My Bloody Valentine 3D

Tag line : Nothing says 'date movie' like a 3D ride to hell!

My Bloody Valentine 3DLoosely 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 previous.

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 uniform.

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.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • 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 $15,000,000.

  • Scriptwriter Todd farmer also wrote "Jason X". He also appears in the film as Frank the truck driver.

  • The movie was filmed in Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

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