Friday, December 16, 2011

Fear Friday - The Christmas A Go-Go Edition Part 2

Thanks for joining us for Fear Friday. Our weekly review of anything and everything horror/thriller/spooky/B movie classics. This month all of our picks will have a Christmas theme. Stick around after the movie review as we have our next shop feature from our Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway.

Fear Friday - Santa's Slay

Tagline - Spreading Holiday Fear This Christmas.

Directed by David Steimen and releaded on October 25, 2005 by Media 8 Entertainment (rated R). Santa turns out to really be the son of Satan (get it, switch the letters around) who has lost a bet with an Angel and is forced to be a holly jolly gift giver for the next 1,000 years. Uh oh!!! Looks like the 1,000 years is up and Santa is tired of being nice!

I wanted to watch something I had not seen before and this is the gem I chose. While there is some blood and violence this movie is mainly cheese! It's a humorous take on Santa and Christmas. Santa is a big creepy looking guy who goes around killing everyone in the little town of Hell. Of course not all the residents are ready to go so easily.

If you like comedy, silly comedy, with your horror this it a fun watch. Just don't expect anything great from it! It is what it is... silly. But I was completely amazed at how many recognizable faces are in it. If you watch lots of TV you should recognize most of the cast.

Sorry, no trivia listed for this one 8)

Now, if you haven't checked out our Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway yet make sure to go enter. There is a goodie bag filled with fabulous gifts from Laughing Vixen Lounge and 6 more great shops. We'll be doing shop features each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each shop has given Christmas recipes and they will be posted in their features. There will also be recipes from some of our Lounge Vixens. Do you have something to share? You'll find out how to on the giveaway page and you'll get yourself an extra 10 entries!

Our next shop feature is Hell In A Handbag.
Hell In A Handbag come to us by way of Erin from Nowheresville, California. Hell In A Handbag has been a permanent fixture in our giveaways since the first one we had a couple years back. Erin is great fun to work with and has collected an amazing selection of vintage goodies in her various shops.

Vintage Gold Owl Necklace

Erin also does some fabulous custom painting. You can get rockabilly/retro style wedding toppers painted to look like you and your groom. She also does these great custom busts in a variety of styles, Zombies and Bride of Frankenstein, or yourself.

Custom Painted Head Vase

You'll have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to any of Erin's shops. Enter now on the giveaway page.

Skeleton Hand Sweater Guard

Take a minute to stop by Hell In A Handbag on the Web, Etsy or Ebay and find yourself a little something special. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Each shop was asked what their favorite holiday movie or special is. Erin said "One of my favorite holiday treats is to watch the second episode of Tales From The Crypt... And All Through The House about an escaped mental patient in a Santa suit."

I love this selection! I remeber watching it when it originally aired on HBO back in '89 and it left a lasting impression on me. Anything horror with an escaped mental patient or an asylum for the criminally insane is always very creepy to me. Mix that with a Santa suit and it's just wrong!

The original short appeared in the 1972 movie Vault of Horror also know as Tales From the Crypt. Both are well worth a watch.

Macadamia Rocky Road Bars

Erin sent us a recipe for Macadamia Rocky Road Bars. These look so yummy they just might have to be made.

"I’ve made different versions of these for the last few years, now. They’ve been a crowd pleaser at potlucks and would be a fab treat to leave out for Santa. Not for the weak of sweet tooth."

1 stick of butter, plus a little more for the pan
1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1+ Cup mini marshmallows
1+ Cup chunky chopped Macadamia nuts
1+ Cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Butter an 8 inch square pan, and set aside.
Place the butter and cocoa in a saucepan, heat over low, stirring constantly until butter is melted and mixture is nice and smooth.
Remove from heat, stir in the brown sugar, egg, flour, milk and vanilla.
Spread in your buttered pan and get cookin’. Bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cover the top evenly (and don’t be shy, now) with marshmallows, chocolate chips and nuts.
Bake for 3-5 minutes more, until the marshmallows are puffy and just a teeny bit golden.
Cool in the pan on a rack for about an hour, then in the fridge for 30-60 minutes more.

What you'll get is a fudgy, brownie-like base topped with textured awesomeness. Rich enough to be cut into about 12 pieces, but Santa and I like ‘em a little bigger.

Here is an extra craft how-to from Lounge Vixen Sarah.

Visit her blog Cheshire Cat Crafts for full how-to on these cute Christmas decorations. I really like the blue and white pom poms! There are more ideas on Sarah's blog so take a moment to stop by.

Pom Pom "Snowballs and Icicles"

Holiday Wreath

Scented Christmas Baubles

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