Monday, October 3, 2011

Night 3 of "Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween"

Greetings all and welcome to night 3 of "Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween". Tonight we have 2 new shops featured from our upcoming GIANT Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Halloween Movie List. But first off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Items - "Retro Jack O' Lantern" and "Retro Halloween Owl" Silver Pendants.

Retro Jack O' Lantern Silver Pendant $12

Retro Halloween Owl Silver Pendant $12
I thought these two pieces worked nicely with tonight's movie. Purchase either one of these pendants from Laughing Vixen Lounge during October and get 10% off. You can also take advantage of our "buy 2 get 1 free" deal on any of our Silver Pendants. Use code OCTOBER10

Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween GIANT Giveaway Shop Feature - Sweet Sensations and Calaveras Y Diablitos

Our first shop is Sweet Sensations run by Katie from Kennewick, WA. Her shop is filled with yummy looking bath and body treats and candles.

Bath Bombs

So where does the name Sweet Sensations come from? Katie says "I had been thinking of fun names for a while and Sweet Sensations I loved the most because a lot of my items have sweet fragrances and smelling is a sensation so I thought perfect!"

Cupcake Soy Candles

What inspires her creations? "Bright colors, yummy scents and food inspire my designs. I absolutely love bright colors especially neon, the colors always cheer me up so a lot of my products are brightly colored. I'm a big fan of food, especially desserts, so I have a lot of fragrances that are dessert/sweet like that smell delicious. I also like to decorate products with sprinkles and candy".

Bath Salts

Why did Katie decide to open her shop and create the designs in it? "I've always loved and enjoyed making candles and bath/body products. I have so much fun making them and trying out new fragrances and colors as well as coming up with new ideas. So I thought it would be great to sell all the fun products that I like making and start up a little business. I'm really artsy and love being creative. Making bath & body products, along with candles, allows me to be both and it's just so darn fun".

Since it's Halloween I had to ask the shops what their favorite horror film is. Katie told me "Misery, American Psycho, Silence of the Lambs & too many more".

Sweet Sensations is having a 20% off sale so go have a look and find yourself a treat!

Next up is Calaveras Y Diablitos run by Galy from Visalia. Her shop is filled with frightfully fantastic and kitschy kool accessories. Look...more lime green bats!

Lime Green Bats Hair Tie

What inspires Galy when she creates? "Ha, this one is easy. I'm inspired by what I love, Halloween, day of the dead, Mexican culture, horror, sideshows, zombies, carnivals, anything with a twisted feel."

Dia De Los Muertos Potholder

Why did she decide to open her shop? "I have been selling my handmade items since 2005. I started on Ebay and when I heard about Etsy I just had to do it".

Teal Skullerfly Hair Clip

I asked her why she chose to create the designs she sells? Galy says "I've always work menial 9 to 5 office jobs which quite literally suck the life & creativity out of you. I found that crafting kept my creative side alive. I use to draw & write short stories so crafting helps with my creative persona. It keeps me happy and knowing that people all around the world are enjoying something I created brings the most joy of all".

In the spirit of the season I had to ask the shops what their favorite horror film is. Galy had one simple response "A house of 1000 corpses!!!!!".

Take a look around Calaveras Y Diablitos and see what goodies might await you in the GIANT Giveaway.

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 3 - Children of the Corn

Taglines - An adult nightmare.
               And a child shall lead them...
               In their world adults are not allowed... to

Directed by Fritz Kiersch and released on March 9, 1984 by New World Pictures (rated R). A couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) break down in a creepy Nebraska town that is being run by creepy kids that years ago killed all the grown ups. Need we really say anymore? Good luck getting out of that town!

This is one of many Stephen King books to be turned into a movie. It was actually a short story from the Night Shift Collection. I always find this a fun film to watch. It's creepy and eerie. It may be a little outdated looking but I think that adds to the atmosphere. Everything today is slick and shiny. The dated film quality gives it a creepier feel.

Creepy little kids and corn. What more do you need? Did I mention... it's creepy!

Some trivia about the movie...
1. Though real corn was used for most of filming, polyurethane corn had to be used for the more difficult action sequences.
2. In the original theatrical trailer, Stephen King's name is misspelled as "Steven".
3. On the dashboard of Burt and Vicki's car is a copy of Night Shift, the Stephen King short story collection in which Children of the Corn originally appeared.


  1. while i enjoy the 'vintage' feel of the film (heh) i've never quite gotten past the idea that children are self-supporting...all cooking, cleaning, medical, utilities paid, etc. i mean, if children are forced to act as adults, doesn't that make them adults? this movie is such a classic, if not icon, that anytime a prime-time show features corn & death, the characters refer to this movie automatically!

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  3. This movie has never been one of my favorites... not sure why. It just never tripped my trigger. I think I will pass on this one, since it isnt' likely to have improved much in the last, what?, 25 years?

  4. I absolutely love this movie! I got it from Netflix probably 6 months ago and have yet to send it back lol... kinda glad I didn't, now I can watch it tonight lol!

  5. This one slipped past me. Anything by Stephen is pretty creepy, but I guess children and corn didn't catch my eye. After Willow's comment I think I will try it.

  6. Hope it's not too late to post my comment on this one.

    This was one of the few King movies that scared me. The idea of kids taking over and doing what they did still creeps me out. It was a good movie though, just scary.

  7. I like Children of the Corn movies..we even named our late kitty 'Malachi' after a character in the movie!

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  8. Never watched Children of the Corn. Liked Misery though, thought it was pretty close to the book.

  9. I think I watched the movie, but I am not really sure... Obviously, it didn't make that big an impression on me. ;)

  10. Rural horror is another true love o mine
    throw in some creepy kids and some old time religion and it truely can freak you out

  11. Creepy, yes, but I can't believe that this movie spawned a host of sequels...

  12. Not an absolute favour but stil watchable...


  13. Still need to see this one. Some horror movies I get really excited about and others just keep getting pushed to the bottom of the "to watch" list.

  14. I don't really liked Children of the Corn movies but Misery, I loved it.

  15. it was one of teh first horror movies I saw. The death scenes/blood/body parts etc... omg, it was so creepy...But i watched it a year ago and it seemed funny now)

  16. I really love this movies but I couldn't look at cornfields the same afterwards!