Posts

πŸ’€πŸ’€The Age Of Gods And Monsters lives on in the hearts and imaginations of those that wish to keep it alive. Ghoulish Grin Films is a small entity but its heart is on fire with the ghosts of old. It is an entity that cherishes the classics and gives it a modern platform. Long Live Indie Horror! πŸ’€πŸ’€ Welcome to the site...and thank you for your support! Enjoy!

"Now That's A Name I've Not Heard In A LONG TIME..."

Image
 1999 is a year I'm quite fond of. It was May and I was over the moon excited about the return of a franchise I had not seen in theaters since 1983. That film was "Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi."  We fans wanted more Star Wars. And we did receive it by way of Expanded Universe stories in comic books and novels. But that experience of seeing Star Wars in the theaters was an aching hole in my heart, I'll be honest. And I grew up. Now, all of a sudden, roaming around Toys R Us, I was seeing BRAND NEW Star Wars action figures. Something I had only dreamed of (yes, I LITERALLY dreamed of new Star Wars action figures when I was a kid). And now it was a reality. Soon, I would be seeing "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace."  That prequel series would end with 2005's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith." And thankfully the franchise has moved along with sequels and a new flood of comics, books, and games. Then...Disney + came alo

"Nosferatu" - 100 Years Of The Cinematic Vampire

Image
 On March 4th, 1922 in the Marmosaal of the Berlin Zoological Garden in Germany previewed the expressionist horror film based on the now legendary 1897 Bram Stoker novel, "Dracula." This film was called "Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror."  The premier took place on the 15th of March at Berlin's Primus-Palast. Thus entered into the world a masterpiece of atmospheric horror, still to this day. 2022 and the film still strikes a chill to the bones with images of shadows and gothic structures. An amazing feat of cinematic eeriness and the films age only adds to its creepy feel. The fact that we still have this film is a gift and every horror fan should at least view it once. It is available for all under the public domain and is required for all fans of cinema. Thanks to the masterful direction of F.W. Murnau and the spine-chilling performance of Max Schreck as Count Orlok, the film will live on and on. Truly the long life of a vampire!

Leave 2021 Behind. Embrace The Possibilities.

Image
 2021 didn't fulfill the promise of a new day. It seemed a continuation of the previous year, complete with divisiveness, pain, and limitations. Maybe we assumed too much. Maybe we were putting the cart before the horse. Who knows.  But we can't continue to think like that. There seems to be an endgame forming. A rough month or so to go but definitely light at the end of the tunnel. It was just that tunnel was a bit longer than expected. 2022 promises the same as last year. Let's keep that feeling alive. We can get through all of this and make our way back to feeling whole again as a community. Maybe that's expecting too much too soon, but we can hope and dream. Let's make our way out of this tunnel. Let's bring in the 20's the way it was supposed to be brought out...roaring. 

Carrie On Forever (Happy Birthday Carrie Fisher)

Image
 She was an actress, screenwriter, novelist, advocate. To us Star Wars fans, she is forever the role she unfortunately couldn't shake. Princess Leia. Like any actor or actress that is typecast or shadowed by a signature role, it seemed like she was making peace with the legacy. Unfortunately she passed much too soon.  I skipped the first two Star Wars films in my youth (in my defense I was only 1 when the first one came out and 4 when the second one came out.). I was quickly brought into the fold thanks to my cousins brilliant retelling through roleplaying as kids and the great Kenner toys. Once "Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi" came out I was an excited 7 year older ready to go. This was my first introduction to Carrie Fisher. Disguised as a bounty hunter rescuing her galactic love, Han Solo. Kidnapped and turned 'Slave Leia,' which was impressive for a whole other reason. Then ultimately hero of The Republic with her Jedi brother Luke Skywalker. It was

The FREE HORROR MOVIES Playlist Hits 1M Views!

Image
  The Free Horror Movies Playlist The Ghoulish Grin Films YouTube channel just hit an amazing milestone. The FREE HORROR MOVIES Playlist, consisting of films from Ghoulish Grin Films, public domain classics, top fan films, and hard-to-find cult classics, has just recently hit 1 MILLION VIEWS! I had a feeling it would make it once 'Spooky Season' hit this year, but I must say it was sooner than expected.  It is indeed years in the making and I'm very happy to have one of the long lasting horror movie playlists on the #1 streaming platform on the internet. And I have all of you to thank for this wonderful accomplishment. THANK YOU to subscribers old and new, to the horror fans looking for free movies, and the random folks who ran into this playlist and decided to watch a few films. And to the amazing underground horror community. You ROCK! We have gone through some ups and downs these past couple of years, but this playlist has always been there...through good and bad. And as

20 Years Gone, Yet We Will Never Forget

Image
 20 years later, we will never forget the terror of the day, and the heroic unity of the people of America. God Bless those that lost their lives on 9/11. 

Universal Monsters Royalty (Happy Birthday Glenn Strange!)

Image
 George Glenn Strange was born on. August 16th, 1899 in New Mexico. At a commanding 6 foot 5 he took over the role of the Frankenstein's Monster when the legendary Boris Karloff decided to retire playing the character after playing him for the last time in "Son Of Frankenstein," closing out the original Frankenstein Trilogy.  When legendary make-up artist Jack Pierce noticed Strange in "The Mad Monster," he was cast as the Frankenstein Monster in 1944's "House Of Frankenstein" with John Carradine replacing the great Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. The only original member of the monster mash was Lon Chaney Jr., playing his iconic Wolf Man role. A follow-up, "House Of Dracula," featured the same trilogy of Universal Monsters and is a fun team-up for fans of the classic monsters. But it was his appearance as the Frankenstein's Monster in the horror comedy "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" that came the closest to a full on