The movie My Bloody Valentine (1981) is a Canadian slasher film directed by George Mihalka. The story takes place in the small mining town of Valentine Bluffs, where the residents are preparing for the annual Valentine’s Day dance. However, the town is haunted by a dark past when a mining accident occurred years ago, resulting in the deaths of several miners due to negligence. The movie My Bloody Valentine (1981) follows a group of young adults who decide to throw a Valentine’s Day party, only to incur the vengeful wrath of a maniac in mining gear who begins a killing spree.
My Bloody Valentine centers around the character of Harry Warden, a survivor of the mining accident who was driven to madness and seeks revenge on the town. He warns the townspeople to never hold another Valentine’s Day dance, but his warnings are ignored. As the party gets underway, a series of gruesome murders occur, with the victims being targeted in ways related to the mining industry.
The movie My Bloody Valentine (1981) follows the efforts of the town’s sheriff, played by Paul Kelman, to uncover the identity of the killer and put an end to the bloodshed.
The movie My Bloody Valentine (1981) is known for its creative death scenes, and is considered one of the classic slasher films of the 1980s, featuring elements of mystery, horror, and gore.
- Paul Kelman as T.J. Hanniger
- Lori Hallier as Sarah
- Neil Affleck as Axel Palmer
- Keith Knight as Hollis
- Cynthia Dale as Patty
- My Bloody Valentine (1981) was filmed in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada, using the Princess Colliery Mine as a primary location.
- The film’s budget was approximately $2.3 million.
- My Bloody Valentine was released in the United States on February 11, 1981, and in Canada two days later.