Thursday, October 29, 2015

Night 12 of the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

Welcome to night 12 of the 4th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Stop by our MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and enter to win a $250+ Prize Pack full of frightfully good treats from 7 spooktacular shops. In this post you will find details on how to earn extra entries with our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt & Halloween Movie Marathon and test your movie knowledge with the Guess the Movie Game. Make sure to visit us each day during the giveaway so you do not miss out on any of the fun!

Retro Halloween Charm Bracelet or Necklace

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.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Our scavenger hunt works like a game of Clue. Every day you will be looking for clues to a different part of the mystery ~ Settings, Suspects, Rooms, Weapons and Escapes. They will be hidden (at the top of the description) in a listing inside one of our participating shops. On each daily post you will be given a hint as to where the clues are hiding. Once you find a clue go to the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and take the daily entry on the Rafflecopter widget. Today's entry will be at the top of the entry list while all past entries will be at the bottom of the list.
*Make sure you are finding today's clue! Submit the wrong clue and it will not count. They have dates. Shops have more than one set of clues hiding there so pay attention. 
*You may start the Scavenger Hunt at anytime during the giveaway and find past clues.
*You can earn 5 extra entries in the giveaway for each set of clues found.
*Please only post clues on the Rafflecopter widget. Anywhere else and they will be deleted.

Scavenger Hunt Special Giveaway!
Keep a list of the clues you find. On October 31st and November 1st you will be able to use the clues you found and 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. Full details on how to submit your guess will be listed on October 31st. You do not need to find all of the clues to submit a guess but the more you find the better your guess.

Clue for October 29th
A murder has been committed! The body of Miss Death has been found at Raven's Perch Manor. Detective Heathmoor needs your help collecting the clues of the crime. Can you solve the mystery?

Night 12 ~ You will be collecting clues to the escape of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Junkmill.
Need a little help finding the clue? Flutter by night.

 There seems to be some confusion.
***The clue is in the shop listed above. It will be in one of the listings.
***The hint above is to help you find which listing the clue is in. DO NOT answer the above clue. Your entry will not count.
***The clue is not on this page.

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Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Movie Marathon.
Follow along with us for 2 full weeks of classic spooky movies. This year we celebrate "Classic Thrills Through the Years". Watch the face of horror as it changes from one decade to the next. Find some great watches for the season and receive EXTRA ENTRIES at the same time! On each daily post there will be a review of the next movie in our movie marathon. Leave a comment on the post with your opinion of that movie. Once you have posted go to the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and take the daily entry on the Rafflecopter widget. Today's entry will be at the top of the entry list while all past entries will be at the bottom of the list. Comment on all movies in the marathon and receive an EXTRA 20 ENTRIES at the end of the giveaway.
*You may start following the Movie Marathon at any time during the giveaway and post comments on past daily posts.
*Each comment will earn you an EXTRA 5 ENTRIES.
*Comment on each movie to earn an EXTRA 20 ENTRIES at the end of the giveaway.
*On October 31st or November 1st you must use the Magic Phrase (revealed on October 31st) and use it to unlock the entry on the Rafflecopter to receive the 20 entries. You must have commented on each movie.

Guess The Movie Game
Think you know your scary movies? Try your luck with this fun little game and receive EXTRA ENTRIES just for guessing. 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 an EXTRA 5 ENTRIES in the giveaway. You do not need to be right just give it an honest try.
*Guesses must be made the same day as their clue to receive the entry.
*Entry will reset 24hrs after your last guess.
*Make sure you are leaving a guess for that day's clue. Guessing for a past clue that has already been posted will be deleted.
* Please only post guesses on the Rafflecopter widget.

Tonight's Clue ~ The boy next door meets the Vampire next door.

Classic Thrills Through the Years ~ 1980s

Night 12 ~ A Nightmare on Elm Street

Taglines - She is the only one who can stop it... if
                 she fails, no one survives.
                 If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming She
                 Won't Wake Up At All...
                 Sleep Kills

Written and directed by Wes Craven (Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream) and released on November 16, 1984 by New Line Cinema (Rated R). The kids on Elm Street are having some unpleasant dreams. Funny thing is their dreams all have the same psychopath Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) in them. Oops! Now they are starting to die! Can Nancy (Heather Langencamp) and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) convince any adult that the man in their dreams is the killer. Hmmm...probably not. It's up to Nancy to find Freddy in her dreams and drag him out into her reality for a big bad show down.

This movie was like nothing else I had seen when it was new. Some of the images were just bizarre and freaky and the movie scared the beejeebies out of me! It became one of my favorite movies and I saw it way too many times to count. Plus there was that cute boy in it...Johnny something??

