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Valentines Day Countdown: My Bloody Valentine


In the mood for something a bit different for Valentine’s day? Want some blood and carnage to go with your chocolate and champaigne? Well then you might want to watch “My Bloody Valentine”

My Bloody ValentineSynopsis: 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, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he’s innocent.

My bloody Valentine (2009) is a remake of the original My Bloody Valentine (1981). Starring Jensen Ackles of Supernatural fame who it was fun and interesting to see him in another role.

My Bloody Valentime was filmed with 3D in mind and whilst watching the movie in 2D you can see that very clearly. An example is the shots with the pick axe flying at the camera looking cool, yet odd at the same time. There is a great performance by Jensen Ackles as Tom who’s dad went crazy and killed everyone.

The movie isn’t bad but it’s a pretty bland story. The gore on the other hand is done pretty well. The story and the plot might be a bit predictable at times, but this is still a fun popcorn movie to watch with your significant other, especially if they are fans of horror and blood.

The slasher costume of the maniac coal miner is done really well and does look quite creepy and might be one of my favourite slasher designs out there.

The film isn’t perfect. The copy I saw made me wonder how it was filmed as it seemed as parts were sped up or were suddenly 30fps than say the standard cinematic 24fps. This made it look like parts of video was cut into the movie.

The movie also suffers a bit from digital blood effects, but considering this was made for 3D in mind that is probably the only way they could get the blood splatter to make it pop off the screen in a 3D effect.

My Bloody Valentine isn’t perfect, but if you want something different to watch with your significant other on Valentine’s Day then this might be worth a watch.

For some more gory options for Valentine’s Day, you can also consider the following movies:

  • Valentine (2001)
  • Hospital massacre (Originally titled Be My Valentine) (1982)
  • Picnic at hanging rock (1975)
  • Lovers lane (1999)
  • Warm bodies (2013)
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