Category Archives: Halloween Thrillers!

October 18

Halloween Edition: Escape “Evening Primrose”

“You are groping in the midnight dimness of a gigantic department store and suddenly you realize that you are not alone, but a hundred eyes are glaring at you from the shadows and a hundred hands are reaching for your throat and your most urgent desire is to … escape!” Escape – “Evening Primrose” November 5, […]

October 18

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 12” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 18 September.—I drove at once to Hillingham and arrived early. Keeping my cab at the gate, I went up the avenue alone. I knocked gently and rang as quietly as possible, for I feared to disturb Lucy or her mother, and hoped to only bring a servant to the door. […]

October 17

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 11” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XI Lucy Westenra’s Diary. 12 September.—How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers. He positively frightened me, he was so fierce. And yet he must have been right, for I feel comfort from them already. Somehow, I […]

October 16

Halloween Edition: Audition (1999 Full Movie)

Every country does their horror a tad differently.  Japanese horror is definitely in a league of their own.  Take tonight’s movie, Audition, for example.  It’s about a widower who at his son’s request finally move on and find a new wife.  So what do they do?  They hold auditions to find a new prospective wife.  […]

October 16

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 10” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER X Letter, Dr. Seward to Hon. Arthur Holmwood. “6 September. “My dear Art,— “My news to-day is not so good. Lucy this morning had gone back a bit. There is, however, one good thing which has arisen from it; Mrs. Westenra was naturally anxious concerning Lucy, and has consulted me professionally about her. I […]

October 13

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 8” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VIII MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL Same day, 11 o’clock p. m.—Oh, but I am tired! If it were not that I had made my diary a duty I should not open it to-night. We had a lovely walk. Lucy, after a while, was in gay spirits, owing, I think, to some dear cows who came […]

October 12

Halloween Edition: The Brain (1988) Full Movie

A television show called “Independent Thinkers” is hosted by Dr. Blakely.  A psychiatrist who runs a mega-popular self-help talk show that was commonplace in the 80’s.  However, the audience is doing absolutely zero independent thinking of their own.  He secretly is controlling them with the help of an alien organism that allows him to replace their thoughts […]

October 12

Halloween Edition: “Dracula: Chapter 7” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VII CUTTING FROM “THE DAILYGRAPH,” 8 AUGUST (Pasted in Mina Murray’s Journal.) From a Correspondent. Whitby. ONE greatest and suddenest storms on record has just been experienced here, with results both strange and unique. The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August. Saturday evening was as […]

October 12

Halloween Edition: Columbia Workshop – “Carmilla”

J.S. LeFanu’s famous vampire novel is brought to life by a master of horror scriptwriter Lucille Fletcher.  Voiced by Jeanette Nolan, she places a wicked sexy voice to the vampire and will seduce your cute little ears as you give it a listen.  Just be sure not to let her get too close right? Columbia […]

October 11

Halloween Edition: Burnt Offerings (1976 Full Film)

I think I was like ten years old when I first saw “Burnt Offerings”.  It was the first time I had seen a haunted house movie and it scared the urge to pee right outta me.  Sure there are lots of haunted house movies but very few are actually scary or even psychological in some […]

October 11

Halloween Edition: Lights Out – Valse Triste

Two women go on vacation to get away from it all.  Relaxation isn’t on the itinerary however when a psychopath with a talent for playing the violin falls in love with one of them and decides that he must marry her!  Of course, he has to kill the friend.  Arch Oboler is absolutely terrifying in this […]

October 11

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 6” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VI MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL 24 July. Whitby.—Lucy met me at the station, looking sweeter and lovelier than ever, and we drove up to the house at the Crescent in which they have rooms. This is a lovely place. The little river, the Esk, runs through a deep valley, which broadens out as it comes […]

October 10

The Bloody Pit of Horror (1965 Full Movie)

Halloween wouldn’t be right if we didn’t’ invite the Italians.  Noon can quite do the horror the way the Italians do.  In this juicy flick there is a group that includes Rick (Walter Bigari) a writer, Daniel Parks (Alfredo Rizzo) the publisher, Edith (Luisa Baratto) the secretary, Dermott (Ralph Zucker) the photographer, and of course […]

