Well my little ghouls and dolls we have come to the end of our 3rd annual Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween. It is this Vixen's favorite time of year. I love to do this giveaway for all of you and, despite the late night cursing you may hear as I scramble to finish that night's post, I really do hate to see it come to an end. But it is Halloween so lets all go have a fiendishly good time tonight and raise a little scare! For tomorrow it will be time to pack up the cob webs, put the bats back in their cave, smash the pumpkins and, for heaven's sake, stop eating bags of miniature candies!
Have no fear, you still have until Midnight (EST) tonight to get your entries in for all the giveaway fun. If you are arriving late to the party you can find all the info on the main Giveaway Post. For those who have been following all month here is the final post. Please give a big thank you to all of the shops that donated prizes this year and the blogs that helped spread the word. And thank you to everyone who joined in the fun and made this our biggest and best Halloween event yet. We appreciate it more then you know. We will be back again next October to do it all over again.
|Laughing Vixen Lounge Halloween Crew|
Skeleton Monkey, Frankengerbil and Flyin' Purple People Eater
Up next up will be our 2nd annual Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway December 1-15th. We already have lots of shops lined up and some holiday fun ready to go. Don't miss it! Plus, check in often during November as Laughing Vixen Lounge will be having lots of other giveaways with the first starting tonight at Midnight. There will also be a big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at Laughing Vixen Lounge. Stay tuned to see when the deals start.
|Zombie Brains Necklace $18|
Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through October 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code OTOBER10 at checkout.
***Today is the last day to check out our other giveaways running this month. You can get extra entries for this giveaway by entering these others. You'll find them listed on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post***
ENDS TONIGHT ~ 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 TONIGHT ~ 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.
Many of our shops chose a charity to fund raise for during October. 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. Once the participating shops have submitted their monthly total the grand total raised will be posted on the blog. Thanks to everyone who shopped the shops and helped raise money.
**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. You can now 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. Use Miss Death as the victim.
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 tonight at Midnight (EST) to do this.
**New entries for the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Giveaway**
A couple new entries have been added to the Rafflecopter widget on the main Giveaway Post. You will find them at the end of all the entries. These are just for fun so enjoy!
Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Movie Marathon.
**You still have time to play along. You have until the end of the giveaway ~ Tonight at Midnight EST ~ to leave your comments.**
We have made it to the end of our Halloween Movie Marathon. Hope you have had fun reminiscing about these movies or maybe found some new ones to watch. Today is the last day to comment on the movie posts for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway. Here is how to do it...
1. You must leave a comment on each night's movie post with your opinion of that movie.
2. Then, on the main Giveaway Post, log in to the Rafflecopter and find the Follow Halloween Movie Marathon entry.
3. You will need to enter the magic phrase "I survived the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween" into the extra info box along with the name you used to post your comments.
Make sure you commented on each movie post or the entry will not count!
While watching the movies on our list I couldn't help but think about...
What have we learned from watching horror films?
1. Only the skinny survive! If you can't fit through small openings you will never escape.
2. If you leave your window/doors unlocked or open then you should not be surprised when the killer appears in your house.
3. If you hear something outside at night don't go out and offer yourself up to it.
4. Do not touch things that fall from the sky.
5. If your wife is telling you something is evil, listen to her.
6. Never trust the local sheriff, gas attendants, doctor, etc. They are part of it!
7. Hit him again.
8. Don't sit with your back to the killer with your eyes shut thinking "It all OK now". It's not. You only hit him once and now he's standing up.
9. After the third time #8 happens...learn from it!
For those who like their Halloween year-round we have more movie reviews each Friday with our Fear Fridays. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between. Please do join us. It will be a scream!
And now for our final feature...
Week 5 ~ Lounge Favorites
Night 30 - Young Frankenstein
Tagline - The scariest comedy of all time!
Directed by Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Dracula: Dead and Loving It) and released on December 15, 1974 by Twentieth Century Fox (Rated PG). Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) inherits his grandfathers castle and all it's possessions. Despite his resistance to his grandfather's ideas he quickly changes his mind when he stumbles upon some hidden journals in his grandfather's secret library. With the help of his assistants Igor (Marty Feldman) and Inga (Terri Garr) Dr. Frankenstein will attempt to bring his grandfather's dream to life.
This is the best of the best. A loving homage to classic horror. The comedy is so silly it's stupid but at the same time it's really rather brilliant. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder are at their finest here and it's a treat to watch them. The sets and atmosphere are beautiful and Peter Boyle is such fun as the monster. This is a yearly Halloween staple at my house and I can't wait to watch it tonight!
And always remember, "Put ze candle back!"
Take a look at the original trailer.
Some trivia about the movie
1. The film was shot with many of the same props and lab equipment as the original Frankenstein (1931).
2. The howling wolf sound on the ride to the castle was made by director Mel Brooks.
3. The idea of Frederick's dart hitting a cat was ad-libbed on set. When Gene Wilder threw his dart off camera, director Mel Brooks quickly screamed like a cat to create the illusion.
4. The scene in which the creature contemplates throwing the little girl into the lake ("No more flowers. What shall we throw in now?"), is a homage to a scene in Frankenstein (1931). That scene was cut and not restored to the original until its video release 50 years later.
5. Gene Wilder conceived the "Puttin' on the Ritz" scene, while Mel Brooks was resistant to it, feeling it detracted from the fidelity to Universal horror films in the rest of the film. It was only when he saw it with a howling audience that Brooks was confident about the sequence.
6. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle and Marty Feldman appear together in this film by virtue of the fact that their mutual agent had a deal with the movie studio.
7. The shifting hump on Igor's back was an ad-libbed gag of Marty Feldman's. He had surreptitiously been shifting the hump back and forth for several days when cast members finally noticed. It was then added to the script.
8. Rock band Aerosmith took a break from a long night of recording to see "Young Frankenstein" in 1974. Steven Tyler wrote the band's hit "Walk This Way" the morning after seeing the movie, inspired by Marty Feldman's first scene, the "walk this way... this way" scene.
9. When Mel Brooks was preparing "Young Frankenstein," he found that Ken Strickfaden, who had made the elaborate electrical machinery for the lab sequences in the Universal Frankenstein films, was still alive in the Los Angeles area. He visited Strickfaden and found that Strickfaden had saved all the equipment and had it stored in his garage. Brooks made a deal to rent the equipment for his film and gave Strickfaden the screen credit he'd deserved, but hadn't gotten, for the original films.