Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Supernatural Cares Giveaway And Fundraiser ~ Winner And Fundraiser Totals



The 3rd Supernatural Cares Giveaway and Fundraiser has come to an end. Thanks so much to Deep Midnight Perfume Oils, all of the Supernatural fanpage sponsors and to all of you who entered. It was another great turnout! Keep an eye out for our next Supernatural Cares event this summer.

The winner of the $50 gift certificate to Laughing Vixen Lounge and the $30 gift certificate to Deep Midnight Perfume Oils is...

Stephanie LaPlante

Here is what she chose from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

So You Want To Be A Zombie Hunter
Deluxe Charm Bracelet

Evil Eye Necklace

Lets all give her a big "congrats"!!!


     

During the giveaway we were also raising money for 2 different charities, Wildcat Haven and Saved By A Whisker Rescue. Laughing Vixen Lounge donated $2 from each Supernatural item and $1 from all other items sold during the giveaway toward sponsoring Cha~Cha the Serval from Wildcat Haven. You can read about this fundraising project here. Deep Midnight Perfume Oils donated $1 from each item sold during the giveaway to Saved By A Whisker Rescue.

Total raised for Wildcat Haven ~ $126
Total raised for Saved By A Whisker Rescue ~ $90

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day

Don't forget your green ~ Happy St Patrick's Day! May your beer be green, the kisses be Irish and the Leprechauns be generous.


And don't forget your St Patty's day movie. Which way are you feeling tonight?

Classic ~ The Quiet Man (1952)
A wonderful movie with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara (pictured above).

Nostalgic Disney ~ Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
I remember watching this in grade school and the Banshees being very scary.

Romance ~ Circle of Friends(1995)
It has been awhile since I watched this but I remember it being good.


or Cheesy Horror ~ Leprechaun (1993)
Yes, it is pretty bad but hey, he's a leprechaun and it is St. Patrick's day.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fear Friday ~ Does That Man Do Anything But Fight Demons?


It's Friday and in honor of our big Supernatural Cares Giveaway and Fundraiser, going on now (enter here), this week's Fear Friday fits the theme with lots of spooky and creepy moments. Oh, and it has one familiar demon hunter! Enjoy.

Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


Fear Fridays - The Possession




Tagline - Fear The Demon That Doesn't Fear God


Directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) and released August 31, 2012 by Lionsgate Films (Rated PG-13). When his young daughter finds an old box with the spirit of a demon inside, Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) must find a way to stop it before it destroys his whole family. Hate it when that happens!

This week's film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Mr. John Winchester (of Supernatural) himself once again fighting a nasty demon. It's also "presented" by Sam Raimi (though I highly doubt that this title means anything more than drawing viewers in by using his name) of Evil Dead/Spiderman fame.

This is by no means a great movie but I found it enjoyable enough to watch. It's only PG-13 so it's not very scary but it is creepy. The movie is based (very loosely!) on supposed actual events. If you are interested in the "real" story of the Dibbuk Box you can read it here. I find it creepy enough that the original box was supposedly bought at a yard sale here in Portland. Oooooh, spooky!!!

The Possession is available on DVD.

Take a look at the original trailer.




Some trivia about the movie.
1. While promoting the film on Craig Ferguson [airdate 8/29/12], Jeffrey Dean Morgan reported that strange incidents took place during production that couldn't be explained. Lights exploded during the filming of key scenes; and just two days after wrapping principal photography, all of the props for the film, stored in case of re-shoots, were destroyed in a fire that mysteriously erupted from within the storage-house.   
2. The book that the father brings into the house and reads at Emma's bedside is the ArtScroll/Mesorah edition of the Tenach (Jewish Bible = Old Testament), first published in 1996, and he is reading from the English translation there of Psalm 91. That edition follows the Orthodox affectation of using "HaShem" (literally, 'THE Name') where most other English versions have "The Lord"; the same substitution occurs in the Hebrew prayers recited in the synagogue and exorcism scenes.
3. The demon in the box speaks Polish.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Supernatural Cares Giveaway and Fundraiser ~ $80 Prize Pack


