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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!

Final Girl For The New Era (Happy Birthday Neve Campbell!)

 Born on October 3rd 1973, Neve Campbell, the television star of "Party Of Five" had made a handful of films before starring in the cult classic "The Craft." That alone would be a great film to have on your filmography to give yourself some horror clout. But in 1996 she starred in what would be an instant classic in the horror genre, Wes Craven's "Scream." It was the perfect balance of heart racing screams and self aware humor. Much like Craven's previous film "New Nightmare," it set the stage for a new era of horror films, which gave The '90's its specific flavor.  The beginning of the new millennium would end the franchise as a trilogy with "Scream 3," and she would move on with her career until the powers that be decided to reactivate the franchise with 2011's "Scream 4." This would be the final "Scream" film with Craven as director and though it seemed like a final act for the classic cast, th

Do Early Halloween Celebrations Begin In September? YOU BET YOUR PUMPKINS!

 I'm not trying to toot my own horn, but when September 1st hit, I would go pull out a few old Halloween records (converted into Mp3s) and hype myself up for 'spooky season.' October Eve. Early Halloween. Whatever you call it. Impatient? Sure. Jumping the gun? Yeah. Appropriate? Who knows... But for all those that live the lifestyle of delightfully creepy things...reading books, listening to music, watching horror films, roaming around stores that have their Halloween merchandise out early...September seems just right. The Eve to the best holiday for young and old! For those that remember their younger years...going from house to house Trick Or Treating in their Halloween costumes, enjoying watching scary movies, playing festive games...that feeling never dies. Nor do we WANT it do die. Like a Zombie Santa Claus, spreading Halloween cheer, the feeling slowly crawls towards you year round until this September celebration it JUMPS at you! Like a classic jump scare. So to thos

"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! BY JESS SOLIS