October 10

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 5” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER V Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra. “9 May. “My dearest Lucy,— “Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together […]

October 10

Halloween Edition: Lights Out – “The Dream”

What if Boris Karloff, Legendary Master of Horror, keeps having a recurring dream about committing murder? Lights Out – “The Dream” – March 23rd, 1943  

October 05

Halloween Edition: Cry of the Werewolf (1944 Full Film)

A Romani gypsy princess is actually a werewolf.  She uses her curse to protect the tomb of her mother Marie LaTour whom she inherited the curse from.  Anyone who discovers the tomb is just a tasty meal to this beautiful gypsy.   Also known as Daughter of the Werewolf, Cry of the Werewolf stars the lovely […]

October 05

Halloween Edition: “Dracula: Chapter 4” By Bram Stoker

CHAPTER IV JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued I AWOKE in my own bed. If it be that I had not dreamt, the Count must have carried me here. I tried to satisfy myself on the subject, but could not arrive at any unquestionable result. To be sure, there were certain small evidences, such as that my clothes were folded […]

October 05

Halloween Edition: The Witch’s Tale – “The Devil Doctor”

“The Devil Doctor” is a fun story that goes old school.  Insert scary story and then a warlock who has a penchant for sacrificing hundreds of people to Satan.  Then sprinkle about a group of non-believers who open his tomb and you have one hell of a spooky romp through an ancient town.   The Witch’s Tale […]

October 04

Halloween Edition: H.P. Lovecraft’s: Necronomicon (1993 Full Film)

Possibly one of our favorite horror anthology movies ever made.  Like most Lovecraft films of the late 80’s and early 90’s, they were mostly brought to life by one of our favorite horror movie directors Brian Yuzna.  Christophe Gains and Shusuke Kaneko also brought their talent to this great campy film that you just can not help […]

October 04

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 3” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER III JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued WHEN I found that I was a prisoner a sort of wild feeling came over me. I rushed up and down the stairs, trying every door and peering out of every window I could find; but after a little the conviction of my helplessness overpowered all other feelings. When I look […]

October 04

Halloween Edition: Nightfall – “A Glimpse of Eternity”

Two friends discover that they can reanimate the dead!  All in the name of medical science!  Of course the obvious happens but it is still scary as hell! Nightfall – “A Glimpse of Eternity” May 21st, 1982

October 03

Halloween Edition: Alone in the Dark (1982 Full Film)

Dr. Bain operates a psychiatric recovery home because we all know that’s always a fun occupation during Halloween.  On the third floor of the home houses all the real loonies.  We have a Preacher who is obsessed with pyromania, Byron “Preacher” Sutcliff.  Next door we have former POW Frank Hawkes who is just a tad […]

October 03

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 2” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER II JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued 5 May.—I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place. In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size, and as several dark ways led from it under great round arches, it perhaps seemed bigger […]

October 03

Halloween Edition: The Shadow – “Death Rides a Broomstick”

A witch trial was held in the Scottish Highlands in the year 1741 and a woman was put to death by burning at the stake.  The witch put a curse on the judge, the head of the McCavery clan.  Two hundred years later, the curse would return to end the bloodline of the McCavery for […]

October 02

Halloween Edition: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971 Full Movie)

This year we start off our Halloween edition of Cryptic Escape Magazine with a funny and quirky horror movie from the master of horror himself, Vincent Price!  Honestly, there is no better way to start the month of October without Vincent Prince in your living room scaring the hell out of your kids.  As always, […]

October 02

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 1” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER I JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL (Kept in shorthand.) 3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 P. M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I […]

October 02

Halloween Edition: The Vampire’s Desire (The Hermit’s Cave)

It’s a stormy night and Mr. Winton and John have lost their way and drenched to the skin they go to a nearby house for shelter. However, the old woman who answers tells them that they are not welcome and slams the door on them. John puts his foot in the door and they enter […]