In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Be My Valentine

The new My Bloody Valentine remake opens this Friday and I haven't done a weekly theme in a while (Rat Week in June was the last one), so here we go.

My entrance into horror movie fandom happened to coincide with the American slasher boom of the early eighties. That meant there was never any shortage of our beloved subgenre's stuff lurking on video store shelves. They were instantly recognizable because they always had such eye-catching coverboxes. My memories of My Bloody Valentine are fond ones. I mean, who doesn't remember seeing this iconic image during the eighties?

Dug out from the archives.

So, on the docket this week is a special Coverbox Wednesday, a screening of the original My Bloody Valentine in Toronto on Thursday and hopefully taking in the new 3-D extravaganza on the weekend. Until then, beware of flying pickaxes!

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