Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: There’s More than One Way to Lose Your Heart… (March, 1981)











From the rustic setting, to the kills, to the killer’s raison d’etre, a person could do a lot worse than the original My Bloody Valentine as far as cinema slashers go. Funded by the profits made off of Columbia for delivering the Scooby-Dooesque slasher, Happy Birthday to Me, the Canadian based Cinepix shot this leaner, meaner and grittier fright flick for Paramount that I think marked the apex of these Canuxploitation body count movies. Possessing some surprising intelligence — when compared to other Stalk ‘n’ Slashers, mind you — the film also has a bit of a mean streak to it, especially in the uncut version (– with nine-minutes of grue patched back in), that I really dig, and thus, places it several notches above its killing kin.

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for My Bloody Valentine at the Archive.

My Bloody Valentine (1981) Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) :: Famous Players :: Secret Films :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Lawrence Nesis / P: John Dunning, André Link, Stephen A. Miller / D: George Mihalka / W: John Beaird, Stephen A. Miller / C: Rodney Gibbons / E: Gérald Vansier, Rit Wallis / M: Paul Zaza / S: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

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