Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Night 9 of the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

Welcome to night 9 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 ~ Minou Bazaar, 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!

Zombie Apocalypse Premium 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 26th
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 9 ~ You will be collecting clues to the weapon of the crime.
*You will be finding 2 clues today.

Clue #1 is hiding in Deep Midnight Perfumes.
Need a little help finding the clue? Would you stay the night there?

Clue #2 is hiding in Junkmill.
Need a little help finding the clue? Find the "dark".

*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 ~ Minou Bazaar
Minou Bazaar is owned by Meenoo from Alexandria, Virginia. With Indian inspired vintage and handcrafted jewelry her shop is filled with beautiful colors and shapes.

Fox Necklace

How did you choose your shop name?
"There is a famous clothing store in India called Meena Bazaar. I wanted a twist on that name using my own name, Meenoo. Minou is a cute spelling of my real name. Also, it means “kitten” in French (as I found out freshman year in high school), and as a certified cat lady, I couldn’t resist that!"

Black Bollywood Jhumka Earrings

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I take Indian themes and design and simplify them for the modern woman to create jewelry you can wear every day. I make jewelry for women who are curious, romantic, and have a passion for other cultures, beauty, history, mythology, and art. I love using vintage Indian bits and pieces of neglected components and findings and combining them with vintage Lucite, crystals, and gemstones to create something new. I take great care and time in choosing shapes, patterns, and colors that remind me of India and South Asia and its endless source of inspiration."

Moon and Stars Necklace

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I am inspired by color, nature, history, mythology, literature, and of course the shiny and sparkly. Additionally, I enjoy upcycling vintage Indian-inspired findings into new jewelry!"

Indian Art Pendant with Lotus

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I am adding more fairy-tale and fantasy-inspired designs."

Dryad Necklace

100% of the profits from Minou Bazaar's Elephant Necklaces are donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa's Wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and the Black Rhino. View the entire collection of Elephant Necklaces here.

Elephant Necklace Collection

You'll have a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate from Minou Bazaar. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Spider Earrings

Since it's Halloween I asked the shops to share their favorite spooky movies.
"My favorite spooky movie is Coraline. Not a typical scary movie, but the mother is truly chilling."

Visit Minou Bazaar during the giveaway and use coupon code VIXEN at checkout for 15% 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 ~ If you can't find a friend make one.

Halloween Movie Marathon

Night 9 ~ Night of the Living Dead


Tagline - They won't stay dead.
               Pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival!
               If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!

Directed by George A. Romero (The Crazies, Creepshow and Monkey Shines) and released on October 1, 1968 by Continental Distributing (not rated). Barbara and Johnny are visiting the local cemetery to pay respects to their grandfather. Unfortunate place to be when the dead start to come back to life! Can the living survive the walking dead?

"They're coming to get you Barbara." Is there a more iconic phrase in all of horror film history? OK, so maybe a handful of others but this is classic! What a wonderfully chilling opening scene as Johnny teases his sister for being afraid of the cemetery. Not knowing of course that they are really coming to get them. The dead that is.

George A. Romero and his Living Dead movies have defined what a Zombie is to modern society. If you are not familiar, his original trilogy consist of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. In later years he has added to that Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. Most will agree that the later 3 do not stand up to the first 2 and get progressively bad. The original 2 movies have been remade a time or two but nothing compares to the classic.

Mr. Romero has noted that his inspiration for this movie comes mostly from the novel I Am Legend (made into a movie 3 times, Last Man On Earth, The Omega Man and I Am Legend). He said that while he did mostly rip off the idea he also changed it to tell the story from the beginning and not from after the virus spread. Of course he also changed the infected from Vampire like creatures to the dead returning to life. Romero has also sited Carnival of Souls as an inspiration. If you are not familiar with this movie I highly suggest it. It's one of my favorites!

While much has been made about the "social commentary" of these movie, Night of the Living Dead - the turbulence of the '60s, Dawn of the Dead - a satire on consumerism, Day of the Dead - conflict between science and the military and Land of the Dead - a look at the clash between society (class) levels, but Romero, and others, will insist that it was never intended. They were just out to make a movie that would sell.

