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My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  16 January 2009 (USA)
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Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.

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In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for graphic brutal horror violence and grisly images throughout, some strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,337,613 (UK) (16 January 2009)

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$51,527,787 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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There was also an episode titled "My Bloody Valentine" on Jensen Ackles' famous TV series "Supernatural". See more »

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When Sarah and Megan are being attacked in the grocery store, they barricade themselves in the manager's office. Sarah then spends time keeping the desk in front of the door. Megan spends time unlocking the grate on the back window. Sarah whose parents owned the store and she grew up working in it should have known that there was an alarm button right next to the door. In fact there is a warning in big letters written on the wall above the alarm buttons saying DO NOT TOUCH. Only after Megan is killed does Sarah hit the alarm button. See more »

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Ben Foley: [drunk] Damn Harry Warden. Got me aiming at shadows.
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After the credits, Harry Warden emerges from a tunnel, peers into the camera then strikes the screen with a pickaxe. See more »


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16 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I missed out on the 80's 3D craze- films in the Jaws, Amityville and Friday the 13th franchises all getting 3d instalments on the big screen. Well it seems 2009 will make up for that, with My Bloody Valentine, Final Destination 4 and Pirahna all adding an extra dimension to their proceedings.

My Bloody Valentine is a great start. It's fun, gory, doesn't spend too much time on the dialogue, because it understands we're wearing these ridiculous glasses for a reason! I really enjoyed it actually- and for someone who has watched so many slashers, the 3d did add some wonderful novel touches, so it felt like more than just a retread. I know it's cool to bash remakes these days (and admittedly so many are very weak) but I much prefer this to the original- which seemed to plod along at quite a pedestrian pace, and besides the mining town setting, really didn't offer anything especially new. This film is far tighter and doesn't take itself so seriously- it has its tongue-firmly-in-cheek.

The only downsides are perhaps the stalk and kill sequence involving a naked lady. I guess some horror fans like their nudity, but in a genre so often viewed as misogynistic, it didn't do itself any favours. Admittedly the character is actually quite strong and fun- you don't feel her nudity weakens or humiliates her, but... I dunno, perhaps pandering a little too much for the teenage boys? Go catch this at the cinema, take a few friends, and enjoy an hour and a half of silly fun.


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