It spawned many, many sequels that got increasingly silly as they went along. That became part of the charm of these movies. The "camp" factor. I remember seeing a marathon of them back when number 4 came out. One movie theater showed all four in a row and everyone had lots of run with them. The original, dated effects and cheesy one liners included, is still a scary movie at heart. There was a remake of the original in 2010 that just did not manage to capture the "charm" of the original film. How can you have Freddy Krueger without Robert Englund and Wes Craven?

A Nightmare on Elm Street is currently available to rent on Amazon, Vudu and MGo and should be available on most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie
1. Director Wes Craven claims to have named Freddy Krueger after a kid who bullied him in school and to have based his appearance on a disfigured hobo who scared him as a youth.
2. Johnny Depp accompanied friend Jackie Earle Haley to the auditions, where he was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he'd like to read for the part. Interestingly enough, Haley played Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).
3. Wes Craven cast Joseph Whipp, who plays the inept sidekick of John Saxon's Lt. Thompson in this film, as the sheriff who endures David Arquette's inept Deputy Dewey in Scream (1996/I).
4. This was the first real movie by New Line Cinema. Before that, they were just a distribution company for college campuses.
5. Freddy Kruger was designed by Wes Craven to be the typical "silent" serial killer such as Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers. But in the sequels Freddy developed a cheeky persona that enabled him to be the black humored villain.
6. New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed "the house that Freddy built".
7. Over 500 gallons of fake blood were used during the making of the film.
8. For the famous blood geyser sequence, the film makers used the same revolving room set that was used for Tina's death. They put the set so that it was upside down and attached the camera so that it looked like the room was right side up, then they poured gallons of red water into the room. (The normal movie blood wasn't able to create the right effect for the geyser.)
9. This was Johnny Depp's first film.
10. In a deleted scene featured on the Laser Disc and VHS from Anchor Bay we learn that Nancy and many of her friends from the neighborhood weren't always only children, but had a brother or sister before they were killed by Freddy (during the scene in the basement just before Nancy's mother reveals she has Freddy's glove.)
11. Heather Langenkamp beat over 200 actresses for the role of Nancy Thompson, some of the other actresses who auditioned for the role of Nancy were Jennifer Grey, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox and Tracey Gold.
12. Wes Craven claimed to have drawn inspiration for this movie from 3 separate incidents involving young Cambodians, survivors of Pol Pot's genocidal "purges," all of whom died while apparently in the throes of a horrific nightmare. The story goes that first these young, otherwise healthy people would have a horrible nightmare, then refuse to sleep for as long as possible; when they finally fell asleep from sheer exhaustion they awoke with screaming and writhing, then died from a heart attack. In the last incident, the young man used a variety methods to try and stay awake that were incorporated into the film, including a hidden coffee pot. Some of the dialog between Nancy and her parents is based on this young man's attempts to convince his unbelieving parents that going to sleep would kill him.
13. Jack Nicholson and Robin Williams were both seriously considered for the role of Freddy Kruger.

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  1. it('s quite terrifying even only with the trivia and image... perhaps because it's linked to slep which should be something confortying for all of us
    i never saw it and i guess it's too dark for me even now

  2. This movie scared me so bad when it came out! I agree sleep is supposed to be a safe haven and when Freddy came out it was terrifying! What a great movie!

  3. LOVE the whole "Nightmare" series:) Even dressed as Freddy one Halloween (still have fedora and knife/glove)

  4. To me this is one of the scariest movies ever. Still have trouble watching it.

  5. Ohh this movie sure did make me lose some sleep when I first watched it ! I didn't realize that this was Johnny Depp's first movie , just love all the trivia.

  6. When this came out we were in awe. One of my all time favorites to this day.

  7. I never saw this all the way through, but I remember my daughter watching it with her friends... and all the bazillions of sequels.

  8. I love the Nightmare on Elm Street series. I saw this movie for the first time by accident - my brother and cousin were watching it (they weren't supposed to be) when they were babysitting me while our parents were out shopping. The movie terrified me when I was a kid! I went back and watched them when I was a little older and they still scared me, but I enjoyed them more.

  9. I am a Nightmare on Elm Street junkie! I love Freddie and even have a stand up Freddie that talks when you walk in front of him. My husband and son hate him but I think he is awesome!

  10. I remember watching this as a kid and loving it! I still do but haven't seen it in awhile.I'll have to fix that!

  11. I watched it as a kid and it terrified me. I couldn't watch it after that and even now I can't go back and watch it.

  12. such a classic. I actually really like the meta movie made twenty years later, more, but then it is only as good as it is, because of everything that was spawned through this, the first movie.

  13. I think I have only watch the Dream Warriors sequel to this movie. I don't think I have ever seen the original.

  14. I've always loved the original. And young Johnny Depp!