My Bloody Valentine Reboot in the Works at Blumhouse


Summary

  • Blumhouse plans to reboot
    My Bloody Valentine
    , a Canadian slasher film from 1981.
  • The original
    My Bloody Valentine
    from 1981 was criticized but gained favor over time, while the 2009 3D remake earned mixed reviews.
  • Blumhouse has faced criticism following recent flops like
    Halloween Ends
    , but hopes upcoming projects will win back horror fans’ trust.



It appears as if Blumhouse is looking to reboot yet another classic horror film, this time by way of the 1981 Canadian slasher flick, My Bloody Valentine. The original cult-classic was directed by George Mihalka and earned $5.7 million dollars at the box office against a budget of just $2.3 million. A reboot directed by Patrick Lussier was released in 2009 titled My Bloody Valentine 3D, which would go on to rake in over $100 million against its measly budget of only $14 million dollars.


As per Bloody Disgusting, things are in the development stages right now for a My Bloody Valentine reboot. There’s no word on story details, who might be directing the new film, or casting. Should the reboot get the go-ahead, this will be the latest attempt by Blumhouse to breathe new life into a dormant IP following Halloween, and The Exorcist.

My Bloody Valentine

Release Date
February 11, 1981

Director
George Mihalka

Cast
Paul Kelman , Lori Hallier , Neil Affleck , Keith Knight , Alf Humphreys , Cynthia Dale

Released on February 11, 1981, My Bloody Valentine was panned by critics who deemed it just another slasher film amidst a wave of similar titles released during that time period. Contemporary reviews have been more favorable to the film, with some calling it one of the best slasher movies ever made. Check out the synopsis for My Bloody Valentine below.


“A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead.”

While the original film didn’t fare too well with critics upon its release, My Bloody Valentine 3D in 2009 initially received a much better welcome, with many praising its production values and performances from cast members such as Jensen Ackles, Jamie King, and Kerr Smith. However, critics of the genre also pointed out its more formulaic slasher elements, while at the same time lambasting the use of 3D, which was regarded as nothing more than a cheap gimmick to get audiences into theaters. It was these mixed reviews that caused Lionsgate to eventually abandon a sequel.


Blumhouse Has Been Hit or Miss Lately With Horror Fans


Founded in the year 2000 by Jason Blum and Amy Israel, for a time it appeared as if Blumhouse could do no wrong. Rising to fame with the likes of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister, the acclaimed production company rode that wave of success throughout the 2010s, releasing a number of fan-favorite horror films that brought something fresh to an otherwise predictable genre.

However, since the conclusion of the recent Halloween trilogy in 2022 with Halloween Ends, which many found to be one of the worst films Blumhouse has ever produced, the company seems to have fallen from grace with fans who once held it in high regard. While movies like M3GAN, Sick, and Five Nights at Freddy’s were generally well received, other recent flops such as Night Swim, Imaginary, and The Exorcist: Believer seem to have tarnished its reputation for producing high quality horror films.


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Flanagan is the writer/director behind many Stephen King and classic literary adaptations, and could be the man to get The Exorcist back on track.

Whether or not a My Bloody Valentine reboot will work to regain the trust of horror fans remains to be seen, but in the meantime, Blumhouse is hoping its upcoming releases such as Wolf Man, M3GAN 2.0, and Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 will at least prove to audiences that they haven’t lost a step.



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