Welcome to the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. The Lounge has joined forces with some great Supernatural Fandoms to bring you our 3rd Supernatural Cares Giveaway and Fundraiser. With the help of my partner-in-crime Cat, from Deep Midnight Perfume Oils, and our Co-Hosts Kelsey, who owns Supernatural Is The Best Show On Earth and Dean Winchester is a Sexy Beast on Facebook, Ramona, who owns Supernatural Season 9 on Facebook and Usmaan, who owns Dean Winchester - Jensen Ackles and Supernatural Fans on Facebook, not only can you enter to win an $80 Prize Pack but also help raise money for Wildcat Haven and Saved By A Whisker Rescue.

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Laughing Vixen Lounge where you can choose from lots of Supernatural inspired designs (plus tons of non Supernatural designs). And a $30 Gift Certificate to Deep Midnight Perfume Oils were you can pick from many dark and spooky scents.















Laughing Vixen Lounge will be donating $2 from each Supernatural design and $1 from all other designs sold during the giveaway to help sponsor Cha~Cha the Serval from Wildcat Haven. It takes $500 to sponsor one animal for a year. From November 2013 to February 2014 Laughing Vixen Lounge raised money to sponsor DJ the Cougar. Now it is Cha~Cha's turn.


Deep Midnight Perfume Oils will be donating $1 from each sale during the giveaway to Saved By A Whisker Rescue. This organization is a small, no-kill, foster based, non-profit, cat rescue.


Laughing Vixen Lounge ~ Bangles, Baubles and Other Needful Things for the modern Vixen. Pop Culture, Retro, Horror and Custom Designed Jewelry and Accessories. Check out the Supernatural section of the shop here.

Supernatural Keychain - "Create Your Own" Edition

Gardens and Graves Perfume Oil

Deep Midnight Perfume Oils ~ Bringing History, Fantasy, Legends and Lore alive to tantalize your senses! 150+ unique artisan crafted perfume oils to choose from.

Supernatural Necklace - Style G

SUSPIRIA Perfume Oil

Stop by the shops and take a look at the 400+ designs from Laughing Vixen Lounge and the 150+ scents from Deep Midnight Perfume Oils.

Supernatural Deluxe Charm Bracelet - Create Your Own Edition

The DEVIL YOU SAY Perfume Oil

Laughing Vixen Lounge offers Charm Bracelets, Necklaces, Compacts and Silver Pendants. Pop Culture designs with a flair for Retro, Horror and Custom Designs. The Lounge also specializes in Supernatural inspired designs with lots of "Create Your Own" options. If you're a fan Laughing Vixen Lounge is your "go-to shop" for Supernatural goodies! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or the Blog to keep up with the BIG giveaways we'll be having this year! Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Supernatural Protection Amulet Necklace
"Create Your Own" Edition
Listing Very Soon!!!


SELENE By NIGHT Perfume Oil

Deep Midnight Perfume Oils offers Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Preservative Free Perfume Oils. 150+ original scents inspired by mystery, magic, myths, legends, and romance topped off with the darkly gothic, the sweet and enchanting, and the stuff of our dreamings. You can follow Deep Midnight Perfume Oils on Facebook, Twitter, The Blog and Pinterest. Visit Deep Midnight Perfume Oils.

Supernatural Ultimate Charm Bracelet

ASHES OF LOVE Perfume Oil

$3 from each item from the new Hep Cat Collection will go to help LVL sponsor Cha~Cha the Serval. New items will continue to be added to this collection. Keep an eye out for other new cat themed collections that will donate the higher $3 per item. The next one will be "Ted the Cat goes to Paris". So cute!

Hep Cat Compact - Style D

Random 4 Sample Set - All Proceeds To Charity

Deep Midnight Perfume Oils offers a Sample Set that donates all of it's proceeds to Saved By A Whisker Rescue. You will receive a random selection of 4 scents. This is a great way to try out the amazing scents offered while helping this wonderful charity.

Anti Possession Small Photo Pendant 


How to enter the giveaway ~ It's easy!

