Sunday, October 7, 2012

Night 7 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

Welcome to night 7 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.

Hearse Necklace  $25

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

Featured Shop - Hat Creek Creations

Hat Creek Creations is run by Meg from Louisiana. Her shop is filled with lots of great hand-painted items.

Halloween Pitcher  $20

How did you choose your shop name?
"Like the movie :Lonesome Dove" the creek that runs in front of our home is called "Hat Creek". And for fans of the movie, YES, I do have a sign in my yard that says "We don't rent pigs" :)"

Halloween Ornament Set  $35

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have always enjoyed painting as a creative release and just a simple way to relax. When I ran out of friends and relatives to give my items away to I decided to try and sell them."

The Witch Is In Mug  $10.99

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Much of my inspiration comes from the person I am creating for. I really enjoy painting sorority and bridesmaid glasses. The glasses that are the most fun to make are the ones where the customer describes the recipient. For example, I painted glasses for a group of bridesmaids with each personality in mind. The themes of the different glasses ranged from travel and beach to horror movies and tattoos."

Hibiscus Martini Glass  $10.99

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
" I am working on a variety of "cookies for Santa" plates for the holidays. I love the idea of these plates being part of a yearly tradition, and imagine how excited young children are to use them each year."

Cookies For Santa Personalized Plate  $19.99

You'll have a chance to win a Trick or Treat Ghost Ornament from Hat Creek Creations. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Visit Hat Creek Creations

Since it's Halloween I had to asked the shops to share their favorite horror films.
"I'm really a chicken when it comes to spooky movies, My family, on the other hand, loves them --- the more blood and gore the better. When they watch them, I slip off to my craft room and paint. If pressed, I would say prefer the much tamer, older ones like Psycho and Carrie."

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 7 - Scream

Tagline - Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Open The Door. Don't Try To
              Someone's Taken Their Love Of Scary Movies One Step Too
              From The First Name In Suspense Comes The Last Word In

Directed by Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm St., People Under the Stairs and Cursed) and released on December 20, 1996 by Dimension Films (Rated R). High school. All of the people around Sidney (Neve Campbell) start to die off. The killer seems to be someone who has seen one too many horror movies. Everyone is a suspect. Can you figure out who?

I really do love these movies. They shot a breath of new life into the horror genre with a perfect mix of scariness and comedy. It poked fun at the genre itself but in a very loving way and had an extreme sense of violence. I remember being a bit shocked by how brutal the first one was. As with anything else it becomes more common place after awhile but I still think it is shocking.

The movies have to work to find a reason for the killer to keep going as the sequels keep coming (Four in all as of now) but I think they do pretty good. The best parts are always the opening scenes. They are all wonderful but I think part 2 is the creepiest because it plays on the fear that even in a crowded room of people you still are not safe.

One of the best treats here comes in part 3. I've never been a big fan of Parker Posey but she is great at portraying Gail Weathers in the 3rd Stab movie. Watching her and the real Gail (Courtney Cox) together is too funny.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie
1.Billy's surname, Loomis, is the same as that of Donald Pleasance's character in Halloween (1978), which in turn was the name of Marion Crane's lover in Psycho (1960).
2. When the killer smashes his head through a window and Casey hits him in the face with the phone, Wes Craven is actually wearing the costume and was really hit in the face.
3. Tatum's house is right across the street from the house in Santa Rosa, California used in Pollyanna (1960). It is also across the street from the house used in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). The house in the opening scene was next door to the house used in Cujo (1983).
4. Billy's surname, Loomis, is the same as that of Donald Pleasance's character in Halloween (1978), which in turn was the name of Marion Crane's lover in Psycho (1960).
5. On "The Directors" (2007), David Arquette revealed that he presumptuously turned down the role of "Billy" in favor for playing "Dewey", which was originally written as a hunky, leading man part.
6. The use of caller ID increased more than threefold after the release of this film.
7. The idea of the pet door in the garage came from Williamson's assistant. Originally, Tatum's death scene was to be a fist fight with the killer, and having the door come down on her neck.


  1. My daughter & soninlaw are fans of this series. The Scream series is one of the precious view where the later films are as good as the original!

  2. I liked the first one, i wish there weren't so many sequels...


  3. I liked the first two, I think the franchising hurt the fame of Scream 1 & 2


  4. The first Scream was brilliant idea. The sequels were a disaster.
    But the mask of Scream is the best!

  5. I agree, after the first they went down hill. It doesn't seem to stop my husband from watch any of them if they're on tv though!

  6. I think I've seen this movie about 100 times and I still find it entertaining every time it's on. I have a bad memory so I always forget who the killer is until the end lol Great movie :)

    -Rachael Henzman

  7. This is an all-time classic! Still can creep you out, no matter if you're watching it for the tenth time.
    LOL at the Wes Craven trivia bit...full on in the face musta hurt! Oh the price artists will pay. ;)

  8. The original Scream was great. The sequels? Not so much, unfortunately.

  9. Scream was a good who dun it

  10. The SCREAM mask is now iconic... the original really was the best!

  11. I loved the 1st was super scary..and fun to watch at the same time...seriously sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong here...buhahahaha


  12. i like the first one! the others were.. meh.

  13. I liked this one but I don't think any of the sequels were all that good. This one actually had me guessing who the killer was. Not so much a horror but a murder mystery with horrific images.

  14. sheila musselman askinsOctober 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Scream was an awesome movie! and that voice on the about creep factor! I even loved all the sequels which in most cases i dont!

  15. I can never decide if I love or hate the whole Scream franchise. I can say Matthew Lillard was genius though

  16. I like the first one...all the ones after that no way...this was a good movie to watch with the kids...especially on could always freak them out...and theyd scream so loud....

  17. The Scream movies, to me are a classic "generation X" franchise. I loved these when they first came out but after seeing them over and over and over again, I lost interest...I haven't seen the new one yet. Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox are great!

  18. I prefer the first one...but it's not my favorite at all ;)

  19. Maybe I am not a wes craven fan? This is a drive in movie in my opinion