Monday, October 19, 2015

Night 2 of the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

Welcome to night 2 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 our next Featured Shop ~ Deep Midnight Perfumes, 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!

Best Friend Witches Compact - Witches Brew

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 19th
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 2 ~ You will be collecting clues to the setting of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Deep Midnight Perfumes.
Need a little help finding the clue? Braaaaaains!!!

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.

Featured Shop ~ Deep Midnight Perfumes
Deep Midnight Perfumes is run by Cat from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her shop is filled with some of the most wonderful smelling perfumes around.

Halloween Feast Perfume Sampler Set

How did you choose your shop name?
"Deep Midnight refers to the darkest hours of the night, which is not really midnight, but rather the hours after 1 am and before dawn. I am definitely a child of the night time!"

Faerie Feast Perfume Oil

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have always loved perfumes since I was a child ( My fabulous Mom introduced me to quality scents at a young age), but I dislike alcohol base scents, spray perfumes and drug store and department store scents that all smell alike and give me chemical headaches. I have asthma and only used perfume oils growing up so that no aerosol chemicals could get into my lungs. I have also studied aromatherapy as part of my alternative medicine and Chinese Medicine studies and I enjoy scents that enhance moods."

Gothic Autumn Perfume Sampler Set

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I love the fantasy and historical eras and also pop culture. Most of my themes come from there. I have a college degree in History and I love ancient history and the 19th century the most."

Witches Brew Perfume Oil

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
" I have already added body creams and all natural lip balms and will be adding more lip balms and of course more scents to be use din perfumes and body creams....I am always creating and dreaming of perfumes!"

Victorian Halloween Perfume Sampler Set #5

Cat, the magic behind Deep Midnight Perfumes.

Deep Midnight Perfumes donates monthly to Saved By A Whisker Rescue, a no kill rescue in Eagan, Minnesota. They also have a special charity sale every year after Christmas to to raise funds.



You'll have a chance to win your choice of Elven Leaf or Blue Moon Perfume Pendant, filled with your choice of perfume, from Deep Midnight Perfumes. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Blue Moon Perfume Bottle Pendant
Elven Leaf Perfume Bottle Pendant

Since it's Halloween the shops share their favorite spooky movies.
"I have a lot of favorites here in so many areas, but I have always loved Dracula with Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder. I love the costumes, special effects, cinematography, and the music from the show. I love that it was a dark love story."

Visit Deep Midnight Perfume Oils during the giveaway and use coupon code 2015LVL10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
Find out more about Deep Midnight Perfumes here.
Follow on Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Twitter ~ Blog
Sign up for the Deep Midnight Perfumes Newsletter by contacting Cat through Etsy.

Harvest Home Perfume Oil

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 ~ A double feature from the master of schlock - You need to guess 2 movies.
1. Make it through the night at this house and you are set for life.
2. Scream! Scream for your life!!!
Bonus - The director of both films.

Classic Thrills Through the Years ~ 1950s

Night 2 ~ Les Diaboliques

Tagline - See it, be amazed at it, but... BE QUIET ABOUT IT!

Directed by Henri-George Clouzot (The Wages of Fear and Le Corbeau - The Raven) and released on November 21, 1955 by Cinedis (Not rated). The Principal of a boarding school in France is hated by all. Specially his wife and mistress. When the two plot to get rid of him they get more than they were expecting!

Mr. Delassalle is the Principal of an all boys boarding school in France. He is mean, cruel and abusive to pretty much everyone there. His wife Christina and his mistress Nicole have had enough. Feeling that they have no other choice they come together to plan his murder. A seemingly simple enough plan turns their world into a waking nightmare that neither can wake up from.

Les Diaboliques or Diabolique (US) is a great example of an old black and white thriller. While most of us are most familiar with Hitchcock this film holds it's own alongside any of his. While the story is nothing new. Women trying to kill off the man in their life. Les Diaboliques is a very interesting telling of just such a horror. There are plenty of twists and turns and an ending that deserves to be right up there with the best. Yes, you do have to read subtitles as this is a French speaking film (that is unless your French is much better than mine!). For anyone that likes a true Thriller this will not disappoint. Even if you are not well versed in older movies do not let that stop you. Give it a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

But as the tagline says, Please do not give anything away!!!

Les Diaboliques is currently available to stream on Hulu (listed as Diabolique) and should be available on most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. When director Henri-Georges Clouzot bought the film rights to the original novel, he reportedly beat Alfred Hitchcock by only a matter of hours.
2. The film is based on Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac's novel "Celle qui n'était plus". Alfred Hitchcock also attempted to buy the rights to this novel; Boileau and Narcejac subsequently wrote "D'Entre les Morts" (From Among the Dead) especially for Hitchcock, who filmed it as Vertigo (1958).
3. It is believed that Henri-Georges Clouzot actually served rotten fish to Véra Clouzot in order to get a genuine reaction from her.
4. Véra Clouzot went up and down in spirits and when Henri-Georges Clouzot and Simone Signoret would begin to fight, she would "arbitrate or pour oil on troubled waters, depending on the state she was in." The three of them, not unnoticed by observers on the set, mirrored the three characters of the movie, with Henri-Georges Clouzot standing in for Michel.

Black Hat Society Small Photo Pendant


  1. Love the old Alfred Hitchcock movies, The 39 Steps & Vertigo ROCK!

  2. I've actually seen Les Diaboliques and enjoyed it a lot. There is something about the older thrillers that just appeals to me.

  3. I have never seen this movie, but it is definitely getting added to my list.

  4. I liked this one, though it's been eons since I saw it... the plot twist was a good one!

  5. Haven't seen this one but some of the old ones are truly spooky without all the gore.

  6. i guessed right!!!! but i guess it was only luck as it's a french film so one i have heard a lot about even if i never watched it
    thank you a lot for the bonus info it's always so interesting

  7. I think I've seen this but it was so long ago I don't remember. My Dad was a big time horror movie fan, which is where I get it from. I so need to rewatch this one. Also, thanks for sending out the e-mail reminders. I was so worried that I would forget to check and I can't wait to see what movies are to come. :-)

  8. Never even heard of this one! I must give it a try!

  9. interesting movie setting

  10. I'm happy to hear that it's on HULU now I can go watch it !

  11. In the old Anastasia Krupnik books, Anastasia and her mom were always terrified of DIABOLIQUE, so I've been afraid to see it!


  12. I haven't seen this movie. It seems great!

    Artemis Giote

  13. I haven't seen this one yet! I will have to rectify that!

  14. I've not yet seen this one. It sounds interesting though.

  15. I've never even heard of this movie, but I love foreign films and black and white films so I think I would like it.

  16. I've never come across this one before. One of my favorite "behind the scenes" details is hearing what actors/ directors use to get more authentic reactions. Some of them are pretty crazy!

  17. I've never heard of this one before but it's worth adding to my must see list!

  18. I like thriller movies - this one sounds great!

  19. I've never heard of this one, but I'll be looking for it soon.