Sunday, December 2, 2012


So, check it out; Episode 8 is up and it sounds pretty damn good. Unfortunately, I titled it The Brides of Frankenstein & Madhouse. Stupid mistake, but I'm pretty sure I typed it up that way because I was watching House of Frankenstein last night while I was uploading it.


I hope you enjoy it anyway!


Eric (@lugosi6) and I started chatting last week about Christmas gifts and what would be good to buy for the picky British horror film fan. Here's a list of a few things we came up with.

We'll start with the cheap and simple:

The Brain Candle: Who wouldn't want this thing in their office/laboratory?

We love our comics and these are cheap, so check out some Creepy comics as gifts. ( pair it up with a set of these). It's Bernie Wrightson, guys. C'mon.

Head on over to the Chopping Mall and pick up a few shirts. I'll take this one.

Here's the book that Ryan just picked up. This thing has already proved its worth during recording. It's incredible.

Feeling dirty after watching The Reptile? Wash up with a few of these.

For the drunken horror fan on your list.

A 12" Plague of the Zombies figure?!? Pricey, but worth it.

While we're talking price, may as well check this poster out.

These busts are killer. I especially love Ingrid Pitt's bust. See what I did there?

This list is in no particular order, but I've saved my two favorites for last:

I don't know if you can gift a membership to this club or not, but if so I'll make sure my Tuesdays are open from now on.

The last gift I'd like to list still blows my mind. I am baffled that this is a real thing.

Get shopping.


Monday, November 26, 2012


Man, we pulled out the big guns for the next episode!


The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)


The Wicker Man (2006)

I'm kidding! It's the original from 1973.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Shut up and listen.

Do we talk about metal too much? What do you guys think? Drop us an email and let us know.

Happy Halloween & we love you!

Jim & Ryan

Friday, October 19, 2012


Ryan is in the process of editing episode 7 and should have it done in the next day or two. It's a good 1 1/2 hours or so. We figured we had to make up for our tardiness.

I wanted to post the movies for next month so you guys (and gals? maybe?) can get a head start on watching them. Since it's still October and most of you are in the mood for horror movies more than ever, maybe you could throw these on your watch list for this month.

Jim's choice:

Ryan's pick:

Remember to email us your thoughts so we can read them during episode 8. Also, let us know what movies you've been watching for Halloween this year! 


You've heard us mention Jeff Dixon many times on the show. Jeff has been a good friend of ours for a long time and we've been meaning to post a link to his website for a while. Right now he's doing a countdown of horror films to watch this month and we highly recommend checking out his list HERE.

Jeff's taste in horror are a little different from what we talk about on the show. He LOVES slasher and gore movies. What can we say? He's a product of Fangoria magazine!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Check it out! Hammer now has their own dedicated Youtube channel. This means if you're unable to find or just can't afford some of the titles suggested on our show, you'll be able to watch them on Youtube. I haven't messed around with it too much yet, but the quality looks to be MUCH better than some of the stuff we've watched on Youtube. There are even some HD titles.

In addition to classic films, there are also plenty of trailers for newer Hammer films.

A special thank you to our friend and listener, Jeff Dixon for bringing all this to our attention.


Thursday, September 6, 2012


As you all know, Ryan and I are big fans of comic books. Ryan turned me on to who is now one of my favorite writers, Jamie S. Rich. Jamie writes a lot of independent comics (or so they would be considered compared to the mighty Marvel or DC), but he's also had a run at some more popular titles lately.

Recently, Jamie has borrowed the idea of the "daily sketch" from comic book artists and started doing writing doodles to get the creative blood flowing. He also offers short stories for commission now as well, something I wish more writers would do.

In a recent post on his blog, Jamie posted a "doodle" that I really enjoyed called The Halloween Heirloom. I thought it was right up our alley, so I wanted to share it with you HERE.

Jamie is better known for his Noir type books, but I really like his horror stuff. Spell Checkers 2 would have to be my absolute favorite that he's written. The art in the book is very manga-esque and I think that may be kind of a turn off to older comic book readers, but seriously, give it a read. It's straight up horror and it takes some incredible turns that you would not expect.

Hopefully we'll get the chance to read some more spooky stuff from Jamie very soon.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Episode six sounds like shit. I'm just being honest. Ryan and I screwed up on the levels and didn't bother checking when we started recording. We tried our best to salvage it, but it still sounds all robotic and wavy. We talked about recording the episode over again, but we had some good email, discussion, and jokes and if we recorded again, some of that would have been lost. So, we opted for good content over awful sound and posted it.

We apologize and promise that next time will sound much better. Thank you for muscling through it with us and we hope you enjoyed it anyway.

Our films for next months episode are The Plague of Zombies (1966), and Horror Hotel (or The City of the Dead, 1960).

I'm really looking forward to these!

Until next time, friends!

P.S. I'm watching Exorcist III right now. Haven't watched it in years. It's as good as I remember.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Films For Next Month

Ryan's pick:

The Uncanny (1977)

Jim's Pick:

Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell (1973)

Both staring Peter Cushing!


