Welcome to night 7 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 ~ Emily's Handmade Soap, 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!
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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.
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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 24th
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 7 ~ You will be collecting clues to the setting of the crime.
Tonight's clue is hiding in Minou Bazaar.
Need a little help finding the clue? Peacock's delight.
*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 ~ Emily's Handmade Soap
Emily's Handmade Soap is run by Emily from DesMoines, WA. Her shop is filled with beautiful looking and wonderful smelling soaps along with other decadent bath and body goodies.
|Lavender Lemongrass Soap|
How did you choose your shop name?
"I wanted to name my business with clarity (so that customers know what I was selling!) and authenticity. Emily's Handmade Soaps seemed to fit this bill with classic simplicity, just like my products."
|Bath Tea with Spa Salts|
Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I feel more that my products chose me than me choosing to make soaps, lotions, and bath goodies! I never set out to own a bath and body brand, but when I found a passion for making soap, the business aspect just fell into place."
|Lavender Lovers Soap Trio|
What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I'm very much inspired by the natural beauty of the area that I live in, the Pacific Northwest. Most of my soaps are crafted with essential oils (plant based fragrances) and botanical elements like earth clays for colorants. I like to use essential oil combinations that may be unexpected, but produce an aroma that has you want to sniff it and sniff it again. When possible, I use locally sourced ingredients, like locally crafted beer for my Beer Soap"
|4 Soaps for $24|
What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I'm working on a body butter recipe that I'm excited to share! I think that a lot of people suffer with dry skin during the winter, so the colder months will be a perfect time to offer a more intensely nourishing option."
|Lemongrass and Litsea Soap|
You'll have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Emily's Handmade Soap. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.
Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movies.
"Old Twilight Zone episodes (the ones in black and white) still scare me silly! My husband knows that I can only watch them during the day, because even the theme song creeps me out if I watch it in the dark."
Visit Emily's Handmade Soap on their Website during the giveaway and use coupon code SPOOKYSOAP at checkout for 20% 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 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 ~ 3:15am
Halloween Movie Marathon
Night 7 ~ Kalifornia
Tagline - Fear never travels alone.
A state of fear and terror.
Directed by Dominic Sena (Gone in Sixty Seconds and Swordfish) and released in September 3, 1993 by Gramercy Pictures (rated R). Brian (David Duchovny), a journalist, and Carrie (Michelle Forbes), a photographer, set out on a cross country trip. They are stopping at well know murder sites for a new book they are working on. Problem is they need help with the expenses so they advertise for someone to share the ride. Enter Early (Brad Pitt) and Adele (Juliette Lewis). Unfortunately their life will soon imitate their art!!!
I first saw this movie when it came out on video (yes, video) because it has David Duchovny and Brad Pitt in it. Once watched I told my sister about it and we watched it together. The rest is history! This movie is a great favorite of ours. It is creepy, yes. It is violent, yes. A story about two couples traveling across country and stopping at various famous murder sites is certainly going to have a dark tone. But oh my stars, do we laugh too!!!
Now, do not get me wrong. The movie is not a comedy. It's a dark thriller. But the characters brought to life by Pitt and Lewis are some of the best ever on screen. This is Brad Pitt before he was a mega star. Dark haired backwards hillbilly psychopath that is played without any of the recognizable "ah shucks, I'm good lookin'" moments of many other Pitt movies. He is just down right creepy here. And Juliette Lewis does a good job as the very simple Adele. These performances are what drive the movie and make for the most memorable scenes. And quotes! Ah, this is where the giggling and uncontrollable laughing come in on our parts. I mean really, sometimes you just have to see a man about a mule! Ha!
So maybe it is one of those things you have to see to appreciate the humor from their creepiness. If you have not seen it go give it a try.
Take a look at the original trailer. ***If you want to not see too much of the later half of the movie I would suggest not watching past the 1:41 mark***
Some trivia about the movie.
1. The locations where the serial killer events take place are related to the names of the actors in the movie. Lewiston Ranch, Mt. Juliet, TX (Juliette Lewis); Forbes, TN (Michelle Forbes; Davidson Mine, Dew Cove, NV (David Duchovny); Bradbury Textile Warehouse in Pittsburgh, PA (Brad Pitt).
2. During the movie, Early Grace sports a chipped tooth. Brad Pitt visited a dentist to have the tooth chipped for the role.
3. Following the release of the movie, DC Comics commissioned a comic book adaptation to coincide with the movie's video release in 1994. The adaptation was to be written Chuck Dixon and drawn by Duncan Fegredo. The adaptation was never finished, except for some coloring work done by Danny Vozzo. It's speculated that this was due to the demise of Gramercy Pictures, who owned the rights to the film. A version of the incomplete comic has been since uploaded to the Internet.
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