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 […]

September 28

The Shadow – “The Silent Avenger”

An inmate who’s about to go to the electric chair convinces his bother to seek revenge on those who put him on death row. The Shadow – “The Silent Avenger” March 13th, 1938

September 27

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959 Full Film)

Deep in the Florida Everglades, locals are mysteriously turning up missing.  Two such victims are Liz Walker and her lover.  The game warden, Steven Benton, sets out to solve the mystery of the missing locals and is aided by his woman, Nan Grayson and her father Doc Grayson.  Benton discovers a pair of giant leeches […]

September 27

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 1: The Plant Men” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER I THE PLANT MEN As I stood upon the bluff before my cottage on that clear cold night in the early part of March, 1886, the noble Hudson flowing like the grey and silent spectre of a dead river below me, I felt again the strange, compelling influence of the mighty god of war, […]

September 27

Suspense – “Til Death Do Us Part”

Being married for over seven years, Paul had once loved his wife.  He had loved her as no other man could love her.  Now when he sees her he is disgusted and is agitated at the very sight of her.  It grinds his gears even being near her. What happened?  10 months ago Paul had […]

September 25

Portrait of Jennie (1948 Full Film)

Nearly homeless, hungry, and ready to give up, Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten), encounters a little girl named Jennie Appleton (Jennifer Jones) in Central Park in New York City.  Jennie is wearing clothes from an older period and she ends up creating a sketch from her memory involving him with his art dealer Miss Spinney (Ethel […]

September 25

The Gods of Mars – “Foreword” by Edgar Rick Burroughs

FOREWORD Twelve years had passed since I had laid the body of my great-uncle, Captain John Carter, of Virginia, away from the sight of men in that strange mausoleum in the old cemetery at Richmond. Often had I pondered on the odd instructions he had left me governing the construction of his mighty tomb, and […]

September 25

The CE Library: Buck Rogers

Buck Rogers is a fictional space opera character created by Philip Francis Nowlan in the novella Armageddon 2419 A.D., subsequently appearing in multiple media. In Armageddon 2419 A.D., published in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine, Amazing Stories, the character’s given name was “Anthony”. A sequel, The Airlords of Han, was published in the March 1929 issue. Philip Nowlan and the syndicate John […]

September 21

X Minus One – “Almost Human”

“Have you heard of the new science called cybernetics? It concerns mans efforts to develop a perfect thinking machine a robot electronic brain that will not only do mans work but will even think for him. A robot that is almost human…” X Minus One – “Almost Human” by Robert Bloch – August 11, 1955

September 20

The Dybbuk (1937 Full Movie)

A young bride is possessed by the soul of a dead person on the night before her wedding. This evil malicious entity in Jewish folklore is known as a Dybbuk.  The Dybbuk is based on a play based on the Jewish folklore called The Dybbuk by S. Ansky, who spent many years traveling in research […]

September 20

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 28: At the Arizona Cave” (Final Chapter) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVIII AT THE ARIZONA CAVE It was dark when I opened my eyes again. Strange, stiff garments were upon my body; garments that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture. I felt myself over from head to foot and from head to foot I was clothed, though when […]

September 20

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Melody of Death”

A newlywed is warned by a violin playing gypsy that she has been cursed.  She must never listen to a special melody or it would forever haunt her! Inner Sanctum Mystery – “The Melody of Death”– April 22, 1944

September 19

Max Steel (2016 Full Movie)

Mysterious forces threaten our world.  An unlikely origin story of a teenager, Max McGrath, becomes bonded to a strange alien entity that grants Max incredible powers to combat the forces of evil.  That’s all I got… Max Steel is supposed to be a superhero action film based on an action figure and cartoon.  It worked […]

September 19

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 27: From Joy to Death” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVII FROM JOY TO DEATH For ten days the hordes of Thark and their wild allies were feasted and entertained, and, then, loaded with costly presents and escorted by ten thousand soldiers of Helium commanded by Mors Kajak, they started on the return journey to their own lands. The jed of lesser Helium with […]

September 19

The Adventures of Superman – “Keno’s Landslide”

“The Wolf” and Keno Carter attempt to sabotage “The Limited” by starting landslide onto the tracks. The Adventures of Superman – “Keno’s Landslide”  February 16, 1940

September 18

Boogeyman (2005 Film)

Tim Jensen becomes witness to the abduction by his father by the mythological Boogeyman.  A creature of tremendous evil that lives in every closet.  As the years pass for Tim his paranoia builds around him as fear of the Boogeyman is ever present in his life.  He takes odd precautions, such as actually removing closets […]

September 18

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 26: Through Carnage To Joy” By Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVI THROUGH CARNAGE TO JOY Sometime later Tars Tarkas and Kantos Kan returned to report that Zodanga had been completely reduced. Her forces were entirely destroyed or captured, and no further resistance was to be expected from within. Several battleships had escaped, but there were thousands of war and merchant vessels under guard of […]

September 18

The Shadow – “The Bride of Death”

Lamont Cranston finds himself in a fishing village where a mysterious cult partakes in the sacrifice of human beings.  The leader of the cult live extravagantly and is lead by an old woman who may have murdered the village preacher. The Shadow – “The Bride of Death” March 6, 1938

September 14

Death Machine (1994 Full Movie)

In your very near future (2003), Chaank Armament, a powerful megacorporation is the preeminent manufacturer of high tech people killing military weaponry.  They create a superior super soldier complete with cybernetic enhancements.  Code Name:  Hard Man.  Who then malfunctions and goes on a murderous rampage of death and destruction of course.  Because that’s what robot super soldiers […]

September 14

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 25: The Looting of Zodanga” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXV THE LOOTING OF ZODANGA As the great gate where I stood swung open my fifty Tharks, headed by Tars Tarkas himself, rode in upon their mighty thoats. I led them to the palace walls, which I negotiated easily without assistance. Once inside, however, the gate gave me considerable trouble, but I finally was […]