Sunday, October 14, 2012

Night 14 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

Welcome to night 14 of the second annual Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a goodie bag full of frightfully good treats from 12 different shops! Tonight we have our next shop feature and the next movie review off our Halloween Movie List. Follow along for an extra 25 entries in the giveaway. But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Mark Of The Vampie Necklace  $15

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through October 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code OTOBER10 at checkout.

Featured Shop - Little Fairy Cult

Little Fairy Cult is run by Sand from Cleethorpes, UK . Her shop is filled with fun jewelry and accessories.

House Stark Pendant  $24.06

How did you choose your shop name?
"My friend answered a question about me on FaceBook saying that I was most likely to start my own Cult, and so I did and it became my business name."

Breakfast Earrings  $8.82

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I trained in jewellery and metal art for years at college and when we moved to our new house the opportunity to have a workroom type set up in our utility room kind of kick started it all."

Hand Engraved/Hand Painted
Custom Wine Glass  $32.08

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Mainly Fantasy, TV shows, films, customers requests, all manner of things influence what I make."

Dandelion WISH Necklace  $28.87

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I plan on extending my Game of Thrones range of house sigils, and I have a few ideas that I need to find the time to experiment with too."

Hammer Horror Chibi Keychain  $9.62

Here is a peek at where the Little Fairy Cult magic happens.

You'll have a chance to win a Ouija Board Necklace from Little Fairy Cult. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Ouija Board Necklace $16.26

Visit Little Fairy Cult and check out some great Halloween Promotions. Get free Halloween goodies with your purchase!

Since it's Halloween I had to asked the shops to share their favorite horror films.
"I love American Werewolf in London, when I say Love, I mean, I remember my older brother and my father watching it and telling me that it wasn't that scary, then it really did scare me and it took me years to get round to watching it properly, so maybe not 'Love'. And, of course, most zombie films, i have a list of all zombie films that have been made and I am slowly working my way through them all. Some are very, very, very bad."

Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Movie List.
Follow along with us for a month full of classic and fun spooky movies. Each night there will be a movie review of the next movie on our Halloween Movie List. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day you will find the magic phrase you will use to unlock the entry worth 25 entries in the giveaway. You must comment on each post.

Night 14 - Shadow of the Vampire

Tagline - An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius.
              Captured For Eternity.

Directed by E. Elias Merhige (Suspect Zero) and released on January 26, 2001 by Lions Gate Films (Rated R). Was the reason that the 1922 film Nosferatu was so effective because actor Max Schreck really was a Vampire? Hmmmmmm....

Willem Dafoe, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated actors around. This movie shows how amazing he can be. It's an interesting take on the filming of the classic "Nosferatu". What if the movie was so convincing because the lead actor really was a Vampire? If you haven't seen it, do! It's a great piece of work. Willem Dafoe is almost unrecognisable as Max Schreck.

Take a look at the original trailer

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The locomotive that conveys the film crew to Czechoslovakia is named "Charon". In Greek myth, Charon was the ferryman who conveyed the souls of the dead across the river Styx.
2. The part of Max Schreck was written specifically for Willem Dafoe
3. Udo Kier, who appears as Albin Grau, played the Count himself in Blood for Dracula and Vampire Elder Dragonetti in Blade
4. Willem Dafoe was hired as The Green Goblin in Spider-Man after the producers watched his performance in this film.
5. The music played on the phonograph to set the mood for the actors in some of the scenes is the soundtrack of Dracula written by John Williams.
6. Based in part upon a legend that Max Schreck was in reality a vampire which is why he played the role of Orlock/Dracula so well. Some variations of the legend suggest that Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens was the only film Schreck made, though in reality he was already a stage and screen veteran by the time Nosferatu was shot, and would appear in many non-Vampiric roles before his death in 1936.


  1. I rather enjoyed this movie. I should really watch it again. Soon. Thanks for reminding me about it!

  2. Here's one for my 'must-watch' list!

  3. i liked this movie! willem dafoe was awesome!

  4. Let me just say I love the Ouija Board Necklace...supercool!
    I can't believe I've never seen this movie, but I'm excited to see it now! Thanks for featuring it. I agree, Willem Dafoe is a screaming genius, so I think a Dafoe-athon is in order, culminating in Shadow of the Vampire on Halloween. Maybe serving some Dra-KahlĂșa Cocktails, Bloody Vampire Punch and Peanut Butter Bat Cookies. :)

  5. I've never seen this one either! I have some horror movie watching to do :)

    -Rachael Henzman

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  7. This was such an awesome concept and very well done... witty with a creepy touch.

  8. I liked the idea behind this movie. It's been a long time since I watched it but I remember liking it...mainly because Willem Dafoe did such a great job portraying Max Schreck.

  9. This movie is Brilliant! And I totally agree about Willem Dafoe but Spiderman has put him in the spotlight a bit at least

  10. Not so successful artistically but still intriguing...


  11. Very interesting idea, a strange mix of fiction and truth


  12. I still havent watched this movie, mabbe its cuz Wilem Defoe scares the pee out of me

  13. sheila musselman askinsOctober 16, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    this movie rocks! not only is William Dafoe incredible but i am a huge fan of Udo Kier.

  14. I love vampire movies, John Malkovich AND Willem this movie is packed with great things for me! This is a great movie and Willem Dafoe is at his best. He is great as the wicked and wierd and I agree, underrated. This is an older movie now (wow) but is still interesting and worth watching.

  15. Willem Dafoe is so scary!!!Great vampire movie!

  16. Will have to add this to the list to be watched.
    Whenever I hear John M's name you know I have to think of the BEING movie :)

  17. Thank you for introducing me to so many movies that I have let fall through the cracks