Thursday, October 6, 2011

Night 6 of Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

Welcome to Night 6 of "Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween". Tonight we have for you two more featured  shops in our GIANT Giveaway. The giveaway has been bumped up to this Friday! We also have the review of the next movie on our Halloween Movie List. Let's get started with the featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Enjoy!

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...
                Sleep Kills

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.


  1. This movie flat out scared the beejeebers out of me the first time I saw it. I think I watched most of it through my hands. Since then it has become one of my favorite campy movies. LOVE Freddy's personality. Johhny's Depp? YUM!

  2. #12 is quite interesting...the hag night terror is found in many cultures. thankfully, sleep paralysis isn't something i've been bothered with much.

  3. Ah Freddie, I don't miss you and for crying out loud...get a facial! After watching this movie as a kid, I did not want to fall asleep.

  4. I must admit, I have never seen a whole nightmare on Elm Street film and had no clue Johnny Depp had been in one. Hmmm, might have to go to the library and see if they have a copy just to see him.

  5. This movie is just epic. I had a room mate in college and we watched them all, but this one was my favorite.

  6. Love the "Hearse Necklace" and Johnny Depp...
    teen slasher movies, not so much. I remember it gave my daughter bad dreams for ages...

  7. I'm always open for more mineral makeup! I'll have to cruise on over to their shop here in a second. I love Nightmare on Elm Street, both versions lol. I'm a major Johnny Depp fan and the first time I found out he was in the original I went right out and bought it lol. When the new version came out I ran out and bought it too. They are both good movies and I'm so glad to hear that this is on the movie list for Halloween!

  8. I had nightmares about the movie -- just because someone had told me about that... What a long way I have come... Nowadays it takes way more to scare me. Hah!

  9. This movie just pushes the horror button, crazy burned up killer guy AND you can't escape him in your dreams???? That is Pure Horror Wes Craven did it good.

  10. Very scary when you are young. I think the Nightmare on Elm Street movies are great and of course the first one is my favorite..gotta love young Johnny Depp too:)

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  11. Classic terror -saw it as a kid and had nightmares for weeks, myself...


  12. Never made it around to this one either. Need to catch up on my classic horror.

  13. The Shining, best movie, best book.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street great thriller but I had really scare when I saw it the first time.

  14. Definitely one of my favorote horror movie of all times - just calssic. Freddy Krueger is te most famous horror character ever...

  15. Best movie every!!! I especially loved the dirty jokes Freddy made but I had issues sleeping for awhile after watching it.