1. Login in to the Rafflecopter widget below with either your email or Facebook.
2. You must do the first 2 entries to qualify for this giveaway.
3. You can do as many of the extra entries as you like.
4. Please read each entry's directions carefully. If you do not do what is asked of you for each entry the entry will not count.
5. If you have any questions feel free to ask for help. You can leave your question as a comment below and I will answer as soon as I can.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Fine Print... Giveaway is open worldwide. Past winners are more than welcome to enter again. Giveaway will run from 12:00 am March 1st 2014 through 12:00 am March 17th 2014  PST. Winner(s) will be picked randomly from all eligible entries. The winner(s) name and choices will be posted on this blog as soon as the winner(s) has been contacted. If selected winner(s) does not respond back within 48 hours a new winner(s) will be chosen. All decisions made final by Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Supernatural Deluxe Photo Charm Bracelet
Custom Order Only - $55
If interested just ask

Friday, February 28, 2014

Fear Friday ~ Not Your Average Love Story

 
It's Friday and this week's Fear Friday selection is the last of the Valentine themed movies. This film is a beautiful and sweet yet ultimately twisted tale of love and longing to be loved. For anyone who has felt like the odd one in the room. For anyone who has felt too shy to talk to that one special boy. And especially for all of those who like their love stories dark and creepy, this is the love story for you. This Vixen list this as one of her favorite movies. Enjoy!

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


Fear Friday - May



Tagline - If you can't find a friend... make one.
              Be Careful... She Just Might Take Your
              Heart.


Directed by Lucky McKee (The Woods and Red) and released on June 6, 2003 by Lions Gate Films (Rated R). May (Angela Bettis) has always been "different" and has trouble finding friends. Her best friend is Suzy a creepy old doll kept inside a glass box. May tries so hard to connect with the people around her like Adam (Jeremy Sisto) the boy she likes and Polly (Anna Faris) the girl she works with. But no one seems to understand May and no one sticks around for long. As May's mother once told her "If you can't find a friend make one".

This is a wonderful movie. It's so much more than a horror film. Angela Bettis is so good in her role as May that you can't help feeling for this character. We can all see a little bit of ourselves in her. The wanting to be accepted, trying to get the attention of a certain boy, wanting someone to like you for who you are and all the other insecure feelings we all have. May just happens to be a little closer to the edge of sanity then most. It's both sad and scary to watch her slide into madness.

The look of the film and the music work well. There is some blood but it's not over the top. It's just used effectively. The scene with the blind children, Suzy and May it just hard for me to watch but wonderfully done. The best scene here will come at the very end of the last scene. The first time I saw it I was creeped out. It is so unexpected and so wrong on so many levels!!! It's subtle but very effective. You should really go check this one out.


Take a look at the original trailer.



Some trivia about the movie.
1. Director Lucky McKee has a cameo as the man with his girlfriend in the elevator, both times.
2. Originally the film opened with a lengthy introduction to May as a child. But when the film appeared to be taking too long to get to its point, most of those scenes were cut. The opening with the adult May, specifically the first scene with her and her doll, were shot quickly and only to make the point that May was lonely as quickly as possible.
3. The scene where Blank and May meet was a re-shoot. In the original scene, May was not cold and vague, but angry, and insulted people as they walked by on the street. The scene ended with the two of them in the park. That scene is still in the film but entirely replaced and reedited. It is now the scene where Adam and May meet and have their final talk in the park. The scene is told only through close ups, with both May and Adam glancing off camera. They were originally looking at Blank who was sitting beside her but he was edited out of the scene completely.
4. There is a movie called "Roman" which is directed by Angela Bettis and stars Lucky McKee. A reversal of roles.
5. The teenage girl who asks May "got any cold ones in there" is dressed up as a zombie cheerleader in the exact same costume and makeup from Lucky McKee's very first movie, _All Cheerleaders Must Die (2001) (V).
6. In the very beginning of the film we see young May with a black patch over her left eye (the right eye, from an audience perspective). Skip forward a few minutes and May is now a young woman with a "lazy" right eye (the left eye, from an audiences' perspective).
7.
When May takes a cigarette out of the Bilson box, a camel cigarette logo can be seen along the bottom part of the cigarette.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Help Laughing Vixen Lounge Sponsor Cha~Cha The Serval


One of the main things I wanted to do when I started Laughing Vixen Lounge was to use it to help raise money for charities. In the past LVL has raised money for the Jeffrey Dean Morgan Birthday Project, which raised money for The Brittany Foundation (a dog rescue), and Support Supernatural, who raises money for A Dog's Life Rescue. It's been lots of fun and overall the shop has raised over $1,500 for these organizations.

