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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

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A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

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There's a big valentine-party planned in the little coal mining town of Valentine Bluffs, Nova Scotia. It is the first Valentine's Day party in 20 years, because then there was an accident in the mine, and the accident happened because the men responsible for the security was at the party. The sole surviving miner, named Harry Warden, later killed them, and told the town NEVER to arrange a Valentine's Day party again. The party begins, and so does the killing... Written by Krister Walfridsson <cato@df.lth.se>

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Valentine's Day will never be the same again... See more »


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11 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Valentinstag  »

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CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino has named My Bloody Valentine as his all-time favorite slasher film. See more »

Goofs

When Mabel is being stalked in the Launderette by the killer, she screams "Get Away" whilst quite obviously mouthing "No". See more »

Quotes

Jessie 'T.J.' Hanniger: We'll have a party in the mine!
Howard Landers: Yeah. Beware of Harry Warden! OOOOOOOHHHHH!
Hollis: SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Happy: Beware of what you make fun of, you little asshole!
Howard Landers: Who?
Happy: YOU!
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Referenced in Lovers Lane (2000) See more »

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The Ballad of Harry Warden
Written by Paul Zaza
Sung by John McDermott
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Give 'em hell Harry.
18 November 2004 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

My Bloody Valentine is one of the best and most well-made slasher flicks of the 80's. It's also one of the better holiday themed horror movies around!

A crazed miner is determined to stop the celebration of Valentine's day in a small Nova Scotia town, with the help of a trusty pick ax that is.

* minor (or miner, I'm not funny.) spoilers *

While the film doesn't re-invent the wheel for slasher movies, it still manages to stand out well from the rest of it's kind. The climax in the mine creates some great suspense in an atmospheric and claustrophobic setting. The cast is quite likable and good, even though there's not a known name in sight. And the gore hounds should enjoy the happenings, cutting out hearts and pick ax murders, even a nasty death-by-dryer and a face scalded in a boiling pot. It's still gory despite cuts made by the MPAA. There's also the occasional touch of colorful dark humor.

The direction, while simple, is well done with some good shock cuts. The music score is a nicely moody one, even beautiful in a way. Over all, the film holds together well.

Seek it out slasher fans! This is one enjoyable cult film that is not to be missed!

*** out of ****


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