Friday, October 23, 2015

Night 6 of the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

Welcome to night 6 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 ~ Miss Bohemia, 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!

Toil and Trouble 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 23rd
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 6 ~ You will be collecting clues to the setting of the crime.

Tonight's clue is hiding in Miss Bohemia.
Need a little help finding the clue? Wear you "Pride" and "Prejudice".

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 ~ Miss Bohemia
Miss Bohemia is run by Jen from the UK. It is filled with literary, modern and fairytale clothing, accessories and jewelry.

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Mug

How did you choose your shop name?
"Miss Bohemia originated from the word ‘bohemian’. I was drawn to this word as it is often expressed for people (artists in my case) who are a bit different from the ordinary and unconventional. This seemed perfect for both me and my artistic creations, which are often seen as an eclectic mix of styles which fuses everything from dark fairytales to Victorian and literary classics inspired creations."

Sherlock Holmes Book Scarf

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have a need to express myself through being creative. My shop ‘Miss Bohemia’ allows me to see my dreams and designs come to life through jewellery, accessories and clothing!"

Wuthering Heights T-shirt

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I tend to draw inspiration from everywhere and believe that beauty and magic can be captured from almost everything. I like to combine a mix of modern and vintage elements in my work and this probably developed from my love of art, costumes and jewellery from different eras. I also love reading and my choices vary from fairytales, literary classics to thrillers and I love books that are able to fuse these elements together. You will see this spill over into my work in the form of romantic, fairytale and literary designs fused with darker elements like the Phantom of the Opera Jewellery and Wuthering Heights."

Mr Darcy, Jane Austen Make-Up Case

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
''I would love to develop a range of stationery and also more colourful printed accessories."

Edgar Allan Poe Raven Mug

A peek at Miss Bohemia's work-in-progress shelf.

You'll have a chance to win your choice of any Short Sleeve T-Shirt and Compact Mirror from Miss Bohemia. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Miss Bohemia on Etsy

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movies.
"I like watching old black and white movies like ‘The Village Of The Damned’ and ‘Children Of The Corn’, where music, sound effects and lighting play a big part in telling the story and scaring you. Others such as 'The Lost Boys' are favourites too. I love watching these movies as part of a Halloween movie marathon with friends over and lots of popcorn"

Visit Miss Bohemia on Etsy during the giveaway and use coupon code BOHEMIAOCTOBER10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
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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 ~ Never eat BBQ from a gas station!

Classic Thrills Through the Years ~ 1960s

Night 6 ~ Rosemary's Baby

Tagline - Pray for Rosemary's Baby

Roman Polanski directed this film adaptation of Ira Levin's bestselling horror novel. Released on June 12 1968 by Paramount Studios (Rated R). Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her not-so-successful actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move into a Gothic apartment building in New York called The Bramford. Of course, they were told of The Bramford's reputation for odd going-ons but they happily ignore it. After an unfortunate "accident" happens their neighbors, Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon), soon invade their lives. After Guy starts spending far too much time with the Castevets he begins to land acting roles. When Rosemary becomes pregnant she starts to become suspicious of her surroundings and the people who inhabit it.

Everything works here. The mood is one of uneasiness and paranoia as we watch Rosemary fall deeper and deeper into the world of The Bramford. Mia Farrow does such a great job that you can not help but feel everything she is feeling right along with her. Adding to the look of the film are the colorful outfits, home decor of the era and the exterior of the famous Dakota building. There is not any gore and little violence in this film. It is a well written and acted horror thriller that is truly one of the best. If you haven not seen it I highly, highly recommend it.  

And yes, my mother's name is Rosemary. Muwahahahahaha!!!

Rosemary's Baby was remade as a TV mini-series in 2014 this time with Zoe Saldana playing the character of Rosemary and the setting moved to Paris, France.

