Thursday, October 10, 2013

Night 10 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

 

Welcome to night 10 of the 3rd annual Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a $400+ Prize Pack full of frightfully good treats from 24 spooktacular shops! Tonight we have the next movie from the Halloween Movie Marathon. Follow along for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway and play the Guess The Movie game for even more. We also have the next clue in the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Gather clues for daily entries and a surprise at the end of the giveaway. But that's not all! Keep reading to find the next feature on one of our participating shops. Visit us each day during October so you do not miss any of the fun.

Nosferatu Compact - Style A  $15


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


Scares That Care
In addition to having lots of fun we want to try and do a little good too Many of our shops have chosen a charity to fund raise for. A certain percentage or dollar amount of each sale made through the participating shops, during the giveaway, will be donated to the charity of their choice. You will find each shops details on the main Giveaway Post and on their shop feature.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Night 10
Our scavenger hunt will work like the game Clue this year. Every week you will be looking for clues to a different part of the mystery ~ Settings, Suspects, Rooms, Weapons and Escapes. They will be hidden within an item listing inside one of our participating shops. On each daily post you will be given a hint as to where the main clue is hiding. Once you find the clue go to the main Giveaway Post and find that night's entry on the Rafflecopter widget. You must leave the clue through the Rafflecopter! Do not post the clue anywhere on the blog. If you do it will be deleted and will not count. If you have any questions just ask.

Make sure to keep a list of all the clues as you collect them. On the last day of the giveaway you will be able to submit your guess of how the murder happened. Anyone who actually guesses correctly will win a Surprise Goodie Bag from Laughing Vixen Lounge. These goodie bags are made to suit your taste and usually end up being at least a $50 value! You can start the scavenger hunt game at anytime during the giveaway and go back to find past clues. Clues will stay posted through the entire giveaway.

Night 10
The usual suspects.
This week you will be collecting clues to the suspects of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Little Fairy Cult.
Need a little help finding the clue?  "Look, up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ?"

Featured Shop - Little Fairy Cult

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

Googly Eyed Bat Necklace  $10.44

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."

Zombie Ring  $19.27

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."

Alien Brainzz Necklace  $10.44

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
" I am inspired by fantasy, TV shows, films, tattoos, many of my obsessions find their way into my jewellery making."

Gargoyle Bracelet  $10.44

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I'm hoping to add more silver work inspired by tattoos."


Cleaver Necklace  $28.91

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

 

Little Fairy Cult will be donating 20% of all October sales to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. This charity will focus on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.


You'll have a chance to win your choice of Halloween necklace from Little Fairy Cult. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Skull Pendants  $16.11

Ouija Board Necklace  $16.11
 
Halloween Pendants  $8.06

Visit Little Fairy Cult and use coupon code HALLOWEEN at checkout for 10% off your order.
 

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movie.
"I actually really like the original House on Haunted Hill and will always love any of the Hammer Horror films."



Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Movie Marathon.
Follow along with us for a month full of classic and modern spooky movies. For something a little different this year we have decided to do themed weeks. Week 1 ~ Zombies, Week 2 ~ Werewolves and Vampires, Week 3 ~ Stephen King, Week 4 ~ Classic Double Features and Week 5 ~ Lounge Favorites.

On each daily post there will be a review of the next movie in our movie marathon. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the Magic Phrase you will use to unlock the entry on the main Giveaway Post worth 10 entries. You must comment on each movie post to qualify.


Guess The Movie Game
This year we decided not to post the movie list in full so we can play a fun game instead. Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 1 entry in the giveaway. Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

**Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the entry** Rafflecopter runs on Eastern Standard Time. You can only post 1 guess per 24 hour period. So if you miss a day you can not make it up.

Tonight's Clue ~ Before Twilight this tribe of Vampires rocked the 80's boardwalk.


Week 2 ~ Werewolves and Vampires

Night 10 - 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.

If you are adventurous give the original movie a try. It's 1922 so it's black and white and silent but it is truly creepy! This version of a Vampire scares the bejeebees out of me! The long fingered, pointy rat teeth, bald headed dead guy look is the stuff of Nightmares.

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.
7. Cary Elwes has starred in two film interpretations of Dracula, this film and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
8. Originally titled "Burned to Light" in a reference to the filmmaking process (and the vampire's ultimate fate in the film); the title change came about because apparently some people misread the title as "Burn Ed to Light."

11 comments:

  1. I've never even heard of this movie. Going to have to look this one up. I love vampires. Just like Little Fairy Cult, House on Haunted Hill is one of my favorite Halloween movies

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  2. Haven't seen this one, but sounds like an interesting concept.

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  3. I haven't even heard of this one!

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  4. It's interesting to see how many vampire movies I have missed... Hah!

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  5. Little fairy cult has some awesome halloween jewelry!
    I love the Nosferatu Compact too :D

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  6. I have got to get this one! I just read a bunch of info about it and I have to see it now.Sounds like a movie I would love.

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  7. Woohoo! Got this one :) I really want the Ouija Board necklace that is up above too I might just order me one of those! Awesome job so far with this contest :D

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  8. I liked this one actually, but then i enjoy alot of the older movies :)

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  9. Another one I have not seen (or even heard of), but I love John Malkovich so I will definitely be watching this one.

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  10. I loved this one. Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich are both excellent in it. Dafoe really captured Max Schreck's performance as Nosferatu

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  11. Never seen this one, but would love too! Love John Malkovich!!!

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