Throughout the 1980s there was a massive wave of slasher flicks inspired by John Carpenter’s Halloween, many of which were also holiday-themed. Among them was George Mihalka’s My Bloody Valentine, a movie about a psychotic miner who starts killing off lovers on Valentine’s Day. (In case you didn’t get the Valentine reference, the movie also takes place in a small Canadian town called Valentine Bluffs.) Anyway, from what I understand the movie has a bit of a cult following, but is hardly a classic… in other words, it’s perfect for a remake!
Well, someone must have sensed that this remake might be going in the direction of the recent Prom Night remake (which was completely trashed by critics), so it was decided that it needed a gimmick. Thus, My Bloody Valentine 3-D was born! The movie is directed by Patrick Lussier (White Noise 2: The Light, Dracula 2000), and is headlined by Jensen Ackles (Supernatural). If that’s not enough to scare you away, the trailer will. It basically shows us that the miner is simply going to be throwing his pick axe at the audience multiple times throughout the flick. Man, with crap like this coming out, 3-D is going to die a painful death way before James Cameron’s Avatar is even finished. My Bloody Valentine 3-D hits theatres on January 16th, 2009; check out the trailer below.