BE MINE! A Review of the 1981 Slasher: My Bloody Valentine!

1981’s My Bloody Valentine ¬†has nearly everything you could want in a 1980s horror film : goofy deaths, silly clothes, gratuitous boobs, and a human heart simmering quietly in a pot of hot dog water. It even manages to overcome its inherent silliness for a second and be a little bit scary,¬†thanks to being filmed in a real mine–someone chasing you down a winding pitch black tunnel is terrifying whether they have a pick-axe or not. It is a fun movie, and I think it becomes even more impressive when you learn 9 minutes of gore were cut out of it by the MPAA when it was released- while there’s lots of things missing from this movie (motivation, coherency and logic), I wouldn’t have said it was light on the red stuff.

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BE MINE! A Review of the 1981 Slasher: My Bloody Valentine!