Tuesday, 20 January 2009

My Bloody Valentine 3d

Tom (Ackles) 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, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame (King) is the only one will believes he's innocent.


This film goes a long way toward giving remakes a good name. It takes a not particularly memorable film - one of a myriad holiday horror titles to follow in the wake of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) - and turns it into a crowd-pleasing horror movie that is actually much better than the slasher films of the 1980s from which it borrows its template. It delivers more than enough gore to satisfy the horror hounds - all of it comin’ at ya in glorious 3-D - but it never feels sadistic or off-putting.

Equally impressive, screenwriters Todd Farmer and Zane Smith successfully manipulates the mystery and suspense elements to create an effective thriller almost from beginning to end. Their script keeps audiences guessing about the killer’s identity. Although it resorts to a cheat or two to throw you off the scent, there are clues that will alert sharp-eyed viewers to the cheats, so in a sense the film plays fair.

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