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"The Strange Case Of Mr. Cravn" Now Available For Rent, Purchase, Or Streaming

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The third feature film from actor/director Jess Solis and the second original release from Ghoulish Grin Films, "The Strange Case Of Mr. Cravn," is now available to stream for free at YouTube, and is available to purchase to keep or rent at Vimeo On Demand.
This third feature took many shapes and names, and ultimately it turned into a tragic science fiction tale that bears similarities with "Curse Of The Revenant" and "At The Gates Of Death," yet is a very different movie experience. Enjoy and thank you as always for your support!




https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strangecaseofmrcravn





The Lasting Impact Of "Thriller" (Happy Birthday Michael Jackson)

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Michael Jackson was born on this day in 1958. His legacy in pop music cannot be questioned. But there aren't a lot of folks that will immediately think of him as helping the horror genre through his music. But he did. In a big way.
I grew up witnessing the pop hysteria of Michael Jackson's rise. My dad had bought me a cassette tape of Michael Jackson's "Thriller,"  his blockbuster second solo album. I was already listening to "Off The Wall" as a baby, and "Thriller" pretty much catapulted him to superstardom. 1982 was the rise of the new guard of music heroes.
So with that album release came the epic music video of the title track, released a year later. Music videos were quick and cheap in the day and this film quality, short film length epic took the music video to a new level. It was my first modern horror film. It was my first time being exposed to the legend that was Vincent Price. And it was, no pun intended, thrilling.
I eventually fou…

Halloween Shops, EARLY? You Won't Hear ME Complain!

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Usually I walk around the Spirit Halloween shop, looking in the windows and seeing unopened boxes of goodies I have and haven't seen for this upcoming Halloween season. For those youngsters, there was a commercial for an old department store called Mervyns, and the lady outside was flashing her hands saying 'open, open, open...'
Well, that's me. The Halloween Nerd. This holiday has meant the world to me ever since I was a horror loving weirdo kid. It brings back the days of me dressing up and walking down many blocks getting Halloween candy, listening to Halloween records and T.V. specials. This holiday is not a dark, pagan spell upon the masses. It's a time to dress up and have fun. And celebrate that part of our imagination that gets creeped out at the noises in the dark. And most often they aren't anything to be afraid of.
So when I walked past my local Spirit Halloween shop, saw the setup was complete (in AUGUST!), and shoppers rolling around, I was giddy …

The Best Advertising You Can Get - BANNED "Nun" Trailer

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A short, VERY short, ad for the upcoming James Wan Universe period horror film "The Nun" came out and due to complaints, was removed. Yes, it was BANNED.
The character of Valac, the demon nun who made a most memorable appearance in James Wan's "The Conjuring 2," is set to have her own feature film to be released on September 7th. And for fans of "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle," the excitement for this release was already high. Being a fan of the classic Universal Monsters era and the Hammer Studios classics, I'm always excited for a film set in a  Gothic castle. I'm there...Day 1.
Now, with this video being removed (whether it was a planned move or accidental) the talk surrounding the release of this film has strengthened to super hype level. Most horror films would be envious of such press.
The horror genre has conquered the mainstream once again and these are just amazing times to be alive. Enjoy it, horror fans...and Happy (Early…

Milestones For The Master Of Suspense (Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock!)

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They called him 'The Master Of Suspense.' And boy did he deserve the title.
He's directed Academy Award winning films ("Rebecca"), and Hollywood classics such as "North By Northwest." But he deserves the title for such immortal classics as "Psycho," "Vertigo," "Rear Window," and a film that's celebrating it's 55th Anniversary this year..."The Birds." He also hosted the wonderful "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," one of the great chilling television shows of it's day.
He never won an individual Oscar for directing, but many recognize him as one of the finest film directors to have ever walked the earth.
He compared hitting the audience with suspense as 'playing them like a fiddle."And in that way he was a virtuoso. Happy birthday to the Master Of Suspense...Alfred Hitchcock.