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November 15

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 4: A Green Man’s Captive” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER IV A GREEN MAN’S CAPTIVE When the light of day broke upon the little craft to whose deck the Princess of Ptarth had been snatched from her father’s garden, Thuvia saw that the night had wrought a change in her abductors. No longer did their trappings gleam with the metal of Dusar, but instead […]

November 15

X Minus One – “Hello, Tomorrow”

The year is 4195.  After the third atomic war mankind was forced to eke out its existence underground in tightly controlled communities.  Hundreds of years have passed and a geneticist finds something startling. X Minus One – “Hello, Tomorrow” –  February 29, 1956  

November 14

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 3: Treachery” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER III TREACHERY The day following the coming of Vas Kor to the palace of the Prince of Helium great excitement reigned throughout the twin cities, reaching its climax in the palace of Carthoris. Word had come of the abduction of Thuvia of Ptarth from her father’s court, and with it the veiled hint that […]

November 14

Inner Sanctum Mysteries – “Death in the Depths”

Steve, a deep-sea diver is being blackmailed into performing a job for some shady characters.  Steve must conquer his fear as he is lowered into the deep dark depths of the sea where he remembers events from his past that forced him out of retirement. Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Deth in the Depths” – February 6, […]

November 13

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 2: Slavery” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER II SLAVERY As the ruler of Ptarth, followed by his courtiers, descended from the landing-stage above the palace, the servants dropped into their places in the rear of their royal or noble masters, and behind the others one lingered to the last. Then quickly stooping he snatched the sandal from his right foot, slipping […]

November 13

The Adventures of Superman -“Fire in the Sterling Building”

A fire breaks out in the Sterling Building.  A young woman is left to die and Superman rescues her but why was she left there to die? The Adventures of Superman – “Fire in the Sterling Building” – March 4th, 1940)    

November 09

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 1: Carthoris and Thuvia” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  CHAPTER I CARTHORIS AND THUVIA Upon a massive bench of polished ersite beneath the gorgeous blooms of a giant pimalia a woman sat. Her shapely, sandalled foot tapped impatiently upon the jewel-strewn walk that wound beneath the stately sorapus trees across the scarlet sward of the royal gardens of Thuvan Dihn, Jeddak of Ptarth, […]

November 08

The Warlord of Mars – “The New Ruler” by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Final Chapter)

THE NEW RULER The flier upon whose deck Dejah Thoris and I found ourselves after twelve long years of separation proved entirely useless. Her buoyancy tanks leaked badly. Her engine would not start. We were helpless there in mid air above the arctic ice. The craft had drifted across the chasm which held the corpses […]

November 07

Suspense – “Will You Walk Into My Parlor”

Unfortunately, only about 15 minutes of this program exists.  It’s even an honor to have these old gems preserved, even if only in a piece.  If you have any information where we could get our hands on the entire episode, the Old Time Radio fandom will be eternally grateful to you! Suspense – “Will You […]

November 05

Buck Rogers and the 25th Century – “Willie Crash Lands His Rocket Roadster”

The plot is in the title folks!  🙂 Buck Rogers and the 25th Century – “Willie Crash Lands His Rocket Roadster” – April 24th, 1939

November 01

X Minus One – “Requiem”

Another Robert Heinlein classic about an older man nearing the end of his life and all he wants before he dies is to visit the moon.  He asks a Doctor to have dinner with him after he was turned down for a moon ride at the annual fair.   The man happens to be the owner […]

October 30

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is an Artist”

Talk about a creepy story.  Imagine stumbling into an apartment with four dead cats, all with their heads cut off or their throats slit.  Introduce an artistic husband and a spiteful ex-wife you have a thrilling episode to be sure. Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is an Artist” (January 23, 1945)    

October 29

The Adventures of Superman – “Threat to the Planet Building” (1940)

“The Yellow Mask” attempts to end Lois Lane’s life and the conflict between Superman and this dastardly villain finally comes to an end.      

