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May 01

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 […]

March 23

Suspense – Wet Saturday

It would have been just another day in the Princey household had it not been for the rain. If they had all been out doing what they had planned the murder would never have happened and the cover-up would not have been necessary.  Wet Saturday was a feature of Suspense and originally aired June 24, […]

March 07

X Minus One – No Contact

“No Contact” originally aired on April 24, 1955 as a feature from the very popular series X Minus One radio series. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest […]

March 06

Inner Sanctum Mystery -Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam

Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam first aired on January 7th, 1941 and is thought to be the first episode of Inner Sanctum Mystery. Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952, was created by producer Himan Brown and was based […]

March 04

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

For Saturday nights feature audio drama we have A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Journey to the Center of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, […]

March 04

Cryptic Escape Theater

Ever wonder what it was like to sit in your living room and listen to legendary dramas acted out in the theater of the mind?  Starring the talents of Vincent Price, Alfred Hitchcock, Arch Oboler and many others.  These voices that used to creep into our psyche at night while we all would sit and […]

December 15

Cryptic Studies (Genesis Part II -The Creation)

“In the beginning God created the heaven and earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be Light:  and there was light.”  Genesis 1:1 – 1:3 At this […]

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 […]

July 21

CE Publications Update!

Hello everyone D.H. Hammer here and I just wanted to let everyone know what we’ve been up to this past few months.  It’s been very busy here to say the least.  However, things are very exciting as we move forward into this year! We’ve been reading lots of submissions and have a whole wave of […]

January 27

A Mystery of the Compagna (1891 Short Story)

A Mystery of the Compagna, written by Anne Crawford, is a old tale form the Victorian era.  Originally written under the pseudonym Von Degen it would be the only book that Anne Crawford would go on to write.  Her sister, F. Marion Crawford, would be the more famous writer while Anne would go on to […]

January 23

Saturday Night Drive In: The Ape (1940 Monogram Pictures)

Yes, this movie is about an ape.  Don’t click away!  This movie is anything but monkey business! Legendary Boris Karloff stars in this film about a mad-scientist who needs human spinal fluid to cure polio.  While at the same time an Ape escapes and goes on a rampage through town.  However; things take a WILD […]

January 20

Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Season 1, Episode 1 (“El Jefe” Review)

What do you get when you take Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert and 30 years of iconic cult mythology?  ASH VS. EVIL DEAD!  No matter what your favorite Ashely Williams installment of the Necronomicon lore you prefer you will find something that will draw you to this tell written and polished show.  Yes it […]

January 19

Midnight Mass (Movie Review)

Midnight Mass is one of my life’s biggest regrets. I can watch anything. I can enjoy many movies, books, works of art, etc. I can do this by examining them and searching for an underlying feeling. Any art makes you feel something. I can find something redeeming in just about anything. I’ve seen this movie […]

January 17

Saturday Night Drive In: Just Imagine (1930)

Tonight we go back to the future…of 1980!  It’s interesting how you can see one of these old films and it almost literally takes you back in time.  Or in the case of tonight’s feature the future.  Just Imagine is the film that probably made Back to the Future a cool film.  You see the […]

January 09

Saturday Night Drive In: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 )

This weekend we go back in time to 1920 where the pioneers of cinema had to struggle with issues we could only have nightmares about in today’s time.  Issues like expensive film, mixing sound, the right make up, and of course very little money.  These pioneers of of the silver screen were able to create […]

January 07

Superman: Secrets and Lies (Volume 2)

Continuing on from out last review of Superman: What Price Tomorrow? we see a definite improvement in the Superman New 52 franchise.  Superman:  Secrets and Lies advances the world of Metropolis and it’s almost prime-time television drama. The artwork and stories are better but is Superman better? The very first improvement you see when you […]

January 05

The Last Lords of Gardonal (1867 Short Story)

A fantastic, pre-Dracula, cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for!  Written by William Gilbert in 1867, the story was usually published with various anthologies of spooky nature.  The Last Lords of Gardonal definitely brings “Damn that’s scary!” back to literature. The Last Lords of Gardonal will take about two or three hours to […]

January 02

Saturday Night Drive In: Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974 Hammer)

