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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!

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

 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

 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!