Friday, October 18, 2013

Night 18 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween


Welcome to night 18 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.

Halloween Time Charm Bracelet  $50

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.

Laughing Vixen Lounge will be donating $1 from each item sold during October to Support Supernatural to help A Dog's Life Rescue. The amazing gals at Support Supernatural (as in the TV show) have been fundraising for A Dog's Life Rescue since 2009 and have raised over $100,000 to help animals in need. 

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Night 18
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 18
A body is found.
This week you will be collecting clues to the rooms of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Laughing Vixen Lounge.
Need a little help finding the clue? Pumpkins and cats and ghosts, oh my!

Featured Shop - Junkmill[Relics]

Junkmill[Relics] is run by Chandra from Rockford, Michigan. Her shop is filled with Vintage ephemera, embellishments, oddities and upcycled items.

Steamtrunk Labels  $8

Junkmill[Relics] has a great assortment of original and reproduction labels which make for fun craft projects.

Matchbook Labels  $8

You'll also find fabulous goodies like vintage shot glasses, salt and pepper shakers and pinup matchbooks . Great to add a little retro flair to your home.

Reproduction Quarantine Label Stickers  $4 

You'll have a chance to win a custom assortment of reproduction vintage labels from Junkmill[Relics]. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Sample Of Vintage Labels

Visit Junkmill[Relics] on Etsy.

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movie. 
"For sheer wide-eyed, up-all-night terror, nothing spooked me quite as like Jacob’s Ladder, though Session 9 came awfully close."

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 ~ When she loves a man no one will come between them!

Week 3 ~ Stephen King

Night 18 - The Mist

Tagline - Belief divides them, mystery surrounds them, but fear changes

**Tonight's review is courtesy of Chandra from our featured shop Junkmill[Relics] and Junkmill.**

Directed by Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) and released November 21, 2007 by Dimension Films (Rated R). Ensemble cast includes Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Laurie Holden. 

Based on a Stephen King novella by the same name, The Mist centers on a group of ordinary people drawn together by very extraordinary circumstances. Following a freak lightning storm, a strange mist descends upon a small town in Maine, unleashing a horde of giant insect-like creatures. As the plague unfolds, a handful of local residents find themselves trapped in the local supermarket. Anyone who tries to leave is quickly met with a gruesome fate. Like other “people holed up in a makeshift bunker” movies (think Dawn of the Dead,2004, without the comedic kitsch overtones), personalities collide, tensions rise and drama ensues. 

One of the best Stephen King film adaptations to date, The Mist is truly haunting. It stays with you, lingering long after the RedBox gobbles up the DVD. With a dramatic twist that rivals The Sixth Sense and Fight Club in its sheer intensity and ability to make you scream OMG! WTF!” at the screen, this classic thriller will leave you stunned, slack-jawed, horrified and ready to dissect the film’s minutia with anyone that will listen. But viewers don’t have to wait until the end for the big payoff.  

From the strange alien insects to the hints at military experiments gone awry to the turmoil that unfolds between the small town denizens, The Mist is part monster movie, part suspense, part classic drama and thoroughly entertaining. As the trapped towns people discover that the strange creatures are feeding on humans and the horrors outside the supermarket take their psychological toll, the group splits. Following the lead of the local religious zealot, one side believes the creatures to be a divine sign, with human sacrifice the only way to appease an angry god. The other side, tempered by reason and a will to live, decide to find a way out. It’s one of those movies you pop into the Blu-ray on a lazy Sunday afternoon when you just want to get lost in the story, but even after the second, third and fourth viewings, the story stays with you.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. This is the third film Frank Darabont has adapted from Stephen King’s work. The other two are The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. He received Academy Award nominations for both. 
2. Frank Darabont agreed to make the film with Dimension only under the condition that no matter what, they wouldnt change the scripted ending. They agreed. 
3. During an action scene in the film, a man runs into a rotating wire bookshelf in the grocery store. If you look carefully, you can see that all the books on the shelf are written by Stephen King. 
4. The pharmacy next to the Food House store is called “King’s Pharmacy,” most likely an homage to author Stephen King. 
5. Despite the setting in Maine, the film was shot entirely in Minden, Louisiana. To Frank Darabont's delight, Stephen King could not distinguish it from Maine when watching the film.


  1. This is a movie that I've never even heard of. Will most definitely be watching this one at some point.

  2. Another one of my faves, great movie!

  3. Aw man! Missed another one :( I love this movie too LOL! This was a great movie, and I loved the short story it was based on as well :)

  4. I found the ending to this a bit predictable. I wonder if it works better in the short story? Adding to the to read list!

  5. I did not like the ending in the movie. I prefer the ending in the story.

  6. I hated this one! I really wanted to like it,but I just couldn't. It was way too drawn out and the ending was horrific!

  7. I was SO disappointed by the ending...

  8. This on was okay. Not my usual like for a Stephen king movie but it was okay...

  9. I liked the movie (didn't read the book), and I sure didn't see the ending coming... sniffle, gasp, sniffle.

  10. I don't remember this one at all, and it is fairly recent. I will definitely have to check this one out.

  11. I don't remember this movie. I will have to see it again.

  12. I don't remember this movie. I will have to see it again.