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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

by 14/02/2014
"My Bloody Valentine" focuses on the violent murders carried out in a small town by a mysterious masked murderer wearing miner's outfit and bring about becoming a weapon. When a company decides to make new party for Valentine's day at a local mine, the maniac will visit the area causing a bloodbath.
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Σκηνοθεσία

George Mihalka

Παραγωγή

John Dunning, André Link, Stephen Miller

Σενάριο

John Beaird

Συγγραφέας

Stephen Miller

Ηθοποιοί

Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Alf Humphreys, Keith Knight, Patricia Hamilton, Gina Dick, Terry Waterland

Μουσική

Paul Zaza

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Famous Players, Paramount Pictures, Secret Films

Γνωστή και ως

The Secret

Διάρκεια

1 Hour and 30 Minutes (90 Minutes)

Χώρα

Canada

Γλώσσα

English

Σλόγκαν

Harry's out to steal your heart.
Cross your heart...and hope to die.
This Valentine's Day, romance is DEAD.
There's more than one way to lose your heart...

Προϋπολογισμός

$2.300.000

Box Office

$5.672.031

Έτος

1981

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It is from the movies-pioneers who determined the idiom of the slasher. The amerikanokanadeziko "My Bloody Valentine" despite the serious problems encountered with censorship and that resulted may not be clear for many years the original complete form, managed to establish himself in the 80s as one of the major pioneers of slasher, movement patterns and consolidating cliches that were recycled in future, oftentimes by numerous similar films. And we don't mean of course the horrible remake of 2009 that we don't recommend in any case. Another notable observation before passing in the movie, is the title of the efetzidikos who eventually followed the fashion of festive days as had been shaped by the ' Black Christmas ' and ' Halloween '. However we prefer the title who prevailed despite the nerdy, "The Secret" which was the original, despite the obvious marketistiko Bay played here.

Now let's see the movie in greater detail. The events take place in a small Canadian city prepares to celebrate Valentine's day. But the reemergence of a serial killer who had stayed "idle" for 20 years, forcing the authorities to cancel the party for security reasons. But that a group of young people are not intimidated by the postponement and organizing the party at a local mine. As expected the blooded killer visits the party and unleashes the deadly attack. But who is behind the mayhem and what the real motive that pushes him in killing?

The great rejuvenation of "My Bloody Valentine" is the killer. With the dark working uniform of the mine and the disastrous pick, emerges as the primary threat that seems unstoppable. Although the kasmas is his main weapon, does not hesitate to use and other lethal tools such as nail gun for example while sometimes uses the physical strength to hang his victims into sharp knobs! These items certainly makes "My Bloody Valentine" enjoyable for fans of slasher and gore. How pleasant it is but for the broader public as a horror movie? How much greater is the acceptance of today by a different audience? Unfortunately, somewhere here seem to lose a few points the film George Mihalka.

Horror Trivia

The legacy of "My Bloody Valentine" is not only a negligible. Apart from the remake of 2009 and the large circle of loyal followers of the Irish alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine has taken its name from this film. Also is your favorite slasher Quentin Tarantino's.

The problems identified mainly on moderate interpretations of many actors-something expected for youthful era of slasher-and in the expanded time "dead" spaces where young people engage in irrelevant discussions and chachanismata. Although there are many exciting scenes, the inability to identify with the characters anostoys, reduces the stress of the viewer in some of them, but fortunately not damaging to the project. For example the conflict scenes of murderer with a pair on the animated strollers of mine, being watched with great interest and keep us in our place to see the outcome. The climate mystery creates the hidden identity of the murderer is an added benefit that raises the value of the film. The project's attempt to explain the origin of the murderer with the traditional slasher for recursion in some nasty, tragic fact of the past of the city, hardly meets today, however, the standards of the day, it was rather a welcome necessity.

What my final judgement on the "My Bloody Valentine"? Certainly we find several weaknesses and for today's audience will probably look outdated job. However, considering the whole package, I cannot fail to acknowledge the importance of "My Bloody Valentine" on the history of the scene of terror and specifically for the slasher. Movies of similar historical significance however display a "bustle" Salvation which effectively holds whatever their fall from the high grading scales. In other words the good elements of film prevail-even "on points"-bad, tilting the balance in favour of a positive approach. The freshness but is lost irrevocably.

My Bloody Valentine

Movie Highlights

  • The kalogyrismeno start with an unexpected murder puts us in the mood for good.
  • Nailing a victim in a shower nozzle by turning it into "shower head" somehow!
  • An atrocious murder where the victim accepts "flak" from nail gun to the head.
  • The agonizing sequences where the Slayer fights with the leading pair to the finale.

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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Διαβάθμιση Gore:
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος

Διαβάθμιση Βαθμολογίας:
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!

Positives

Impressive murders, convincingly menacing killer with original suit, well-made mystery about the identity of the offender, Nice ' cheesy ' aesthetic that those years seemed fresh, wonderful amazing closing ballad "The Ballad of Harry Warden" who sings the tenor John McDermott.

Negatives

Many moderate interpretations, indifferent characters, long periods of reduced interest consumed in anoysioys dialogues and chazocharoymena antics of young children.

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Nice slasher with remarkable heritage and fixed cult character. But time has left its marks on it and would hardly excite much of today's young people.

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