Saturday, October 31, 2015

Night 14 of the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

Well my little ghouls and dolls we have come to the end of our 4th annual Attack of the 14 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 10:00pm (PST) November 1st 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 along this 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. We hope it helped bring a little extra fun to your Halloween season. We will be back again next October to do it all over again.

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Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through October 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code OCTOBER10 at checkout.

$1 from each sale at Laughing Vixen Lounge goes to support the Joy Cinema. A single screen theater in Tigard, Oregon that has been in operation since 1939. Purchase from LVL and help keep the classic cinema experience alive. See full fundraising details and the Joy's story HERE.

**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.
*You still have time to play the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. The clues will stay up through the end of the giveaway. See details on how to play on MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Because I completely forgot that there was supposed to be 2 shops hiding clues yesterday you can find the last Scavenger Hunt clue today. The entry is listed as Scavenger Hunt Clue #13 10/30 - Part 2 on the Rafflecopter.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Apocalypso.
Need a little help finding the clue? He likes to take a "bite".

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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. 1 random winner from any correct guesses will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Laughing Vixen Lounge and a $30 Gift Certificate to Deep Midnight Perfumes. If no one guesses correctly then 1 random winner from all submitted guesses will win their choice of Photo Pendant/Keychain from Laughing Vixen Lounge ($15) and a $15 Perfume Sampler Set (your choice of scents) from Deep Midnight Perfumes.

How to submit your guess.
1. Pick one clue from each of the 5 categories -Settings, Suspects, Rooms, Weapons and 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 leave your guess there. DO NOT post your guess anywhere 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 10:00 (PST) November 1st to do this.

Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Movie Marathon.

**You still have time to play along. You have until the end of the giveaway ~ 10:00 pm (PST) November 1st ~ to leave your comments.**

*You still have time to follow the Halloween Movie Marathon. See details on how to play on MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

We have made it to the end of our Halloween Movie Marathon with tonight's last film. Hope you have had fun reminiscing about these movies or maybe found some new ones to watch. You have until 10:00 pm (PST) November 1st to comment on the movie posts for an extra 20 entries in the giveaway. Once you have you can take the 20 EXTRA ENTRIES.

1. You must first leave a comment on each night's movie post with your opinion of that movie. If you have not your entries will not count.
2. On the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST, log into the Rafflecopter and find the 4 "Follow the Movie Marathon" entries. Rafflecopter only allows 5 entries each time so that is why you need to do all 4 to receive the 20 entries.
3. You will need to enter the MAGIC PHRASE "I survived the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween" and the name you used to post your comments into each entry.

Laughing Vixen Lounge Halloween Crew
Skeleton Monkey, Frankengerbil and Flyin' Purple People Eater

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. Never say "I'll be right back". You won't!
8. Hit him again.
9. 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.
10. After the third time #9 happens...learn from it!

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And now for our final feature...

Classic Thrills Through the Years ~ 1990s

Night 14 ~ Scream

Tagline - Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Open The Door. Don't Try To
              Someone's Taken Their Love Of Scary Movies One Step Too
              From The First Name In Suspense Comes The Last Word In

Directed by Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm St., People Under the Stairs and Cursed) and released on December 20, 1996 by Dimension Films (Rated R). High school. All of the people around Sidney (Neve Campbell) start to die off. The killer seems to be someone who has seen one too many horror movies. Everyone is a suspect. Can you figure out who?

I really do love these movies. They shot a breath of new life into the horror genre with a perfect mix of scariness and comedy. It poked fun at the genre itself but in a very loving way and had an extreme sense of violence. I remember being a bit shocked by how brutal the first one was. As with anything else it becomes more common place after awhile but I still think it is shocking.

The movies have to work to find a reason for the killer to keep going as the sequels keep coming (Four in all as of now) but I think they do pretty good. The best parts are always the opening scenes. They are all wonderful but I think part 2 is the creepiest because it plays on the fear that even in a crowded room of people you still are not safe.

One of the best treats here comes in part 3. I've never been a big fan of Parker Posey but she is great at portraying Gail Weathers in the 3rd Stab movie. Watching her and the real Gail (Courtney Cox) together is too funny.

MTV recently aired the Scream TV series. While highly skeptical of it I ended up enjoying it a lot. It has nothing to do with the characters of the movies and is a stand alone story. But is very much in the style of the original films.

Scream 1, 2 and 3 are currently available to stream from Amazon and Netflix. 1, 2, 3, 4 and the TV series are currently available to rent from MGo, Vudu and (some) Amazon. And they all should be available on most DVD services. 

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie
1.Billy's surname, Loomis, is the same as that of Donald Pleasance's character in Halloween (1978), which in turn was the name of Marion Crane's lover in Psycho (1960).
2. When the killer smashes his head through a window and Casey hits him in the face with the phone, Wes Craven is actually wearing the costume and was really hit in the face.
3. Tatum's house is right across the street from the house in Santa Rosa, California used in Pollyanna (1960). It is also across the street from the house used in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). The house in the opening scene was next door to the house used in Cujo (1983).
4. Billy's surname, Loomis, is the same as that of Donald Pleasance's character in Halloween (1978), which in turn was the name of Marion Crane's lover in Psycho (1960).
5. On "The Directors" (2007), David Arquette revealed that he presumptuously turned down the role of "Billy" in favor for playing "Dewey", which was originally written as a hunky, leading man part.
6. The use of caller ID increased more than threefold after the release of this film.
7. The idea of the pet door in the garage came from Williamson's assistant. Originally, Tatum's death scene was to be a fist fight with the killer, and having the door come down on her neck.

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  1. I LOVE the movie 8D! the phone keeps ringing & the killer in the iconic "Scream" mask

  2. I have not seen any of the Scream movies. I guess I am just not into really violent and gory movies. But it was fun reading about it.

  3. I saw this movie in the theatre on opening night and it is still one of my favorite scary movies. I loved how the movie wasn't afraid to make fun of itself and horror movies. I was not a fan of the rest of the series though. I think I even have the Scream soundtrack still kicking around my room somewhere.

  4. We watch these a lot too. The sequels are good and don't bore you.

  5. I love the entire Scream Series, but the original will always have a special place in my heart.

  6. I remember when Scream first came out. It was the first scary movie I had watched since I got freaked out by one of the Chucky movies years before. It rewoke my interest in scary movies.

  7. I almost guessed Scream but changed it at the last second! Oops! I really liked this movie a lot.I saw it in the theater and remember this group of girls screaming their heads off and I was just giggling,lol.I love scary movies!

  8. oh i hesitated to guess this film but since it wasn't in teh '80 i picked another one , i should have listened to my instinct ( i gues si'm not fit to survive in a horror film then^^)
    didn't watch these one either

  9. Another great! Loved this movie when it came out! Still love it!

  10. I loved the Scream movies. I watched all 4 of them and more than once.

  11. I liked the parody aspect of this movie but fast forwarded the slasher parts. Didn't watch any of the sequels...

  12. I loved watching the Scream movies.

  13. I enjoyed the parody aspect of this movie so much.