2016 should be launched with three words. Awesome British Horror!!!  Hammer Film Productions woke up, looked at this script for Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, determined it was bad ass, slapped on a R rating (oooooooooooo), and basis for Vampire Hunter D was created!  For this we thank you, Hammer! The film was meant to be […]

December 26

Saturday Night Drive In: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987 Cinema City Film)

How do we celebrate Christmas weekend?  Awesome horror movies of course!  One great legendary horror movie come to us from Hong Kong.  It’s a spooky romantic comedy titled, A Chinese Ghost Story.   This film has the absolutely perfect dark gothic setting that keep you entranced and pulled into this dream like movie.  From stunning acrobatics, […]

December 23

Drive Angry (2011 Movie Review)

Drive Angry is an awesome throwback to grind house movies. It’s simple, basic, and over the top in everything. Nicholas Cage, the king of over the top roles, is our lead John Milton. The film opens up with Milton breaking out of Hell by stealing a car! I don’t actually want to spoil the plot […]

December 22

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (Review)

Well after 30 years of waiting I have decided that they got the title for the movie half wrong.  It was a good strong title yes, but I can think of a few that would probably best fit the movie if you have not yet seen it.  I’m partial to calling it A New Hope […]

December 19

Saturday Night Drive In: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980 New World Pictures)

So you didn’t go see Star Wars last night.  Perhaps tickets are so astronomically high these days that the popcorn and the crying children and the rude belching teenagers just wasn’t worth J.J. Abrams and Disney’s version of Star Wars VII. But that’s okay!  We have nowhere near the next best thing!   Enter:  Battle […]

December 12

Saturday Night Drive In: The Conspiracy (2012 XLRator)

The Conspiracy is one of those mockumentary type films made popular by The Blaire Witch Project.  This great “documentary” draws you into a world that cannot be acknowledged nor denied.  You’ll be questioning your own sanity after seeing this flick.  In the mood for an eyeopening experience that will get you questioning every single thing […]

December 08

Circle (2015 Movie Review)

Ever wake up in a dark room with 49 other people and learn that you have kill each other off through a democratic process and hope to be the last survivor?  You mix alien abduction, democratic strategy, and lots of social issues and you get this fantastic edge of your seat film!  It is a […]

November 24

Superman: What Price Tomorrow (Volume 1)

After Flashpoint, The New 52 was launched by DC Comics.  The New 52 would be an gargantuan endeavor to institute a company-wide reboot of all of DC Comic’s franchises.  What Price Tomorrow would be the story line that would throw Superman into the Post-Flashpoint continuity.  This undertaking would be headed up by George Perez, Dan […]

November 23

The Good Lady Ducayne (1869 Short Story)

  Written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, The Good Lady Ducayne is a short story written way back before vampires were cool.  Vampires kinda have a lame name now, being over used and over abused, but M E Braddon knew how to write subtle prose to give a person chills in this vampiric short story of […]

November 21

Saturday Night Drive In: John Carter (Walt Disney 2012)

To kick off our drive in movie night we didn’t have to look far to find a movie that sums up what the science fiction and fantasy genre should be about.  It was hard not show Conan:  The Barbarian, however a prolific series by legendary Edgar Rice Burroughs we felt was the most all encompassing […]

November 11

Cryptic Escape Opens Headquarters in Dalton, GA!!!

That’s right seekers of action, adventure, terror, carnage, and just plain awesomeness! Cryptic Escape Magazine has officially announced that it has headquartered in famous Dalton, Georgia!  We are located in the famous historic highlands of the mighty south!  Good food, fresh air, friendly people, and strong talent it was a no brainer that we decided […]

November 06

Cryptic Escape Upcoming News!

In an attempt to bring quality articles, stories, and just plain weird stuff to our readers we want to make sure we are doing the best job we can.  We had a very successful October and it was a lot of fun.  Thank you all for watching the movies we selected for you and we […]

November 03

Cryptic Escape Magazine Joins Extra Life to Help the Kids!!!

Dear Subscribers, Friends, and Family, Join Cryptic Escape Magazine and team CoSC’s important mission to save kids and we need your desperately help! Our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay!  You shouldn’t have a billing department when these kids are facing scary stuff […]