Night of the Living Dead should be available to stream and should be available on most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer. If you like the style of old trailers (I love them!) this one is fun.

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The term Zombie is never used in the movie. Rather the dead are referred to as Ghouls.
2. Actor and co-producer Karl Hardman (the father in the basement), also worked as makeup artist, sound effects engineer, and took the photos used for the closing credits.
3. The working title was simply "Monster Flick".
4. The music used in the film was from a Capitol/EMI Records stock music library and was originally used in Teenagers From Outer Space (a great B movie).
5. One of the publicity stunts was a $50,000 insurance policy against anyone dying from a heart attack while watching the film.
6. The movie premiered at the Fulton Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 1968 and receive a standing ovation.
7. The Evans City Cemetery was the cemetery used in the original version of the film, but it could not be used for the 30th anniversary edition. Before filming the new footage, a tornado had torn through the Evans City Cemetery, and ironically, it unearthed several graves.
8. The house used for this film was loaned to the filmmakers by the owner, who planned to demolish it anyway, thereby ensuring that they could do whatever they wanted to the house.
9. There were two trucks used in the film. The first one used in the beginning of the film would not start for the trek-to-the-gas-pump scenes and had to be replaced. Unfortunately, they forgot to break the headlights.
10. The body upstairs in the house was made by director George A. Romero, who used ping-pong balls for the eyes.
11. At the time of the film's release, any work that did not include a copyright notice was assumed to be public domain. Since the film makers forgot to include this notice, the film slipped into the public domain.
12. This was one of the first films added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
13. One of the last big hits of the drive-in era.
14. The first movie filmed in Pittsburgh.
15. George A. Romero's feature debut.
16. Readers Digest tried to warn people away from watching the film in 1968 by claiming if it's ever watched, it will inspire cannibalism.
17. The real gravestone that Barbara (Judith O'Dea) cowers beside in the graveyard scene of the movie is that of Nicholas Kramer (1842-1917), whose remains are interred in the Evans City Cemetery in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
18. In 2013, a stage adaptation of the film, executive produced by George A. Romero, Russell Streiner, and John A. Russo, debuted in Toronto. The play featured the story of the original film, followed by a series of alternate scenarios.
19. The filmmakers were accused of being "Satanically-inspired" by Christian fundamentalist groups for their portrayal of the undead feeding on flesh and of the Coopers' zombie child attacking her mother.
20. Bosco chocolate syrup was used to simulate the blood in the film.
21. When the zombies are eating the bodies in the burnt-out truck they were actually eating roast ham covered in chocolate sauce.
22. The gas pump was not bolted to the ground when the actress who played Barbra runs into it at the start of the film. She did it with so much force she almost tipped it over on the cameraman.
23. Though the radiation of a detonated satellite returning from Venus is theorized to be the cause of the dead rising and attacking the living, according to the filmmakers, the actual cause is never determined.
24. American International Pictures (AIP) considered releasing the film, but wanted George A. Romero to shoot an upbeat ending and add more of a love story subplot.

Zombie Warning Compact


  1. AWESOME movie! LOVE how they used tunnel in PA for the movie too :)

  2. I wish I liked Zombie movies. I think this one would be the one I liked.

  3. Great movie, I like the '90 remake of it too.

  4. One of my favorites. Perfect mood and atmosphere.

  5. Absolutely one of the best classics!! Love it!! I cannot believe they used chocolate syrup as blood!! Whoulda thought?!!?

  6. Nope. Just nope. Just makes me queasy.

  7. A great zombie movie.

  8. Gotta love this one! Even black and white it is spooky.

  9. Another classic movie that I have yet to see. I need to catch up on my horror movies!

  10. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to watch this with me! One of my faves for sure.It's just a total classic.

  11. Such a good and creepy film! Love it!!

  12. I've heard of this movie, but I've never seen it. It is on my "to watch" list. Thanks! :)

  13. I want to see this movie! This is the year. :)

  14. I didn't realize this was filmed in my home state. Very cool. Love the Readers Digest overreaction!

  15. those movie what is een as kid in thearter on sat we go see up to 3 or 4 of them in row

  16. I haven't seen this original version. I do prefer the really old movies like this; they scare me less! :-)