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 […]

June 20

The Beast with Five Fingers (1946 Full Film)

When a distinguished but now-crippled pianist dies, he leaves everything to his niece, much to the dismay of his personal secretary (Peter Lorre) and other occupants of the old boy’s gothic manse. And now it seems the place is haunted by the pianist’s disembodied hand–but is it the cause of murder, or the avenger thereof? […]

June 20

The Warlord of Mars – “Rewards” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

REWARDS With the realization that Dejah Thoris was no longer within the throneroom came the belated recollection of the dark face that I had glimpsed peering from behind the draperies that backed the throne of Salensus Oll at the moment that I had first come so unexpectedly upon the strange scene being enacted within the […]

June 20

Buck Rogers and the 25th Century – “Dr. Huers New Relativator is Installed”

The Plot is in the title folks.  🙂 Buck Rogers and the 25th Century – “Dr. Huers New Relativator is Installed” – April 21st, 1939

June 19

House of Dracula (1945 Universal Pictures Full Film)

Tired of immortality, Dracula seeks out the castle home of Dr. Franz Edlemann, a doctor who has been working on a possible cure for vampirism.  Dracula relocates to the home permanently to receive a series of transfusions of blood mixed with the clavaria formosa.  The mysterious plant that can change the structure and qualities of […]

June 19

The Warlord of Mars – “The Tide of Battle” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

THE TIDE OF BATTLE But Solan’s last loud cry had not been without effect, for a moment later a dozen guardsmen burst into the chamber, though not before I had so bent and demolished the great switch that it could not be again used to turn the powerful current into the mighty magnet of destruction […]

June 19

X Minus One – “Child’s Play”

A timid lawyer receives a mysterious package, which turns out to be a kit from two hundred years in the future.  What could be inside? X Minus One – “Child’s Play” – October 20th, 1955

June 11

Jungle Captive (1944 Universal Pictures Full Film)

The final chapter in the ape woman saga, Jungle Captive is the third film of the series.  It is preceded by Captive Wild Woman and Jungle Woman where we witness the ongoing struggle of beautiful women who have the superhuman strength of a gorilla and the temperament as well.  When will these mad scientists get […]

June 11

The Warlord of Mars – “The Magnet Switch” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

THE MAGNET SWITCH The guardsmen paid not the slightest attention to their wards, for the red men could not move over two feet from the great rings to which they were padlocked, though each had seized a weapon upon which he had been engaged when I entered the room, and stood ready to join me […]

June 11

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is an Artist”

Four dead cats and a man are found in an apartment…all with their throats slit or their heads cut off! The story of the human victim involves a hated wife and murder. A delightfully macabre story. Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is an Artist” – January 1st, 1945

June 07

Jungle Woman (1944 Universal Pictures Full Film)

In the sequel to Captive Wild Woman, we see the return of Paula Dupree, the ape woman.  The film sets out as a series of flashbacks rehashing the events of the previous film.  We learn then that Paula indeed survived as Cheela.  Once revived she is can turn to her human form this time without […]

June 07

The Warlord of Mars – “Follow the Rope” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“FOLLOW THE ROPE” What could it mean? “Follow the rope.” What rope? Presently I recalled the cord that had been attached to the parcel when it fell at my side, and after a little groping my hand came in contact with it again. It depended from above, and when I pulled upon it I discovered […]

June 07

The Adventures of Superman – “Atomic Fuel Cylinders Stolen”

Dr. Dahlgren’s Atomic Beam fuel cylinders have been stolen by “The Yellow Mask.” The Adventures of Superman – “Atomic Fuel Cylinders Stolen” – February 28, 1940

June 06

Captive Wild Woman (1943 Universal Pictures Full Film)

Exotic animal trainer, Fred Mason, is returning from a safari where he captured a large selection of animals for John Whipple, his employer.  Whipple is the owner of a circus and often hires safari experts to routinely capture dangerous and rare animals from all over the world.  One such animal is Cheela, a gorilla who […]

June 06

The Warlord of Mars – “The Pit of Plenty” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

THE PIT OF PLENTY I did not languish long within the prison of Salensus Oll. During the short time that I lay there, fettered with chains of gold, I often wondered as to the fate of Thuvan Dihn, Jeddak of Ptarth. My brave companion had followed me into the garden as I attacked Thurid, and […]

June 06

The Shadow – “White God”

The Shadow and Margot visit an island to find out why a dozen ships have vanished in “The Graveyard of the Pacific.” The Shadow – “White God” – May 1st, 1938

June 05

Bowery at Midnight (Monogram Pictures 1942 Full Film)

A professor of psychology maintains a soup kitchen in the Bowery.  Secretly, however, he’s also a gang boss who uses the soup kitchen to recruit members for his organization.  One such recruit is a doctor who has become addled and addicted to drugs and alcohol.  The doctor, however, happens to be quite adept at corpse […]