Valentine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


   Can the horror genre degenerate any further? I think not.Recently, my friend dragged me to sit through the thriller "Valentine."Scary, no. Suspenseful, maybe. Cliched and predictable, yes.

The filmstarts off with a slightly eerie prelude that tells the story of a junior-highnerd. At a Valentine's Day dance, he is harshly blown off by five girls. Jumpahead 13 years; the girls have all graduated, one is in med school, two share anapartment and, amazingly, they all still live in the same city.

This iswhen there's a pathetic attempt to make things scary. On a dark and stormy night,one of the girls is brutally murdered by a goon wearing a Cupid mask. What asurprise. The other four girls begin to receive strange and threatening Valentinecards, which I think may have been an attempt at suspense. Uh oh, who's next?

Throw in an over-zealous detective, a few stupid twists, some looselyconnected suspects and various implements of death and, voila, you have a lamehorror flick. Oh, and don't forget a cute little ending that sets up a sequel.But who's thirsting for more?

This movie is rated R. All thoseunder 17 must be accompanied by an adult.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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