|Directed by||Jamie Blanks|
|Produced by||Dylan Sellers|
|Written by||Tom Savage (novel),|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||2 February 2001 (USA)|
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Valentine is a 2001 horror film directed by Jamie Blanks, director of Urban Legend. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 2001 in film involved some significant events (For more about non-English films check sources in those languages Horror films are Movies that strive to elicit Fear, Horror and terror responses from viewers Jamie Blanks is a Film director and Composer. He is probably most famous for directing the 1998 cult Slasher film Urban Legend. Urban Legend is a 1998 Horror film starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Robert Englund, It is a slasher film with a Valentine's Day twist. The slasher film (sometimes referred to as bodycount films and dead teenager movies) is a Sub-genre Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a Holiday celebrated on February 14 The film is loosely based on the novel Valentine by Tom Savage.
Jeremy Melton, a geeky student, has five big crushes at the Junior High School Valentine's Dance. As he attempts to ask each girl out, they all turn him down, making crude comments (therefore foreshadowing their deaths). After the fourth girl turns him down, Dorothy accepts his offer and starts making out with Jeremy until some jocks find them kissing. Dorothy denies having feelings for him and says that Jeremy attacked her. The jocks chase Jeremy, humiliate him, and beat him.
Some 13 years later, Shelley (Heigl), now a pre-med, having dinner with Jason, a self-absorbed player. She declines to return to his house as she needs to study for a final. She later receives a death threat in the form of a Valentine's Day card. She is alone at the morgue when a man in a cupid mask attacks her with a scalpel. She runs from him, hiding in a body bag. A body bag is a non-porous bag designed to contain a Human body, used for the storage and transport of corpses Body bags can also be used for the storage of corpses He finds her and slits her throat. After her death, blood begins to drip from his nose through the mask.
The other four girls (Dorothy, Paige, Lily and Kate) meet at Shelley's funeral. A detective, Leon Vaughn, introduces himself and suggests them to that it may have been murder. At their apartment, Lily (Cauffield) and Paige (Richards) watch video dating tapes. A box of chocolates and a rose are delivered with a card signed "J. M. ". Lily takes a bite of a chocolate, finding maggots inside. Maggot is the common name of the Larval phase of development in insects of the order Diptera (flies They try to figure out who J. M. is and Paige brings up Jeremy Melton, but they dismiss the idea.
In front of her apartment building, Kate has an awkward conversation with her estranged boyfriend Adam, a recovering alcoholic having difficulty staying sober. Later, in the shower, someone spooks her by turning off the water. She finds a cupid mask outside her apartment. At Lily's boyfriend's art show, Dorothy presents her new boyfriend Campbell to her friends. Lily's boyfriend tells the guests that the show has different sections for men and women. Lily finds her boyfriend with another woman inside the maze and storms off. She becomes separated from the others and the masked killer traps her. He shoots her with arrows, causing her to fall off a balcony into a dumpster. The girls assume Lily is angry about the breakup and has left for a trip to L. A.
Detective Vaughn begins investigating and Campbell is named as a suspect. The girls tell him about Jeremy Melton, but he is unable to find any recent information in the computer. The only photo available is of young Jeremy with his face badly bruised from the dance. Between 13 years and possible reconstructive surgery, Jeremy could be any of the young men in the women's lives. Vaughn makes a pass at Paige, but is rejected. Dorothy finally reveals to Kate and Paige that Jeremy did not attack her at the dance.
At her house, Dorothy asks Campbell to fix the heater in the basement where the masked killer kills him with an axe. That evening at her Valentine's Day party, Dorothy is disappointed when Campbell doesn't come. His ex-girlfriend, Ruthie, arrives looking for him and argues with Dorothy. While snooping around the house, Ruthie crosses paths with the killer who throws her through a glass window and kills her by impaling her neck on the broken glass. While Kate dances with Adam, Paige is expecting a man named Brian, whom she met while speed dating. Brian leads Paige upstairs hoping to get oral pleasure from her, though his expectations backfire as Paige ends up tying Brian to the bed and pours hot candle wax on his penis. Paige goes downstairs, and tells Kate that she's going to the hot tub to relax. Meanwhile, Kate catches Adam drinking and is disturbed by the way he acts.
