Friday, October 4, 2013

Night 4 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween


Welcome to night 4 of the 3rd annual Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween. Make sure to stop by our main 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 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.

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 4
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 4
A murder has been committed!
This week you will be collecting clues to the setting of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Hell In A Handbag.
Need a little help finding the clue? As seen at the Freakshow.

Featured Shop - Hell In A Handbag

Hell In A Handbag is run by Erin from Nowheresville, California. Her shop is filled with painted ceramics, upcycled vintage decor and handmade accessories.

The Praying Hands of Saint Frankenstein  $35

How did you choose your shop name?
"To Hell in a Handbag, one of my main focuses when I started selling my handmades was making custom painted purses and bags."

Custom Wedding Cake Topper  $290

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I've been a vintage lover and crafter for a long time, they just blended together. I love finding unique vintage treasures looking for their special home, along with taking a few and giving them new life."

Custom Zombie Head Vase or Bust  $250

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Old movies, old music, fun stuff."

Skeleton Hand Sweater Chain  $15

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I'm cookin' up a line of alternative cake toppers. I'd also like to find a better balance of "work" and real work."

Custom Bride of Frankenstein Head  $90

Hell In A Handbag will be donating 15% of each sale from their Etsy shop, during the giveaway, to the Family Counseling Center of Tehama County. The FCC offers affordable family counseling and even has a thrift shop to help raise funds. You'll find the shop's FB page here.

Here is a little peek at the Hell In A Handbag Laboratory. How fun is this room?

The Laboratory

The Laboratory

You'll have a chance to win a Skeleton Necklace and a can of Pompadorable Pomade from Hell In A Handbag. Enter now on the main Giveaway Page.

One Of A Kind Skull Necklace

Pompadorable Pomade  $8

Visit Hell In A Handbag on the Web and Etsy and use coupon code FAVE20 at checkout for 20% off your order (Etsy shop only).

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movie.
"So hard to pick a fave! I can remember my first glimpse of film gore was a snippet of "Father's Day" from the movie Creepshow. My older brother was watching it, and I wasn't supposed to, but I peeked. I will forever remember the hand coming out of the grave and a gurgling "Where's my cake, Bedelia?!"

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 ~ Just trying to make it to the Winchester.

Week 1 ~ Zombies

Night 4 - Return Of The Living Dead

Tagline - They're Back From The Grave and Ready To

Directed by Dan O'Bannon (Shatterbrain) and released on August 16, 1985 by Orion Pictures Corporation (Rated R). While working his first day at a medical warehouse, Freddy (Thom Mathews) learns about the top secret toxic bodies down in the basement from co-worker Frank (James Karen). What else is there to do but go look at them and oops...accidentally set them and the toxins free. Meanwhile, Freddy's wannabe punk rocker friends are waiting for him across the street in the graveyard. Bad place to be when the toxins hit those bodies and well, you know the story.

This has been a long time favorite of mine. I loved it when I saw it on video way back when and was pleasantly surprised that it has held up over the years. Yes, this is a big slice of stinky cheese. The acting is bad, the writing is bad and the outfits....eeeh! The 80's! But if you are a fan of the Living Dead movies, and you can appreciate a great bad movie, then you have to give this a try. It makes me laugh and the soundtrack is great.

This film also gave us the phrase that is now permanently attached to Zombies... Braaaaaaaaaains! You have to thank it for that. If not for this movie Zombies would not love brains so much. And what would a Zombie be without brains?!!!

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. Tobe Hooper was originally slated to direct and it was supposed to be filmed in 3-D. Aaah! I did not know this. That would have been soooo cool!!!
2. The eye-test poster (seen most clearly after Frank and Freddy run into Burt's office after hearing the first re-animated cadaver) in Burt's office actually reads "Burt is a slave driver and a cheap son of a b**ch who's got you and me here" if you put the letters together.
3. Some of the zombie extras were paid more to eat real calf brains in the film. Dan O'Bannon didn't want the actors to do anything he wasn't willing to do and ate some raw calf brains first in front of them.
4. After the "rabid weasels" are brought into the Resurrection Funeral Home and the tarp is removed, what is actually in the bags are those motorized toy monkeys that have the cymbals. The cymbals were removed for obvious reasons.
5. The film's German title is "Verdammt, die Zombies kommen", which is roughly "Oh Crap, the Zombies Are Coming" and the Danish title is "Ligene er ligeglade" which is roughly "The Dead Don't Care" - playing up the comical aspect of the film.
6. On the back of Freddy's jacket, in the theatrical version, the words "F**k You" are displayed. After realizing that the shot could not be used in case it was ever shown on TV, a second jacket was made that says "Television Version" and can be seen in the TV version of the movie.


  1. I missed it again durnit :( I was thinking of a different movie.

  2. Can't beat this movie though :) 3-D would have been awesome I have to say that! Didn't even realize they could do 3-D back then! :D

    1. Haha!!! Yep, we had 3-D back in the 80's. It was a revival of the 3-D used in the 50's on films like The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Not quite as fancy as today but very fun all the same 8)

  3. Haven't seen this movie either. But I love that the TV friendly jacket said "Television Version" on it hahaha

  4. The thought of a funeral home scene replete with bags of rabid weasels almost makes me want to watch this one... almost. 8 {}

  5. This is where the zombie obsession with brains came from? Funny how things take hold! I haven't seen it, but cheesy 80s zombies sounds precisely my cup of tea.

  6. "oh crap, the zombies are coming!" haha,that's too funny. great movie!yet another to add to my collection.

  7. I know what you mean about it being a slice of cheese LOL! But I love cheese! Movie Marathon is off to a great start, Kris!

    The pomade from Hell in a Handbag looks interesting! :) She has a fun shop!

  8. I liked this one! It's another to add to my list :)

  9. I watch this one whenever it comes on cable!

  10. I haven't even heard of this German title before -- the things I learn! :)

  11. I have not seen this one either. But eating real calf brains is disgusting.

  12. Loved the effects in this one. Acting was okay for this kind of movie.

  13. I haven't seen this movie yet. Will be adding it to my list of must see movies.