~ Cha~Cha the Serval ~

Laughing Vixen Lounge has a new fundraising project I am very proud to announce. The shop will now be raising money to sponsor Cha~Cha the Serval. Just down the road a ways from the shop is Wildcat Haven, a non-profit, no-kill, "last hope" sanctuary for neglected, abused and abandoned captive born wildcats. This private sanctuary, located in Sherwood, OR, is home to over 60 wildcats and hybrids. One visit to their website is all it will take to fall in love with these sweet and fuzzy faces. Visit their site here.



It takes $500 to sponsor one animal for a year. Laughing Vixen Lounge will be donating $1 from each item sold through the shop to sponsoring Cha~Cha. The fundraising stared on February 25, 2014 and will go until the whole $500 has been raised. You can check back in to see the current total here and I will update it each week. Laughing Vixen Lounge will get the opportunity to visit Wildcat Haven to see Cha~Cha (and our first sponsored cat DJ the Cougar) once we have sponsored him. Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge for over 400 unique designs and custom options.

Fundraising Goal ~ $500
Started February 25, 2014.
Total Raised As Of 4/19/14 ~ $243


Hep Cat Collection

Laughing Vixen Lounge presents the Hep Cat Collection. This collection of cat themed pendants, compacts and more will donate $3 from each item sold to help sponsor Cha~Cha. You can find the Hep Cat Collection here. Look for the next collection, Ted the Cat goes to Paris, coming soon!


Hep Cat Compact - Style F


Hep Cat Small Pendant - Style N


 ~ Read Cha~Cha's Rescue Story ~
  
Cha-Cha came to WildCat Haven through the Oregon Humane Society. They called asking if we could take a serval that had been surrendered to them at Portland International Airport by a woman who was leaving the country. When the authorities wouldn’t let Cha-Cha on the flight because of false paperwork, she called OHS and signed custody over to them. She said if they couldn’t find him a home that they should euthanize him.

We were more than happy to take him in and save his life. Today, Cha-Cha lives with two other servals, Chirpy and Uche, and these three boys are inseparable!

Our first sponsored cat from Wildcat Haven. 
~ DJ the Cougar ~

Fundraising Goal ~ $500
Started November 1, 2013. 
Goal met February 23, 2014.

 ~ Read DJ's Rescue Story ~

Ask any school kid what kind of animals are found in barns, and odds are, they'll rattle off a
list of old standards like cows, pigs and horses.

The odds are also pretty good that they won't include cougars on the list.  Which makes the story of DJ and Nada all the more astonishing. The two fully grown cougars are now on their way to a wildlife sanctuary in Oregon, after a Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation
officer found them living in a pole barn in Jones.  Cass County Animal Control Director Patrick
Fetherston said the animals belonged to Harold Brown, a Newberg Township resident who has owned them since 1996. But after Michigan DNR officer Jeff Robinette discovered the animals in January, there was no question that they would have to be removed, due to the fact that they were not in compliance with Michigan's Large Carnivore Act.  "Number one, the animals were in violation of the act," Fetherston said. "Number two,  what happens if they get out?"

