Today my little blog turns one! It's hard to believe that I've been blogging for a whole year now, and although it can be hard finding the time for all the work involved, it's definitely a labour of love.
Some of you may remember me doing a post (here) about a replica prop of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased that I found in an Etsy shop. Well... knowing that my blog birthday was fast approaching, and since Beetlejuice is one of my favourite movies, I decided to buy the replica handbook (pictured above left) and offer it as a giveaway for my blog's special milestone. The replica handbook is meant as a display piece only and does not open. It has a distressed finish which simulates wear and years of collecting dust in the afterlife waiting room.
Plus, two runners-up will each receive both a replica Betelgeuse business card and replica Betelgeuse flyer (pictured above right).
Screenshots of the Movie Handbook
In Beetlejuice, the Handbook for the Recently Deceased is a manual to aid ghosts with their transition to the afterlife. The handbook pops up throughout the movie, first when Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin) discover it in their home after the crash that causes their deaths, and then other copies can be seen in the afterlife waiting room. Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder) gets her hands on the book for a while, and towards the end of the story, Otho swipes it in an attempt to perform a seance but unwittingly sets an exorcism in motion instead.
Screenshots of the Movie Business Cards and Flyer
The business cards are seen in a crumpled pile, on Betelgeuse's table, early in the film, and then later, after the Maitlands summon him, Betelgeuse gets some from his jacket and presses them into Adam's hands. The folded and torn flyer, which advertises Betelgeuse's services as a "bio-exorcist", drops out of Barbara and Adam's copy of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased.
So if you would like to enter the draw, simply leave a comment below telling me what virtual costume you are wearing to my virtual blog birthday party. I will assign a number to each comment in the order that they are left (one entry per person) and will pick the winners via a random number generator. Just make sure you leave me some way to contact you if you win.
The giveaway is international, however you must be a follower of the Little Gothic Horrors blog or a follower of the Little Gothic Horrors Facebook page to enter because this giveaway is my way of saying thank you to the people who have supported me. You have all weekend to enter and I will announce the winners early next week.
And just finally, thank you to my husband, Danny, for drawing the awesome monster party illustration at the top of the post.
Please note: This giveaway is now closed. You can see the winners here.