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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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Storyline

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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My Bloody Valentine was filmed in Sydney Mines during Cape Breton's economic crisis with the Sydney Steel Corporation. They had pollution problems and were trying to decide whether or not to shut the factory down. It was thought that the filming of My Bloody Valentine would promote tourism in the province but it wasn't very effective. See more »

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Throughout the film the dialogue implies that it takes place in the Eastern United States. However, when the police chief and mayor are driving and discussing how they love Valentine's Day candies, they pass a building with a Canadian flag on it. In the bar, there are photographs of Cape Breton buildings and a Moosehead Beer neon sign. Moosehead is a brewing company only found in Canada. See more »

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Chief Jake Newby: [reading a note he found in a body] "It happened once, it happened twice. Cancel the dance, or it'll happen thrice."
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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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