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 15

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 9” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER IX Letter, Mina Harker to Lucy Westenra. “Buda-Pesth, 24 August. “My dearest Lucy,— “I know you will be anxious to hear all that has happened since we parted at the railway station at Whitby. Well, my dear, I got to Hull all right, and caught the boat to Hamburg, and then the train on […]

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 07

Meet the Adventurer: Conrad Sternguard

If there was ever a face of the people it would be that of Conrad Sternguard.  Conrad’s home village was completely obliterated by rampaging Dragon.  All but four people perished in the razing of his hometown of Illidar. Conrad and his three friends, all under the age of ten, were out in the woods playing swords […]

October 07

Meet the Adventurer: Katharina DeArmado

The Auran Empire is a vast expanse from one end of the continent to the other.  No other Empire on Sora matches the amount of land it controls.  Maintaining such a large empire requires a lot of manpower.  From bureaucrats, militia, armies, infrastructure and of course spies. The DeArmado family is a very well known […]

October 06

Meet the Adventurer: Thramrem Wraithforge

The Clan of Wraithforge has been at one time a legendary name.  It was synonymous with monster slaying and crafting instruments of destruction of mighty beasts.  Many adventurers made a name for themselves with the aid of a Wraithforged weapon. Thramrem would risk the clan name, however.  For many generations, his family has carried on the Wraithforge […]

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 […]

September 28

Meet the Adventurer: Kieran Miradi

Kieran Miradi was once a respected researcher amongst his peers.  Now the people in the region think Kieran has lost his marbles in his old age.  He has become more of a recluse in his old age and has received the title of the “Library’s Hermit”.  Where he spends nearly every waking moment of his […]

September 28

12 to the Moon (1960 Full Film)

The ISO (International Space Order) has an opportunity to achieve its goal of placing a manned flight and landing on the moon.  By doing so they can declare the moon as “International territory”.  Lunar Eagle 1 will carry aboard her 12 people from around the world, all top-scientists in their prospective fields.  And for some […]

September 28

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 2: A Forest Battle” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER II A FOREST BATTLE Tars Tarkas and I found no time for an exchange of experiences as we stood there before the great boulder surrounded by the corpses of our grotesque assailants, for from all directions down the broad valley was streaming a perfect torrent of terrifying creatures in response to the weird call […]