Showing posts from July, 2020
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!

"The Mandalorian," "Stranger Things," Nab EMMY Nods!

The 2020 Emmy Award Nominations came out this morning, and with a few regular entries like "The Crown," "The Handmaid's Tale," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," an exciting new entry has just gained recognition... Disney +'s "The Mandalorian." Season One of "The Mandalorian" grabs an Outstanding Drama Series nomination! One of the main reasons millions of streaming fans got the Disney streaming service was for this Star Wars Universe television show. The first for Lucasfilm (aside from cartoon shows and television movies and specials), this magnificent show became an instant classic, created many memes involving the adorable Baby Yoda, and not only expanded the world of Star Wars but brought a few disgruntled fans back into the fold. Also a win for science fiction fans was the nomination for "Stranger Things." Not new to The Emmys, this third season was a welcome return to the o

Ghoulish Grin Films At Amazon!

Ghoulish Grin Films is now streaming on Amazon with content ranging from classic horror to short films to documentaries. Watch The END OF AN ERA Series with bonus content, or short film collections like 15 SECOND FRIGHT, or collections from The Classic Horror MONSTERS Collection. Watch for FREE with an Amazon Prime Membership or rent or purchase select items. Ghoulish Grin Films merchandise is also available, including shirts and DVD's. Thank you as always for your support!  

Queen Of The Underworld (Happy Birthday Kate Beckinsale!)

Kathrin Romary Beckinsale was born on July 26th 1973 and was a veteran of the stage and screen for a decade before she was cast in what would be her defining role of vampire Seline in the Underworld film series. A box office smash, the films pushed her to stardom and created a dark female icon for future horror generations to follow. She initially starred in the role in 2003 and internationally the fifth film "Underworld: Blood Wars" was released in November of 2016. And true to her role, she didn't age a bit. But aside from the obvious, which is her incredible beauty, she is truly a fantastic actress. She's starred in major horror blockbusters like 2004's Universal Monster mash "Van Helsing" and stinkers like 2016's "The Disappointments Room," but she never phones in her performance. Which is a quality in an actor that I always appreciate. So happy birthday to The Queen Of The Underworld, Kate Beckinsale! Here's to a long and ama

A Legend Missed (Happy Birthday Robin Williams)

On August 11th 2014 the entertainment industry lost a giant. The great Robin Williams passed, and the world mourned. Not just a comedian (though had he only been recognized as a comedian, he STILL would be legendary) but a versatile actor, his manic energy, insanely head spinning improv skills, and dramatic chops made him something the world rarely sees. The complete package. He of course will be recognized for his comedy, both on the stage and screen. From Mork & Mindy to Popeye (a film that was very much a part of my childhood), to Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji, his films made masses of filmgoers happy. Still do. But as someone who works within the underground horror scene and covers many things creepy, I really want to recognize him in a small and very underrated thriller, 2002's "One Hour Photo." His absolutely chilling performance as a photo technician in a squeaky clean retail mart, it's a performance against type that rivals anything in thriller films.

Music Is Always The Healing Factor (The Pretty Reckless)

THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN On Dealing With Coronavirus Crisis: 'I Keep Telling Everyone To Turn To Music As A Salvation' : In a new interview with 'Whiplash', the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, THE PRETTY RECKLESS frontwoman Taylor Momsen was asked how the coronavirus crisis has changed her worldview in t... What I love about music is that is IS the healing factor. The way to take you to different worlds and existences in your head. To give yourself a cathartic space. To raise your spirituality. Music can be fun, light, and temporary too, but even those tunes can signify a moment in time that brings you joy. Music can be, most importantly, a friend during troubled times. And I embrace that friend. And never forget why music is a gift. From The Heavens, from our existence...whatever. Music is a gift. A great gift. Remember that this gift you can enjoy at all times...and not worry about overdosing. Not worry about the outside world.

Happy Christmas In July From Ghoulish Grin Films!

Yeah...2020 is, well...2020. It looks like here in The States, we're going to have to tough it through at least one more year (maybe less) of 'The New Normal.' So why not immerse yourself in that holiday that during our old normal wasn't taken all that seriously, but now can rekindle some of those old holiday vibes. I'm talking about Christmas In July! Yes...that weird 'holiday' where Christmas fanatics just couldn't wait for their holiday cheer. The odd blend of surf and winter vibes was something I was always pretty fascinated with, and now you can escape with Santa to that beach out in the middle of nowhere and relax with your Pina Colada and think of sugarplums dancing. Keep hope alive. We're going to get through this, so keep those old holiday vibes alive and stay positive. Oh yeah...and have a holly, jolly, Christmas In July!