Brown, upon notification of the violation, was open and cooperative with authorities about giving up the cougars. The trouble was, no one knew whom to give them to. Zoos do not generally take privately owned animals as donations.   "We called every zoo in the state," Fetherston said. "It was suggested to us that we check with the American Sanctuary Association, which lists sanctuaries according to what types of animals they deal with."  And that's how Fetherston found Tammy Quist, who heads up The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota. The nonprofit, 10-acre operation relies entirely on public contributions to provide a last-hope, no-kill haven for unwanted or abused wildcats. Unfortunately, Quist's operation is at full capacity now. But that didn't stop her from going to bat for DJ and Nada. Instead, she offered to arrange for the cougars' pick-up, their spaying and neutering, and then to drive them to Wildcat Haven, another sanctuary in Sherwood, Ore., where the cats can live out the rest of their days in peace.  "People get these animals when they are little, then they don't know what to do with them when they reach adulthood," said Quist, who started her sanctuary after witnessing the mistreatment of a group of wildcats by a photographer. "Unfortunately, most states don't have laws against purchasing these animals and keeping them in pens and cages."

But Michigan does, and DJ and Nada needed a new home. Which is why Fetherston, Quist,
and Robinette, accompanied by Dr. David Visser, a veterinarian from the Roseland
Animal Clinic, found themselves at Brown's home on Sunday, looking to remove DJ and
Nada from the 10- foot-by-10-foot pens they've lived in since 1996 and get them on
their way.  It was not the easiest of jobs.  "They are very unsocialized animals," Fetherston said. "The owner could get in and pet the female, but he pretty much didn't have anything to do with the male."  A tranquilizer gun was used on Nada with little effect, but she was eventually enticed
into a transport cage by disguising it to look like a dark den. DJ was also caged, and the
cats were driven to Minnesota, where they were given thorough checkups and
underwent spaying and neutering operations.  "They were healthy, although they were both very overweight from all those years of being cooped up in those small pens," Quist said. "But they came through OK, and we will be moving them out to Oregon soon."

There, DJ and Nada should have the time of their lives. Quist said the operators of
Wildcat Haven plan to house the big cats in 36-foot-by-64-foot pens, which will include
perches for climbing, plenty of room to roam, sunshine, and things the animals have
never experienced before, like natural grass.  In the meantime, Fetherston, said, he'll be hoping that folks who hear of the cougars' saga will think twice before making the decision to bring any more big cats into Cass  County.

 ***UPDATE*** February 22, 2014 ~ DJ, at the age of 18, under went surgery for an impacted colon. He is doing great and is on the road to recovery!!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fear Friday ~ No, It's Not A Movie About Sports.

 
It's Fear Friday and the Valentine themed movies continue at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. This week's film is a twisted tale of love and obsession gone horribly wrong. For anyone who is tired of traditional sappy sweet love stories then this one is for you. A definite Anti-Valentine's Day movie!!! Enjoy!

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


Fear Friday - Boxing Helena




Tagline - A deep, dark obsession that bares a woman's body and a man's
             soul.
             Beyond love, beyond obsession, there hides something beyond
             reason.


Directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch (Surveillance, Hiss and Chained) and released on September 3, 1993 by Mainline Pictures (Rated R). A doctor (Julian Sands) falls for a woman (Sherilyn Fenn) but she does not return his feelings. What lengths will a man go to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him? Me thinks waaaaaay too far!!!

It has been awhile since I watched this movie, and I could not find it to watch quickly, so I will have to go on what I remember. This is one of those odd movies to say the least. Boy meets girl, girl does not like boy back, boy is obsessive and has to have girl, girl has nasty accident and boy sees his opportunity to have girl. It's wrong on so many levels but does make for an interesting watch. This is definitely more of a drama and not much of any gore that I can remember. The horror comes from the very twisted obsession the doctor forms with Helena and the lengths he is willing to go to make her fall in love with him. I do not want to give away anything in case you do not know the gist of the movie.

Another reason to give this a watch is the great cast. Julian Sands (A Room With A View, Naked Lunch and Warlock), Sherylin Fenn (of Twin Peaks fame), Kurtwood Smith (so many movies but a favorite in That 70's Show) and of course my personal favorite Bill Paxton (Weird Science, Aliens, Indian Summer and more recently Big Love on HBO). Anything with Mr. Paxton in it is worth the price of admission in my book! Especially his early roles.


