Cryptina is a horror host created by Ryan Twyford-Rigley, portrayed by Steph Twyford-Rigley.
Her first appearance was in Cryptina's Spook-Time Variety Show (2017), a horror anthology show written and directed by Ryan, starring + edited by Steph.
Cryptina made a return in 2020, this time co-written, co-directed, set designed, shot, starring + edited by Steph when The Dreaded Drive-In asked for four Cryptina-hosted feature length episodes. All of the short films in the "Hosted by Cryptina" episodes were curated entirely by Steph + Ryan and all of the host segments were self-shot on a set Steph built and designed in their living room during lockdown.
But what's Cryptina's deal?
Cryptina is an aspiring and often awkward mistress of the dark...
She introduces each film within her horror-comedy anthology series with the unwanted help of her ex-boyfriend Ghoulsby, a vampire cursed to be permanently stuck in the form of a bat.
So far, Cryptina has a pilot and 4 feature length episodes with hopes of becoming a full series on platforms like Adult Swim.
The pilot was incredibly well- received and awarded!
Most notably, they received an award and recognition from today's biggest horror host, Joe-Bob Briggs of Joe Bob's Last Drive-In.
Check out the full list of Cryptina's screenings, awards, and press!
AWARDS + SCREENINGS
Horror Comedy Film Fest 2018
Fear NYC 2019
Joe Bob's Last Drive-In Jamboree
Hollywood Blood Horror 2019
New Jersey Horror Con 2019
Panic Fest 2019
Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Fest
Third Eye Film Festival
Portland Horror Festival
Local Haunts: Horror Showcase
database for horror entertainment news announcing Cryptina's online release
"an anthology which we’ve never seen done in short format before"
glowing review of Cryptina's screening at Panic Fest 2019
promoting the online release of Cryptina's Spook-Time Variety Show
[trailers for the original pilot + new episodes]
Cryptina's Spook-Time Trailer (2017)
The trailer for the original pilot starring + edited by Steph. This trailer also edited by Steph.
The Dreaded Drive-In Trailer (2020)
The trailer for the new episodes co-written, co-directed, co-curated shot, starring, + edited by Steph
Cryptina's Spook-Time Variety Show Pilot (2017)
The original pilot starring + edited by Steph