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As the above suggests, Valentine is the absolute nadir of the post-Scream slasher film. Australian director Jamie Blanks (whose previous effort was the equally dismal Urban Legend, 1998) obviously had lofty goals for his film, given his bald-faced homages to John Carpenter and Dario Argento. But he hasn't a clue as to how to generate suspense, and his frequent reliance on well-worn shock effects (hands dropping on shoulders, etc.) suggests more contempt for the genre than affection. No less than four writers (including two writer-producers for Roswell, which explains the appearance of series star Katherine Heigl) contributed to the screenplay, which fails to generate the twentysomething drama and hip, cutting dialogue required for this brand of horror. As the five friends, actresses Marley Shelton, Denise Richards, Jessica Capshaw, Jessica Caufield, and Heigl have little to do other than alternately look attractive or afraid; Richards, in particular, looks weary of playing the man-eater. As Shelton's dipsomaniac boyfriend, David Boreanaz (Angel) lumbers through each scene with an embarrassed scowl.
Warner Bros.' DVD includes commentary by Blanks, as well as cast and crew interviews and a video for Orgy's contribution to the noisy, new-metal soundtrack. --Paul Gaita
Great movie and I got it before the set date they gave mePublished 24 days ago by Stephanie Esparza
This movie's alright. It's fun to watch because it's a whodunnit, but the plot is only okay. It's a good movie for a horror/psycho enthusiast.Published 5 months ago by AWOL
2001 when David Boreanaz was staring on Angel this was his film. Great cast and loved twists & turns in plotPublished 5 months ago by Sue Sherman
Lot better than I expected.
Story sorta keeps you up and down, but just enough to keep you going to the end.
Revenge genre film, not really scary. Read more
I consider this movie one of my guilty pleasures. Is it a masterpiece? No. Does it have perfect acting? No. BUT it's still entertaining & creepy. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ally