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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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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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Katherine Heigl had only 3 days to shoot her scenes. She was already committed to TV's Roswell (1999). See more »

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When Shelly is preparing to perform the autopsy apart from she wearing surgical gloves, she should also have worn a lab coat. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Wheeler: Come on Kate! You've always been the popular one, and Shelley was always the brainy one, and Lily was the fun one, and Paige was the sexy one, and I was the big, fat one! And as far as you're concerned, that's exactly the way that it is. Well, you know what? Screw all of you!
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Written by Jay Gordon, Amir Derakh, Bobby Fernandez-Hewitt (as Bobby Hewitt),
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Performed by Orgy
Courtesy of Elementree/Reprise Records
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Excellent slasher.
21 June 2001 | by (Gan-Yavne, Israel) – See all my reviews

It's a colorful slasher movie. That's about it.

It has the mystery element that SCREAM made so popular in slasher movies, but I never care for such things. Figuring out who's the bad guy is not that interesting considering the clues are all misleading anyway.

The death scenes were inventive and gorey, bringing back memories of 80's horror movies like Friday the 13th.

Another nice thing about this movie is that it's hard to pinpoint the surviving girl, unlike in SCREAM and IKWYDLS where it was obvious.

People who don't like slasher movies won't like this movie. As simple as that. I truly enjoyed it and I plan to watch it again while waiting for more of the same.

--MB


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