Welcome to night 22 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. Visit us each day during October so you do not miss any of the fun.
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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 22
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 (some shops have 2 clues so make sure you are finding the correct day's clue). 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. Some shops have 2 clues so make sure you are finding the correct day's clue.
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.
An object lay on the ground.
This week you will be collecting clues to the weapons of the crime.
Tonight's clue is hiding in Hell In A Handbag.
Need a little help finding the clue? Please wear responsibly.
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.
NEW ~ This week is Classic Double Feature Week. 2 classic movies that have something in common. So you need to guess 2 movies and you can try to guess what their common link is. Some of these will really test your B movie/classic monster movie knowledge. Good luck!
Tonight's Clues ~
Movie #1 ~ Alien killing in the cold.
Movie #2 ~ Alien killing on a spaceship.
*Their link is something more than being Sci Fi movies*
Week 4 ~ Classic Double Features
Night 22 - I Am Woman - Attack Of The 50 FT. Woman and The Wasp Woman
First Feature ~ Attack Of The 50 FT. Woman
|Attack Of The 50ft Woman Compact $15|
Tagline - A titanic beauty spreads a macabre wave of horror! A terrifying
masterpiece of shock and chills!
See a female colossus... her mountainous torso, skyscraper
limbs, giant desires!
Directed by Nathan Juran (The Deadly Mantis and 20 Million Miles to Earth) and released on May 19, 1958 by Allied Artist Pictures (Not rated). Allison, who's husband and mistress are plotting to get rid of her for her money, runs into a satellite containing an alien and is zapped with radiation turning her into a 50 foot giant. That husband had better watch out!
This is a fun B movie. Like a lot of old black and white B monster movies not much of anything really happens. Ha! But they are still great to watch. In this movie our main character, Allison, is an alcoholic who has spent time in an institution. With a husband like hers who could blame Allison! Her husband, Harry, is shacked up with his young girly on the side, Honey, and is plotting to kill her for her money.
So when the poor woman runs into a spaceship and alien everyone thinks she is drunk and crazy. Does not help that she pretty much has a martini glass in her hand non stop. Once she grows to giant size we all want to cheer her on in her mission to give Harry and Honey what they deserve. That is when we are not laughing at the big plaster hand grabbing people. Money was obviously in short supply on this one.
Take a look at the original trailer. This is a great example of the style of the old 1950's trailers. Such fun!!!
Some trivia about the movie.
1. Several years after this film was made, the Woolner Brothers planned to do a bigger-budget sequel that would be shot in CinemaScope and color. A final script was written and printed, but the film never went into production.
2. Yvette Vickers had a close call when filming her character's death scene. A large nail on one of the boards from the fallen debris stood dangerously close to her head.
3. The giant bald space alien is played by Michael Ross. He can also be spotted playing the bartender.
4. The movie's poster was as #8 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere magazine.
5. Director Nathan Juran insisted on being billed as "Nathan Hertz" (Hertz was Juran's middle name), apparently because he was embarrassed by this film's low budget and poor quality.
6. Nancy Archer's car is a 1958 Chrysler Imperial convertible. The sheriff's car is a 1958 Plymouth.
7. The ad for this movie was designed by Roger Corman and is in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.
8. This film was made right after the success of Sputnik. The alien spacecraft is called a "satellite" because the writer thought that meant any spherical shaped spacecraft.
9. Although the alien is a giant, when the sheriff and Jess go into the "satellite" (the alien spacecraft), the passageways and interiors are for human-sized inhabitants.
10. When the alien ship lands on the road in front of Mrs. Archer, you can clearly see the strings holding it up.
11. As a giant, Nancy Archer goes from transparent in the long shots and solid in the close-ups.
12. When Nancy breaks through the window of Honey's room at the hotel, the sound of breaking glass is heard, but the windows clearly have no glass, just empty mullion grids.
Second Feature ~ The Wasp Woman
|The Wasp Woman Compact $15|
Tagline - A beautiful woman by day - a lusting queen wasp by night.
Horror Of The Winged Menace!
Directed by Roger Corman (Attack of the Crab Monsters and The Little Shop of Horrors) and released on October 30, 1959 by The Filmgroup (Not rated). Janice Starlin was once the beautiful face of her successful cosmetic company. Now, as her beauty and her company fade, she puts her faith in an experimental drug that promises eternal youth. Oh, nothing to worry about there!
Roger Corman, do I really need to say anymore? If you are not familiar with Mr. Corman he was king of the B movies. He made/produced hundreds of them. Most of them are very low budget and pretty bad but at lot of the time that is what makes them so fun. Roger Corman is also well know for giving many actors/actresses their start in the business including Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone. Many up and coming directors also started in the business working on Corman movies including Joe Dante and Jonathan Demme.
Wasp Woman is one of my favorites of his movies. You may not see much Wasp Woman, and when you do HA!, but that does not matter too much. It has great atmosphere and the fabulous look of the 1950's. The woman and their outfits are wonderful to watch. And there are enough cheesy dialogue to make you laugh. A good addition to the monster woman of B movies.
Take a look at the original trailer.
Some trivia about the movie.
1. This was Susan Cabot's final movie.
2. The role of the Beekeeper played by Aron Kincaid was added after the film's initial release.
3. Director Roger Corman has a cameo as the doctor in the hospital
4. In one of the final scenes, a bottle of acid is thrown at Susan Cabot; her reaction of throwing her hands up when it strikes her is not acting, however - someone had filled the 'breakaway' bottle with water and it was so heavy that when it struck her she said "I thought my teeth had been knocked through my nose!". The fake smoke used to simulate the acid also choked her; after falling through the window, unable to breathe, she tore the makeup off along with skin, leaving a huge purple mark on her neck.
5. A male actor playing an employee attending the board meeting (seated on right), later appears as a delivery man.
6. When Janice is giving the positive outlook to her board members in the conference room, the camera moves to the back of the large table and you can clearly see the shadows of the camera and some crew members on one of the chairs.
7. Although the detectives supposedly are looking for Mr. Zinthrop in Manhattan, their car has California plates, the skyline behind them obviously is that of Los Angeles as it has only low rise buildings and lots of open space rather than the tall and crowded buildings of Manhattan, and they pass at least three date palm trees that could never survive and grow in the cold New York winters.
8. Despite the use of keys during the whole movie, there is obviously no lock on the lab door.
9. When The Wasp Woman attacks Cooper, the sleeve of her black sweater rolls up revealing the rubber monster glove only goes a few inches beyond the actor's wrist.
10. Also known as The Insect Woman and The Bee Girl.