Thursday, October 3, 2013

Night 3 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween


Welcome to night 3 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.

Zombie Apocalypse Premium Charm Bracelet  $42

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 3
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 3
A murder has been committed!
This week you will be collecting clues to the setting of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in A'dor Beauty Supplies.
Need a little help finding the clue? Red, White and ?

Featured Shop - A'dor Beauty Supplies

A'dor Beauty Supplies is run by Olivia from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Her shop is full of lots of wonderful beauty and bath supplies.

Voodoo Eye Shadow  $4

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I wanted to sell products that would make women look and feel great without any skin irritants, unhealthy ingredients or animal byproducts. I like to think that I sell bottled self-esteem and guilt free cosmetics."
Hemoplague Nail Polish  $6

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"My creations are inspired by movies, TV shows, video games, music and even my emotions. After recently suffering a great hardship I channeled my sadness into the creation of a gorgeous new nail polish collection." 

Creature of the Night Nail Polish Bundle  $23.50

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I'm always creating new nail polish colors my latest being the Drama Queen collection. And my fans can expect even more new colors soon. I even have some new eye shadows coming out soon."

Eternal Kiss Lip Glaze  $4

You'll have a chance to win a Nail Polish, Eye Shadow and Soap Set from A'dor Beauty Supplies. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Samhain Nail Polish 8ml  $3.50
Werewolf Eye Shadow 5g  $4
Mango Mandarin Scented Soap 4oz   $4.30

Visit A'dor Beauty Supplies and use coupon code SPOOKY at checkout for 10% off your order.

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movies.
"My favorite scary movie is The Conjuring. I just saw this one in theaters and I loved it! One reason I loved it, and this is kind of weird, but I liked how sweet the families were in this movie. Not super dysfunctional like they often are in 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 ~ Zombies vs Punk Rockers

Week 1 ~ Zombies

Night 3 - 28 Days Later

Tagline - The Days Are Numbered
              Be Thankful For Everything, For Soon There Will Be Nothing...

Directed by Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary) and released on June 27, 2003 by Twentieth Century Fox (Rated R). A monkey is set free from a lab. Bad move. The monkey sets off a chain reaction of a very nasty virus. 28 days later Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up in a hospital from a head injury having no idea what has happened around him. We follow Jim and a few other survivors on their journey through England and it's population of Zombie-like infected. Is there hope for the survivors? Is the whole world gone? Are there others left besides them?

When I decided to go see this movie in the theater I figured it would just be another post apocalyptic zombie movie. I was wrong. This movie was brilliant and truly frightening. Coming out in the post 911 world with everyone fearing everything this movie worked great. I mean, with chemical warfare and such, this movie didn't seem all that far fetched. So instead of another tired horror film I found myself sitting in the dark glued to the screen and leaving a bit freaked out. If you haven't seen this you should give it a try. Be warned it is a wee bit on the disgusting side.

The scene with Jim walking around London with no other people and no sound is a very eerie and impressive sight.

Yes, technically this is not a Zombie movie because they are infected people not the dead risen. But hey, it plays like a Zombie movie so I let it qualify.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. The decision to film on DV (using Canon XL1 cameras) was both an aesthetic and a logistic choice. On the aesthetic side of things, Danny Boyle felt that the harshness of the DV imagery suited the post-apocalyptic urban landscape and the grittiness of the film in general. In the production notes of the movie, Boyle points out that "the general idea was to try and shoot as though we were survivors too," and as such, a pristine 35mm widescreen image would have been antithetical to this notion. In terms of logistics, producer Andrew MacDonald claims that it would have been impossible to shoot the film on anything other than DV, especially some of the exterior scenes in London. As MacDonald points out in the production notes, "The police and the local authorities were quite happy to assist us because we could set up scenes so quickly. We could literally be ready to shoot with a six-camera set-up within minutes - something we would not realistically have been able to do if shooting under the restrictions of 35mm which takes a good deal more time to set up a single shot."
2. Scriptwriter Alex Garland acknowledges several sources as inspiration for his screenplay, notably John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids (1962), George A. Romero's "Dead" trilogy (Night, Dawn and Day) and The Omega Man (1971). Direct homages include Jim waking up in the hospital from The Day of the Triffids (1962), the chained infected being studied from Day of the Dead (1985), and the scene in the grocery store (people in the mall from Dawn of the Dead (1978)), the stop for supplies that saw a run-in with infected children (also Dawn of the Dead (1978)), and the military holing up against the plague with outsiders partially to deliberately include females (also Day of the Dead).
3. The symbol used for this film is the international symbol for blood-borne bio hazard.
4. The primary idea behind Rage was that every generation gets the zombies it deserves, and Alex Garland and Danny Boyle felt that the notion of the living dead wanting to eat peoples' brains was outdated. One of the original impetuses behind zombie movies was a fear of nuclear power and the possible ramifications it might have on humanity. As such, Garland and Boyle looked at what this generation is afraid of, and concluded that one of the biggest fears in modern society is a fear of diseases, a fear of a viral apocalypse, such as Ebola or Marburg. Indeed, Garland and Boyle were specifically inspired by such incidents as the recent anthrax and bio terrorism scares in London as well as the recent spread of mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease in the UK. As such, they decided to base their zombies on this fear of viruses.


  1. Oh man I totally didn't get that one! Don't know why when the clue was 1 month! LOL This is an awesome contest though :)

  2. This was an okay movie. It didn't seem as much zombies to me most of the movie, but I'm a fan of chemical movies as well so it was all good for me :)

  3. I am excited to say that guess was right! I am already curious about the movie tomorrow... Anyway, I saw that movie and found it haunting.

  4. Is there any chance for the spam protection to be shut down for a while? I used to have it, too, and removed it a couple of months ago. Knock on wood -- I didn't have any problems. Just a thought! :) (And I totally understand if you want to keep it up!)

    1. Thanks for reminding me!!! I will go fix that.

  5. I loved this movie! I'll never forget the scene where he went to find his parents. Haunting!

  6. I have a horrible memory. As in I can remember seeing a movie but not remembering what happened. That's the case with this movie. :/

  7. I'm really loving the behind the scenes info! It's so interesting to see what inspires directors and influences their interpretation. So many different ways to view zombies!

  8. I haven't seen this one in a long time but I remember really loving it.I like the way it was shot.Felt gritty and realistic.I remember having nightmares for awhile after watching it.That's always a sign of a great movie!

  9. I have never seen this movie but now I want to!

  10. I remember watching this film and feeling horrified from the eerie reality of the storyline. Such a great (but terrifying) way to use our own human based fears to scare the crap out us.

  11. Haven't seen this one... I kind of avoid the gross stuff, and it sounded a little too gross for me.

  12. Now I am beginning to question my self-proclaimed zombie love, as I have yet to see this film either. I guess I am a zombie book lover more than a zombie movie lover.

  13. I liked this one. The effects were good and the story line was plausible (which really scares me to think something like this is possible)