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My Bloody Valentine -- Tom (Ackles) 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 ...
My Bloody Valentine -- Tom (Ackles) 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 ...
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16 January 2009 (USA) See more »
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On January 16, Get Your Heart Broken. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jensen Ackles ... Tom Hanniger

Jaime King ... Sarah Palmer

Kerr Smith ... Axel Palmer

Betsy Rue ... Irene

Edi Gathegi ... Deputy Martin

Tom Atkins ... Sheriff Jim Burke

Kevin Tighe ... Ben Foley

Megan Boone ... Megan
Karen Baum ... Deputy Ferris

Joy de la Paz ... Rosa

Marc Macaulay ... Riggs

Todd Farmer ... Frank the Trucker
Jeff Hochendoner ... Red
Bingo O'Malley ... Officer Hinch
Liam Rhodes ... Michael
Michael McKee ... Jason (as Michael Roberts McKee)
Andrew Larson ... Noah Palmer
Jarrod DiGiorgi ... Doc Miller
Selene Luna ... Selene
Cherie McClain ... Commentator

Richard John Walters ... Harry Warden / The Miner (as Rich Walters)

David Whalen ... Bartender '08
Denise Dal Vera ... Nurse (as Denise Dalvera)
Sam Nicotero ... Bartender '98
Tim Hartman ... Eli Hanniger

Ruth Flaherty ... Thelma

Annie Kitral ... Desk Clerk
Jerry Johnston ... Verne
Rita Gregory ... Female Doctor

Brandi Engel ... Teen Straggler

Mightie Louis Greenberg ... Louis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Leigh Belle ... Nurse from the Past (uncredited)
Sara Brooks ... (uncredited)

Chris Carnel ... The Miner (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Sheriff Murray (uncredited)
Greg Hartle ... Miner (uncredited)
Jesse Iwanonkiw ... Killed Miner (uncredited)

John W. Iwanonkiw ... Miner #7 (uncredited)
Jeffrey Jones ... Sheriff (uncredited)

William Kania ... Deputy Murdock (uncredited)

Nick Kincaid ... Nick (uncredited)
George Macbeth ... Deputy Coroner (uncredited)
Zachary Mazefsky ... TV News Cameraman (uncredited)
Sean P. McCarthy ... Coal Miner (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn ... Bar Guy #3 (uncredited)
Beth Pedone ... Rescue Miner (uncredited)
Jared Pfennigwerth ... Dead Teen (uncredited)
Kyle Quinn ... Rescue Miner (uncredited)
Joe Shelby ... Killed Miner #1 (uncredited)
Henry Tjernlund ... Rescue Miner (uncredited)

James Werley ... Rescue Worker (uncredited)

Giovanna Yannotti ... Dead Party Teen (uncredited)

Directed by
Patrick Lussier 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Todd Farmer (screenplay) and
Zane Smith (screenplay)

John Beaird (1981 screenplay)

Stephen A. Miller (1981 story) (as Stephen Miller)

Produced by
John Dunning .... executive producer
André Link .... executive producer
Jonathan McCoy .... line producer
Jack L. Murray .... producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Hernany Perla .... associate producer
John Sacchi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Pearson 
 
Film Editing by
Cynthia Ludwig 
Patrick Lussier 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Zack Grobler 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Murdock 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurin L. Scarlata 
 
Costume Design by
Leeann Radeka 
 
Makeup Department
Denise Baer .... special makeup effects crew
Jeff L. Deist .... special makeup effects crew
Debra Dietrich .... key hair stylist
Jamie Grove .... special makeup effects crew
Snowy Highfield .... special makeup effects crew
Emma Jacobs .... special makeup effects crew (as Emma "Blood Girl" Jacobs)
Jeannee Josefczyk .... key makeup artist
Sarah Mays .... makeup department head
Mike J. Regan .... special makeup effects crew
Solina Tabrizi .... department head hair stylist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup effects designer
Claire Jane Vranian .... special makeup effects crew
 
