Friday, October 7, 2016

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Director: George Mihalka

Stars:  Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck                        

In Valentine Bluffs on Valentine’s Day, Harry Warden went on a killing spree after an accident at the local mine, so after that no one in the town celebrated Valentine’s Day again. After 20 years have passed, a group of kids decided to was time to have another Valentine’s Day party. The older citizens did not have the same enthusiasm as the party planners. As the party is being prepared, some of the townsfolk start receiving heart shaped candy boxed containing a fresh human heart. As the party start going, so does all of the killing. Harry Warden is back all dressed up in his miner’s uniform carrying his pick ax to swing at all of the young lover’s out there.


For one thing, who in the hell has a Valentine’s Day party out of grade school? I would think it would be a lame idea also, but I guess it was one of the “holidays” that had not yet been touch by the horror genre. When I saw this movie for the first time, it scared me, and not in the way one would think. The death scenes were not bad at all; it was still the time period of when all special effects were made by hand. It was what the killer wore, the gas mask. To be able to see the face of your killer or attacker helps to cope more with what it happening, but when the face is covered or altered in any way it could be anyone behind the mask. It’s the faceless killer. I’ve learn to deal with it now, but before the scene where he is walking out of the mine is the creepiest.
My Bloody Valentine (1981) Trailer

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