Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Night 2 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

Welcome to night 2 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 first shop review and 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.

Skull and Bird Compact  $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 - A'dor Beauty Supplies

A'dor Beauty Supplies is run by Olivia from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Her shop is full of lots of wonderful beauty and bath supplies.

Creature of the Night Polish Collection $23.50

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I wanted to sell products that would make women look and feel great without any skin irritants, unhealthy ingredients or animal byproducts. I like to think that I sell bottled self-esteem and guilt free cosmetics."

Love Potion Lotion  $4.65

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Many of my products are inspired by books, movies, TV and video games. I'm pretty obsessed with the whole supernatural genre so a lot of my products have a dark theme."

Hydrating Setting Spritz  $7.25

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I hope to sell handmade hair extensions in many colors in my shop in the future!"

Health and Mana Potion Perfume  $15

You'll have a chance to win a Nail Polish and Eyeshadow Set from A'dor Beauty Supplies. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Hemoplague 16ml Nail Polish $6

Wicked Mineral Eye Shadow $4

Lulu 8ml Nail Polish $3.50

Visit A'dor Beauty Supplies

Since it's Halloween I had to asked the shops to share their favorite horror films.
"I recently saw The Possession with my mom in theaters. It was a really good movie. The only annoying part is that every time there was a suspenseful moment my mom would grab me and yell "BOO." She's super immature. Its a good thing we had the theater to ourselves."

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 2 - Final Destination

Taglines - Face Your Deepest Fears... Before They
                Face You
                Death Doesn't Take No For An Answer

Directed by James Wong (The-X Files and Millennium) and released on March 17, 2000 by New Line Cinema (rated R). After boarding a plane for a class trip to France Alex (Devon Sawa) has a vivid premonition that the plane is going to crash. After causing a commotion a handful of the class is taken off the plane and forced to remain behind. They watch as the plane carrying their friends and classmates explodes in mid-air. Now, one by one, death is stalking them as they desperately try to change their fate.

This is a fun movie with lots of creative death scenes. Death is a very crafty soul! Plus, I thought it had a nice amount of suspense if it's your first time watching it. The makers paid great detail to foreshadowing the deaths to come. I watched the commentary on the DVD once and it's amazing how much hidden stuff is there if you know to look for it. There is a link below in the trivia section that has lots more of those kind of things. Beware though, some have spoilers.

And, as a special treat, we get to watch Seann William Scott as Hitchcock. Such a fun actor and he's a complete goober in this film.

As many horror films do this one spawned a whole mess of sequels. Personally, I don't find any of the other films much to talk about other than to say they are kinda stinky. The one huge exception is Final Destination 2. While the overall movie is not great the opening scene is the best part of any of the movies. If you have never watched one, these movies all have big slam-bang opening scenes. The opening of number 2 is by far the best and a truly scary bit of movie watching. To not give too much away for those who have not seen it I'll just say "highway pileup". If you haven't seen it go watch at least the beginning. You won't want to drive your car again. Oh, and never ever a motorcycle! Oooh, poor motorcycle boy.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The story was originally the concept for an abandoned The X Files television script.
2. The woman at the check-in desk at the airport tells Alex that the plane leaves at 9:25, which is the same as his birthday (25th September). When he gets on the plane he sits in seat I (which is the 9th letter of the alphabet) and the seat is in row 25.
3. When the students are boarding the airplane, Alex looks down from the jetway and sees a luggage cart with the number 666 on it.
4. Clear's cabin was also the cabin from Lake Placid.
5. The music played throughout the movie was by John Denver, a musician who died in a plane crash.
6. Alex's chicken spread was actually mushed up banana.
7. Most characters in the film have last names after directors and stars of old black and white horror films. Hitchcock, Browning, Lewton, Schreck, etc.
For more trivia that might give away plot lines but is quite interesting click here.


  1. I must agree with your assessment that the first was the best in this series. It just seemed that the others were sloppily thought out compared to this one.

    1. I think the first in every series is always the best...:)

  2. I love this movie!!! I have the first 3 in the series. chefl@swbell.net

  3. sheila musselman askinsOctober 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    The first movie is by far the best. You had the suspense..after that I believe they became predictable. The fun thing about the first one is picking up on the lil hints that..uh oh something bad is going to happen lol such as you stated when he sees the 666 on the luggage. Its a good movie to watch with friends as when I did we had a blast picking up on the subtle clues lol

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  4. Haven't seen any of these movies...sounds like my worst fear come true! Aargh!

  5. Not my cup of tea. Don't like scary movies any more.

  6. It is actually re-watchable!!


  7. guilty pleasure

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

  8. Final Destination movies are some of my favorites just because they are so gory. I always enjoy these and I agree with DESPINA-rewatchable! Ali Larter is great and this series of horror movies, although there is no real story line, just continuous horror with the same foreboding, always has impact, at least for me. Always enjoy these movies, even the newer ones.

  9. Still haven't seen this movie. It's on my "to watch" list.

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  10. Holy numerology! I have a good friend with a birthday on 9/25! We'll have to watch this movie together...it will totally freak her out. ;)

  11. Love the final destination movies...they all blow my mind,,,My teenage daughter is starting to watch them :)

  12. I love this movie! This is one that I would always watch with my mom over and over again. I agree that the death scenes are really creative and sometimes unexpected. This movie really made me think...

    -Rachael Henzman

  13. Final Des movies are great Death coming after you in various ways is smashing. I loved the Possession JDM is the MAN. Cannot wait to watch Paranormal Activity 4 in the theater all of them have creeped me out big time. BTW I love your musical selections:)

  14. I like the 'Final Destination' very much. The first movie is the best but and the others are not so bad.

  15. i really liked the first one! the others were .. i dont know... less watchable and interesting

  16. I liked this movie. It was different than other teenage type horror movies. The effects in all of the Final Destination movies are very good and realistic.

  17. I think this is one of the better horror franchises out right now. Sure it is the same story movie to movie but what series isnt. I think between these and Saw no one does a better death scene.

    And the most recent movie....Loved the way it was all tied up with a pretty little bow

  18. Now I like these movies...But I agree the first one was the best....love seeing how everything is going to turn out just as it says

  19. The first was the best, in my opinion, because it's the same story, no big surprises ;) But i liked it :)

  20. There are more than one? I have been living under a rock!