Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Night 31 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

Welcome to night 31 of the second annual Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween. This is your last day 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 the last movie review off our Halloween Movie List. If you have been following along make sure to finish commenting on all the movie post by tonight. More info below on how to get your extra 25 entries. But first here is our last featured item from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Today is the last day to use the 10% code in the shop.

Frankenstein Deluxe Charm Bracelet  $32

Bride Of The Monster Necklace - Style A  $22

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

This is also the last day to enter the Hopin' Halloween Giveaway and tomorrow, November 1st, is the last day to enter the Wicked After Dark Giveaway. Both have the chance to win your choice of Compact Mirror and Silver Pendant from the shop.

Happy Halloween From
Laughing Vixen Lounge

My Halloween Workers
Skeleton Monkey, Frankengerbil and Flyin' Purple People Eater

Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Movie List.
We have made it to the end of our Halloween Movie List. Hope you have had fun reminiscing about these movies or maybe found some new ones to watch. Today is the last day to comment on the movie posts for an extra 25 entries in the giveaway. Here is how to do it...

1. You must leave a comment on each day's movie post with your opinion of that movie.
2. Then, on the Giveaway Post, log in to the Rafflecopter and find the 31 Nights of Halloween Movie Event entry.
3. You will need to enter the magic phrase "I survived the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween" into the extra info box along with the name you used to post your comments.
Make sure you commented on each movie post or the entry will not count! I will check 8)

While watching the movies on our list I couldn't help but think about...

What have we learned from watching horror films?
1. Only the skinny survive! If you can't fit through small openings you will never escape.
2. If you leave your window/doors unlocked or open then you should not be surprised when the killer appears in your house.
3. If you hear something outside at night don't go out and offer yourself up to it.
4. Never trust the local sheriff, gas attendants, doctor, etc. They are part of it!
5. Hit him again.
6. Don't sit with your back to the killer with your eyes shut thinking "It all OK now". It's not. You only hit him once and now he's standing up.
7. After the third time #6 happens...learn from it!

Thanks so much for joining us for all the Halloween fun!!! We appreciate you all and we'll be back again next October to do it all over. But next up will be our 2nd annual Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway December 1-16th. We already have lots of shops lined up and some holiday fun ready to go. Don't miss it! Plus, check in often during November as Laughing Vixen Lounge will be having lots of little giveaways with the first starting on the 5th. And for those who like their Halloween year 'round we have more movie reviews each Friday with our Fear Fridays. And there will also be a big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at Laughing Vixen Lounge. Stay tuned to see when the deals start!

And now for our final feature...

Night 31 - Young Frankenstein

Tagline - The scariest comedy of all time!

Directed by Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Dracula: Dead and Loving It) and released on December 15, 1974 by Twentieth Century Fox (Rated PG). Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) inherits his grandfathers castle and all it's possessions. Despite his resistance to his grandfather's ideas he quickly changes his mind when he stumbles upon some hidden journals in his grandfather's secret library. With the help of his assistants Igor (Marty Feldman) and Inga (Terri Garr) Dr. Frankenstein will attempt to bring his grandfather's dream to life.

This is the best of the best. The comedy is so silly it's stupid but at the same time it's really rather brilliant. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder are at their finest here and it's a treat to watch them. The sets and atmosphere are beautiful and Peter Boyle is such fun as the monster. This is a yearly Halloween staple at my house and I can't wait to watch it tonight!

Madeline Kahn is great as Elizabeth/The Bride of Frankenstein. The best quote of hers...
"Oh. Where you going?... Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag. You better keep your mouth shut. Oh... I think I love him."

Take a look at the original trailer

Some trivia about the movie
1. The film was shot with many of the same props and lab equipment as the original Frankenstein (1931).
2. The howling wolf sound on the ride to the castle was made by director Mel Brooks.
3. The idea of Frederick's dart hitting a cat was ad-libbed on set. When Gene Wilder threw his dart off camera, director Mel Brooks quickly screamed like a cat to create the illusion.
4. The scene in which the creature contemplates throwing the little girl into the lake ("No more flowers. What shall we throw in now?"), is a homage to a scene in Frankenstein (1931). That scene was cut and not restored to the original until its video release 50 years later.
5. Gene Wilder conceived the "Puttin' on the Ritz" scene, while Mel Brooks was resistant to it, feeling it detracted from the fidelity to Universal horror films in the rest of the film. It was only when he saw it with a howling audience that Brooks was confident about the sequence.
6. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle and Marty Feldman appear together in this film by virtue of the fact that their mutual agent had a deal with the movie studio.
7. The shifting hump on Igor's back was an ad-libbed gag of Marty Feldman's. He had surreptitiously been shifting the hump back and forth for several days when cast members finally noticed. It was then added to the script.
8. Rock band Aerosmith took a break from a long night of recording to see "Young Frankenstein" in 1974. Steven Tyler wrote the band's hit "Walk This Way" the morning after seeing the movie, inspired by Marty Feldman's first scene, the "walk this way... this way" scene.
9. When Mel Brooks was preparing "Young Frankenstein," he found that Ken Strickfaden, who had made the elaborate electrical machinery for the lab sequences in the Universal Frankenstein films, was still alive in the Los Angeles area. He visited Strickfaden and found that Strickfaden had saved all the equipment and had it stored in his garage. Brooks made a deal to rent the equipment for his film and gave Strickfaden the screen credit he'd deserved, but hadn't gotten, for the original films.


  1. Excellent film!!
    never fails to make me feel better!!


  2. I adore this monster!!
    Fantastic comedy, Gene Wilder is superb!!


  3. Haven't seen this one either. :/

  4. What have I learned from Horror movies? 5. Hit him again
    lol Love it!!! I think Young Frankenstein will make a great Christmas Present for my Monster@@

  5. I love thos monster bu never saw this movie :( I have a big-biggggg-list to see! Thanks! happy Halloween!!!!!!

  6. Great movie made even better by #9!

  7. Ecellent film---i consider it a classic :)

  8. One of my FAVORITES! A must see every year (if not more often)
    Frau Blucher!

  9. one of my all time faves =]

    -you know, i'm a rather brilliant surgeon. perhaps i can help you with that hump.
    -what hump?


  10. I LOVE Young Frankenstein. I don't feel like they show it enough! Gene Wilder is a classic odd-character actor (Willy Wonka, etc.) While not scary, it is just too funny and silly to not watch at least once in your lifetime!

  11. I love this movie. It is a perfect parody with the right amount of cheeky humour and great comedic acting from everyone in it.

  12. Yaaaay! <--- clapping hands, jumping mini-jumps for joy
    I love this movie! My brother and I used to re-create scenes from it, especially at our goofy Halloween parties as kids. Still makes me lmao every time I watch it. One of the best casts ever, including some superstrong comediennes...what a trio of talent those women are!
    Many thanks for this feature...that trailer is enough to make me smile until I can watch the whole movie again. :)

  13. They just don't make them like this any more... ALL of the actors were perfect! This movie STILL rocks!