Production Management
Mark W. McCoy .... post-production manager (as Mark McCoy)
Curtis A. Miller .... production director: Lions Gate Films
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Donna Sloan .... executive in charge of production: Lions Gate Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Burke .... first assistant director
Michael McCue .... first assistant director: second unit
Michael McCue .... second assistant director
Jack L. Murray .... second unit director
Susan Ransom-Coyle .... second second assistant director
Ron Recio .... additional second assistant director
Melissa R. Stubbs .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Timothy Barnhill .... on-set dresser: additional crew
Vincent Borrelli .... scenic artist
Robert Buncher .... construction gangboss
Daragh Byrne .... carpenter
Matthew Carraher .... assistant props
Dallah C. Cesen .... scenic artist
Joe T. Conard .... set dresser
Darien N. D'Alfonso .... paint foreman
Jolene Dames .... buyer
James Gurnsey Jr. .... set dresser
David Hassinger .... set dresser
Jim Heastings .... carpenter
Joshua Hogan .... painter
Norm Johnson .... carpenter
Gregory Jones .... leadman
Eva Kamienska-Carter .... assistant art director
Brett Kennedy .... set dresser
Bao-Uy Luu .... graphic artist
Lauri Mancuso .... charge scenic painter
Daniel McGuinness .... carpenter
Michael McKee .... carpenter
Samuel Noel .... set dresser (as Sam Noel)
Mary O'Brien .... stand-by scenic
Beth Pedone .... graphic designer
Brent Peelor .... construction foreman
Laura Pliskin .... art production assistant
Brandon A. Plonka .... set dresser
Gregory Puchalski .... set dresser
Jocelyn Roach .... buyer
Michael Sabo .... property master
Scott G. Smith .... carpenter
Kelley Snyder .... art department coordinator
Mamie Stein .... on-set dresser
Lance R. Walters .... leadman
Joseph Waterkotte .... construction coordinator
Shane Welsh .... carpenter
Mark Zang .... carpenter
Edgar Um Bucholtz .... painter (uncredited)
Jeff Lavezoli .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jason Shumaker .... utility (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Steve Boeddeker .... sound designer
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Chad Djubek .... boom operator
Jim Emswiller .... sound mixer
Sean England .... foley recordist
Frank E. Eulner .... supervising sound editor
Andre Fenley .... assistant supervising sound editor
Scott Guitteau .... sound effects editor
Howie Hammerman .... engineering services
Rick Hernandez .... sound designer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Marilyn McCoppen .... supervising dialogue and adr editor
Tom Myers .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Kelly Roofner .... sound utility
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound recordist
Jurgen Scharpf .... mix technician
Clint Smith .... mix technician
James Spencer .... sound recordist
Daniel Sperry .... dolby film sound consultant
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Dino Tomelden .... digital editorial services
Jana Vance .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Hank Atterbury .... pyrotechnician
Greg Boggs .... special effects technician
Zac Chowdhury .... rotoscope
Jerry Gergely .... special effects crew
Greg Kramer II .... special effects assistant
Jeff Ogg .... special effects foreman
Andy Weder .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... digital compositor
Trinh Baxter .... digital compositor
Jason Bidwell .... digital effects artist: Asylum FX
Kathy Chasen-Hay .... visual effects executive producer: Asylum
Zac Chowdhury .... digital artist
Sarah Coatts .... stereo visual effects producer: PIC
Brian Conlon .... visual effects supervisor: PIC Agency
Caitlin Content .... compositing supervisor
Sean Devereaux .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Chris Ervin .... digital effects artist
Javier Gallego .... stereoscopic compositor
Todd Hemsley .... inferno artist
Joe Ken .... compositing supervisor: Asylum
Ali Laventhol .... digital compositor
Valy Lungoccia .... digital effects artist
Devin C. Lussier .... visual effects editor
Mindy Minkow .... titles coordinator
Roger Mocenigo .... compositor: XY&Z
Steve Muangman .... digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
Chris Newton .... 3D artist
Jeremy Nicolaides .... stereoscopic supervisor: Sassoon Film Design
Eddie Offermann .... software and tracking
John Pierce .... stereoscopic compositor
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
Brad Scott .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Michael Shelton .... animation and lighting: Asylum FX
Stefan Smith .... compositor
Frank Spiziri .... visual effects producer: Asylum
John Stewart .... digital compositor: Asylum
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects supervisor
Joe VanDalsem .... 3D artist
Marc Varisco .... visual effects supervisor
John L. Weckworth .... digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
Midori Witsken .... digital artist: Asylum (as Midori Otsubo)
Yuichiro Yamashita .... lighting technical director
Michael Lori .... tracking artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kacie Borrowman .... stunt double
Jared Burke .... stunt double: Tom Atkins
Chris Carnel .... stunt double
Jared S. Eddo .... utility stunts: re-shoots
Tim Gallin .... stunt player
Trevor Habberstad .... stunt double: Jensen Ackles
Chris O'Hara .... stunt performer
Casey Pieretti .... stunt double
Keith Siglinger .... stunt player
Melissa R. Stubbs .... action coordinator
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt player
Josh Wood .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allan Barch .... electrician
Greg Boggs .... electrician
Justin Browne .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jarrett Buba .... gaffer: second unit
Jarrett Buba .... rigging gaffer
Matthew Bulleri .... grip
Duane Chan-Shue .... balloon operator
Jason Cianella .... camera production assistant
Kiely Cronin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Austin Cross .... second unit gaffer
Mark Cueto .... lighting technician
Nick Cupkovic .... balloon lighting (as Nicholas Cupkovic)
Joshua Davis .... best boy
Sean Edwards .... grip
Jeff Gatesman .... gaffer
Adam Grant .... rigging electrician
Randy Greer .... aerial cameraman
Heather Hays .... 3D file manager
Jim Hays .... 3D file manager
Orlando Hernandez .... electrician
Robert Howie .... digital imaging technician
Dan Jarrell .... best boy grip
Travis Johnston .... electrician
Jason Jouver .... rigging grip
George Kallimanis .... dolly grip
Gary Kangrga .... key rigging grip
Jason Kirker .... rigging grip
Pete Klingenberg .... electrician
Frederick E. Kowalo .... rigging electrician
Jordan Lippert .... rigging electrician
Benjamin Macensky .... best boy rigging electrician
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Jason B. McCann .... grip
