Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

Welcome to night 6 of the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Stop by our MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and enter to win a Prize Pack full of goodies worth $300+ donated by 11 wickedly fabulous shops. In this post you will find our first Featured Shop ~ Lilybeanz Bowtique, 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!

Trick or Treat 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 to which listing the clues are hiding in. Once you find a clue go to the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and take the daily entry on the giveaway widget. Today's entry will be at the top of the list while all past entries will be at the bottom of the list.
*Make sure you are finding today's clue. Each clue has a date. Shops have more than one set of clues hiding there so pay attention. Submit the wrong clue and it will not count.
*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 giveaway 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 have found and submit your guess of how the murder happened. 1 random winner from any correct guesses will win a $60 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 1 item from Laughing Vixen Lounge (up to $20 value) and a 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.
*You will be finding 2 clues today.

Clue #1 is hiding in The Green Meadow.
Need a little help finding the clue?  A treat for your hair.

Clue #2 is hiding in Heart 2 Handbags.
Need a little help finding the clue? The Ghastlie sisters are close "knit".

*The clue is in the shop listed above. It will be in one of the listings.
*Make sure you are finding today's clue. It will have a date.
*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 ~Lilybeanz Bowtique 
Lilybeanz Bowtique is run by Dana from Centerville, Ohio. Her shop is filled with beautiful handmade Tutus, Hair Accessories and Wreaths.

Made-to-Order Wreath

How did you choose your shop name?
"My daughter wanted me to name my shop after Minnie's Bowtique on Disney Channel. My middle daughter has always been my "Lilybeanz." I loved the flow of Lilybeanz Bowtique."

Shabby Fabric Banner

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I bought some supplies to make headbands and a tutu for my daughter for Christmas. I had so much fun that I decided to expand and share with others."

Flower Girl Basket

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Everything! I get inspired by fabrics and colors. I love finding new projects on Pinterest. My kids will give me suggestions based on books and movies."

Tutu Basket Photo Prop

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I am starting to expand and add a party section with outfits, accessories, and decorations. I also want to continue to add new styles based on literature."

Custom Tutu Purse

You'll have a chance to win your choice of a Custom Made Tulle Wreath from Lilybeanz Bowtique. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Custom Tulle Wreath

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movies.
"Not my favorite, but Halloween has the most memories attached to it. First time I saw it, I was in high school and I was home alone on Halloween night. As I was watching the movie, the power went out. I let the dog outside and she ran off to the woods and wouldn't come back! I was terrified."

Visit Lilybeanz Bowtique on Etsy during the giveaway and use coupon code  HALLOWEEN at checkout for 20% off your order. Expires 12-31-2016
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Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Movie Marathon.
Follow along with us for 2 full weeks of spooky movies. This year we feature personal favorites of Laughing Vixen Lounge. Find some new movies to watch this season, or maybe relive some old favorites, 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 giveaway 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 giveaway widget 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 game and receive EXTRA ENTRIES just for guessing. Each daily post will have a hint to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the giveaway 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 hint to receive the entry. Guessing for a past hint will not count and will be deleted.
*Entry will reset 24hrs after your last guess.
*Please only post guesses on the giveaway widget.

Tonight's Clue ~ Cross country road trip of murder sites.

Halloween Movie Marathon

Night 6 ~ Halloween

Tagline - The Night he came home
              He's come back
              The trick was to stay alive

Written and Directed by John Carpenter (The Fog, Starman and The Thing) and released on October 25, 1978 by Compass International Pictures (Rated R). In 1963 little Mikey chops up his sister on Halloween for no apparent reason. Now it's 15 years later and Michael has come home to Haddenfeild, IL for another round. Escaping from the institution he had been living in, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) returns to his home town to wreak havoc on a group on teenagers. Our leading teen, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), is great at ignoring all the obvious signs that something is wrong and just going about her day. The little boy she is babysitting keep telling her he sees the boogieman outside but he's told to shut up. As all of Laurie's friends start to die around her she starts to realize that indeed the boogieman does exist. And he doesn't die very easily!

