My Bloody Valentine

Director: Patrick Lussier
Writer: Zane Smith/Todd Farmer/Stephen Miller
Producer: John Dunning/Andre Link/Jack L. Murray/Mike Paseornek/John Sacchi
Starring: Jensen Ackles/Jaime King/Kerr Smith/Kevin Tighe 
Year: 2009
Country: Canada/US 
BBFC Certification: 18
Duration: 101 minutes

So after wondering what I should be watching, I saw My Bloody Valentine which didn’t disappoint and it was in 3D too which made the movie even more brilliant. After a decade when miner Harry Warden goes on a killing spree with a pickaxe, guilt-stricken Tom (Jensen Ackles) returns to his little hometown only to find that similar murders has started happening. With Warden believed to be long dead, Sheriff Axel doesn’t shy away from suspecting Tom. It seems that only Tom’s ex, Sarah, is the only one who believes he is innocent.

Horror fans will seriously be impressed with this scary movie as almost everything about it had the ingredients to make a perfect horror movie as there were plenty of jumps, blood, running and screaming. The story is taken from the original movie (which I have not seen so I can not comment on whether this version actually keeps to the original) and is a very good solid story. The movie is constantly dark and dim which really kept to the atmosphere and the feel of the movie. The actors and actresses should give themselves a round of applause as they played their characters terrifically and also the direction of the movie was very well-done. The locations and soundtrack also gave the movie an extra eerie kick, though there was no need for it as the movie gave out plenty of eerie moments and it didn’t rely heavily on blood and gore which I’m happy about since most horrors in the present day do just that. The style on which the movie is done is like a mixture between the 80s Halloween and Scream, you have some blood here and there but it’s all about the scare factor and not the gross-out factor.

The 3D effects were absolutely amazing and I would urge anyone who likes 3D and horror movies to watch this. I don’t actually have much criticism for this movie as I think mostly positive but sometimes I was a little bored. Don’t get me wrong- the movie was great and in 3D, it’s even better but there were two or three long scenes in the movie where you wouldn’t miss anything from the story if it was cut out.  Already a fantastic horror movie which strongly reminds you of the older 80s horror movie. I’ve seen it in 2D and 3D so I shall do two separate scores.

2D: 7/10
3D: 8/10


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