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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!

Sometimes There's Just Not Enough Time (Halloween's Come And Gone) #halloween

 Usually (and I know I'm not speaking only for myself) when we get towards the end of summer and we see the start of September, I will hype myself up for Halloween. Super early, I know. But a creepy tune here and there. An old, nostalgic commercial from time to time. And a healthy dose of horror films. And as I write this blog celebrating Halloween (and mourn its ending), I can't help but believe even with that extended amount of hype and festive feelings, the time known as 'spooky season' STILL goes by too quickly.  Sure, we get a bit of an extension with Dia de los Muertos, but once that passes, it's full steam ahead with the Christmas festivities.  And that's good. But spooky season is just...SO MUCH fun! Another year, another Halloween gone. But I had a blast. Going into Spirit Halloween, seeing Halloween  decorations and merchandise in many department stores. Enjoying the festive shorts from many talented creators. And go to HALLOWEEN TREATS! Playl

"The Last Voyage Of The Demeter" Gives Dracula His Fangs Back (Movie Review)

  As a fan of the classic Universal Monsters horror films of the '30's and '40's, I was absolutely THRILLED to go into the theaters to see a Dracula film based on the source material from Bram Stoker and distributed by Universal Studios. Not only was I pleased with the outcome, I was overjoyed to see the immortal character of Dracula repackaged as a truly frightening and evil entity. An old character that's been through countless interpretations given a ghastly new look and presence that rivals any new movie monster yet still is faithful to the source material.  The Last Voyage Of The Demeter Based on the 'Captains Log' chapter of the Bram Stoker novel, the film mainly takes place at sea, with the captain and crew of The Demeter trapped onboard with the infamous vampire himself. The film is a slow burn but not a boring slow burn that has no payoff. It truly creates tension and makes the great Dracula truly frightening. I've been a fan of this character a

The Best Video Game Movie Ever? ("Gran Turismo" Movie Review)

  1995's "Mortal Kombat" was widely considered for many years to be the best video game ever made. Which wasn't saying much since just about every video game made during that time and previously ranged from bleh to hot garbage. Not to downplay the nostalgia that some of these bad films give to people, but it was a genre of film that was never given respect.  Preorder Gran Turismo Later on film adaptations of "Tomb Raider," "Resident Evil," and "Silent Hill" tried to remove this stigma, to little effect. They were better films, but nothing truly remarkable. These films were fun popcorn films, for sure...but forgettable. Well...I do remember that Angelina Jolie towel scene. But is that saying much? In 2016 Michael Fassbender produced and starred in a film adaptation of "Assassin's Creed," giving much hope that the streak of junk video game films was about to end. It only added to the pile, to the disappointment of fans. Fans o

"The Monster: Ghoulish Edition" Now Streaming On Amazon Prime Video!

  The Monster: Ghoulish Edition "The Monster: Ghoulish Edition" starring Lon Chaney, is now streaming on Amazon Instant Video! The 1925 silent film which recently fell into the public domain directed by Roland West and starring the great 'Man Of A Thousand Faces' Lon Chaney, has been given the trademark 'Ghoulish' new soundtrack to play along as you watch. This is addition to the other Lon Chaney 'Ghoulish Editions,' "The Unholy Three" and "He Who Gets Slapped." Watch them all now at the Ghoulish Grin Films Amazon Video page! Ghoulish Grin Films Amazon Page Many thanks to all who have viewed the films on Amazon, whether through rental, purchase, or free on Prime. Check out other classic horror options on Amazon Freevee! Amazon Freevee

"The Lost World" SOUNDTRACK Available For Streaming (Ghoulish Grin Music Release)

 By request, I have re-uploaded and repackaged music from the film "Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World," which can be seen at Ghoulish Grin Films Amazon Video page. Using tracks composed and remixed by Jess Solis, this is the first official Ghoulish Grin Music release since the closing of Google Play's indie music section. The tracks can be streamed on the Ghoulish Grin Films YouTube channel.  Thank you to everyone for your support! Whether it's renting or purchasing the film on Amazon or streaming this soundtrack on YouTube, it is very much appreciated.  I missed having albums on Google Play so this is a great way to get these tracks out in a collection. Hope you enjoy the collection!  "The Lost World" SOUNDTRACK

Cherish The Mighty Metallica While We Have Them (72 SEASONS Review)

 For about 25 years or so, pop music has had a stranglehold on the mainstream. With Korean bands entering the scene, it seems to continue with much strength. Musical trends, so I've been told, go in cycles. This cycle, however, seems to have been unusually long. But I'm too old now to get upset over such things. I've grown to not care so much about what other musical genres take over the mainstream. It was a fools game to even care at all. People are going to like what they like. They aren't wrong about what they like either. Music is subjective. And who am I to deprive anyone of something that gives them joy? Having said that, every now and then during this time of pop dominance a rock or metal album comes out and gets the mainstream spotlight again. And this time it comes from The Might Metallica.  On November 28th of 2022, I woke up to an unexpected music video drop. For a brand new Metallica song called "Lux Aeterna." With no warning or announcement. And s

Ring In 2023! "Metropolis: Ghoulish Edition" Now On YouTube!

  The Lost World Streaming At Amazon The 1927 science fiction classic "Metropolis" has landed in the 2023 Class Of Public Domain Releases, and to celebrate all of the wonderful new art available Ghoulish Grin Films is streaming "Metropolis: Ghoulish Edition" on the Ghoulish Grin Films YouTube Channel! Enjoy the classic film with new music from TeknoAXE, giving the film a whole new 'ghoulish' vibe!  Thank you as always for watching Ghoulish Grin Films on the World Wide Web, whether it be YouTube, Amazon, Vimeo, or elsewhere. Your support over the years is still appreciated. And check out the rest of the Class Of 2023!