Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Night 11 of "The Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween"

Welcome to night 11 of "Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our GIANT Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Halloween Movie List. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - "Cute Ghost" Silver Pendant and "The Owl and The Moon" Silver Pendant.

Cute Ghost Silver Pendant $12

The Owl and The Moon Silver Pendant $12

I thought these two designs went well with tonight's movie. Purchase either of these items from Laughing Vixen Lounge during October and get 10% off. Use code OCTOBER10

Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Shop Feature - Miss Bohemia

Tonight's featured shop is Miss Bohemia run by Jen from the UK. Her shop is filled with fun jewelry that echos fairytales and gothic romance.

Gothic Vampire Bat Earrings

How did you decide on your shop name? "I was drawn to the word bohemian as it is a term taken to mean 'free of rules' and unconventional, and this seemed perfect for both me as an individual and my creations, which are often seen as an eclectic mix of styles which fuses everything from dark fairytales to Victorian and vintage inspired creations."

Phantom Of The Opera Necklace

Why did you choose to open your shop? "I’ve always been creative (usually through art) but once I started making jewellery, it became an obsession and after increasing requests from friends and family I decided to set up a shop online and see where it led to. I now also create accessories and fabric based designs too."

Vampire Bite Bracelet

What inspires Jen to make her designs? "I tend to draw inspiration from everywhere and believe that beauty and magic can be drawn from almost everything. I like to combine a mix of modern and vintage elements in my work and this probably developed from my love of art, costumes and jewellery from different eras. I also love reading fairytales and scary books and especially books (and films) that merge the two together. This often influences my designs i.e. Alice In Wonderland Collection, Phantom of the Opera Jewellery as well as the more gothic and vampire designs. For me, being creative is both my dream and my passion! This is what keeps me motivated and inspired!

Since it's Halloween I had to ask the shops what their favorite horror film is. "I’m still not sure why I love watching scary movies and it’s hard for me to choose a favourite, but I would like to mention the 2 movies I never want to see again lol! They are “Halloween” and “The Omen”!"

A big thanks to Jen and Miss Bohemia for joining in the giveaway. Make sure to stop by the shop and see what gothic goodies are inside.

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 31 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our GIANT Giveaway.

Night 11 - Poltergeist

Tagline - They're here.
               It knows what scares you.
              The first real ghost story.

Directed by Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Salem's Lot and Body Bags), written by Steven Spielberg and released on June 4, 1982 by MGM/UA (rated PG. The Freeling family starts to experience some "odd" going ons in their house. It's interesting until their little girl goes missing. Not knowing what to do the family brings in a group of paranormal experts to help. Can they help find Carol Ann before it's too late.

I enjoy watching this movie. By today's standards it wouldn't be considered very scary but I think it's a nice mix of creepy and childhood scary. Meaning it plays on lots of childhood fears. The fear of the dark, the thing under the bed and of course the monster in the closet. Plus it has good actors. And really...who doesn't think that clown is freakin' scary looking?!!

I also found myself extremely nostalgic looking at all the toys in the kid's bedroom and at all the 80's electronics/fashions/etc. If you haven't seen it for awhile it might be a nice treat.

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The hands which pull the flesh off the investigator's face in the bathroom mirror are Steven Spielberg's.
2. As an homage to his friend George Lucas, Spielberg populated the children's bedroom with Star Wars toys. He did the same in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
3. Heather O'Rourke, who played the little girl Carol-Anne, and Dominique Dunne, who played the teenage daughter, are buried in the same cemetery: Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Dunne was strangled into brain-death by her boyfriend in 1982, the year of the film's release. Six years later, O'Rourke died of intestinal stenosis.
4. The film was originally given a R rating, but the filmmakers protested successfully and got a PG rating (the PG-13 rating did not exist at the time).
5. The sound effect for the beast that attacks the house at the end of the movie is the source for the current MGM lion roar.
6. The house used to film this movie is located in Simi Valley, California where it still stands today. The family who owned it when this movie was filmed still live there today.
7. A common translation of the German word "Poltergeist" is "rumbling spirit".
8. Stephen King was briefly approached to write the screenplay. It would have been the first written by King directly for the screen, but the parties could not agree on the terms.


  1. i hate clowns. cannot imagine who first thought they were funny! this movie doesn't help. hope you're feeling better :)

  2. LOVED this movie! Really enjoyed the "kitchen chairs" sequence. They're heeeerrre!

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  3. This movie gives the Haunted House movies a HUGE kick in the pants!! Love the back story and all the dead creepy goodness thrown in. Great in the day and this movie still holds its own.

  4. Just rewatched this a few months ago. STILL love it.... and it still scared me.

  5. Scared me like hell when I was a kid!!
    Still watch each time I bump into it...


  6. Yes,this movie made Poltergeist a household word..for good reason..scary!
    Wow, i didn't know Dominique Dunne was murdered:(
    I remember being sad about Heather 'Rourke's death,she was close to my age..very sad for two talented young actresses.

  7. Scary, good plot, good actors. I'll book it for the Halloween)

  8. I never actually realized that Poltergeist is called Poltergeist in English, too! We usually have translated movie titles, you see, so I had assumed that Poltergeist WAS the translation. Anyway, I like all three movies.

  9. I wasn't sure about this movie because the beginning was a bit slow but after that is was awesome.