Category Archives: Drive In

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 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 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

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

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

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 […]

November 04

The Devil Bat (1940 Full Film)

PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) released this classic Bela Lugosi, The Devil Bat, movie back in 1940.  It was their very first horror film and with the success of The Devil Bat would go on to make many more movies.  They became prolific in their movie releases because they were able to produce movies quickly and […]

October 16

The Cat and the Canary (1939 Paramount Full Film)

Ever wonder where the story of “people ending up in a creepy mansion and then one by one people start dying and everyone starts suspecting everyone” comes from?  You know, the classic whodunit?  Before big time movie monsters like The Thing or Freddie Kruger there was the classic whodunits where people were actually quite afraid […]

October 12

Alien Raiders (2008 Warner Full Film)

So what do you do when you want to remake the classic John Carpenter film, The Thing?  Well you don’t.  Never remake this timeless classic!  However; you are allowed to let it inspire you to retell the story in a different setting and have some fun with it. Enter Alien Raiders!  This film features a […]

October 07

April Fool’s Day (1986 Paramount Pictures Full Movie)

So you’re in college.  You’re bored but you have an eccentric rich friend with a private island.  What is there to do before April Fool’s Day?  Well obviously you grab all your mates and strand yourself on an island with a murderer and whoopee cushions!   April Fool’s Day is a mystery thriller directed by […]

October 06

Criminally Insane (1975 Full Film)

They say being addicted to food is a vicious cycle.  You eat cause your sad, you’re sad because you eat.  Well there isn’t anything more true in this crazy film about Fat Ethel, a psycho who murders anyone who gets in the way of her appetite! Criminally Insane is a 1975 film directed by Nick Millard […]

October 05

Blood and Black Lace (1964 Full Film)

Blood and Black Lace.  Or as I like to call it.  A really great freaking film!  Others would call it Six Women for the Murderer.  Blood and Black Lace is definitely a much cooler title though. Quite fitting for a legendary film such as this imported from Italy.  It was directed by Mario Bava and […]

October 04

The Maze (1953 Allied Artists Pictures Full Film)

Do you ever get the urge to walk up to a camera and start monologuing to a make believe audience about a terrifying event that happened in your life?  No?  You should start!  But before you do you need a few lessons and we’re going to give them to you for low low price of…absolutely nothing! […]

October 03

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942 Columbia Pictures Full Movie)

Looking to buy an old tavern and call it your own?  Professor Nathaniel Billings has just the place for you!  Never-mind the ghosts and the super mutants running around the place murdering people.  It’s all for the war effort so obviously it’s for the greater good right?   I love this movie.  It’s a light […]

October 02

Svengali (1931 Warner Brothers Full Film)

Are you a tone deaf singer with good looks but you’re broke on your ass but you still wish to make it big?  Well look no further than Svengali!  Need auto-tune to become a star?  Svengali says, screw that!  He’ll make you an instant star over night with his occultic powers he’ll be able to turn you […]

October 01

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 Babelsberg Studio film)

We start tonight off by a trip back in time to what people would consider the very first movie of the horror genre.  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was released in 1920 as a German silent film.  Written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer and Directed by Robert Wiene this film is thought to be […]

February 06

Saturday Night Drive In: Destination Moon (1950 George Pal Film)

Also known as Operation Moon, Destination Moon is a 1950 independent film produced by George Pal.  The film is directed by Irving Pichel and stars John Archer (Not the one from Enterprise), Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, and Woody Woodpecker.  Though independent and not really what I could call a great film it is […]

January 23

Saturday Night Drive In: The Ape (1940 Monogram Pictures)

Yes, this movie is about an ape.  Don’t click away!  This movie is anything but monkey business! Legendary Boris Karloff stars in this film about a mad-scientist who needs human spinal fluid to cure polio.  While at the same time an Ape escapes and goes on a rampage through town.  However; things take a WILD […]

January 17

Saturday Night Drive In: Just Imagine (1930)

Tonight we go back to the future…of 1980!  It’s interesting how you can see one of these old films and it almost literally takes you back in time.  Or in the case of tonight’s feature the future.  Just Imagine is the film that probably made Back to the Future a cool film.  You see the […]

January 09

Saturday Night Drive In: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 )

This weekend we go back in time to 1920 where the pioneers of cinema had to struggle with issues we could only have nightmares about in today’s time.  Issues like expensive film, mixing sound, the right make up, and of course very little money.  These pioneers of of the silver screen were able to create […]

January 02

Saturday Night Drive In: Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974 Hammer)

2016 should be launched with three words. Awesome British Horror!!!  Hammer Film Productions woke up, looked at this script for Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, determined it was bad ass, slapped on a R rating (oooooooooooo), and basis for Vampire Hunter D was created!  For this we thank you, Hammer! The film was meant to be […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 […]