movie Review)

Ever wake up in a dark room with 49 other people and learn that you have kill each other off through a democratic process and hope to be the last survivor?  You mix alien abduction, democratic strategy, and lots of social issues and you get this fantastic edge of your seat film!  It is a […]

December 05

Saturday Night Secret World

Join us every Saturday night in the The Secret World!  The Secret World is an MMORPG set in modern times that utilizes science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  Elements that we believe best captures our readership.  Vast government conspiracies, mystery, murder, and the supernatural await you and you don’t have to face it alone!   Simply log […]

December 05

Saturday Night Drive In: This Island Earth (1955 Universal)

This Island Earth is most notable infamous now a days as that film that MST3K made fun of.  Though the MST3K guys made us laugh at the film, when This Island Earth was released back in the 50’s it was hailed by critics everywhere praising it’s high-budget special effects, great script, and the amazing Technicolor […]

November 24

Superman: What Price Tomorrow (Volume 1)

After Flashpoint, The New 52 was launched by DC Comics.  The New 52 would be an gargantuan endeavor to institute a company-wide reboot of all of DC Comic’s franchises.  What Price Tomorrow would be the story line that would throw Superman into the Post-Flashpoint continuity.  This undertaking would be headed up by George Perez, Dan […]

November 23

The Good Lady Ducayne (1869 Short Story)

  Written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, The Good Lady Ducayne is a short story written way back before vampires were cool.  Vampires kinda have a lame name now, being over used and over abused, but M E Braddon knew how to write subtle prose to give a person chills in this vampiric short story of […]

November 21

Saturday Night Drive In: John Carter (Walt Disney 2012)

To kick off our drive in movie night we didn’t have to look far to find a movie that sums up what the science fiction and fantasy genre should be about.  It was hard not show Conan:  The Barbarian, however a prolific series by legendary Edgar Rice Burroughs we felt was the most all encompassing […]

November 11

Cryptic Escape Opens Headquarters in Dalton, GA!!!

That’s right seekers of action, adventure, terror, carnage, and just plain awesomeness! Cryptic Escape Magazine has officially announced that it has headquartered in famous Dalton, Georgia!  We are located in the famous historic highlands of the mighty south!  Good food, fresh air, friendly people, and strong talent it was a no brainer that we decided […]

November 03

Cryptic Escape Magazine Joins Extra Life to Help the Kids!!!

Dear Subscribers, Friends, and Family, Join Cryptic Escape Magazine and team CoSC’s important mission to save kids and we need your desperately help! Our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay!  You shouldn’t have a billing department when these kids are facing scary stuff […]

October 31

Night of the Living Dead (1968 Classic Horror Film)

We love Halloween!  We love all the scary movies, books, and games that creep up around this time of year.  Out of all the Halloween movies we had during our Halloween Movie Extravaganza we couldn’t agree more on this film as THE film to play on Halloween.  Night of the Living Dead is responsible for […]

October 30

The Evil Dead (1981 New Line Cinema Film)

For a 1980’s movie, this movie is goddamn scary!  The Evil Dead is still some of the scariest shit you will ever see.  Our King and cult classic icon Bruce Campbell rides into town in his Buick to kick Deadite ass.  Unfortunately he arrived in a Sam Raimi movie, which means fucked!  Ash is in […]

October 28

Gingersnaps (2000 Motion International Film)

Are your teenage girls fascinated with gruesome death?  Do they like to take pictures of themselves committing suicide or being the victim of a hellacious murder?  Are they growing hair in weird spots and developing a bad attitude?  If so then then look no further!  We have the cure for those teenage angst blues!  Ginger […]

October 27

White Zombie (1932 United Artists Film)

The very first zombie film.  Sorry guys, it’s not Night of the Living Dead, though a legendary cinematic masterpiece of horror, was not the first to voyage into the land of the living dead.  White Zombie (not the band) was an independent film directed and produced by Victor and Edward Halperin.  Also the film stars […]

October 22

The Bodysnatcher (1945 RKO Radio Pictures Film)

