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People Who Died: ‘Hollis’ from “My Bloody Valentine” (’81)

People Who Died: ‘Hollis’ from “My Bloody Valentine” (’81)
By J Astro

Horror fans are a unique sort of folk, because while many of us are the nicest & most generous, fun-loving people you’ll ever meet, we also delight in watching our fellow humans being massacred on TV and theater screens with alarming regularity. We deliriously cheer on the maniacs, monsters, and ill-mannered otherworldly visitors who make mincemeat out of our fictional peers, because that’s what we paid good money to see. And we’re usually less concerned with the so-called moral implications of such casually vicious entertainment than we are about how much soda or nacho chips we have left. I don’t wanna say we’re desensitized, necessarily… but we sure have grown to love our violent escapism. But what about those getting strangled, mangled, chopped up, beaten down, eaten, violently accosted, haunted, menaced, chased, threatened, and generally harassed at every turn? They do it all onscreen,
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My Bloody Valentine

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Year: 1981Director: George MihalkaCast: Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Paul Kelman, Alf Humphreys, Keith Knight

In the small mining town of Valentine Bluffs things have not been the same since a freak mining accident claimed the lives of several men years before while the security was at the Annual Valentine's Day Dance. With a warning from one of the sole survivors of the accident never to hold the dance again, a group of local youngsters decide to hold the dance twenty years after the accident. Well needless to say (it is a slasher movie after all) on the eve of the Valentine's dance, people begin to be murdered by a killer disguised in a mining uniform and armed with a pick axe.

My Bloody Valentine was Canada's answer to the success of Friday the 13th and Halloween, and as the old cliche goes: Imitation is often the best form of flattery.
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My Bloody Valentine (1981 - Review)

1981 - 91 mins. - Rated R

D: George Mihalka

C: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck

Miner that went crazy after being trapped in a mine for six weeks, as the result of his boss rushing to get to a Valentine's day dance, returns to his hometown decades later to kill those celebrating Valentine's Day.

Obviously a riff on John Carpenter's Halloween with the choice holiday switched from Halloween to Valentine's Day. My Bloody Valentine has it share of corny moments complete with some corny country western music and over exaggerated performances and attitudes that are supposed to convey small town living. My Bloody Valentine even has its share of soap opera moments that deal with the inner workings of a love triangle involving two guys vying for the attention of one woman complete with a dated music score that would be fitting in a soap opera sitcom. However, when
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31 Years, 31 Screams: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

My Bloody Valentine (1982) D: George Mihalka. Paul Kelman, Neil Affleck, Lori Hallier. Holidays have long been prime fodder for slasher storytellers. From Black Christmas to Halloween to the dreadful Thankskilling, nary a festive day has been spared. Perhaps it's the juxtaposition of happy tidings with death and fear. Or maybe holiday parties are just a convenient excuse to gather teens together for slaughter. Probably the latter. In order to capitalize on the success of Friday the 13th, Paramount fired off a series of slasher clones, including My Bloody Valentine – conveniently...
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NJ: Monstermania Convention Kicks Off This Weekend

For our readers in the New York, New Jersey or Philadelphia area, make a note that this weekend is the 14th MonsterMania convention taking place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ from March 12th through the 14th. Guest include legendary director Dario Argento, Malcolm McDowell, Gary Busey, Eric Roberts, Nightmare On Elm Street 2 's Mark Patton, Doug Bradley, Doug Bradley, Kane Hodder, Scout Taylor Compton, Meg Foster ( They Live , Stepfather 2 ), William Katt, Corbin Bernsen, Full Moon's Charles Band, a Night Of The Creeps reunion (with Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Steve Marshall and Tom Atkins), a My Bloody Valentine reunion (with Neil Affleck, Al Humphreys, Lori Hallier, Helen Udy, Peter Cowper and Paul Kelman)and many, many more. Besides the panels with guests,...
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Monster Mania 14 Swag Report

Monster-Mania stretches its tentacled appendages across the great state of New Jersey once again this coming weekend, converting man, woman, and child alike to the service of Horror!!

March 12th through 14th, Cherry Hill's Crowne Plaza will play host to your heroes of horror including...

* Dario Argento * Malcolm McDowell * Gary Busey * Eric Roberts * Mark Patton (NOES2) * Doug Bradley * Spencer Wilding (Wolfman 2010) * Jake Busey * Thom Matthews (Return of the Living Dead) * Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator) * Kane Hodder * Bill Moseley * Corbin Bernsen * Meg Foster (They Live) * Scout Taylor-Compton * William Katt (Carrie) * Chris Carnel (My Bloody Valentine 3D) * Derek Graf (Zombieland) * Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) *

A Night of the Creeps Reunion with Tom Atkins, Jill Whitlow, Jason Lively, and Steve Marshall

A My Bloody Valentine Reunion with Neil Affleck, Alf Humphreys, Lori Hallier, Helene Udy, Peter Cowper, Paul Kelman, Tom Kovacs, Rob Stein, and Jim Murchison

...and plenty more guests. Visit
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Trailer For The My Bloody Valentine Special Edition DVD!

Shock Till You Drop got an awesome new trailer for the upcoming Special Edition DVD release of the original My Bloody Valentine. What's so cool about this re-release? Finally, we get to see the movie in it's uncut form with deleted scenes and all the "gory" bits reinstated! The DVD will hit store shelves on Tuesday, January 13th, a mere few days before the remake My Bloody Valentine 3D hits screens across the country. Check out the trailer embedded below! Also, Shock's Ryan Rotten conducted a great interview with the producers of this DVD which you can read right Here!

Check out the DVD cover Here. The original My Bloody Valentine was directed by George Mihalka from a script by John Beaird & Stphen A. Miller. The 1981 horror cult classic starred Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy & Rob Stein.
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