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August 22

The 8th Plague (2006 Full Movie)

Low budget horror night here at Cryptic Escape.  The 8th Plague is a 2006 horror film directed by Franklin Guerrero Jr. It stars Charles Edwin Powell, DJ Perry, and Leslie Ann Valenza.  We occasionally show case these low budget indie films to support the genre and keep the imagination alive.  Just because a movie isn’t big budget […]

August 22

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 16: We Plan Escape” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVI WE PLAN ESCAPE The remainder of our journey to Thark was uneventful. We were twenty days upon the road, crossing two sea bottoms and passing through or around a number of ruined cities, mostly smaller than Korad. Twice we crossed the famous Martian waterways, or canals, so-called by our earthly astronomers. When we […]

August 22

X Minus One – “The Embassy”

What if there was a secret Martian embassy in downtown New York! X Minus One – “The Embassy” July 28th, 1955

August 21

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 15: Sola Tells Me Her Story” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XV SOLA TELLS ME HER STORY When consciousness returned, and, as I soon learned, I was down but a moment, I sprang quickly to my feet searching for my sword, and there I found it, buried to the hilt in the green breast of Zad, who lay stone dead upon the ochre moss of […]

August 21

The Adventures of Superman – “The Baby from Krypton”

This broadcast is considered the first show of the series. Superman helps the U.S. Navy battle, “The Shark.” The Adventures of Superman – “The Baby from Krypton” – February 12, 1940.  

August 21

The Addiction (1995 Full Movie)

A philosophy student from NYU, Kathleen Conklin (Lili Taylor) is suddenly attacked by a woman, “Casanova” (Annabella Sciorra), in a dark alley.  Cassanova tells Kathleen to “Order me to go away” however Kathleen is so filled with fear she can’t do so.  Casanova bites her and from there on the movie turns into a visceral […]

August 18

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 14: A Duel to the Death” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIV A DUEL TO THE DEATH My first impulse was to tell her of my love, and then I thought of the helplessness of her position wherein I alone could lighten the burdens of her captivity, and protect her in my poor way against the thousands of hereditary enemies she must face upon our […]

August 16

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 13: Love-Making on Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIII LOVE-MAKING ON MARS Following the battle with the air ships, the community remained within the city for several days, abandoning the homeward march until they could feel reasonably assured that the ships would not return; for to be caught on the open plains with a cavalcade of chariots and children was far from […]

August 16

The CE Library: The Shadow

The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. One of the most famous adventure heroes of the 20th century United States, The Shadow has been featured on the radio, in a long-running pulp magazine series, in comic books, comic strips, television, serials, video games, […]

August 16

Children of the Corn (1984 Full Movie)

When you think of Stephen King films one that will probably come to your mind first is Children of the Corn.  It’s freaking scary, believable characters, and lots of damn spooky children.  Even the bad guy has a super cool title that instills mystery and terror.  “He Who Walks Behind the Rows” entices the children […]

August 15

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 12: A Prisoner With Power” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XII A PRISONER WITH POWER As I entered and saluted, Lorquas Ptomel signaled me to advance, and, fixing his great, hideous eyes upon me, addressed me thus: “You have been with us a few days, yet during that time you have by your prowess won a high position among us. Be that as it […]

August 15

The CE Library: Suspense

One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills” and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 still exist. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by […]

August 15

And Now the Screaming Starts (1973 Full Movie)

One thing the Brits are really good at are cranking how high-concept horror movies.  “And Now the Screaming Starts” is a less than perfect example of this.  Starring the legendary Peter Cushing and Patrick Magee we’re introduced to how boring 1795 really is. The movie was written by Roger Marshall and based on the novel Fengriffen […]

August 14

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 11: With Deja Thoris” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XI WITH DEJAH THORIS As we reached the open the two female guards who had been detailed to watch over Dejah Thoris hurried up and made as though to assume custody of her once more. The poor child shrank against me and I felt her two little hands fold tightly over my arm. Waving […]

August 14

The CE Library: Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond.First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip. Starting April 22, 1935, the strip was adapted into The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon, a 26-episode weekly […]

August 14

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962 Full Movie)