David J. McGraw .... 3D digital video technician
Joseph E. Myers .... rigging electrician
David Noble .... best boy rigging grip
John 'JOC' O'Connell .... camera production assistant
Max Penner .... stereographer
Deb Peterson .... second assistant camera
Brennan Reilly .... rigging electrician
Eric Riedmann .... electrician
Michael Roberts .... still photographer
Ryan Rodriguez .... balloon operator (as Ryan A. Rodriguez)
Mark Sasabuchi .... first assistant camera
Matt Schafer .... rigging electrician
Ryan Schlagbaum .... electrician
Amishjim Schulze .... crane operator
Amishjim Schulze .... grip
Amishjim Schulze .... key grip: second unit
Michael B. Scott .... grip
Howard Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nick Tallo .... dolly grip
David Taylor .... first assistant camera
Justin Thaler .... wrap grip
Lee Theiroff .... rigging electrician
Jon Thurner .... additional electrician
Christopher Vinopal .... wrap grip (as Chris Vinopal)
Jared Wellman .... lighting technician
Don Yockey .... grip
Nick Yost .... electrician
Zoran Zdrnja .... electrician
Jeremy Zerechak .... digital camera assistant
Nick Zinobile .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
Natalie Ballesteros .... casting associate
Donna M. Belajac .... casting: Pittsburgh
Kim Crawford .... casting assistant: Pittsburgh
Nora Jobling .... casting intern
Ty Kamerman .... casting intern (as Tyler Kamerman)
Nancy Mosser .... extras casting director
Katie Shenot .... extras casting director
Trixze Smith .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andree Fortier .... costume supervisor
Kortney Lawlor .... set costumer
Ketzia Menkhus .... costume assistant
Virginia Smith Phillips .... additional costumer
Alison Evans .... additional set costumer (uncredited)
Maura McCarthy .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate editor
Jason Fabbro .... digital intermediate colorist
Jeremy Luena .... editorial production assistant
Blair Miller .... first assistant editor
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Matt Russell .... post-production assistant
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
Dan Williams .... post-production assistant
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Julia Bembenek .... music coordinator
Susie Bench .... conductor
Susie Bench .... music scoring assistant
Susie Bench .... orchestrator
Mark Curry .... score mixer
Simon James .... orchestra contractor
Joshua Winget .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Michael Angel .... driver
Frank Elder .... driver
D.J. Gardiner .... driver
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... driver: camera truck
Terry R. Owens .... production driver
Ken Plumlee .... transportation captain
Joseph C. Pokorny .... driver
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
Paul Salard III .... production van driver
Gary Schamber .... picture car coordinator
Robert Vith .... driver
Tom Weifenbach .... driver
Prentis Woods .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Alix Bannon .... assistant post-production accountant (as Alix Large)
Andrea Bernick .... production assistant
Stephanie Bertoni .... script supervisor: second Unit
Andrew Blau .... production coordinator
Darren Bulmer .... additional p.a.
Stephan Burle .... title designer
Stephan Burle .... titles
Ray Cervenak .... security captain
Ami Cohen .... production department coordinator
Mark Davis .... head chef
Michael Day .... production assistant
Anna Dobkin .... assistant production coordinator
Adam Dunhoff .... production assistant
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Heather Hays .... 3D file manager
Jim Hays .... 3D file manager
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Kate Hennessy .... production assistant
Bill Jacks .... manager of business and legal affairs
Kent Jackson .... assistant location manager
Travis Johnston .... production assistant
Brandon Kelly .... location scout
Derrick Landry .... first assistant accountant
Kevin Landry .... production accountant
Mike Lane .... client services
Alan Lee .... body double & stand-in
Maria F. Leon .... location assistant
Drew Levinson .... production assistant
Jeremy Luena .... production assistant
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business affairs
Julie Moffa .... production secretary
Barbara Morris .... second assistant accountant
Christine Oviatt .... office production assistant
Jared Pascoe .... additional office production assistant
Max Penner .... stereographer
Lindsey Ramey .... executive assistant: mike paseornek
Mike J. Regan .... puppeteer
Thomas Rumpf II .... office production assistant
Cassius Allen Shuman .... business & legal affairs: Lionsgate
Gary J. Sims .... payroll accountant
Drew Smith .... craft service
Nicholas Spivak .... craft service
Mike Strati .... set production assistant
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... puppeteer
Jarik Van Sluijs .... titles
Cherokee Walker .... aerial coordinator/helicopter pilot
John C. Walker .... additional set production assistant
David H. 'Wino' Weinstein .... location manager
John W. Iwanonkiw .... stand-in (uncredited)
David Dale McCue .... stand-in: Riggs (uncredited)
Sean McGee .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Justin Elkin .... special thanks
Tom Elkins .... special thanks
Melanie Farmer .... special thanks
Gregg Featherman .... special thanks
J.C. Hutchins .... special thanks
Patrick Leach .... special thanks
Laura Lussier .... special thanks
Tom Piccirilli .... special thanks
Matt Venne .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"My Bloody Valentine 3-D" - UK (promotional title), USA (promotional title)
"My Bloody Valentine 3D" - UK (poster title), USA (poster title)
"Bloody Valentine 3D" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic brutal horror violence and grisly images throughout, some strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language
Runtime:
101 min
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Trivia:
The first two characters killed on screen are named Jason and Michael, an homage to characters from the Friday the 13th (1980) and Halloween (1978) series where the killers are non-speaking. A direct reference to the films is how they die - trademark features of the characters.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Sarah was attacked in the grocery store and we see her getting her wrist bandaged in the ambulance, however in subsequent scenes she doesn't appear to have any cut or bandage.See more »
Quotes:
Ben Foley:[drunk] Damn Harry Warden. Got me aiming at shadows.See more »
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47 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Full-fledged throwback to the golden age of slasher films, 21 March 2009
Author: Simon_Says_Movies from Toronto, ON, Canada