Take a look at the original trailer. ***If you really do not want to know anything about what happens to her do not watch past the 1:20 mark as it does give you some idea***



Some trivia about the movie.
1. The composition of the movie's promotional poster is a recreation of figure artist Ruth Bernhard's 1962 photograph, "In the Box (Horizontal)." The original is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
2. Kim Basinger pulled out of the title role, and was successfully sued for $9 million for violation of a verbal contract. The award was overturned on appeal, and the case was settled out of court.
3. Filmed in Atlanta attorney Ed Garland's 15,000 square foot mansion. The house also was used for portions of Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
4. Jennifer Chambers Lynch wrote the screenplay when she was 19 years old.
5. Madonna was originally going to play the lead. At that time, the project was titled "Boxing Hanna."
6. Ed Harris and John Malkovich were offered the lead role of Dr. Nick Cavanaugh. The role eventually went to Julian Sands.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fear Friday ~ You Better Be Nice To The Geeky Kid.


It's Fear Friday here at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. Since it is February all of the films will have a Valentine theme to them. This week comes a traditional slasher film that teaches us the lesson "don't pick on the geeky kid" or some Valentine's Day you all might start to die. Enjoy!

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


Fear Friday - Valentine



Tagline - Scared to be alone on Valentine's Day? You should be.
              Remember that kid everyone ignored on Valentine's Day? He
              remembers you.
              Love Hurts.


Directed by Jamie Blanks (Urban Legends and The Long Weekend) and released on February 2, 2001 by Warner Brothers (Rated R). When a group of friends start to die off they begin to suspect a former classmate that they wronged. Could it be him or is it someone much closer? Muahahahaha!!!

This is a fun little slasher movie. It's your basic chop chop slash slash film with a Valentine's Day theme. A group of girls embarrassed a boy in school. Flash forward to their twenties. It's Valentine's Day and the group starts to die off one by one. While this is nothing new story wise I still found it to be an interesting watch. They do a pretty good job at making you think the killer is one person, then another and so on.

Not that any movie with Denise Richards in it would be high on my list but hey, most people do not last very long in these movies! If you are looking for something bloody this Valentine's Day instead of sappy this is a good choice. Pair it up with My Bloody Valentine and you will have yourself a great anti Valentine's Day double feature.


Take a look at the original trailer.



Some trivia about the movie.
1. In one scene, Kat tells Dorothy that her boyfriend, Adam Carr (David Boreanaz), is 'no angel'. This is, of course, referring to Boreanaz's hit TV series, Angel (1999).
2. During the original casting process, Tara Reid played "Dorothy Wheeler' (now played by Jessica Capshaw) and Jennifer Love Hewitt played "Paige Prescott" (now played by Denise Richards).
3. Shot in 42 days.
4. At a cost of $10 million this is the cheapest film to ever have a Superbowl spot.
5. Luke Wilson and Jeremy Sisto were considered for the role of Adam Carr.

Night 14 Of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway


Welcome to night 14 of the 4th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our main Giveaway Post by Midnight PST and enter to win a $400+ Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 16 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the last movie from the Valentine Movie Marathon. If you have been follow along you can take your extra 20 entries today. See full details below. You will also find the last two features on our participating shops. We hope you have had fun and thanks so much for joining us for some Valentine's Day fun!!!

Classic Rock Collection ~ Coming Soon

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and receive 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout


Make sure to stop by and enter the Crazy Cupid Giveaway. You could win your choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace or Photo Pendant from Laughing Vixen Lounge. And it will get you extra entries in this giveaway!!! Ends February 15th.


Featured Shop ~ Mean Look
Mean Look is run by Vanessa from Ellijay, GA. You will find lots of geeky, weird and spooky designs in her shop.

Alice in Wonderland Purse


How did you choose your shop name?
"People always ask me why I'm giving them a "mean look" when I'm not. I'm actually very nice 'once you get to know me.' I'm just quiet. "Mean" also means excellent or effective, and "look" is another word for a design or appearance."

Stars Zipper Pouch


Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I started out wanting to make clothing, thanks to season one of Project Runway. I still do, but I got really distracted by all the fun woven fabrics out there and started making bags. I want to make everything, but there's just not enough time."

Monsters Long Sleeve Hoodie


What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I am inspired by color. You can take one look at my items and see it's a rainbow."

