Please note: Contains pictures and videos of a bloody nature. If you are easily offended, please do not read further.
What was you expecting? Hearts and flowers? I’m a paranormal/thriller writer. My day job is to scare the crap out of people and then kill them.
Oh, okay. Just for you lovey-dovey romantics out there……
Right, now back to business.
Valentines Day, or February 14th to those of us who don’t receive cards, is a time for secret admirers, romance, love, weekend getaways, roses, chocolates…..and murder. So I thought it would be fun to look at the horror side to valentines day.
First, let’s hit my DVD collection. And in no way do these two films reflect on me as a person…I’m just very easily pleased – even though my hubby would argue that point .
My Bloody Valentine
With a mad miner running around killing everybody in sight – what this film has to do with Valentines Day other than the title is anyone’s guess. But it has my man Jensen Ackles in it and that’s good enough for me
There’s also an ‘okay’ twist at the end…. Although, no to my liking.
What else do I have on my shelf? Ah, yes. The devilishly handsome, Mr Boreanaz in
Now, I’m not declaring these films to be the beez-kneez of horror movies, but at least this one incorporates the Valentine theme.
It gives a couple of good scares and is totally predictable. Good news is you can probably pick up a copy for next to nothing. Happy Days!
Everybody knows this story. Al Capone had seven of the Moran Gang shot and executed on the morning of February 14th, 1929.
I can find no reason Capone orchestrated the killings to take place on this date, which is a shame.
Even novelists are using the date to hook readers into their stories. The most famous being, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. At the request of the publisher, Lindsay left out the final chapter, leaving the mystery unresolved.
This decision was a canny move and led to movie adaptions and unrelenting discussions that the ’disappearances’ were in fact based on true events.
So, there is my romantic outlook on Valentines Day.
Just remember, the next time you receive an unsigned card, a dozen red roses, or prepare for your romantic blind-date, it may mean you will never see February 15th.
Happy Valentines Day
Now it’s your turn. What do you have planned for Valentines Day? Have you ever received anything weird on February 14th? More to the point, have you ever sent anything weird? What is the most amount of cards you’ve received? Do you know of any other movies or stories depicted around Valentine’s day? In fact, if you have anything to say and it’s related to Valentines Day, add it in the comments.