#100HorrorMoviesfor100Days Day 13



Day 13: My Bloody Valentine

Writer:  John Beaird

Director:  George Mihalka

Year released: 1981


I’ve never seen this before, and while setting parts of this in a mine did provide a great creepy atmospheric feel I didn’t really care for the movie. There were a few interesting kills (death by boiling pot of hot dogs?), but there was something about it for me that was fairly annoying. The characters, with the exception of the creepy old guy at the bar, were all annoying.  I’ll likely watch the remake, and I will do so with hopes that it is better than the original.


Overview: A folk tale of a murderous miner becomes reality.


  1. The film was shot in real mines.
  2. Quentin Tarantino has stated that this is one of his favorite slasher films.
  3. Many of the houses in the film were original miner houses, some of which still stand.
  4. The producers of the film wanted to capitalize on the Valentine’s Day setting of this movie considering the success of other holiday based horror films such as Halloween and Friday the 13th.
  5. Mihalka pitched a sequel but Paramount pictures declined. The remake, Bloody Valentine 3D, was released in 2009.


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Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at cinapelayo.com