My Bloody Valentine (2009) Poster


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  • It's been 10 years after the "Valentine's Day Massacre" in Harmony County, where coal miner Harry Warden killed 22 men, women, and children, before being shot by the local sheriff. Mine owner Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles), who was one of only four students to escape Harry's rampage and was so traumatized by the murders that he spent the last seven years in a mental institution, returns to Harmony with the intent of selling the family mine. He is devastated to find that his ex-girlfriend Sarah Mercer (Jaime King) has married Axel Palmer (Kerr Smith). Mysteriously, Harry Warden, who is presumed dead, also returns, and the killing spree resumes. Each time, a heart-shaped Valentine candy box with a human heart inside is left behind. Tom is accused by Axel, and Tom in turn makes accusations against Axel. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • My Bloody Valentine is a remake of George Mihalka's 1981 film My Bloody Valentine (1981), which was based on a story and script by producer Stephen Miller and screenwriter John Beaird. The screenplay for the remake was written by screenwriters Zane Smith and Todd Farmer. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No. Enough information is given at the beginning of the movie to explain what happened on Valentine's Day ten years ago. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The story takes place in Valentine Bluffs, a small mining town in Nova Scotia, Canada. The town is haunted by a tragedy that happened 20 years earlier when a methane gas explosion trapped five men in a shaft when the supervisors left their posts in order to attend the annual Valentine's Day dance. A sole survivor, Harry Warden, was dug out six weeks later in a coma. Warden had survived by eating the flesh of his dead coworkers, but the experience caused him to go mad and he was committed to a mental institution. A year later, on Valentine's Day, he escaped the institution and murdered the two supervisors who left their posts. He cut out their hearts and sent them to the police in candy boxes with a warning to never hold a Valentine's Day dance again. Now 20 years later, most of the young people in town laugh off the story as history and decide to reinstate the traditional Valentine's Day dance. As the night of the dance approaches, a man in mining gas mask and dressed in black coal mining overalls starts to kill off the town's residents. Talk arises about the possibility that Warden has returned.

    Meanwhile, young Tom "TJ" Hanniger has returned to town, having left to seek his fortune in California in some other venue than working the mines. In the interim, his best friend Axel and old girlfriend Sarah have linked up. On the night of the dance, a group of friends decide to go down into the mines, Sarah among them. TJ and Axel go after them, but the murderous miner is also down there, picking off the group one by one, eventually leaving only TJ and Sarah to battle the killer, who is finally stopped when the mine caves in. TJ and Sarah escape and are informed by a rescue team that Warden died years ago in the Sanitarium. The killer turns out to be Axel, who was the son of one of Warden's original victims. He saw his father get murdered by Warden and then became a killer himself when the town ignored the warnings never to have a Valentine's Day dance again. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Harry Warden/the Miner returns along with Tom "TJ" Hanniger, Axel Palmer, and Sarah, who is now married to Axel. However, all the returning characters are played by new actors. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Holding Axel and Tom at bay with Axel's gun, Sarah must decide who to believe...her ex-boyfriend Tom or her husband Axel, each one accusing the other of being the killer. Axel tells Sarah to shoot them both to be sure. Tom points out that the words "BE MINE 4 EVER" scrawled in blood over Megan's dead body were the same words Megan wrote on her valentine to Axel. Sarah turns the gun on Tom and asks how he knew Megan was dead and what words were written over her. "You told me," Tom replies. "No, I didn't," Sarah counters. Suddenly, Tom sees Harry behind Sarah and yells at her to shoot him, but Sarah and Alex see no one. Harry walks toward Tom and disappears into him. In flashbacks, it's shown how Tom dug up Harry's grave, found his mask and pickaxe, killed the miner and locked himself in a cage afterwards, and killed Megan, all the time believing himself to be Harry. Axel lunges at Tom, and they fight each other, Axel grabbing a shovel and Tom grabbing a pickaxe. Axel beats Tom to the ground, but he swings the axe, hitting Axel in the side. Sarah shoots at Tom but misses, and he runs deeper into the mine. Sarah helps Axel to his feet, and they try to exit the mine, but Tom comes back, knocking out the lights in the shaft and heading straight toward them. Axel gives Sarah his gun and warns her that there's only one bullet left. Sarah aims and fires, hitting Tom in the side. The bullet then hits a gas line, causing an explosion. An indeterminate amount of time passes until a bunch of miners are shown searching the rubble for survivors. One guy finds Tom lying in the rubble and tries to help him, but Tom puts a pickaxe through his eye. In the final scene, the police escort Sarah from the mine and carry Axel to an ambulance while the miners start to leave. At the head of the group is Tom, having donned the mask and clothes of the miner he just killed. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Yes, it was released in 3D using RealD technology, presented with 3D glasses made specially for the digital media used to create the 3D effects. The film was also viewable in conventional screens in some theaters. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The sequel to My Bloody Valentine was a project announced in the late 1990s and was in minor development stages all the way through 2005. The story was going to reunite Sarah and TJ, who would now be married with children, in the same setting of Valentine's Bluff. The plot was going to once again follow murders on Valentine's Day that are too familiar for Sarah and TJ as they attempt to unravel the mysteries linked with their bloody pasts. The film was going to be like Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) (1998) in the sense that it would take place many years after the original film and show what became of the characters and their lives after the events surrounding the horrors of the original. George Mihalka was even set to return as director. Due to the poor box office performance of the original movie, however, a straight sequel seemed financially idiotic, and the film never went past first stages of development. It was believed that even with a direct-to-video film being made, the profits just would not be worth the bother, and with the recent success of other horror remakes such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (2003) and Halloween (2007) (2007), the idea for a remake seemed much more appropriate. Still, many aspects of the 2009 film have come from the planned sequel. These include Sarah having a son, Tom being suspected of the murders (as TJ would have been in the sequel), and the reunion years after a Valentine's Day massacre Sarah and Tom are going to be a part of the original massacre in the 2009 film (just as Sarah and TJ were a part of the original massacre themselves and would have had to live with the consequences in the sequel). Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Yes, the cut footage thought to be lost has surfaced, and it was released uncut (on Region 1 DVD) for the first time ever by Lionsgate on January 13th, 2009. More info here. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The only thing that connects Valentine with the My Bloody Valentine movies is the fact that they both take place on Valentine's Day and are slasher films. My Bloody Valentine was made in the wake of the success of early 1980s slasher movies, such as Halloween and Friday the 13th, while Valentine was made after the success late 1990s slashers like Scream (1996) (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) (1997). The stories of Valentine and My Bloody Valentine are also quite different. In Valentine, a boy tormented by a group of girls in high school grows up and begins killing the girls out of revenge. They are very different movies with completely different plots and are not connected to each other. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Originally, the movie was going to be released on Friday, February 13th, 2009. The release date was pushed up (released sooner by) three weekends to January 23rd, 2009, so that this film would not have to compete with Friday the 13th (2009), a film with a much bigger name brand as well as being produced by Michael Bay. The Wolfman (2010) also was originally planned for a February 13th release but was forced to move to the then-expected April 3rd, 2009, but ultimately January 10th, 2010, because of the popularity of Friday the 13th. Edit (Coming Soon)


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