Today is the most romantic day of the year. Love and despair are in equal measures today depending on if you are some deformed freak like Boba Phil or a handsome Chad like me and the rest of the men.   With that in mind I thought it was a perfect time to talk about my favorite love story. My Bloody Valentine.

This is a 1981 slasher film that unfortunately never got a franchise like other 1980s horror slashers.  That is a real shame. It has some of the best truly nasty kills second only to The Prowler.

The film starts with the story of Harry Warden, a local minder who gets trapped underground with some other unlucky fellows and results to killing and eating his co-workers to survive.  Once out, he holds a grudge as you can imagine. A year after the mining incident he gets some revenge on Valentine’s day and terrorizes the town. He demands they never have another Valentine’s day party ever again or he will kill more. Then they lock him up in the loony bin.

Twenty years later the town decides its safe to fire up the Valentines day party again since Harry is long gone.  It doesn’t take long for the bodies to start piling up.  Hearts start showing up in the mail. A body is found in a dryer in the local laundry and a guy get;s his face boiled off with some hotdogs.

By the time the local Authorities get on the scene, some of the drunk party goers have taken some booze and broads down into the local mines for some after hours partying. Bad idea since they is the killer’s element. He picks them off in some pretty nasty ways and we get treated to some mayhem. The film ends with a bit of a twist I won’t spoil. Of course it does, that’s the nature of these kind of films.

The film is a great early slasher from the early 1980s. Sadly it was also heavily censored (Canada) and 9 minutes of fun filled gore got the axe. Reportedly that footage still does exist but no one has had any luck releasing an restored version yet.

My Bloody Valentine had a remake back in the 2000s that is pure dogshit, unsurprisingly. be sure not to accidentally buy or watch that one.

A solid 4 out of 5 for this holiday classic.

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  1. James says:

    Was a decent flick,saw it as a kid.The slasher genre sure was a 80’s thing.

    I am waiting for the 24 of Feb.,have the day all lined up for nothing to do except see the opening of “Cocaine Bear” matinee,will be my first trip to a movie in theaters in a few decades.I do not want any love interests/sub plots ect.,just want a wired to the gills bear on a rampage!


    1. Shawn says:

      I have modest hope. It is directed by a woman with a spotty track record


      1. James says:

        As I am catching opening on the east coast will after I get back drop a yes or no review here and at another site,9 days till the bear!


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