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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!

Universal Monsters Royalty (Happy Birthday Glenn Strange!)

 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

King Of The World (Happy Birthday James Cameron!)

 In the Summer of 1991, I went to the movie theaters to see the Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," nowadays known simply as T2. It was easily one of the best summer movie experiences of my life. Not just because I was seeing a highly anticipated Arnold film but the film itself delivered in spades. Not only was it one of Mr. Schwarzenegger's best, but it was one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, and arguably the best action/sci fi film. And the reason for this amazing execution of story and special effects was thanks to the great James Cameron. Funny enough, T2 is in competition with "Aliens" as the finest action science fiction film...another follow-up directed by Cameron. His masterful execution of spectacle and story (with such fare as "The Abyss" and "True Lies") are among the greats of the blockbusters. Easily up there with the likes of Spielberg and Lucas. I was a crazy fan of '80's/