Sunday, October 19, 2014

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Long before I heard of the awful 3D remake I discovered this 80's slasher gem online. I originally had a hard time tracking down the DVD. Apparently this movie originally was given an X rating by the MPAA. That didn't sit too well so the movie had to be heavily edited for it to get an R rating. I've seen still images of the cut scenes and they aren't any more graphic than other movies released around the same time.

You probably wouldn't recognize any of the names attached to this film...I know I didn't, but it doesn't matter. The film takes place in the fictional town of Valentines Bluff in Novia Scotia about a killer that took the lives off several miners and couples on Valentine's Day several years ago. You see there was an accident at the local mine 20 years ago and a miner by the name of Harry Warden was the only survivor. The man in charge of the mine that fateful night was off at a Valentine's Day party.

Fast forward to the "current" time and the killer is now more of a urban legend. That is until a box of chocolates containing a bloody heart shows up in town. It's been 20 years since Valentine's Day was celebrated and the young people are eager to throw a big party. Much to the chagrin of the sheriff the party goes on as planned. That is when the bodies start to hit the floor.

This is one of those movies that deserves being watched. Most people probably didn't know when the 3D remake was released a few years ago that it was a remake. Sometimes well known actors and slick special effects just can't top an original classic.

1 comment:

  1. One of my all time favourite horror film! And I can actually name some of the cast. Love this film.