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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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Harry's out to steal your heart. See more »

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11 February 1981 (USA)  »

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CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)
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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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