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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director:

George Mihalka

Writers:

Stephen A. Miller (story concept) (as Stephen Miller), John Beaird

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ... T.J.
Lori Hallier ... Sarah
Neil Affleck ... Axel
Keith Knight ... Hollis
Alf Humphreys ... Howard
Cynthia Dale ... Patty
Helene Udy ... Sylvia
Rob Stein Rob Stein ... John
Thomas Kovacs ... Mike (as Tom Kovacs)
Terry Waterland Terry Waterland ... Harriet
Carl Marotte ... Dave
Jim Murchison Jim Murchison ... Tommy
Gina Dick Gina Dick ... Gretchen
Peter Cowper ... The Miner & Harry Warden
Don Francks ... Chief Newby
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Storyline

Valentine's Day is coming around and the young people of the small mining town of Valentine's BLuffs are organising a party. A few decades earlier an explosion at the mine trapped six miners underground. One, Harry Warden, survived, though in a deranged state. Warden is sent to a mental hospital but escapes and murders those he deems responsible for the mine accident. Now people are being brutally murdered again, and the townsfolk suspect that it is the work of Harry Warden. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sarah, be My Bloody Valentine! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Valentinstag See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,672,031
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a recent interview, actor Neil Affleck revealed that he still has the miner's helmet that he wore in the film. See more »

Goofs

The passenger side mirror on TJ's car is askew when Sarah gets into the car. The mirror is fine once again as they drive off. See more »

Quotes

Hollis: [the miners are all chewing on tobacco] Howard, you've gotta chew it, you don't blow bubbles with it!
Howard Landers: I'll take care of myself.
Hollis: How'd you ever get to be so stupid?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the rolling credits, you will hear the evil-doer miner (Harry Warden) laugh. See more »

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Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Music's All I Need
Performed by Lee Bach
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Better than your average slasher-horror
30 October 2016 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Valentine's Day is coming around and the young people of the small mining town of Valentine's BLuffs are organising a party. A few decades earlier an explosion at the mine trapped six miners underground. One, Harry Warden, survived, though in a deranged state. Warden is sent to a mental hospital but escapes and murders those he deems responsible for the mine accident. Now people are being brutally murdered again, and the townsfolk suspect that it is the work of Harry Warden.

Better than your average slasher-horror, not that this says much. Reasonable set up, and a decent amount of intrigue. Does fall back on many horror clichés, and the performances are so-so. Plot is ultimately fairly formulaic, but has its moments.


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