My Bloody Valentine (1981)
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On Valentine's Day 20 years before, an explosion of methane gas took the lives of a group of coal miners working in the Hanniger Mine near the small Nova Socia town of Valentine Bluffs. The accident occurred because supervisors left their posts to attend the annual Valentine's Day dance. A year afterward, Harry Warden - the only survivor of the accident - retaliated by killing the two supervisors, and leaving a terrifying warning never to hold another Valentine's Day dance. Now, a group of young adults decides to hold another dance, despite warnings. When a blood-soaked heart arrives at the police station, accompanied by an ominous message, the dance is canceled. But a Valentine party is held in its place... at the coal mine, and it isn't long before the town's young people begin dying violently. It appears Harry Warden has returned to punish those who did not heed his warning...
Harry's out to steal your heart.
Title: My Bloody Valentine
Release Date: February 11, 1981
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
Paul Kelman ...Jessie 'T.J.' Hanniger
Lori Hallier ...Sarah
Neil Affleck ...Axel Palmer
Keith Knight ...Hollis
Alf Humphreys ...Howard Landers
Cynthia Dale ...Patty
Helene Udy ...Sylvia
Rob Stein ...John
Thomas Kovacs ...Mike Stavinski (as Tom Kovacs)
Terry Waterland ...Harriet
Carl Marotte ...Dave
Jim Murchison ...Tommy Whitcomb
Gina Dick ...Gretchen
Peter Cowper ...The Miner & Harry Warden
Don Francks ...Chief Jake Newby
Patricia Hamilton ...Mabel Osborne
Larry Reynolds ...Mayor Hanniger
Jack Van Evera ...Happy
Jeff Banks ...young Axel
Pat Hemingway ...Woman
Graham Whitehead ...Mac
Fred Watters ...Supervisor 1
Jeff Fulton ...Supervisor 2
Pat Walsh ...Harvey Smight
Marguerite McNeil ...Mrs. Raleigh
Sandy Leim ...Ben
John MacDonald ...Rescuer
Stephen A. Miller
Stephen A. Miller
"The Ballad of Harry Warden"
More Movie Taglines:
- Harry's out to steal your heart.
- Heart. Burn.
- Cross your heart...and hope to die.
- This Valentine's Day, romance is DEAD.
- There's more than one way to lose your heart...
- Valentine's Day will never be the same again...
- Happy: Beware of what you make fun of, you little asshole!
Jessie 'T.J.' Hanniger: We'll have a party in the mine! Howard Landers: Yeah. Beware of Harry Warden! OOOOOOOHHHHH! Hollis: SHUT THE FUCK UP! Happy: Beware of what you make fun of, you little asshole! Howard Landers: Who? Happy: YOU!
Axel Palmer: [last lines] Axel Palmer: [singing to himself] Sarah, be My Bloody Valentine...
Chief Jake Newby: [the chief is getting into his car when Tommy's car comes up behind him, swerving wildly. It stops and Tommy gets out] [yelling] Chief Jake Newby: Goddammit, Tommy Whitcomb what the hell's the matter with you? Where's your brains? I... Tommy Whitcomb: Chief, listen to me. You have to go to the mine! We were having a party and Harry Warden started killing everybody!
[Mayor Hanniger & Chief Newby are driving back to City Hall in Newby's police Suburban. The Chief gestures to the heart-shaped candy box that arrived at the police building earlier, addressed to the Mayor] Chief Jake Newby: Aren't you goint to open that? Mayor Hanniger: Yeah. Chief Jake Newby: Better read the card first. [Mayor Hanniger opens the card on the front of the box] Mayor Hanniger: [reading from the card] From the heart comes a warning, filled with bloody good - cheer, remember what happened as the 14th draws - near! [Hanniger opens the box to find a blood-soaked heart inside. The chief looks over and is horrified by what he sees] Chief Jake Newby: It can't be!
- The caption near the beginning states "Thursday February 12th", indicating that the dance will be on Saturday the 14th. That means Friday the 13th falls in between them. The Friday the 13th series was released by Paramount and the plot of My Bloody Valentine is similar to the Friday the 13th films.
George Mihalka approached Paramount in 2001 with a synopsis for a sequel, but due to poor box office records with the original film, they declined.
The Irish band My Bloody Valentine adopted their name from this film.
In an interview with TerrorTrap.com director George Mihalka said that the shooting location at Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia was chosen because of its rustic atmospheric appearance. However when the locals found out that a movie was to be shot there they decided to spend $50,000 to have the mine painted and cleaned! This, of course, diminished the reason that the production wanted the location to begin with. Mihalka said that $75,000 of the films budget was then used to return the mine to its original state for shooting.
The film was shot in authentic mines which were often as much as 900 feet underground. Only certain lighting devices could be used in the mines because of the potential danger of methane explosions.
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