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Stephen A. Miller (story)
John Beaird (written by)
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Release Date:
11 February 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Harry's out to steal your heart. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
George Mihalka 
 
Writing credits
Stephen A. Miller (story concept) (as Stephen Miller)

John Beaird (written by)

Produced by
John Dunning .... producer
André Link .... producer (as Andre Link)
Stephen A. Miller .... producer (as Stephen Miller)
Lawrence Nesis .... executive producer
Bob Presner .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
 
Cinematography by
Rodney Gibbons 
 
Film Editing by
Gérald Vansier  (as Gerald Vansier)
Rit Wallis 
 
Art Direction by
Veronica Hadfield  (as Penny Hadfield)
 
Costume Design by
Susan Hall 
 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects designer
Ken Diaz .... special makeup effects designer
Tom Hoerber .... special makeup effects designer
Louise Mignault .... makeup artist (as Louise Rundell)
Huguette Roy .... hair stylist
Carolyn Van Gurp .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Desormeaux .... unit manager
Danny Rossner .... production manager
Rit Wallis .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Desormeaux .... assistant director: second unit
Victoria Frodsham .... assistant director: second unit
Julian Marks .... first assistant director
Anne Murphy .... second assistant director
Ray Sager .... first assistant director
Ray Sager .... second unit director
Richard Stanford .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tina Boden .... assistant art director
Ryal Cosgrove .... assistant set props
Raymond Larose .... assistant art director
Maurice Leblanc .... set dresser
David Phillips .... set props
Harold Thrasher .... construction supervisor
 
Sound Department
Jeff Bushelman .... sound effects
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Grimaldi .... sound re-recordist
Bo Harwood .... sound
Jean-Claude Matte .... boom operator
Pat Somerset .... sound effects
Gérald Vansier .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt double
Peter Cowper .... stunt performer
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Brent Meyer .... stunt performer
Jayne Rutter .... stunt performer
Sandy Webb .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Courteau .... best boy
Alex Dawes .... generator operator
Jean-Maurice de Ernsted .... grip
Louis de Ernsted .... Steadicam operator
Marc de Ernsted .... key grip
Jacques Girard .... grip
Paul Hurteau .... first assistant camera
Daniel Jobin .... first assistant camera
Walter Klymkiw .... gaffer
Chuck Lapp .... grip
Piroska Mihalka .... still photographer
Robin Miller .... first assistant camera
Richard Montpetit .... second assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Plouffe .... second assistant camera
Antonio Vidosa .... grip
 
Casting Department
Daniel Hausmann .... casting consultant
Arden R. Ryshpan .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Wood .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chantal Bowen .... assistant editor
Jean LaFleur .... supervising editor (as Jean Lafleur)
Thomas Metzger .... color timer
 
Music Department
Frank Morrone .... music engineer
 
Other crew
John Desormeaux .... location manager
Lucie Drolet .... production accountant
Joanne T. Harwood .... continuity
Trudi Link .... production accountant
Irene Litinsky .... executive assistant to producer
Yaniko Palis .... production coordinator
Kathy Wolf .... production secretary
Donna Young .... assistant accountant
 

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Runtime:
90 min | 93 min (director's cut)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2002) | France:-16 (original rating) | France:-12 (re-rating) | Germany:18 (DVD release) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2003) | UK:18 (video rating) (1989) | USA:R (No. 26253) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
According to makeup effects artist Thomas R. Burman one of his gory creations was realistic enough that director George Mihalka threw up at the sight of it.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Howard scares Mabel and Mayor Hanniger as they arrive at the dance hall, Mabel goes from the top of the stairs to the bottom between shots without having time to move.See more »
Quotes:
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."See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Home Along The HighwaySee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Deer Hunter of 80's slashers, 14 February 2009
Author: rascal67 from Australia

This early 80's horror flick is one of the best of the slasher genre. It has a great setting in a small Canadian mining town - which has it's streets and buildings drenched with red and pink valentine decorations - which is a surreal contrast to the cold and sombre setting that foreshadows the real pumpers that eventually pop up in crimson heart shaped candy boxes.

The scenes filmed in an actual mine - where the protagonists are trapped with the killer lurking around with a sharpened pickaxe - are expertly filmed with plenty of style and a menacing atmosphere. The acting is decent and although some of the characters act like jerks they are likable and human enough for the viewer to care about them. They are all working class stiffs and just want a good time and relief from the reality of their everyday situation. You want them to have their valentine party that has been denied them for obvious reasons.

Notorious for being one of the most censored films by the MPAA at the time of release to avoid an 'X' rating, it is now available in an uncut form on Lionsgate DVD. The death scenes are much more detailed and graphic, but either version is worth watching for the flourish that the director and his cast and crew have imbued into this little horror gem.

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