Tonight we bring you an old favorite.  The Brain That Wouldn’t Die!  It was directed by Joseph Green and written by Rex Carlton and Joseph Green.  The movie was actually filmed and canned in 1959 with the title “The Black Door” however it would not be theatrically released until May of 1962.  It was renamed […]

August 11

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 10: Champion and Chief” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER X CHAMPION AND CHIEF Early the next morning I was astir. Considerable freedom was allowed me, as Sola had informed me that so long as I did not attempt to leave the city I was free to go and come as I pleased. She had warned me, however, against venturing forth unarmed, as this […]

August 11

The CE Library: X Minus One

Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with some original scripts by […]

August 11

Bride of the Gorilla (1951 Full Movie)

Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) is a plantation manager in the South American jungles.  He murders his employer to get his wife, Dina Van Gelder (Barbara Payton).  However; an old witch-doctor Al-Long (Gisela Werbisek) bears witness to the murder and places a curse on Barney.  By night Barney metamorphosises into a giant rampaging gorilla.  Taro (Lon […]

August 10

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 9: I Learn the Language” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER IX I LEARN THE LANGUAGE As I came back to myself I glanced at Sola, who had witnessed this encounter and I was surprised to note a strange expression upon her usually expressionless countenance. What her thoughts were I did not know, for as yet I had learned but little of the Martian tongue; […]

August 10

The CE Library: Inner Sanctum Mystery

Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the imprint given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. A total of 527 episodes were produced, but a majority are presumed to be lost. […]

August 10

The CE Library: The Adventures of Superman

The serial came to radio as a syndicated show on New York City’s WOR on February 12, 1940. On Mutual, it was broadcast from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949, as a 15-minute serial, running three or, usually, five times a week. From February 7 to June 24, 1949 it ran as a thrice-weekly half-hour show. The […]

August 10

Suspense – “Menace in Wax”

“During the French revolution of 1793, a Swiss girl copied in wax the severed heads of those had just been guillotined. She married a French Man named Tussard and came to London and she founded Madam Tussard’s Wax Works. There it is still in Marleborne near Baker Street station, not the original building, that was […]

August 09

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 8: A Fair Captive From the Sky” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER VIII A FAIR CAPTIVE FROM THE SKY The third day after the incubator ceremony we set forth toward home, but scarcely had the head of the procession debouched into the open ground before the city than orders were given for an immediate and hasty return. As though trained for years in this particular evolution, […]

August 09

Flash Gordon – “General Tal Tries Capturing Dr. Zarkov” & “Pit of Peril and Death Dwarfs”

Flash Gordon “General Tal Tries Capturing Dr. Zarkov” – September 7th 1935 Flash Gordon “Pit of Peril and Death Dwarf” September 14th, 1935

August 08

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 7: Child-Raising on Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER VII CHILD-RAISING ON MARS After a breakfast, which was an exact replica of the meal of the preceding day and an index of practically every meal which followed while I was with the green men of Mars, Sola escorted me to the plaza, where I found the entire community engaged in watching or helping […]

August 08

X Minus One – “Nightmare”

An unimportant clerk, in an unimportant job, uses his Einiac to discover what the computers are up to! The story is based on the poem, “Revolt Of The Machines” by Stephen Vincent Benet. The script was previously used on “Dimension X” on June 10, 1951. The progam was rebroadcast as part of “Monitor” during December, […]

August 07

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 6: A Fight That Won Friends” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER VI A FIGHT THAT WON FRIENDS The thing, which more nearly resembled our earthly men than it did the Martians I had seen, held me pinioned to the ground with one huge foot, while it jabbered and gesticulated at some answering creature behind me. This other, which was evidently its mate, soon came toward […]

August 06

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 5: I Elude My Watch Dog” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER V I ELUDE MY WATCH DOG Sola stared into the brute’s wicked-looking eyes, muttered a word or two of command, pointed to me, and left the chamber. I could not but wonder what this ferocious-looking monstrosity might do when left alone in such close proximity to such a relatively tender morsel of meat; but […]

August 05

A Princess of Mars – Chapter 4: A Prisoner” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER IV A PRISONER We had gone perhaps ten miles when the ground began to rise very rapidly. We were, as I was later to learn, nearing the edge of one of Mars’ long-dead seas, in the bottom of which my encounter with the Martians had taken place. In a short time we gained the […]