Friday, February 13, 2015

Fear Friday ~ Beware Your Valentine or Why You Should Always Be Nice To The Nerdy Kid.

It's Friday and time for another Fear Friday here at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. All month long the films share the theme of Valentine's Day and Love. This week's selection is a slasher film from the 2001 that teaches us a very important lesson about being nice to the nerdy kids in school. It may come back to haunt you one Valentine's Day! Enjoy!

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Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.

While this month is all about Valentine's Day we could not ignore today's date. Here's wishing everyone a happy Friday the 13th! Now go hug someone you love.


Fear Friday - Valentine

Tagline - Scared to be alone on Valentine's Day? You should be.
             Remember that kid everyone ignored on Valentine's Day? He
             remembers you.

Directed by Jamie Blanks (Urban Legends and The Long Weekend) and released on February 2, 2001 by Warner Brothers (Rated R). When a group of friends start to die off they begin to suspect a former classmate that they wronged. Could it be him or is it someone much closer? Muahahahaha!!!

This is a fun little slasher movie. It's your basic chop chop slash slash film with a Valentine's Day theme. A group of girls embarrassed a boy in school. Flash forward to their twenties. It's Valentine's Day and the group starts to die off one by one. While this is nothing new story wise I still found it to be an interesting watch. They do a pretty good job at making you think the killer is one person, then another and so on.

Not that any movie with Denise Richards in it would be high on my list but hey, most people do not last very long in these movies! If you are looking for something bloody this Valentine's Day instead of sappy this is a good choice. Pair it up with My Bloody Valentine and you will have yourself a great anti Valentine's Day double feature.

Valentine is available to rent or stream on most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. In one scene, Kat tells Dorothy that her boyfriend, Adam Carr (David Boreanaz), is 'no angel'. This is, of course, referring to Boreanaz's hit TV series, Angel (1999).
2. During the original casting process, Tara Reid played "Dorothy Wheeler' (now played by Jessica Capshaw) and Jennifer Love Hewitt played "Paige Prescott" (now played by Denise Richards).
3. Shot in 42 days.
4. At a cost of $10 million this is the cheapest film to ever have a Superbowl spot.
5. Luke Wilson and Jeremy Sisto were considered for the role of Adam Carr.


  1. This sounds great! We always do an action flick on Valentine's Day but maybe I can convince him to watch this too.

  2. this looks great! I love David Boreanaz, so that makes it perfect to watch!

  3. David Boreanaz is my dream man. I didn't know he'd been in a slasher film, so now I MUST watch this. I'll be finding this TONIGHT! Thanks so much for telling us about this.

  4. I don't like horror movies so I have never seen this.

  5. I'm a woosie, so I avoid the "slashies"...

  6. Well it does look like a good slasher film but I'm not sure I would watch it alone, lol I'm also not a Denise Richards fan at all so it's probably on my 'ugh' list hehe

  7. I'm trying to remember if I've seen it, as I know I'd seen at least some VD-themed horror flicks... I'll have to check in again, just in case.