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💀💀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! 💀💀 Welcome to the site...and thank you for your support! Enjoy!

Happy Holidays From Ghoulish Grin Films!

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2018 has been a year much like the stock market. A roller coaster ride of ups and downs. But hopefully folks have taken advantage of whatever positives that came around. I certainly tried. I've accepted the ups and downs, much like the years previous, and am ready to take 2019 and turn it into a great year. Another year of growth, another year of learning. Thank you to everyone who supported Ghoulish Grin Films this year and in years past. Ghoulish Grin Films continues to plug away thanks to you. I very much appreciate it and I hope to bring more cool stuff in the coming year. Thanks. Jess.

Bettie Page...Our Dark Angel

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Bettie Page was not just a 1950's model who did pin-up work that was (for the time) risqué, and who left the spotlight to move away from that life. She lives on in reimagined art, through the fashion of young women of the rockabilly and burlesque persuasion. She wasn't the biggest name of her day, but it's clear she is now The Queen Of Pinups. She suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and suffering from illness, passed on December 10th. I became aware of her through local shops that sold music, merch, and other paraphernalia. Seeing the images, I figured she was a horror queen. I'm almost certain that she would've fit just fine with the B-Movie cheese of Ed Wood or other schlocky '50's popcorn Drive-In fare. That's how a lot of the art had reimagined her, as a B-Movie queen. And of course there were those pulp comic books that put her in fantastic adventures. But even though she never starred in a classic (or even B-Movie) horror or sci-fi film, she

Before The Superfight, See Godzilla In All His Glory

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The classic movie monster may have morphed into other versions not recognizable to hardcore fans (The Dark Universe anyone?), but a giant among classic movie monsters looks to make his triumphant return to the big screen. Having appeared in spots in 2014's "Godzilla" to mostly positive feedback, this upcoming "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters" in 2019 shows a Godzilla in full action against many of his familiar foes. This film will be the precursor to the upcoming "Godzilla -vs- King Kong" and we will more than likely see a Godzilla at full power. How can fans of classic horror not love this? Enjoy a taste of the great 'King Of Monsters'...GODZILLA!

An Ode To Laurie (Happy Birthday Jamie Lee Curtis)

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Our Queen of Scream became an icon in 1978. Like her mother before her, Janet Leigh, who became an icon with "Psycho." Like mother like daughter. "Halloween" became a classic and the great Jamie Lee Curtis made her mark in the history of horror. Laurie Strode fought Michael Myer's slaughter. In the '80's she continued her reign as 'scream queen' with the follow-up to "Halloween," "Halloween II," along with films such as "The Fog," "Prom Night," "Terror Train," and a clever little cameo in "Halloween III: Season Of The Witch." She ended the decade with the Academy Award winning comedy "A Fish Called Wanda." In The '90's she would appear in such blockbusters as "True Lies" and reprise her role as Laurie Strode in "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" to the delight of horror fans everywhere. In 2018 she returned to the role. A new "Halloween"

The Universal Monster That Made Horror Great (1931 "Frankenstein)

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Universal Studios released "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi in February and turned the struggling studios momentum. Because of this, Lugosi was to star as the monster in the film "Frankenstein," a production based on Mary Shelley's legendary modern mythology. Since Lugosi wanted to play Dr. Frankenstein, he passed. The role would be given to an unknown character actor named Boris Karloff. And the rest, as they say, is history. His transcendent performance, along with an incredible performance from Colin Clive and the brilliant direction from genius James Whale, the film is STILL (in my opinion) the greatest horror movie of all time. Everyone will have a different film (or films) up there in their top horror films. But this masterpiece HAS to be in the conversation. I saw this film when I was in elementary school. I stayed home sick and my dad went to my local video rental store and grabbed this film upon my request. I probably thought I would quietly fall asl

The Legend And The One Who Made Him Immortal (Vlad Dracula And Bram Stoker)

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Vlad Tepes III was born some time in 1431 and lived to be the ruthless leader of Medieval Wallachia, Romania. Known throughout history as 'Vlad The Impaler,' his reign was soaked in the blood of his enemies. Famous murals depict his defeated ones dangling from giant wooden stakes, with Vlad himself feasting in their torturous states. Surely this couldn't be real! Perhaps an embellishment from his enemies. As we all know history is told by the winners. But those heinous war crimes lived on, thanks to author Bram Stoker. His immortal tale of the undead vampire Dracula has sparked the dark imaginations of horror fans throughout the ages. And much like Mary Shelley's ageless "Frankenstein," the legend shows no signs of dying. As it is meant to be. Much like George A. Romero, who popularized the zombie, Bram Stoker didn't invent the vampire. It was a legend for the superstitious. But Stoker is responsible for it's current incarnation. The legend has see

Will Houdini Talk To YOU? (Happy Halloween/R.I.P. Houdini)

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On Halloween, 1926, the greatest illusionist of his time (or perhaps any time) Harry Houdini passed from this world. But though he performed tricks and sleight of hand that were tricks of the trade and not very supernatural, he in fact DID believe the the afterlife. And once he passed, many wished to contact him from the great beyond. More of a fun parlor trick on Halloween, it was never really successful. But just a chance to talk to such a mysterious figure of magic is worth the try. Happy Halloween to all of you. Enjoy your day and stay safe. And rest in peace, Mr. Houdini.