Tonight's Featured Item - Hearse Necklace
|Hearse Necklace $25|
Here's a nice piece to go with tonight's movie. Purchase this item from Laughing Vixen Lounge during October and get 10% off. Use code OCTOBER10
Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Shop Features - Funky Chunkies and A'dor Beauty Supplies
First up is Funky Chunkies run by Elle who's a Phoenician from Arizona. Her shop is filled with the cutest paper wrapped bracelets.
|Pirate Princesss Bracelet|
Where did the name Funky Chunkies come from? "I remember riding down the road rambling names, and when I hit Funky Chunkies I just knew that was the name."
|Monster Mash Bracelet|
What inspires Elle's designs? "If it's a sheet of paper I'm inspired."
|Pumpkin Halloween Bracelet|
So why did Elle decide to open a shop? "I was making these for myself, and was asked all the time where I got them. Etsy made it easier to keep track of orders." And why bracelets? "I saw the instructions in a magazine and just had to have one. I fell in love with them, and every piece of paper I found I had to have that design in a bracelet, and so did my friends."
Since it's Halloween I had to ask the shops what their favorite horror film is. "Hands down it's has to be the The Shining."
A big thanks to Elle and Funky Chunkies for joining in the giveaway. Take a moment to peruse her shop and see at what you might just win.
Next up is A'dor Beauty Supplies which is run by Olivia from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Her shop has eye shadows, bath salts, body butters, perfume and more.
|Witchcraft Bath Salts|
So how did you come up with your shop's name? Olivia says "I came up with the name A'dor Beauty Supplies by trying to sum up how I felt about my products, I adore them!"
|Sorcerer Solid Perfume|
A'dor is full of wonderful products. What inspires your creations? "Everything inspires me. I have eye shadow colors inspired by TV shows, birthstones and nature."
|Vampire Mineral Eye Shadow|
So why did Olivia chose to open her store? "I have sensitive skin but a passion for beauty products so after years of disappointment with store bought cosmetics I started making my own. I was so happy with how they turned out that I wanted to share them with others! I really wanted to make quality products without all the cheap fillers, irritants, animal byproducts and animal testing and then sell them for a fraction of the cost of store bought products."
In the spirit of the season I had to ask the shops what their favorite horror film is. "Insidious is my favorite scary movie! Its really hard to pick just one favorite but I thought that movie was really great and creepy without lots of gore!"
A big thanks to Olivia and A'dor Beauty Supplies for joining in the giveaway. Take a moment to peruse her shop and see at what you might just win.
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 6 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Taglines - She is the only one who can stop it... if
she fails, no one survives.
If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming She
Won't Wake Up At All...
Written and directed by Wes Craven (Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream) and released on November 16, 1984 by New Line Cinema (rated R). The kids on Elm Street are having some unpleasant dreams. Funny thing is their dreams all have the same psychopath Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) in them. Oops! Now they are starting to die! Can Nancy (Heather Langencamp) and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) convince an adult that the man in their dreams is the killer. Hmmm...probably not. It's up to Nancy to find Freddy in her dreams and drag him out into her reality for a big bad show down.
This movie was like nothing else I had seen when it was new. Some of the images were just bizarre and freaky and the movie scared the beejeebies out of me! It became one of my favorite movies and I saw it way too many times to count. Plus there was that cute boy in it...Johnny something??
It spawned many, many sequels that got increasingly silly as they went along. That became part of the charm of these movies. The "camp" factor. I remember seeing a marathon of them back when number 4 came out. One movie theater showed all four in a row and everyone had lots of run with them. The original, dated effects and cheesy one liners included, is still a scary movie at heart.
Best scene is Mr. Depp getting sucked in and spit out of his bed. Priceless!
Some trivia about the movie...
1. Director Wes Craven claims to have named Freddy Krueger after a kid who bullied him in school and to have based his appearance on a disfigured hobo who scared him as a youth.
2. Johnny Depp accompanied friend Jackie Earle Haley to the auditions, where he was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he'd like to read for the part. Interestingly enough, Haley played Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).
3. Wes Craven cast Joseph Whipp, who plays the inept sidekick of John Saxon's Lt. Thompson in this film, as the sheriff who endures David Arquette's inept Deputy Dewey in Scream (1996/I).
4. This was the first real movie by New Line Cinema. Before that, they were just a distribution company for college campuses.
5. Freddy Kruger was designed by Wes Craven to be the typical "silent" serial killer such as Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers. But in the sequels Freddy developed a cheeky persona that enabled him to be the black humored villain.
6. New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed "the house that Freddy built".
7. Over 500 gallons of fake blood were used during the making of the film.
8. For the famous blood geyser sequence, the film makers used the same revolving room set that was used for Tina's death. They put the set so that it was upside down and attached the camera so that it looked like the room was right side up, then they poured gallons of red water into the room. (The normal movie blood wasn't able to create the right effect for the geyser.)
9. This was Johnny Depp's first film.
10. In a deleted scene featured on the Laser Disc and VHS from Anchor Bay we learn that Nancy and many of her friends from the neighborhood weren't always only children, but had a brother or sister before they were killed by Freddy (during the scene in the basement just before Nancy's mother reveals she has Freddy's glove.)
11. Heather Langenkamp beat over 200 actresses for the role of Nancy Thompson, some of the other actresses who auditioned for the role of Nancy were Jennifer Grey, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox and Tracey Gold.
12. Wes Craven claimed to have drawn inspiration for this movie from 3 separate incidents involving young Cambodians, survivors of Pol Pot's genocidal "purges," all of whom died while apparently in the throes of a horrific nightmare. The story goes that first these young, otherwise healthy people would have a horrible nightmare, then refuse to sleep for as long as possible; when they finally fell asleep from sheer exhaustion they awoke with screaming and writhing, then died from a heart attack. In the last incident, the young man used a variety methods to try and stay awake that were incorporated into the film, including a hidden coffee pot. Some of the dialog between Nancy and her parents is based on this young man's attempts to convince his unbelieving parents that going to sleep would kill him.
13. Jack Nicholson and Robin Williams were both seriously considered for the role of Freddy Kruger.