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Quarantine Horror Binge 2020

During these days of staying in and needing content, Ghoulish Grin Films provides free content for viewers.
Whether it's the popular YouTube playlist FREE HORROR MOVIES or free Amazon Prime binging at the Ghoulish Grin Films Amazon page, watch films either for free with ads or with an Amazon Prime membership.
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Stay safe everyone and watch until there's light at the end of this dark, scary tunnel.




Make Every Week EARTH WEEK

Remember, ladies and gentlemen..
The small things add up. Recycling, conserving water, using reusable bags, abstaining from meat at least one day of the week.
In these unprecedented times, the earth seems to be healing itself. We probably have bought some time. Let's show the earth some love and keep up the small steps...but giant leaps towards a healthier climate for our future generations.

All Play And No Work Makes Jack A Birthday Boy (Happy Birthday Jack Nicholson!)

Born on April 22nd 1937, the great Jack Nicholson celebrates a birthday and a legendary career spanning six decades. His filmography is littered with Hollywood classics, like "Easy Rider," "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," "Terms Of Endearment," "Chinatown," and "The Departed." Much like movie star icons Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and James Stewart, he is an actor often imitated but more often than not it's out of love.
He has been nominated 12 times for the Academy Award (the most of any male actor) and won once for Best Supporting Actor ("Terms Of Endearment") and twice for Best Actor ("One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" and "As Good As It Gets"). Surely a career worthy of praise.
But if you erase all of those accolades and just recognize him for his role in horror and his roles in villainy, it's STILL an impressive career.
Early in his career he starred in Roger Corman's cult cla…

A Modern Man Of Many Faces (Happy Birthday Tim Curry!)

The sign of a truly great actor is his ability to BECOME the character. Slide into it as the actor or actress disappears and the character becomes real.
Few actors have achieved the kind of disappearing acts of a true actor that the great Tim Curry has.
He rose to fame as the transvestite mad scientist Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult classic "Rock Horror Picture Show."
Aside from theater roles like "Hair," he also starred in supporting roles in the film "Annie." My sister was a massive fan of that film and I used to watch it often when I was a kid. Many a great performer appeared in that film, and Mr. Curry held his own with legendary talent. Of course, he would become legendary himself in the years to come.
He would have a hellish time portraying Darkness in the 1985 film "Legend." This is perhaps the ultimate 'disappear into the character' role as he was simply unrecognizable in the extreme make-up. The film is still a curious fantasy…

Honey, I'm Blowing Out The Candles! (Happy Birthday Rick Moranis!)

Rick Moranis was born on April 18th, 1953 and originally started his career in entertainment as a disc jockey in Toronto, Ontario, where he was born.
He ended up doing sketch comedy in the Second City Television Series (SCTV) and continued to rise, heading off to Hollywood.
From there he starred in some of The '80's most beloved comedies. "Little Shop Of Horrors." "Parenthood." The great Mel Brooks spoof "Spaceballs," which was such a treat being a Star Wars fan. And of course the "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" franchise.
But I knew him from one beloved '80's franchise...Ghostbusters.
His character Louis Tully provided some of the biggest laughs in an already hilarious pair of films and he, along with the famous cast, brought such joy to my childhood.
I used to watch the films, the cartoon show (which his character also appeared from time to time), had the toys, drank the Ecto Cooler. What a time to be alive!
He also had some impres…

Unrivaled (Happy Birthday Rowdy Roddy Piper)

I grew up an insane WWE (formerly WWF) fan and I loved the energy and excitement of the wrestling superstars. Hulk Hogan. Randy Savage. Andre The Giant.
They were all larger than life.
And of the the greats from that era was the amazing 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper.
He displayed an energy that was unrivaled. And that's saying something, since every superstar was as over-the-top and insane as you can remember.
For those that don't know wrestling, there's a term called 'heel.' Basically in the early days there were good guys and bad guys. It was The '80's...pretty clear cut in those days. And Piper was a heel. But he was so brilliant in his delivery and his mic skills that he was among the most popular of superstars. I believe all of the 'grey' wrestling superstars have benefited from his legacy. You could be considered a heel but if you had the charisma, you were loved.
And much like a handful of wrestling superstars that made the leap to The Big Scr…

A Bewitching Talent (Happy Birthday Elizabeth Montgomery)

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Elizabeth Montgomery was born on April 15th 1933 and was a star of stage and screen spanning five decades.
The daughter of actor Robert Montgomery, she appeared in her fathers television series "Robert Montgomery Presents" and even won a Theater World Award for her Broadway debut in "Late Love."
But for many fans of classic television, she will forever be known as Samantha Stephens in the late '60's - '70's sitcom "Bewitched."
"Bewitched" ended it's run in 1972 but I was very familiar with the show thanks to syndication. She was a lovely, charming presence onscreen and the show overall was just a pleasant treat for sitcom lovers. It never ceased to put a smile on your face and leave you feeling happy.
After the shows run, she made some notable television movies. My favorite by FAR is her appearance as Lizzie Borden in 1975's "The Legend Of Lizzie Borden." Aside from s…

Ghost Hunter, Scream Queen, Vampire Hunter (Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!)

