Monday, October 7, 2013

Night 7 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween


Welcome to night 7 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.

Magic Potion Compact - Tongue Of Dog  $15

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 fundraise 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 7
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 7
The usual suspects.
This week you will be collecting clues to the suspects of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Laughing Vixen Lounge.
Need a little help finding the clue? "It's alive. Alive!"

Featured Shop - Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes is run by Meg from Monroe, Louisiana. Her shop is filled with hand painted coffee mugs.

I Love You Like A Zombie Loves Brains Mug  $12.50

How did you choose your shop name?
"A short while after I first started painting "offensive" sayings on cups I decided to separate them from my more conventional shop. My husband and I discussed a second shop for the "dirty cups". I laughed and said they are not dirty cups they are my "dirty dishes" and the name stuck."

Initials On Tree Mug  $12.50

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I was doing well with my other Etsy shop when my daughter suggested I paint mugs with sayings usually found on tee shirts or bumper stickers. I have had so much fun with these snarky sayings and have enjoyed painting them."

The Witch Is In Mug  $12.50

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Customers. My greatest inspiration comes from custom orders or customer ideas. My favorite thing in the world is to get a convo asking if I can put a particular saying on a cup with a certain picture on it. I find this to be a challenge that makes me want to exceed their expectations."

Design Your Own Mug  $12.50

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I am currently working on a line of wine, martini, and margarita glasses to add to my shop. depicting flirty women of different professions. Nurses, Lawyers, Housewives, Beauticians and Teachers are just a few of the gals in this line of glasses. As far as my mugs go, I am doing more and more custom orders and love the fun and unique idea's my customers come up with."

Create Your Own Glass  $15

The Dirty Dishes Workshop.
"My shop is very much a work in progress right now. We took an old school bus and gutted the insides. My husband is a cabinet maker so he built shelves and cabinets and a worktable for me. We installed lights and an air conditioner, as you can see, in the back window. Before we got everything together, a huge storm uprooted a tree that fell across the top of the bus. It looks a lot worse than it is, the top is not even dented. We have removed the tree but I have not completely moved into the bus. My husband is looking forward to the day that I do so that we can eat at our kitchen table without moving the painting projects first."

Meg is a Cardio-Vascular Intensive Care Nurse who is also a certified CPR instructor, and a certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor (for medical professionals) who has multiple family members with heart disease. Dirty Dishes will be donating 20% of all October sales to the American Heart Association.

You'll have a chance to win your choice of mug from Dirty Dishes. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Your Pet on a Mug  $15.99

Visit Dirty Dishes on Etsy.


Since it's Halloween I had to asked the shops to share their favorite horror films.
"Silence of the Lambs - I know, not so spooky in this day in time. But I get chills every single time I think about Hannible Lecter and he has been the source of many a nightmare over the years."


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 ~ Never vacation at "The Colony".

Week 2 ~ Werewolves and Vampires

Night 7 - An American Werewolf In London

 Tagline - Beware the Moon.
               A masterpiece of terror.
               The Monster Movie.
               From the director of Animal House -- a
               different kind of animal.

Written and directed by John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Thriller) and released on August 21, 1981 by Universal Pictures (rated R). David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are on a backpacking trip around Europe. While hiking through rural England they stop at a little pub called "The Slaughtered Lamb". After upsetting the locals they are sent out into the cold, wet night with one caution..."Beware the moon and stick to the roads." Oooops! Yah, our boys aren't too bright and are strolling across the moors in no time flat. They soon find out what the locals were warning them about. Werewolves!!!

This is darn close to my favorite horror film ever. The blend of humor and horror is spot on here. The effects were cutting edge and won an Oscar. I still prefer them to many overdone CGI effects. And the use of moon related songs is fun and effective. I could never hear "Bad Moon Rising" by Credence and not think of this movie. This is one of my yearly "must see" on Halloween.