Rosemary's Baby 1968 is currently available to stream on Netflix, rent on Vudu, Amazon and MGo and should be available on most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. The building used for The Bramford is the famous Dakota building in New York City. Many will remember it as the place John Lennon was living and was shot in front of.
2. Vidal Sassoon created the now famous "Pixie" cut for Mia Farrow to wear in the movie.
3. William Castle (famously know for his low budget movies such as "House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler and I Saw What You Did") owned the movie rights to the novel but Paramount would only agree to green-light the movie if he agreed to only produce the movie not to direct it. He did however have a cameo in the film as "The man near the phone booth".
4. Mia Farrow does the vocals on the title-sequence lullaby.
5. Mia Farrow received divorce papers while filming. She was married to Frank Sinatra at the time.
6. Ruth Gordon won a well deserved Oscar for her role as the over friendly neighbor "Minnie".
7. Oscar-nominated editor Sam O'Steen would later direct the sequel, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby.
8. This was Roman Polanski's very first adaptation, and it is very faithful to the novel. Pieces of dialog, color schemes and clothes are taken verbatim.
9. Mia Farrow actually ate raw liver for a scene in the movie.
10. Rosemary's baby was born in June 1966 (6/66).
11. Tony Curtis is the voice on the phone of the actor who is struck blind by a witch's curse so that Rosemary's husband can get an acting job.
12. Directed by Roman Polanski, whose pregnant wife actress Sharon Tate was murdered in 1969 by Charles Manson and his followers, who titled their death spree "Helter Skelter" after the 1968 song by The Beatles, one of whose members, John Lennon, would one day live (and in 1980 be murdered) in the Manhattan apartment building called The Dakota - where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed.
13.  There is a heatedly disputed rumor that Sharon Tate appears unbilled at the party Rosemary gives for her "young" friends.
14. A scene was shot, but not used, of the characters attending an off-Broadway play. Mia Farrow's and Emmaline Henry's attend a performance of "The Fantasticks" and meet Joan Crawford and Van Johnson as themselves. Along with several other insignificant scenes, this was deleted to reduce the film's running time.
15. Oscar-nominated editor Sam O'Steen would later direct the sequel, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby.
16. According to Mia Farrow, the scenes where Rosemary walks in front of traffic were spontaneous and genuine. Roman Polanski is reported to have told her that "nobody will hit a pregnant woman."
17. Roman Polanski was so faithful to the novel that he asked Ira Levin the date of the issue of the New Yorker in which Guy Woodhouse sees a shirt he wants. Levin confessed that he had made up the detail.
18. Rosemary (Mia Farrow) says to Terry Gionoffrio (Angela Dorian), "I thought you were Victoria Vetri, the actress," to which Terry responds, "Everyone says that, but I don't see the resemblance." Victoria Vetri is Angela Dorian's real name.
19. Mia Farrow went on to play the nanny to "devil child" Damien in the 2006 remake of The Omen almost 40 years later. The film was released to coincide with the date 06/06/06 in order to spark interest and gain publicity.
20. Producer William Castle wanted to display a grotesque demon baby at the end of the film when Mia Farrow looks at her child but Roman Polanski (and the other producers) vetoed the idea in lieu of a more ambiguous scene.
21. Casting for this film presented its own problems: Polanski at first saw Rosemary as an "All-American Girl" and sought Tuesday Weld for the lead, but she passed on the role. Jane Fonda was then approached, but turned down the offer so she could make Barbarella in Europe with then- husband Roger Vadim. According to his memoirs, Polanski for a while had the idea of having his future wife Sharon Tate on the part of Rosemary, yet he desisted, thinking it would have been unethical. Other actresses considered for the part were Julie Christie, Elizabeth Hartman and Joanna Pettet. Robert Evans suggested Mia Farrow based on her TV work and her media appeal (at the time she was Mrs. Frank Sinatra). Both men wanted Robert Redford for the role of Guy Woodhouse, but negotiations broke down when Paramount's lawyers blundered by serving the actor with a subpoena over a contractual dispute regarding his pulling out of Silvio Narizzano's film Blue. Other actors considered were Richard Chamberlain, Jack Nicholson and James Fox. Laurence Harvey begged to do it, Warren Beatty turned it down claiming "Hey! Can't I play Rosemary?", before the part was offered to John Cassavetes. For Minnie and Roman Castevet, William Castle suggested Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the famous Broadway acting duo. He even tried to convince Polanski to let him play the part of Dr. Sapirstein, a role eventually filled by Ralph Bellamy.

Witchery Small Photo Pendant


  1. It's not a film that has appeled to me...i never even thought about wanting to see it ( perhaps for me baby should not be mixed with horror)
    now thank you for the info i love all these trivia bonus... eating raw liver hugs that's horror in itself for me

  2. I love everything about this movie. Actors, atmosphere, screenplay. Mia Farrow is wonderful.
    Great trivia!!!!!

  3. rosemary's baby is not one that i've seen, but is one that freaked my mother in law out when she saw it.

  4. Awesome movie :) I LOVE how the "neighbors" are sooo sweet & then turn out to be so evil in protecting Rosemary's baby :)

  5. One of the greats! Such a creepy movie!

  6. I never got into this movie or The Stepford ones. Too many normal people creep me out.

  7. Rosemary's Baby is my favorite classic horror movie! I grew up in a small southern town so the whole 60's New York urban culture vibe was foreign and fascinating to me. Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon were perfection! I never really liked John Cassavetes as Guy, but other than that, I loved the whole creepy experience!

  8. I've seen this, but it's been a while. I've never been a really huge Mia fan, so while I think the story was interesting, I couldn't really get into it. I didn't know about the mini series with Zoe Saldana, I have to check that out!

  9. I have not yet seen Rosemary's Baby but after reading the review and the comments on this post it's a must add to my yearly Halloween horror movie binge night.

  10. Love this movie.... I feel weird saying that... This is a staple in my yearly horror movie binge watch!

  11. Such a good one! I love all your trivia,I didn't know a lot of that! Raw liver,*shudder*!

  12. Thanks for the feature Kris :-) Great creepy film choice!

  13. I have never seen this movie, sounds creepy.

  14. I've never watched Rosemary's Baby but I've heard from my brother it's darn good.

  15. Fabulous movie ! I just love the trivia , Thank you . We are definitely getting into my type of horror movies , give me suspense!

  16. Rosemary's Baby is definitely a creepy movie. I didn't realize that the pixie cut was created for Mia Farrow for this movie.

  17. I have never seen this movie, but I love all the Hollywood back story to it.

  18. One of the greats I've somehow missed. I need to fix that.