A movie titled My Bloody Valentine is clearly non trying to pander to art house crowds, nor does it even seem to be reaching for a higher ilk in the horror genre, but while appearing as a fully tacky horror movie entry (a 3-D remake) My Bloody Valentine succeeds in avoiding and ultimately reviving the never ending pitfalls of such films; a strong, unique opening and a surprising and completely plausible, non-ridiculous finale.

Unfortunately the movie is not as strong as its bookend acts, but it is certainly gory, fun, terrifying, tense and nothing but entertaining. (And yes, there is also nudity). The use of the trademark, in your face, 3-D tactics is mostly restrained, although it seems that director Patrick Lussier (who has mostly been in horror movie limbo since he directed Dracula 2000) could not avoid the intermittent pickaxe to the screen. The performances are actually quite strong, and while this is becoming more the norm in horror films, MBV even forgoes the smart-alecky, prankster character which removes the propensity for us to be taken out of the film.

The unique opening is actually a three-tier start. Flashing newsreels reveal that the collapse of the Hanniger Mine in a small town which claimed the lives of 6 miners (Or was it something else that killed the men?). Awakening from a comma years later, the sole survivor of the cave-in, Harry Warden, picks up where he left off, slaying dozens before being killed himself concluding what the town dubbed the Valentines Day Massacre. But all is not what it seems, as 10 years later Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles), a near-victim of Warden, returns to the small town to sell the mine but the killings suspiciously begin once again and it is up to Tom to clear his name.

My Bloody Valentine is a full-fledged throwback to the golden age of slasher films, like Friday the 13th (and is ironically better then the Friday remake this year) and never for a single second tries to be anything it's not and in doing so, it ultimately becomes something it shouldn't be; fun.

6.5 / 10.0

Read all my reviews at: simonsaysmovies.blogspot.com

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