Creepiest scene is the man being stalked in the subway terminal. Even though you hardly see the beast it's filmed so well that it gives an uneasy feeling.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. John Landis originally wanted three other songs to add to the soundtrack: Cat Stevens wouldn't allow "Moonshadow" to be used because he had stopped allowing his secular music to be licensed for films following his conversion to Islam; Bob Dylan wouldn't allow his version of "Blue Moon" to be used in an R-rated film, as he had just begun his brief conversion to Christianity; and Elvis Presley's version of "Blue Moon" proved unavailable due to the ongoing lawsuits involving his estate.
2. The legal disclaimer in the closing credits reads, "Any resemblance to any persons living, dead, or undead is coincidental". This was also placed at the end of another John Landis project: Thriller (1983) (TV), which was reportedly inspired by this film.
3. David Naughton was reportedly cast because John Landis had seen him in a television commercial for Dr. Pepper. I remember this commercial! He also had a top 40 hit song!! He was on a TV show in '79 called "Makin' It" and he sang the theme song. 8)
4. In 1997, the movie was re-recorded as a Radio drama by Audio Movies Limited for BBC Radio 1 in England. It was broadcast during Halloween that year, in short snippets throughout the day. Brian Glover, John Woodvine and Jenny Agutter reprised their roles from the movie.
5. Studio executives hoped John Landis would cast Dan Aykroyd in the role of David and John Belushi as Jack. John Landis refused.
6. John Landis came up with the film following an incident while shooting Kelly's Heroes (1970) in the countryside of Yugoslavia. While driving along a country road with a colleague, Landis encountered a gypsy funeral. The body was being buried in a massively deep grave, feet first, while wrapped in garlic, so as he would not rise from the dead.
7. Director Cameo: [John Landis] appears briefly near the end of the film. He is the bearded man who gets hit by a car and thrown through the plate glass window in Piccadilly Circus.
8. When trying to call home, the telephone number that David Kessler gives the operator (516-472-3402) contains a Long Island, New York area code. It is also an unusual case where an actual phone number is used.
9. At the very end of the film, an advertisement for Universal Studios is shown along with a suggestion to "Ask for Babs". This is a reference to a "Where are they Now" item featured towards the end of Animal House (1978), another film by John Landis.
10. This is the first film to earn the Academy Award for Best Makeup. That category was created in 1981.
11. The final look of the werewolf beast was based on make-up creator Rick Baker's dog Bosko.
12. The Werewolf Howl that was used for the film, was a combination of a actual wolf and an elephant, it was also said it was played backwards by the producer 'George Folsey Jr'. in the "Beware The Moon" documentary. Director John Landis also stated on the "Beware The Moon" Documentary that the Howl was a combination of 7 or 8 different animals.
13. Frank Oz, who's know for voicing Fozzy Bear and Yoda, plays Mr. Collins of the American embassy, who attempts to console David. His voice is also heard later, during the Muppet Show.


  1. Awesome I got it again! I LOVE the trivia you put at the end of each movie too, that is a really cool feature of the contest :) I am having so much fun! Thank you :)

  2. Such a wonderful shop!

    This is one of my favourite movies too!

  3. That's another movie I have missed... I wonder if it will be shown (again?) on German TV. Thanks for the description!

  4. Another movie I haven't seen. I really need to fix that. I also love reading all the movie trivia.

  5. I have not seen this one, but the haunted house at Universal Orlando this year based on it was phenomenal! It was my favorite house this year.

    1. I saw that haunted house on Youtube and it did look Fabulous!!! Would have love to have gone!

  6. that subway scene is one of my all time favorites! gonna have to see this again soon!

  7. Love this one! And how interesting to learn that the howl is a wolf and elephant combo. I wonder what sort of combinations they tried before hitting on the right one!

  8. I love this one! One of my faves!

  9. This one had great special effects and it had some really creepy scenes that I loved.

  10. I love anything werewolf. This is on my favorites list

  11. I loved this movie!!! I'm loving all the trivia to these movies too. So cool to learn all the tidbits and tricks to making these films. :)