Batman Magnet Set


What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"As I said above, I want to make all the things! I'm working on more clothing, new bag styles, and some household items."

Creepy Stuffed Animals Coin Pouch


You'll have a chance to win a pink plaid zipper pouch from Mean Look . Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.


Visit Mean Look and use coupon code VALENTINE at checkout for 15% off your order.



Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"This is a tough one! I have so many. I love Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but You've Got Mail is also a favorite. I know it may seem cheesy to name this movie, but I did meet my boyfriend of 12 years (February 2nd!) online!"



Featured Shop ~ Laughing Vixen Lounge
Laughing Vixen Lounge is a one woman show run by me, Kris, from just outside Portland, Oregon. The Lounge is proud to bring you Bangles, Baubles and other Needful Things.

Luck Of The Irish Charm Bracelet

The Lounge is full of compact mirrors, bracelets, photo pendants and necklaces all in fun pop culture designs. I love doing custom orders! Just ask. This year I hope to add lockets, rings, purse hangers, earrings and new bracelet styles in addition to more pendant and compact designs. Lots of new stuff to come! 

Purse / Bag Hangers ~ Coming Soon

The Lounge is also your first choice in Supernatural inspired jewelry. Our SPN designs have gone out all over the world and to many a SPN Convention. They have even been seen in a photo or two with our customers and the boys themselves! Woohoo!!! If you're a fan of the show I'm sure you'll find our designs are the best around now with "Create Your Own" options.

Supernatural Necklace - Style G ~ #1 Selling Item!

You will also find a large assortment of classic and modern horror themed designs. From vintage novels like Frankenstein and Dracula to classic B titles like Attack of the 50ft Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches to modern classics like Friday the 13th to current inspired designs like Dexter and The Walking Dead.

Camp Blood Deluxe Charm Bracelet
 
If you are a Zombie lover Laughing Vixen Lounge has all you need to accessorize for the Zombie Apocalypse!

Zombie Apocalypse Premium Charm Bracelet

Laughing Vixen Lounge will be donating $1 from each item sold from the shop to help sponsor DJ the Cougar. 


It takes $500 to sponsor a cat for one year. Since November Laughing Vixen Lounge has raised $461. You can read about DJ's story and the fundraising project on the LVL blog here. Since DJ's total has almost been met, here is a peek at the next cat Laughing Vixen Lounge will be fundraising for. Meet Cha-Cha the Serval.


$3 from each item from the new Hep Cat Collection will go to help the LVL fundraiser. New items will continue to be added to this collection. Keep an eye out for other new cat themed collections that will donate the higher $3 per item. The next one will be "Ted the Cat goes to Paris". So cute! 

Hep Cat Compact ~ Style D

You'll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Vintage Easter Small Pendant - Style A

Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code FEBRUARY10 at checkout for 10% off your order.


Through the whole giveaway you have seen some of my favorite love story movies. So for my shop feature I am going with a new title that is opening today in theaters here in the US. Winter's Tale looks to be a great romantic movie. It has a bit of fantasy to it and lots of romantic goodness. It's built on the "love spans all time" theme. You may as well just stamp the word "sucker" on my forehead as I have no resistance to a good romantic tale. It starts off back in time where everyone is dressed so dapper. And there's dancing and sappy, swooning dialouge of love. A cute boy who travels over time for the one great love of his life. Oh my, why fight it? I'll be there with money in hand and tissue in pocket!

Take a look at the trailer.





14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. On each daily post  there will be a review of the next movie in our marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 2 entries in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 2 entries. You will find the daily entries on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post.
*You may start following the marathon at any time and comment on past posts to catch up.

Plus, if you comment on all 14 movies you can receive a bonus 20 entries. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the magic phrase you can use to unlock the bonus entries on the Rafflecopter. *You must comment on each movie to qualify for the bonus entries.

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Have you been following the Valentine Move Marathon? Did you comment on each daily movie post? If not you still have until tonight at Midnight PST to do so. Once you have you may take this magic phrase and use it to unlock the 2 entries on the Rafflecopter to receive your extra 20 entries!!! But please, you may only take these 2 entries if you have left comments on all 14 movies.

