Halloween Disc-A-Day: Day 2 – My Bloody Valentine

For a third year, I’m going to be watching at least one horror DVD per day and writing a short review about them.  I’ve acquired a new batch that I haven’t previously seen, so without any further delay.  Let’s get to work.

My Bloody Valentine (16 January 2009)

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, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he’s innocent.

The best word to describe this movie is excessive.  From the opening credits needlessly showing off their 3D for a newspaper backstory, you get the style of the movie.  It’s completely over the top.  Before the movie even gets to modern day, there are two time jumps; one year from the accident to the two massacres (the hospital and the mine) then ten years to present day when the murders begin again.  And these are graphic murders with bodies everywhere.  Speaking of bodies this has one of the most extreme nude scenes you’ll ever see.  Everything is cranked up and honestly that’s what you need for a slasher, big dumb everything.  Tom Atkins is in there too, so it’s even better.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another movie.  Until then, check out Motion Picture Meltdown’s episode on The Fog to hear us talk more about Tom Atkins.

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