Author Archives: Hixson Hammer

October 25

“When You’re in D-Town, The Anthem of Dalton, GA”

As our readers know, Cryptic Escape Magazine is headquartered in Dalton, GA.  Myself, our staff, friends, and family all love where we live.  Full of natural beauty, low taxes, southern hospitality and most importantly talent!  Check out Dalton, GA.  You’ll love it here and we couldn’t be more proud of the community of which we […]

August 19

Summer Slam 2017: Who We Want to Win!

Tomorrow on August 20th, 2017 is one of the four big pay-per views that the WWE hosts.  Summerslam has a lot of tension going into it this year and we’re pretty excited to see what happens.  So on the eve of Summerslam, we’ve put together a list of the card and who we want to win. […]

July 09

Deckard Drejo – The Preacher (A Fallout 4 Build)

Deckard Drejo was physically leveled and tested from level 1-50 for balanced play action.  He took approximately 20 hours to grow and enjoyed quick leveling.  This build utilizes a high luck-high charisma build with an emphasis on crits and shotguns for insane maximum damage.  Derkard utilizes the pastor’s vestments and sided with the railroad early […]

April 16

Have a Great Easter!

Enjoy this weekend of Easter and we will see you back here tomorrow with our our regular installment of the Inner Sanctum!

April 08

The Island of Doctor Moreau – Part 2

Genetic engineering seems to be common place in our literature and science these days.  For the past decades countless movies have entertained the idea of the combination of man and beast.  H.G. Wells first wrote about that in 1896 so you could say he was pretty OG when it came to human animal chimeras.  The […]

April 02

Wrestlemania 33 is here!

There will be no Adventures of Superman today.  Today we are taking the time to celebrate the arrival of Spring with Wrestlemania 33!  We have wings, watermelon, and refreshments and we are quite happy that spring has officially arrived.  🙂 We will be watching Wrestlemenia 33 on the WWE Network.  Please have a safe Sunday […]

March 06

Inner Sanctum Mystery -Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam

Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam first aired on January 7th, 1941 and is thought to be the first episode of 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 […]

March 04

Cryptic Escape Theater

Ever wonder what it was like to sit in your living room and listen to legendary dramas acted out in the theater of the mind?  Starring the talents of Vincent Price, Alfred Hitchcock, Arch Oboler and many others.  These voices that used to creep into our psyche at night while we all would sit and […]

December 15

Cryptic Studies (Genesis Part II -The Creation)

“In the beginning God created the heaven and earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be Light:  and there was light.”  Genesis 1:1 – 1:3 At this […]

November 11

Cryptic Studies (Genesis Part I -Introduction to Genesis)

Scientists are really good at describing how the universe works.  They have laws and theories and all are very good at what they do.  Without them we wouldn’t have medicine, combustion engines, flight, and even space travel.  But what science isn’t very good at is telling us WHO created the universe.  Instead some would rather […]

November 02

Cryptic Studies (The Old Testament Part I -Introduction to the Old Testament)

The Old Testament.  What is it?  Does it still matter?  To some Christians yes and to others no.  Some Christians even hate the title of the Old Testament as much as the Jewish people do.   Reason being?  They feel that the title “Old Testament” means that the book and it’s teachings are frankly, out […]

October 21

Dracula (1931 Universal Film)

Happy Birthday Bela!

October 20

The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974 Hammer Film)

October 10

Cryptic Escape Goes Live with Dragon Age Inqusition!

As stated earlier this week we’re going to be streaming live on our own channel located here.  It’s simple all you have to do is click on on our channel form the menu bar and let the magic of the internet do the rest. We’re going to be streaming video games of course, some of […]

October 10

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997 Buena Vista Full Movie)

Considered a comedy horror film directed by Anthony Waller, An American Werewolf in Paris was stuck in development for six years!  Waller had to co-writers Tim Burns and Tom Stern to help out with this much anticipated sequel to the John Landis film An American Werewolf in London and was shot in the UK, Netherlands, […]

October 04

Cryptic Escape goes LIVE on!

Throwing you guys another site update.  Always something exiting going on here at C E headquarters.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply do not have enough gnomes to do all my work so I’ve enlisted (drafted) a few more people to push things a little further again this year. One of these pushes […]

July 21

CE Publications Update!

Hello everyone D.H. Hammer here and I just wanted to let everyone know what we’ve been up to this past few months.  It’s been very busy here to say the least.  However, things are very exciting as we move forward into this year! We’ve been reading lots of submissions and have a whole wave of […]

January 25

The Coolest Video Game Review You Have Ever Read

  Push Play! It’s a cold stormy night.  It’s raining like a mother fucker as I stand in the graveyard of my backyard.  A crack of thunder and I could see the epitaphs of all the tombstones of all the conquered video games of my past.  A triumph of all the ass I have kicked […]

January 07

Superman: Secrets and Lies (Volume 2)

Continuing on from out last review of Superman: What Price Tomorrow? we see a definite improvement in the Superman New 52 franchise.  Superman:  Secrets and Lies advances the world of Metropolis and it’s almost prime-time television drama. The artwork and stories are better but is Superman better? The very first improvement you see when you […]

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 […]

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 06

Cryptic Escape Upcoming News!

In an attempt to bring quality articles, stories, and just plain weird stuff to our readers we want to make sure we are doing the best job we can.  We had a very successful October and it was a lot of fun.  Thank you all for watching the movies we selected for you and we […]

September 11

Akira (1988 Film) Movie Review

No other movie can be responsible for Western anime fandom than the epic classic Akira.  A 1988 film that should have been dated still feels as crisp and awesomely mind-blowing as the first day it was on the silver screen.   Even though years have gone on, the effects of Akira‘s legacy is still felt […]

August 19

Beyond: Two Souls (2013 Video Game) Review

For a very long time I’ve been saying that video games are the new movies.  The cinematic storytelling you see in video games these days is absolutely fantastic when done correctly.  When you allow a director and writer with a vision the ability to put their willpower and desire behind a project you will be […]

May 26

47 Ronin (2013 Film) Review

I love Samurai flicks!  I love Samurai stories!  I love Samurai mythology!  For a long period of my life I ate, drank, and peed Samurai mythology.  Those Japanese know how to tell a story!  That being said: No other story is more crucial to a country’s national identity than the story of the 47 Ronin.  […]

May 21

( Review #1 ) The New 52 in Review, A Brief Look at our Modern Mythology

I remember growing up and grabbing the occasional Superman comic when I was a teenager.  Instead of spending my allowance on candy like the other kids I thought a comic book would be the better value since it was non-perishable.  I kept doing this and ended up with a small but impressive comic book collection, […]