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Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day 1988: At the school dance, geeky Jeremy Melton bravely faces one rejection after the other when asking four popular girls to dance with him. A fifth girl, plump and insecure, agrees, but they end up making out under the bleachers. When a group of school bullies catches them, the girl claims that Jeremy attacked her. This causes them to strip off his clothes and beat him up in front of the entire school. Flash forward to 2001. We meet the five girls who were in that school gym: Kate, Paige, Shelly, Lily and the formerly plump Dorothy. They are all in their 20's now and trying to sort out their love lives, which is appropriate, since Valentine's Day is coming up. After a disastrous date with a loser, one of the girls, a pre-med student, is murdered by a Cherub-mask wearing killer who sent her a death threat in the form of a Valentine card prior to the attack. After the four remaining girls are reunited at her funeral, they all start receiving threatening cards and ... Written by Tertius Saayman <tsaayman@hotmail.com>

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This February, Hearts Don't Just Break. They Get Even. See more »

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Rated R for strong horror violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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2 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£461,104 (UK) (13 April 2001)

Gross:

ESP 216,467,692 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The role of Lily Voight was expanded to suit the talents of Jessica Cauffiel. See more »

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When Shelly is making the incision on the corpse, she says that she is doing a transverse cut. However she was doing a sagittal incision. See more »

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Kim Wheeler: Who's your friend?
Dorothy Wheeler: His name's CampbeII. I met him at yoga and he's off-Iimits. So let my dad know he's staying here for a few days.
Kim Wheeler: Is he the reason you're always spending your time on the treadmiII?
Dorothy Wheeler: Kim, you're not my girIfriend and you're not my mother.
Kim Wheeler: I'm just taking an interest in your Iife Dorothy. You know, as your stepmom.
Dorothy Wheeler: When you're oId enough to rent a car, we can discuss your roIe as my stepmother. In the meantime,don't taIk about my sex Iife.
Kim Wheeler: You? Have a sex life?
Dorothy Wheeler: Yeah, I do. But I...
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Above average entertainment
30 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

These slasher pics are past their sell by date, but this one is good fun.

The valentine cards themselves are witty, and well thought out.

The film has one Peach of a line... "He's no Angel...." when he in fact IS Angel!!! Watching Buffy reruns will never be the same!

The cast is a sizzling display of young talent, but the story does not give them enough real depth. Denise Richards on the DVD extras seemed to think the girls on set bonded well together and this would give the feeling that you empathised with their characters. Sorry but NO!

The direction is very good, managing to show very little actual gore, and relying on your imaginations implied threat. Much can be said also for the similar manner in which Miss Richards and Heigel do not remove their clothes...:-(

Essentially, the main directorial plus, lies within the "borrowing" of various other ideas from previous slasher flicks. Psycho's shower scene is tributed, along with Halloween's "masking".

Murdering someone hiding in a bodybag though is a pretty original one as far as I know!!!

Light viewing, not very scary but a few good jump moments. If it was a choice between The Hole and this though, choose The Hole. Slasher movies have had their day, and this is just another slasher. A very good slasher, but nothing groundbreaking!!!


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