This film just works. Slightly dated which adds to the creepiness, a very scary villain and a bunch of dumb teenagers. I mean really, if they were not dumb we would not have much of a movie would we?

The music is great and completely creepy. The atmosphere is perfect and the suspense is high (unless you've seen it too many times and know where everything happens). I love the way Michael just appears out of the dark. Sometimes you don't even realize he's there right away. It really is one of the only characters that truly scares me. While I wonder why I would continue to watch something that bothers me on a certain level, I always find myself coming back to it year after year. I guess we need that healthy dose of fear and preferably on the screen where it can not actually hurt us!

The original and its sequel are both great. Part 3 has nothing to do with any of the characters from the original but as a stand alone movie it is OK. Not great but decent. Part 4 was the first one I ever saw and I still like that one. Part 5 and 6 get pretty darn bad but part 6 was Paul Rudd's first movie so that's fun. Part 7 or H2O was to be the final chapter of the series. I love this one and it is a fun and great end to everything. But it was too much of a success that Hollywood had to make Part 8. Watch it once if you haven not seen it so you can say you saw them all then forget about it! The remakes of I and II by Rob Zombie... you either like them or you do not. Some of it is fine but overall I will stick to the originals.

Halloween (1978) is currently available to rent on Amazon and it should be available on most DVD services. Or check AMC as they usually show it and some sequels multiple times through Halloween as part of their Fear Fest.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. This was Jamie Lee Curtis' film debut.
2. The movie was on such a tight budget that they used the cheapest Halloween mask they could buy. It happened to be a Captain Kirk mask that they spray painted, teased up the hair and readjusted the eye holes. Somehow it makes me feel a little less scared if I just remember it's William Shatner's face there. How can that not make you giggle?
3. The movie the kid's are watching on TV is 1951's The Thing which John Carpenter would remake in 1982.
4. The character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.
5. There are some names that are taken from Psycho in this movie. Dr. Loomis shares the same last name as Marion's boyfriend in Psycho. There is a character here named Marion Chambers a combination of two Psycho characters. And of course, Jamie Lee Curtis is Janet Leighs' daughter.
6. Halloween was shot in 21 days in April of 1978. Made on a budget of $320,000, it became the highest-grossing independent movie ever made at that time.
7. According to screenwriter/producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.

Bewitching Black Cat Compact


  1. Nicole Carter (Weasley)October 23, 2016 at 4:39 AM

    Absolutely still love this cult classic! One of my favorites for sure!

  2. Now this one is a must on Halloween. Always freaks me out no matter how many times I watch

  3. I love the Halloween franchise, but it doesn't get any better than the first two for me. The rest were entertaining (well, besides 3 lol) but not as good as the first two.

  4. I love the Halloween movies! They are a must watch EVERY Halloween.

  5. I love the music from Halloween, and I am familiar with the character and the story, but I have never seen the movie. I love that Halloween is one of the current houses at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando this year.

  6. I have seen this! But I thought from the clue it was going to be Friday the 13th lol because it was the "night" he came to town lol. Oh well!

  7. Another favorite! One of the best theme songs too!

  8. I am such a huge fan of the Halloween franchise. I own every movie including the remakes

  9. Such a classic movie! I watch it every year! :)

  10. I love all of John Carpenter's movies. This one is a classic!

  11. Halloween is another one of those classics that I've never seen.

  12. I never saw this but I know Jamie Lee Curtis is a great screamer.

  13. One of the ultimate classics! Jamie Lee Curtis became one of the best horror heroines!! Kicked major butt ;) But of course, he always comes back!

  14. Loved the movie and that awesome theme is always on my Halloween playlist!

  15. The music and writing for this movie was awesome.

  16. That's hilarious that they used a Captain Kirk mask! Definitely trivia I need to pass on!

  17. this was top ovie we wathch and then get the shit scredout of us

  18. I did see this one as a kid. It freaked me out. That music was probably the worst, and by worst I mean SO scary.