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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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There's more than one way to lose your heart... See more »


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11 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Blutiger Valentinstag  »

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CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The caption near the beginning states "Thursday February 12th", indicating that the dance will be on Saturday the 14th. That means Friday the 13th falls in between them. The Friday the 13th series was released by Paramount and the plot of My Bloody Valentine is similar to the Friday the 13th films. See more »

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After miner kills Happy the Bartender, he leans over Happy and the black lens is missing from his gas mask. See more »

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Mrs. Raleigh: Well, I'm afraid I have no records of a Harry Warden, past or present.
Chief Jake Newby: How can that be? He was committed there, under court order!
Mrs. Raleigh: I'm sorry. I have no records on him. In 20 years, any number of things could have happened. Now, if this Harry Warden was committed as you say, then he's simply no longer here... and if I have no records on him, I have to assume... that he's transferred, he's released, or he's on the slab. One of three, take your pick.
Chief Jake Newby: One out of three? Now, look, Mrs. Raleigh... ...
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Revenge of the 80's: Teen slasher flick
4 November 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

My Bloody Valentine (1981) takes place in a small mining town. Valentine's Day is coming and so is the reappearance of a local and nasty legend. Some deranged sweethearts' killer is back on the loose as the community cringes in horror or is it? Can these youngsters hold off this weirdo until day break or will they all become it's next victims?

A decent slasher/stalker horror film. Sadly, like most of the films that came out during the early 80's, the studios took shears to the prints cutting out the best parts of the movie. If the studio didn't slice the graphic set pieces into ribbons, this would have been a true classic. Alas, it's not. Left alone this could have been a great one. But it's not.

Recommended for fans of the genre.


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