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My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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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, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.


Patrick Lussier


Todd Farmer (screenplay), Zane Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jensen Ackles ... Tom Hanniger
Jaime King ... Sarah Palmer
Kerr Smith ... Axel Palmer
Betsy Rue ... Irene
Edi Gathegi ... Deputy Martin
Tom Atkins ... Burke
Kevin Tighe ... Ben Foley
Megan Boone ... Megan
Karen Baum Karen Baum ... Deputy Ferris
Joy de la Paz Joy de la Paz ... Rosa
Marc Macaulay ... Riggs
Todd Farmer ... Frank the Trucker
Jeff Hochendoner ... Red
Bingo O'Malley ... Officer Hinch
Liam Rhodes ... Michael


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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On January 16, Get Your Heart Broken. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


Megan Boone and Edi Gathegi would later costar again in The Blacklist See more »


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 »


Ben Foley: Eloquent, Sheriff. You make us look like an inbred mining community.
Axel Palmer: We are an inbred mining community, Ben.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Harry Warden emerges from a tunnel, peers into the camera then strikes the screen with a pickaxe. See more »


Written by Marc Anthony Thompson
Performed by The Skillet Turtles
© 2008 Lions Gate Music Publishing LLC
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Slasher movie about a coalminer who axes numerous victims in a little mining town
18 August 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Based on original film directed by George Mihalka , it was a real success in the American cinemas and all around the world . This horror film provides great load of screams , grisly killings and creepy atmosphere which becomes pretty sinister with the miner killer appearing . This bizarre little horror movie is set in a mining town , on Valentine an explosion of methane gas took the lives of a group of coal miners working in the Hanniger Mine . Long time after, Tom Hanniger ( Jensen Ackles ) returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people , male as well female . But Tom finds himself suspected of committing some new killings , and it seems like his old flame (Jaime King) nowadays married to county sheriff ( Kerr Smith ) is the only one will believe he isn't guilty . Later on , a blood-soaked heart arrives at the police station , accompanied by an ominous message. And several people is cruelly murdered , one of then with a signal putting : ¨Be mine forever ¨ .

The picture is a sleek production with average budget and packs genuine chills , suspense , tension , and shocks , it's a terror-thriller very exciting . Gory, gruesome , pretty repellent , ghastly and unrelenting shock-feast laced with a loving triangle . The film is paced with intelligent edition , special use of color and slick utilization of shock images that take place in the astonishing close-up crimes committed by means of a pickax . This frightening movie displays terror , shocks , hard-edged scenes , creepy images and abundant nudism in charge of an explosive Betsy Rue . While the look is suitable atmospheric and eerie , the argument stretches plausibility to the breaking point . This is a customary splatter plenty of grisly killing , thrills , gruesome shocks , nauseating chills and quite entertaining . It relies heavily on old-fashioned buckets of blood and the plot belongs the same of 'Slashers genre' in ¨ Halloween ¨, ¨ 13 Friday ¨, ¨Nightmare in Elm Street ¨ style , being recently remade . This is an usual excruciatingly splatter film in which the intrigue, tension , suspense appears threatening and lurking in every room, corridors , hospital , mine , tunnel number 5 and many other places . This unrelenting shock-feast packs good make-up and nice special effects . It's just one long relentless stabbing and acceptable budget horror movie that still packs a punch for those who like to be terrorized out their wits . The motion picture is professionally directed by Patrick Lussier , a good filmmaker and editor expert on terror genre ( ¨White noise 2¨ , ¨Dracula 2000¨ , ¨Legacy¨ and ¨Ascension¨ , ¨The prophecy 3: The ascent¨). This murder-feast that will appeal to gore and guts aficionados.

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Bloody Valentine 3D See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,241,456, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lionsgate See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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