Magic Phrase ~ I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!
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Night 14 ~ Say Anything



Tagline - To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him.
                Diane Court is about to know Lloyd
                Dobler.
                She's got every thing going for her.
                He's going for her with every thing he's got.
                A Lloyd meets girl story


Songs from movie playing on the jukebox...
 *In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel


Directed by Cameron Crow (Almost Famous) on released on April 14, 1989 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Rated PG-13). Lloyd (John Cusack) and Diane (Ione Skye) fall in love the summer after graduation. When Diane gets a scholarship to study in England she has a choice to make. Listen to her father and dump Lloyd or listen to her heart and stay?

I love this movie. It doesn't get much better than this. This movie came out the same year I graduated from High School and it was Seattle before it was trendy to set everything in Seattle. Lloyd is charming and sweet. Diane is beautiful and warm. The movie is funny, sweet and even a little heart breaking. It is love at it's most simple and "basic. Ha!

Best line - "I gave her my heart and she gave me a... pen." - Lloyd

Go watch it now!!!


Take a look at the original trailer.



Some trivia about the movie...
1. The Smithereens were commissioned by Cameron Crowe to write the theme song for the movie, and they came up with "A Girl Like You". Crowe thought that the lyrics were too leading (they outline the entire plot), so he rejected it in favor of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". "A Girl Like You" went on to be included in The Smithereens' next album, "11", and in the movie Backdraft (1991) by Ron Howard.
2. Director Cameron Crowe couldn't find the love song he wanted until he heard Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Gabriel asked to see part of the movie. Crowe had the production company send him an unfinished cut. Gabriel responded by saying he would let them use the song, as he liked the film. He was, however, wary about the part where the lead character overdosed at the end. It was then that Crowe realized that Gabriel had been sent a copy of Wired (1989) instead.
3. When Lloyd (John Cusack) drives along 45th street in Seattle, he passes the Guild 45th Theatre, which is showing Tapeheads (1988), in which Cusack also appeared.
4. Kirk Cameron was nearly cast as Lloyd instead of John Cusack.
5. John Cusack's kick boxing scenes in the ring, including the one where his nose is broken, are done with Don 'The Dragon' Wilson who is a real-life kick boxing champion.
6. Robert Downey Jr. turned down the lead played by John Cusack.
7. Christian Slater auditioned for the role of Lloyd Dobbler but director Cameron Crowe was adamant about getting John Cusack. Also, there was a tie between Ione Skye and actress Jennifer Connelly for the role of Diane Court.
8. Director Cameo: [Cameron Crowe] and wife Nancy Wilson as pedestrians in front of the mall as Lloyd passes by while recalling the site of their first "date".
9. The dojo featured in this movie is the same one that was used in The Karate Kid (1984) as the Cobra Kai dojo.
10. When Lloyd holds up the radio, it is actually playing a song by the group Fishbone. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel was added post-production.
11. Lloyd makes several references in the movie to "Bell Square" mall, short for Bellevue Square (located in Bellevue, Washington). When Lloyd is driving in the rain and sees the mall, he is actually driving by Westlake Center (located in downtown Seattle).
12. Producer James L. Brooks said what inspired this movie was an incident where Brooks saw a man walking with his daughter. He saw them and wondered what would happen if the father committed a crime. Those thoughts were used to create the story.
13. The original Australian VHS release through CBS Fox features an early Simpsons short.
14. John Cusack put a scar on his right eyebrow for Lloyd's character. He says that the story behind that is that someone threw a rock at Lloyd when he was a kid.
15. The movie's line "I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen." was voted as the #73 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
16. Bebe Neuwirth's film debut.
17. Lloyd and Diane's school appears to be based on The Lakeside School, which is a very prestigious Seattle private school. In the movie, the school is called "Lakewood" (and has a rooster mascot, rather than a lion), but in Lloyd's first phone conversation with Diane, John Cusack mentions that at his annual party, Lloyd "dresses up as the Lakeside rooster."
18. Ione Skye once dated Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose song "Taste the Pain" opens the movie.