Classic 80s horror movie set for a blockbuster remake – against fan’s wishes
Posted by  badge Boss on May 27
Horror fans aren’t happy this slasher villain is coming back for another round (Pictures: REX)

My Bloody Valentine is getting the remake treatment, but fans think the franchise is best left in the past.

Released in 1981, the iconic slasher film directed by George Mihalka tells the story of a group of friends throwing a party, only to find themselves picked off one by one by a maniacal killer in mining gear.

Starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, and Neil Affleck, My Bloody Valentine became notorious for its sheer level of gore and violence. It was so gory, that awhole nine minutes had to be cut by the Motion Picture Association of America ahead of its cinema run.

Fans eventually got three minutes of this additional footage restored in 2009, as well as a remake from Lionsgate to boot.

It was previously reported that a sequel was in the works from writer Todd Farmer and director Patrick Lussier – but the rumours never came to fruition.

Now, fresh from remaking the likes of , , and, , Blumhouse is set to bring a new My Bloody Valentine film to our screens, with cast, crew, and release details yet to be announced.

Blumhouse is set to release a new My Bloody Valentine film (Picture: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)
Released in 1981, the film sees a group preyed upon by a masked killer (Picture: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)
Despite its success, the film never received a sequel (Picture: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

first announced the news, but fans were less than impressed with many asking Blumhouse to ‘leave these franchises alone.’

MDK17011 posted on X: ‘Blumhouse gonna ruin another one’, with Coolguyleftist agreeing: ‘My excitement died as soon as I read Blumhouse.’

Boezerek added: ‘As much as I love the first movie and have cheesy fun with the remake…I don’t see much else that can be done with this concept. Maybe I’m wrong, but seeing that Blumhouse is involved…I’m weary.’

Be_nicetopeople asked: ‘Why? The original is fun, the remake is cool, we are done here.’

Other fans were more optimistic, with many hoping that Jensen Ackles, who appeared in 2009’s My Bloody Valentine 3D as Tom Hanninger, would return for the latest outing.

The film inspired a 2009 remake, which also never got a sequel (Picture: Moviestore/Shutterstock)
Many fans are calling for Jensen Ackles to return for the new film (Picture: Lionsgate/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

My Bloody Valentine 3D brought in a whopping $100million (£78million) at the worldwide box office, and yet never received a sequel.

Blumhouse have also announced 90s horror film – .

The movie marks a ‘new vision for Blair Witch, that will reintroduce this horror classic for a new generation’, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s Adam Fogelson revealed.

The film announcement was met with a mixed reception, and even , who claimed he did not know it was happening.

The production company is also behind the controversial remake of 2022’s feel-bad hit Speak No Evil, which became a word-of-mouth success after being released on Shudder.