Paige is in the hot tub when she receives champagne and a rose. She gets out and tries to find who she assumes is an admirer. Instead, the killer attacks her, throwing her into the hot tub and closing the cover. As she struggles for air, he uses an electric drill to puncture holes, hoping to hit her. He eventually hits her and the tub fills with blood. He opens the cover and throws the drill into the tub, electrocuting her in a bloody, watery grave. Her death knocks out the house's electrical system, ending the party prematurely. Kate and Dorothy start arguing that each other's boyfriends might have killed Shelley and Dorothy leaves in a huff. A drunk Adam asks Kate to dance with him. Kate runs away and he chases her all over the house. She discovers Paige's and Vaughn's bodies and finds a gun. Back in the main room, the killer's body drops on top of her from a closed door, causing them both to tumble down the stairs. The killer starts to stand and is shot to death by Adam. He removes the mask, revealing Dorothy's face. Kate assumes that Dorothy must have been killing out of jealousy, as she said in the argument she resented being 'the fat one' while the others were all thin and well-liked. The ordeal appears to be over until Adam's nose begins to bleed, revealing he is Jeremy.
Star David Boreanaz shot his scenes in less than two weeks. Katherine Heigl only had 3 days to shoot her scenes since she was already committed to TV's Roswell (1999). Roswell is an American Science fiction Television series created by Jason Katims. Heigl later revealed that, had she read the entire script, she would not have joined the movie.
Director Jamie Blanks later said in an interview, "Forgive me for [Valentine]. A lot of people give me grief for that, but we did our best. "
This project originally began at Artisan Entertainment with producer Dylan Sellers with a different director and cast members. Denise Lee Richards (born on February 17 1971 the daughter of Joni a Coffee shop owner and Irv Richards a Telephone engineer David Paul Boreanaz (born May 16, 1969) is an American film and television actor Marley Eve Shelton (born April 12, 1974) is an American film and television actress Jessica Capshaw (born August 9 1976) is an American Actress, perhaps best known for her role as attorney Jamie Stringer on the ABC Jessica Cauffiel (born March 30, 1976) is an American film and television actress Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actress best known for her roles in Roswell Hedy Burress (born October 3, 1973) is an American Actress. Biography Early life She was born Heather Elizabeth Fulvio Cecere (born March 11, 1960) is a Canadian actor Born to Italian parents he attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Daniel Thomas Cosgrove (born December 16, 1970) is a Daytime Emmy -nominated American Actor. Johnny Whitworth (born October 31, 1975) is an American actor Adam Harrington (born July 5 1980, in Bernardston Massachusetts) is an American professional Basketball player Benita Ha is a Chinese Canadian Actress. She is best known in Canada for her appearance in the television show Street Cents. Richard Kelly was originally offered the chance to direct, but turned the offer down. Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975 in Newport News Virginia) is an American Film director and writer, best Hedy Burress originally auditioned for the role of Dorothy Wheeler, but that role was handed over to Capshaw. However, Blanks still wanted Burress to star in the film. They both looked at each other eye to eye and said "Ruthie," resulting in Burress having the role of Ruthie Walker. Jessica Cauffiel originally auditioned for Denise Richard's role of Paige. In the original cast, Tara Reid who also starred in Jamie Blanks's first film, Urban Legend (1998), was to play Dorothy Wheeler and Jennifer Love Hewitt was to play 'Paige Prescott'. Urban Legend is a 1998 Horror film starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Robert Englund,
The musical score for Valentine was composed by Don Davis. The soundtrack also included the song Pushing Me Away by Linkin Park, God of the Mind by Disturbed, Love Dump by Static-X, "Superbeast (Porno Holocaust Mix)" from Rob Zombie, Valentine's Day by Marilyn Manson and Opticon by Orgy. Hybrid Theory is the Debut album by the American Nu metal band Linkin Park. Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Disturbed is an American Heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Static-X is an Industrial metal band Formed in 1994 they are signed to Warner Bros " Superbeast " is a Promotional single off Rob Zombie's solo debut Hellbilly Deluxe. Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965) better known by his Stage name, Rob Zombie, is an American Musician Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death is the fourth full-length album by rock band Marilyn Manson. Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969) better known by his Stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American Musician and Orgy is a electronic/synth/rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Valentine made $20,384,136 domestically and a further $16,300,000 internationally, allowing the film to barely break even on it's $29 million budget. The film received a poor rating of 16% from cream of the crop and 9% from critics from rotten tomatoes
When Jeremy Melton asks each girl for a dance they each state a mean comment right after he asks them. This foreshadows each of their deaths.