Category Archives: Halloween Movie Extravaganza

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 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 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 […]

October 01

Cryptic Escape’s Halloween Movie Extravaganza II October 1 -31!

It’s that wonderful time of the year!  Join Cryptic Escape this October for nightly fix of all things chilling and gruesome!  We are bringing back the classics from their tombs and a few new goodies here and there.  Halloween movies were something special and we’re sharing that special with you! You can leave comments for […]

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 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 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 01

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965 Amicus Productions Film)

Filmed using the cinematic process known as Techniscope,Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors is a 1965 British horror film from Amicus Productions. Directed by veteran horror director Freddie Francis and written by Milton Subotsky.T he film stars legendary duo Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. This was the first attempt by Amicus Productions to produce a series […]

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 […]