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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.

Director:

Patrick Lussier

Writers:

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
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Storyline

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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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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In a 2012 interview, Betsy Rue was asked if she regretted filming the extended scene where she's running around the motel parking lot totally naked. She said "No regrets. It was amazing, and I think that I would've had some regrets, but the reviews were so fun from it. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety wrote up some amazing reviews, and that made me feel really good. That was the whole point of what I wanted to do, like, 'OK, I'm going to be naked, so I better be good instead of just being naked.' I wanted the audience to forget about the fact that I was naked running around the parking lot getting killed and actually have them be scared for me, and from the reviews and the feedback that I got I think I got there. That was my main concern. I don't want to be this naked chick running around just for the sake of running around naked, because we all know that's what happens in horror movies. Yeah, I was the naked girl, but for my sake I hope that I brought a little more to it than just being a screaming naked girl." See more »

Goofs

When Jim Burke tells Deputy Ferris that "He's here, inside the house." it is not made clear how Jim knows this. See more »

Quotes

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

The credits scroll over a journey through the mine down a mine train/tram tracks. See more »


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Written by Marc Anthony Thompson
Performed by The Skillet Turtles
© 2008 Lions Gate Music Publishing LLC
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Expect the expected...
15 January 2009 | by ps42See all my reviews

My Bloody Valentine 3D is one of those really rare kinds of horror flicks. It delivers buckets of gore, brisk pacing, and a lot of in your face 3D goodness. Sit close to the front of your theater for the maximum effect (if you dare!). There is brutality in king size portions, sure to satisfy the most hardcore of horror fans. They really pull out all the stops with that pickaxe's of his.

Perhaps most importantly though, the production and marketing teams were aware of what it what it was. At its core, its a cheesy mindless slasher film, and rather than try to overcome this, My Bloody Valentine acknowledges this trait and works with it. It owns it. Internet ads bore slogans such as 'Its actually 4D if you're wasted.' Never does it get bogged down trying to patch together an airtight story. It just keeps its unrelenting pace up from start to finish, and delivers what the audience came out to see, gratuitous violence.

A film like this is quite refreshing for the genre, not because it is artful by any means, but because it embraces its inherent trashiness. By deliberately failing to take itself seriously, My Bloody Valentine becomes something more than the majority of its peers can ever be. It becomes fun in the same way that a Poison concert or monster truck rally is fun. Take my advice and see this thing as it was meant to be seen, through beer goggles and a pair of cheap 3D glasses. Enjoy it for what it is and don't worry about the second thoughts you might have tomorrow morning.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,241,456, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:

$51,545,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,734,718
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lionsgate See more »
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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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