Twas The Thriller Before A Christmas Carol

Grim D. Reaper combines a classic Christmas poem, Michael Jackson, and Charles Dickens into more proof that he can’t sing. Happy holidays and enjoy!

Death Wishes You a Safe and Happy New Year – Or Else.

Arrive alive. I deserve a night off too, dammit.

Grim D. Reaper: Rue Morgue Magazine Cover Model!

Here’s a shot from my Rue Morgue magazine photo shoot.
You mortals have no idea how much I starve myself to meet your expectations.


Crypt Revamp Completed; Prepare for a Film Review Onslought!

I spent the weekend having my minions update the Crypt, getting everything ship-shape for some serious content addition.

Someone (not mentioning any names) is a bit behind and needs to kick their rear ends into high gear.

Once all this is complete and caught up, I’ll be moving most updates to strictly weekends. That means you can stop by all week (and I’ll still be snarking… er, commenting on Facebook and Twitter) but the bulk of the content will be Saturdays and Sundays. Before I can get to that point, however, I need to get caught up, and there’s a whole lot coming your way!

And yes, some nifty new videos as well.

Grim D. Reaper’s Secret New Doctor Who Screentest!

Even before Matt Smith announced leaving the role of Doctor Who, secret screentests were already underway. Here’s a tip to prospective new Doctors: don’t destroy the TARDIS upon re-entry.

We’re the Original Movie Crypt, and the Reaper is Coming for You

We recently posted a bit about others online using “Movie Crypt” as their own title for sites and shows online. This was pointed out to us by a concerned minion who feared we were being unfairly copied; why couldn’t they do something “original?” But, alas, there are very few original ideas out there, and that was when our good buddies at pointed out the truth of the matter.

Lilwickidz ‏@Lilwickidz 20 May
@GrimDReaper, there will always be imitators, but there will only be one real The Movie Crypt with Death at its ghastly helm.

The sad fact is that this is our fault. How can it be that there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know who we are and we do here? To this end, consider the coffin lid kicked open and the other tombstone dropped. The skies will darken and the dead will rise, and behind them you will see us, all of us, laughing maniacally and with scythes unsheathed. It’s going to be a slaughter; see you at the aftermath!


Our Apologies for Usurpers! Vagabonds! Thieves! And Yes, Even Knock-Offs!

You know how things disappear on the internet? This won’t. It’s all right here, but it was misguided – not just a bit, but entirely. Any proper retraction should be in context, and the following quote is all of it and unedited. The fact is, titles cannot be copyrighted and trademarks must fiercely (and expensively) defended, so nobody wins but the lawyers and the three or more divorcees they each support by court order.

That said, no ill was wished upon anyone for the following. This was a rant prompted by a helpful minion pointing it out to me, that they feared someone was using our site title, MovieCrypt, maliciously and with ill intent. Someone else pointed out that no matter who says what, we were the original, and that is a fine point of distinction that no amount of threatened litigation, real or imaginary, can dispute.

The following individuals cannot be proven as “Usurpers! Vagabonds! Thieves! And Yes, Even Knock-Offs!” and apologizes to anyone who took personal offense to our statements (although, seriously, we know people and you should let us help; the words “Movie Crypt” should always look their best). Just as we thought MovieCrypt was a cool name for our site in 1998, it’s up to us to shout it up from the catacombs and into every dark corner of the internet (except where the pedophiles hang out… ick).

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