Here it is! Episode 5. We've got a new microphone, a bunch of candy, and some tasty new beverages from Arizona Beverage Company. They should sponsor us.

We begin the episode with some chit-chat and then quickly move to Eric's all Cushing top 10 list. Pretty damn impressive! Thanks again, Eric! We then move on to discuss our movie reviews; Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter, Frankenstein Created Woman, and then Night of The Demon for our special segment.

It was a damn good night and a lot of fun to get together and talk horror films. We hope you enjoy it!

Make sure to write in with your top 10 lists or whatever you'd like to share with us and the other listeners. We'll make sure and read your email!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Episode 4 is uploaded and ready for a listen. Here is the direct link. Hopefully, by the time you read this it will also be on iTunes.

This is one of my personal favorites so far. The emails were fantastic and Ryan and I had a lot of fun just chatting it up about these movies. One thing I will warn you about though--if you haven't seen Woman in Black yet, don't listen to the last part of the podcast. We'd hate to spoil one of the best horror movies we've seen in years for you!

I'll post some information about the films for next month's podcast in a later entry, but get on Netflix now and have them mail Frankenstein Created Woman to you. Trust me, you don't want to try and purchase this one. Well, in the U.S. at least...the cheapest I've found it here is $47! Hopefully it's a little more accessible in the UK.

Friday, June 15, 2012


I came across this video while I was searching for the Superstition trailer. I think it's a fun list of this fan's top 15 scariest moments in flim. Were I don't consider Robocop a horror movie, I remember the scene well and how it made me feel the first time I watched it as a kid. Poor Murphy.

I know Ryan would say that the Megadeath song playing is probably the scariest part of it all!


Superstition came up while we were reading another listener's top 10 list. I've never seen it before, so I thought I'd post it for the rest of you to check out as well.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


We just recorded episode 4 last week and it is in the process of being edited as I type this. It should be posted shortly.

In the meantime, here's a picture that Max Deacon shared a few weeks back and was kind enough to let us post here to share with y'all as well. Max wrote one hell of a letter that we read and discussed on the latest episode. So well written, in fact, that he completely stumps us on a word and makes us look like idiots. Let's be honest, I guess it's not that tough...

Anyway, the letter is conformation that Max has a great talent for writing and you should definitely look for any titles (comics or otherwise) that he's written.

Thanks for sharing, Max!

Friday, April 27, 2012


We cannot tell you how happy we are to find out that the Terror Ride mural at our local amusement park was NOT painted over! We talked a bit about this mural in Episode 3 and it looks like we're not the only ones who love it! One guy actually contacted Lagoon (the amusement park) and asked what the hell happened to it. He received a phone call from Lagoon's marketing department that told him they have it hanging in one of their main offices at the park. Ryan did a little research on the mural and not only found out that it had been saved, but found some sweet pictures as well!
Check out the detailed pic of the mural HERE.


Mark Englert's The Thing Poster

I saw this poster a few months ago when it was initially shared on the Inside The Rock Poster Frame blog, but they've just posted more detailed pictures of it. This poster is OUTSTANDING. Especially with the glow-in-the-dark ink!

Check it out!


Sorry, everyone. I know it's been quite a while since we've recorded a show or even updated the blog. What can I say? Life just got in the way. Ryan & I finally found a bit of time to get episode 3 recorded and posted and we both had a blast doing it. We had a problem with the first file of ep. 3 that we posted on Libsyn (it was totally silent), but we have it squared away and the episode is now available HERE. I'm not sure when the repaired file will be up on iTunes, but I know it works at the direct download link, so listen there.

I've also re-posted ep.1 on our Libsyn site as well for those of you that are new to the podcast and would like to hear the introductory episode.

Now, back to the newest episode-- we received a fantastic email from our pal John with his list of his favorite horror films and wicked music. We really enjoyed the discussion about his list and hope you do too! Please, please, please email us with your lists, music, or whatever else and take part in the conversation. As we said in the first episode; this is really a community podcast for all of us and we want you to be part of the show and contribute your own thoughts. It makes it a hell of a lot of fun for all!

After we talk about John's lists, we move on to discuss Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and The Devil Rides Out. Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing film? Does it get more Hammer than that?

Go take a listen and sound off here or email us at Cryptofthemacabre atgmaildotcom (that's how I spell it so we don't get a bunch of spam, right?)

Isn't that poster of Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed rad?


Monday, January 23, 2012

Episode 2!

Welcome back, British horror fiends!

In this second episode (recorded on Friday the 13th, no less), we share some listener feedback, and then get down to the nitty gritty with reviews of Hammer's "The Mummy" and Tigon's "Blood On Satan's Claw".

Films for next month: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (Hammer, 1969), The Devil Rides Out (Hammer, 1968)

Closing Song: "Blood On Satan's Claw" by Reverend Bizarre

Listen to the episode HERE

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Friday the 13th

We'll be recording our second episode this Friday the 13th! Email us your comments, top 5 lists, or whatever else you want to discuss by Friday.