My mom and sister were big on soap operas, and in The '90's I was familiar with Sarah Michelle Gellar as I first saw her in episodes of All My Children with Soap Icon Susan Lucci, holding her own.
She wouldn't stay long in the soap world and her ambition took her from daytime to primetime with the small screen adaptation of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer."
Even though it was originally a big screen take, her version of Buffy is now for many the definitive one. Which isn't a small feat considering back then television was still not on the level it is now.
And of course with that success, the Big Screen called.
She would appear in hit movies like "I Know What You Did Last Summer," (which I admit was a fun time at the theater), "Scream 2" (which was a solid sequel to an instant classic), "The Grudge," an American adaptation of the classic Japanese Ju On Horror film franchise, and the following sequel, and the Scooby Doo franchise, where…

Have a Peepy, Creepy Easter!

Not much going on this Easter.
Things are closed. Get-togethers are suspended.
But for my fellow horror fans, you can enjoy a digital Easter.
Enjoy the day the best you can and stay safe. Let the bunny sleep this year.
From Ghoulish Grin Films...have a peepy, CREEPY, Easter!

You Old Smoothie (Happy 83rd Birthday Billy Dee Williams!)

The long and illustrious career of Billy Dee Williams started on Broadway in 1945 in "The Firebrand Of Florence" at the tender age of seven. He made his film debut in 1959's "The Last Angry Man" and from there on had a busy career in theater, film, and television.
He's earned Emmy nominations for 1971's "Brian's Song" and starred alongside Diana Ross in the acclaimed "Lady Sings The Blues."
But to the science fiction fandom, old and young, he will forever be known as gambler, con artist, and  playboy Lando Calrissian in the blockbuster Star Wars Saga.
He first appeared as the character in 1980's "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back," widely regarded as the best film in the franchise. He would then appear in the conclusion to the original trilogy "Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi."
"Return Of The Jedi" was a mind blowing experience for me as a seven year old theater goer in 1983.…

A Titan Of Indie Film (Happy 94th Birthday Roger Corman!)

One of the all time greats of independent cinema, Roger Corman has been referred to as 'The Pope Of  Pop Cinema.' An actor, director, and producer (a role more comfortable to him by his own admission), his career spans decades, with films directed and produced by him either through the major studios or independently.
He's often recognized as giving many a high profile Hollywood artist their big break, with names like Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Diane Ladd, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Dennis Hopper, and William Shatner (who just recently celebrated his 89th birthday) among them. And he's made some high profile cameos in films like "The Silence Of The Lambs," "The Godfather Part II," "Philadelphia," and "Apollo 13."
His films were basically B-Movie fare, but enjoyable. Leaving the pretense to the 'artists' and just giving moviegoers what they want...a great time at the theater.
He did, however, create a memorable coll…

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We're All Mad For Norman (Happy Birthday Anthony Perkins)

A veteran of the big and small screen, Anthony Perkins was the child of theater great Osgood Perkins and had a very promising debut in the film scene, even nabbing a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the 1956 Gary Cooper film "Friendly Persuasion."
But he will forever be remembered for his iconic role as Norman Bates in the "Psycho" horror film series from Universal Studios.
He first played the role in the original Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece "Psycho," widely considered the granddaddy of the slasher film. The film, to this day, holds the power of fascinating terror. One can only imagine the sheer fear that theater goers felt when watching it back in 1960.
It would take 23 years for a follow-up, and though it had big shoes to fill, it is currently considered a fantastic follow-up to the original classic. "Psycho II" was, of course, a hit and was followed up with "Psycho III."

BREAKING NEWS! Tom Cruise CAST As Dracula In Dark Universe Reboot!

Amazing news for fans of Tom Cruise's "The Mummy!" According to WeGotThisSmotheredNews, the movie icon is returning to the Dark Universe...this time as The Prince Of Darkness!
In a stunning move that will now link "The Mummy" reboot to the current Universal Studios blockbuster "The Invisible Man," Tom Cruise's character, U.S. Army Sergeant Nick Morton, will return as the legendary Count Dracula!
Originally thought to have partially possessed himself with the deity Set, it is now reported (by a very reliable anonymous source who works for famed movie mogul Gull Able) that he was ACTUALLY possessed by the spirit of Dracula himself!
And according to this most reliable source (who heard it from a guy he knows who cleans the offices of Mr. Able) the new vessel of Dracula goes on a quest to find The Invisible Man.
Also teaming up will be Sofia Boutella's Mummy, Benicio Del Toro as The Wolf Man, and will introduce Peter Dinklage as a CGI Frankenstei…