Loosely based on the 1981 film of
the same name, “My Bloody Valentine” takes place in a remote American mining
town, which was the setting of a bloody massacre one Valentines day years
On that occaision, a psychotic miner named Harry Warden (Richard John Walters),
had killed several other miners during a cave-in, before going on to massacre a
group of townsfolk, until his rampage was brought to an abrupt halt by the local
sheriff (Tom Atkins).
All has been quiet since then, but as the 10th anniversary of the massacre
looms, a string of bodies with their hearts ripped out begin to pile up around
the town, with witnesses claiming to have seen the killer wearing an old miners
It seems that the ghost of Harry Warden has either returned, or that someone is
determined to keep the legend alive. Suspicion immediately falls on a
young lad named Tom Hanniger, who’s father owned the mine and was one of the
survivors of Harry’s original rampage. However, as the body count grows, doubts
are also cast onto the new Sheriff (Kerr Smith), who was also one of the people
Harry tried to kill 10 years ago, and isn’t exactly the pillar of the community
people think he is either.
Now I personally enjoyed this film,
if you like slasher films and the idea of seeing this in 3D appeals you’d be
advised to pick this up. Please note though the film has also been released in
standard 2D, so make sure which version you pick up.
Overall marks : 6/10.
Alternate tag lines
"Get Your Heart Broken", "You can't get closer than this", "He's
gonna break your heart", "Are you ready for your heart to be broken?
He's going to do it".
The films budget was
farmer also wrote "Jason X". He also appears in the film as Frank
the truck driver.
The movie was filmed
Though the movie
takes place in February, the trees in the film are in full bloom,
indicating it was actually spring.
This was the first
3D horror film to be made using the new digital Real-D technology.
Tom Atkins was a
regular in horror B-movies, having appeared in "Night of the
Creeps", "Maniac Cop" and many of John Carpenters earlier films,
such as "The Fog" and "Halloween 3".
The town in the
original film was called "Valentine's Buff", the town in this film
was named "Harmony".
Though advertised as
a 3D movie, the vast majority of UK cinemas were only able to show
the 2D version as few cinemas had projectors capable of showing
Real-D 3D pictures at the time. As a result, the advertisers were censured by
the UK advertising authority as most people only had the option of
seeing the 2D version.
The original version
was not a huge success and original rights holder Paramount Pictures
had already passed over the opportunity of making a sequel. It was
only when the current trend of remakes took over the cinema that
Lions Gate bought the rights to the film and looked at turning it
into a 3D remake.