Author Archives: Miss Cryptic

May 12

The Shadow – The Poison Death

A villainous terrorist steals the identity of the Shadow and poisons the city’s water supply!  Will the real Shadow find out who is running this dangerous scheme?   The Shadow “The Poison Death” January 30, 1938 (28 Minutes) The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide […]

April 22

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (about £2 million in today’s money, wowzer!) set by […]

April 19

Flash Gordon – Dr Zarkov To The Rescue & Aide Tal Plants Seeds Of Doubt

  If you’re just tuning in, please read below for a brief overview of the Flash Gordon series. You can also visit the main page where you can find the previous episodes! Now presenting episodes #7 & #8. Hope you enjoy! ♥Miss Cryptic ►Episode #7: Dr Zarkov To The Rescue Air Date: 06-08-1935 Play time: 15 […]

April 18

X Minus One – Perigi’s Wonderful Dolls

  Before there was Chucky, there was a perfect doll in a window shop that caught the eyes of a child. Tune in now to see how wonderful (or terrible) these dolls truly are. 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, […]

April 17

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Death has Claws

Not quite the kitty-cat you were expecting? More like a kitty with radiation exposure/mutation X-100. For one gentleman, he is a cat-lover and you dare not to try to mess with him. Sit back, and enjoy this puuuurrrfect treat! Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from […]

January 27

A Mystery of the Compagna (1891 Short Story)

A Mystery of the Compagna, written by Anne Crawford, is a old tale form the Victorian era.  Originally written under the pseudonym Von Degen it would be the only book that Anne Crawford would go on to write.  Her sister, F. Marion Crawford, would be the more famous writer while Anne would go on to […]

January 05

The Last Lords of Gardonal (1867 Short Story)

A fantastic, pre-Dracula, cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for!  Written by William Gilbert in 1867, the story was usually published with various anthologies of spooky nature.  The Last Lords of Gardonal definitely brings “Damn that’s scary!” back to literature. The Last Lords of Gardonal will take about two or three hours to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 09

Frankenstein (1931 Universal Studios Film)

A true riveting classic in the truest sense in horror movies.  Universal Studios floating on the success of Dracula continued the fright fest with their rendition of Frankenstein in 1931.  Directed by James Whale and adapted from the Mary Shelley play about a mad-scientist who exhumes corpses to build a new man.  However, there was […]

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 […]

September 30

Die, Monster, Die! (1965 American International Pictures Film)

Die, Monster, Die! (or Monster of Terror) was directed by Daniel Haller in 1965.  Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space”.  It was shot at Shepperton Studios Surrey, England under the title “The House at the End of the World.” A scientist, Stephen Reinhart (played by Nick Adams), travels to his fiancee’s […]

September 29

The Blob (1958 Paramount Film)

The Blob, or The Molten Meteor as it is otherwise known, is a 1958 De Luxe color.  Paramount Pictures released this film as a double feather with “I Married a Monster from Outer Space.”   Directed by Irvin Yeaworth, the film stars legendary actor Steve McQueen in his first leading role as a “teenager” (McQueen was […]

September 28

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

Two of my favorite movie studios got together in 1974.  Hammer Studios and Shaw Brothers Studio hacked  and kicked each other in the face to create one of the greatest cult movies ever.  The Legend of the 7Golden Vampires.  In North American it was called The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula.  It has a third, lesser […]