Not to be confused with The Body Snatchers, this is a completely different movie based on Robert Louis Stevenson‘s short story of the same title, The Body Snatcher.  The movie based on this Stevenson’s story was made in 1945 and would be the very last film in which film legends Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi […]

October 20

Dracula (1931 Universal Film)

Happy Birthday to LEGENDARY Bela Lugosi.  Our favorite Hungarian practically jump started the horror movie!  To many he will forever be the face of Dracula.  Today Begla Lugosi would be 133, not bad for the Prince of the Undead!  So to honor the man who put a face on the horror movie genre we present […]

October 19

Dawn of the Dead (1978 United Film Distribution Film)

You ever wake up one morning, brew yourself some coffee, then go outside to get the morning paper and you see a goddamn zombie in your front yard eating your poodle?  That shit really pisses me off!  George A. Romero must share my hate for these things cause he make a really kick ass movie […]

October 16

Hellraiser (1987 New World Film)

By popular demand!  We bring you Sadomasochists from Beyond the Grave!  Errr I mean Hellraiser!  This grotesque and brilliantly invent film was made in 1987 by horror legend Clive Barker.  Based on his own book The Hellbound Heart, this movie would definitely scare the living crap out of people everywhere with two simple words.  “Jesus…wept.” […]

October 15

The Omen (1976 Fox Film)

We all know that Satan is the ultimate badass when it comes to villains.  Some movies do a horrible job of portraying the Prince of Darkness, however there are those exceptional few that really make you realize just why he was thrown out of heaven to forever torture us people here down on earth.  One […]

October 12

The Wolfman (1941 Universal Film)

The Wolf Man is a 1941 American drama horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a werewolf named “The Wolf Man” and features Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Béla Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya in supporting roles. The title character […]

October 10

The Mummy (1932 Universal Studios Film)

The Mummy is a 1932 Universal Studios picture starring the uber-legendary Boris Karloff and directed by Karl Freund.  The film was inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun‘s tomb in 1922.  The tomb had parchment with a Curse of the Pharaohs inside of it, which producers and Universal could not resist using as a basis for […]

October 08

Child’s Play (1988 United Artist Film)

Child’s Play is one of those psychological supernatural slasher horror film with a odd take on golemry.  Written and Directed by Tom Holland (also Don Mancini and John Lafia) in 1988, Child’s Play would become one of the most remembered horror films of all time that would forever make you suspicious of dolls.  Especially battery […]

October 07

Village of the Damned (1960 MGM film)

In 1960, director Wolf Rilla, decided to scare the living shit out of parents everywhere with his film Village of the Damned.  Parents had to watch in horror as their perfect little angles turned out to be homicidal super beings with an agenda.  It’s spooky overtones, silent demeanor, all lead up to a absolutely terrifying […]

October 05

House of Usher (1960 American International Pictures Film)

The Fall of the House of Usher, or simply House of Usher, is an American International Picture that was directed by film horror legend Roger Corman.  Amazingly this movie was shot in only fifteen days. No horror collection can be complete without Roger Corman or movies based on the “Poe Cycle” of films.  House of […]

October 04

Night of the Comet (1984 Film)

Probably on the list of guilty pleasure of every horror movie enthusiast in the world.  Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt.  It’s considered one of the bloodiest movies in the genre of doomsday horror.  However, some how, it retains a PG-13 rating despite the violence and […]

October 03

Re-Animator (1985 Film)

Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West-Reanimator”, Re-Animator is a 1985 film that plays on zombie science fiction, horror, and goofy comedy.  Re-Animator is the first in a trilogy of films and has since become the very definition of a cult film.  The cult hysteria of the film is largely driven by fans of Jeffery Combs, […]

October 03

Re-Animator (1985 Film) Review

Re-animator (1985) is a cult classic that is a rare gory treat for for horror movie enthusiasts. It’s loosely based off of H. P. Lovecraft‘s “Herbert West—Reanimator,” that was published in 1922. The short story was the first story to introduce zombies as uncontrollable scientifically re-animated corpses. I honestly believe that this movie, as well […]