Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Night 30 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween


Welcome to night 30 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.

I Wake Up Screaming Compact  $15

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

***When you are done with today's activities make sure to check out our other giveaways running this month. You can get extra entries for this giveaway by entering the others. You'll find them listed on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post***

ENDS TOMORROW ~ ROCKtoberfest Giveaway Hop Giveaway. This is a music themed giveaway and you can enter to win a Custom Mystery Grab Bag from Laughing Vixen Lounge. These grab bags are custom made to suit your style and have been very popular prizes! Enter here on the LVL Blog.

ENDS TOMORROW ~ Spooktacular Giveaway Hop Giveaway. This is a book themed giveaway and you can enter to win a Custom Mystery Grab Bag from Laughing Vixen Lounge. If you win I will create some fun designs just for you. Bags have at least a $50 value and can include bracelets, necklaces, earrings, compact mirrors, purse holders and more. Enter here on the LVL Blog.

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 30
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.

**Solve The Murder Mystery Now**
The body of Miss Death has been found at Raven's Perch Manor. Detective Heathmoor has caught a shadowy figure fleeing into the night. You have the clues now solve the mystery.
Hopefully you have been keeping a list of all the clues you have collected. After you find tonight's clue (the last clue of the game) you can submit your guess of how the murder happened. Anyone who actually guesses correctly (I chose my favorite clues before the game started and they will be the winning clues) will win a Custom Mystery Grab Bag from Laughing Vixen Lounge. These grab bags are made to suit your taste and usually end up being at least a $50 value! You can still go back and find past clues in case you missed any. Clues will stay posted until the end of the giveaway.

How to submit your guess.
1. Pick one clue from each of the 5 categories. Week 1 Settings, Week 2 Suspects, Week 3 Rooms, Week 4 Weapons and Week 5 Escapes.
Example ~ In the twilight, Mr. Blue killed Miss Death in the bedroom with a skillet then tried to escape out the window.
2. Find the "Solve the Murder Mystery" entry on the Rafflecopter widget on the main Giveaway Post and paste your guess there. Do not post your guess anywhere else on the blog or it will not count. Guesses must use the actual clues from the Scavenger Hunt or they will not count. If you have any questions just ask. You have until the end of the giveaway to do this ~ October 31st at midnight EST.

Night 30
A shadow flees the scene.
This week you will be collecting clues to the escapes of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Apocalypso.
Need a little help finding the clue? He was so "great" he gets a second clue.

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.

**You still have time to play along. You have until the end of the giveaway ~ Tomorrow, October 31st at midnight EST ~ to leave your comments.**
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.
**Tomorrow's post will have the "Magic Phrase" needed to take the Movie Marathon entry. You will only be able to take the entry tomorrow before the giveaway ends.**

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.  

*Last Clue*
Tonight's Clue ~ "Werewolf?"
                          "There wolf. There castle."

Week 5 ~ Lounge Favorites

Night 30 - Halloween (1978)

Tagline - The Night he came home
              He's come back
              The trick was to stay alive

Written and Directed by John Carpenter (The Fog, Starman and The Thing) and released on October 25, 1978 by Compass International Pictures (Rated R). In 1963 little Mikey chops up his sister on Halloween for no apparent reason. Now it's 15 years later and Michael has come home to Haddenfeild, IL for another round. Escaping from the institution he had been living in, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) returns to his home town to wreak havoc on a group on teenagers. Our leading teen, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), is great at ignoring all the obvious signs that something is wrong and just going about her day. The little boy she is babysitting keep telling her he sees the boogieman outside but he's told to shut up. As all of Laurie's friends start to die around her she starts to realize that indeed the boogieman does exist. And he doesn't die very easily!

**For everyone that guessed When A Stranger Calls for tonight's movie, you all get a gold star too. That one fits the clue perfectly but I went with the one that started it all (released one year earlier) and is a must see for the holiday season.**

This film just works. Slightly dated which adds to the creepiness, a very scary villain and a bunch of dumb teenagers. I mean really, if they were not dumb we would not have much of a movie would we?

The music is great and completely creepy. The atmosphere is perfect and the suspense is high (unless you've seen it too many times and know where everything happens). I love the way Michael just appears out of the dark. Sometimes you don't even realize he's there right away. It really is one of the only characters that truly scares me. While I wonder why I would continue to watch something that bothers me on a certain level, I always find myself coming back to it year after year. I guess we need that healthy dose of fear and preferably on the screen where it can not actually hurt us!

The original and it's sequel are both great. Part 3 has nothing to do with any of the characters from the original but as a stand alone movie it is OK. Not great but decent. Part 4 was the first one I ever saw and I still like that one. Part 5 and 6 get pretty darn bad but part 6 was Paul Rudd's first movie so that's fun. Part 7 or H2O was to be the final chapter of the series. I love this one and it's a fun and great end to everything. But it was too much of a success that Hollywood had to make Part 8. Watch it once if you haven't seen it so you can say you saw them all then forget about it!

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. This was Jamie Lee Curtis' film debut.
2. The movie was on such a tight budget that they used the cheapest Halloween mask they could buy. It happened to be a Captain Kirk mask that they spray painted, teased up the hair and readjusted the eye holes. Somehow it makes me feel a little less scared if I just remember it's William Shatner's face there. How can that not make you giggle?
3. The movie the kid's are watching on TV is 1951's The Thing which John Carpenter would remake in 1982.
4. The character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.
5. There are some names that are taken from Psycho in this movie. Dr. Loomis shares the same last name as Marion's boyfriend in Psycho. There is a character here named Marion Chambers a combination of two Psycho characters. And of course, Jamie Lee Curtis is Janet Leighs' daughter.
6. Halloween was shot in 21 days in April of 1978. Made on a budget of $320,000, it became the highest-grossing independent movie ever made at that time.
7. According to screenwriter/producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.


  1. Classic movie :) One of the few you have spotlighted I have seen LOL! But I am working on the other ones!

  2. I wonder what to do about the victim in the Murder Mystery Game. Is it one of the suspects, too, or do I have to invent one? I would greatly appreciate your feedback, Kris. By the way, I had such fun with that game -- thanks for all the time and effort you put into it! :)

    As for Halloween, no one can scream as well as Jamie Lee Curtis! :)

    1. Miss Death is our victim. Use her in your guess.

      I'm so glad you had fun!!! It's always fun for me too.

  3. How did I miss this guess?! It's one of my favorite scary movies! I am ashamed of myself. But I had so much fun on this month long adventure!

  4. I can't believe I didn't get this one! Definitely a Halloween must watch.

  5. My favorite scary movie!

  6. The definitive Halloween movie, it had everything! When I see JLC in anything, I still think of "Laurie Strode".

  7. Great movie. John Carpenter really knows how to scare the audience.

  8. Great classic scary movie! I did not know they used a William Shatner mask, but now that I think about it I can totally see it!

  9. How awesome that they used a Captain Kirk mask! I didn't know that!

  10. Ah yes the quintessential Halloween movie of all time (and perfectly titled). Love this movie. A definite staple in Halloween Horror movies! And I love learning all the fun trivia behind it too! Thank you Laughing Vixen Lounge!!!!! <3