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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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Revenge is sweeter than candy. See more »

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

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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 first cut of the film was passed with an "R" rating by the MPAA. It was then heavily edited by Warner Bros. Studios as it felt releasing such a bloody film in a post 9/11 climate was inappropriate. Nearly all the death scenes have been trimmed of blood or excess violence. Director Jamie Blanks estimated 40 seconds of hits and misses during the jacuzzi death were removed alone. See more »

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Shelley is working on a cadaver and has surgical gloves on. When she thinks someone is after her they show a close up of her squeezing the surgical knife, with absolutely no gloves on. See more »

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Dorothy Wheeler: Excuse me, who are you?
Ruthie: That's none of your business.
Campbell Morris: Don't worry, she's nobody.
Ruthie: Yeah, I'm nobody. I'm just the idiot who's still waiting for a return on my Internet investment.
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The opening Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos are red. See more »

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References My Bloody Valentine (1981) See more »

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Written by BT (as Brian Transeau)
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Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Not very good, but better than expected
3 March 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"Valentine" is another horror movie to add to the stalk and slash movie list (think "Halloween", "Friday the 13th", "Scream", and "I Know What You Did Last Summer"). It certainly isn't as good as those movies that I have listed about, but it's better than most of the ripoffs that came out after the first "Friday the 13th" film. One of those films was the 1981 Canadian made "My Bloody Valentine", which I hated alot. "Valentine" is a better film than that one, but it's not saying much. The plot: a nerdy young boy is teased and pranked by a couple of his classmates at the beginning of the film. Then the film moves years later when those classmates are all grown up, then they're picked off one-by-one. The killer is presumed to be the young boy now all grown up looking for revenge. But is it him? Or could it be somebody else? "Valentine" has an attractive cast which includes Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw, and Katherine Heigl. They do what they can with the material they've got, but a lackluster script doesn't really do them any justice. There are some scary moments throughout, however.

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