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RECAP: My Bloody Valentine 3D - Full Recap
This extremely rough but full recap of My Bloody Valentine 3D is brought to you for the sake of malevolent73, who moved Heaven and Earth to try to see the movie in the theatre, actually paid for a ticket and was sat in the theatre with the movie playing and everything, but had to leave halfway through due to unavoidable circumstances. Hope this helps fill in the blanks for you!


Very long, includes profanity, nudity, graphic violence, blithering, etc.
(Written from memory of one viewing and notes taken in the dark while wearing 3d glasses, so likely not 100% accurate)

Spoilers? Oh hell, yeah.


My Bloody Valentine 3D Full Recap
(a Supernatural fan (who doesn't watch slasher flicks)'s perspective)


All righty. Movie starts right off the bat with the 3D awesomeness, with newspapers and headlines flying out of the screen that give the backstory setting. Tom Hanniger (played by Jensen Ackles, y'all may have heard of him) is the son of the guy who owns the local mine which is the town's bread and butter. There was a mining accident wherein Tom may or may not have forgotten to "bleed the lines" and vent explosive gas of some kind, (methane?), out of the mine and away on the surface. I'm guessing on the mine tech there.

Anyway, gas builds up down below, there's an explosion and a collapse, and several men (since this took place in a very small town in the late 90's and no one had heard of women miners or whatever) are buried alive in a fiery explosion and mine collapse and die. However the flying newspaper mentions that all the miners but one died of "blunt force", just as a bloody helmet with a giant "pickaxe was here" hole in it flies out and rotates in 3d, which makes me wonder who in hell defines a pickaxe in the brain as "blunt force trauma" but I'm not as up to speed on police procedural terminology as I once was. (Anyway, digressing. There may be a lot of that, it helps me remember.)

The lone survivor, Harry Warden, is suspected of having pickaxed all the other miners in order to conserve oxygen for his own survival. He has been in a coma since the incident a year ago, no one expects him to wake up, and really everyone's pretty pissed at him for all the murdering. (Personally, I think he was possessed by a demon or evil mine pixies or a Balrog or something, but that's a discussion for another time)

So after the newspapers are done flying, we get a shot of Warden in the hospital, and some flashes of his memory of Tom assuring Warden that he remembered to bleed the lines, he knows how to do his job even though Warden thinks he's just a daddy's boy, miners noticing gas down below and panicking, and Warden pulling down the gas/mining mask thing and turning as there's a huge fiery explosion that's quite fantastically awesome in 3D.

Warden wakes up. We get an extreme close up of one of his eyes which is rather 'Dean in Hell' flashbacky, except for the lack of red lighting. He lays there looking around all squirrelly.

Next thing, a very oblivious nurse walks in and scowls at a hanging IV bag before noticing the patient isn't even in the bed anymore. She freaks a little and leaves the room. We get a slow shot going over to where said missing patient Harry Warden is sitting in the shadows, on the bed of another patient who judging from the tasteful red spray decorating the bed area is very recently and messily deaded. Warden sits there kind of resigned and ominous and loomy before getting up and proceeding to slaughter his way through large portions of the hospital and out the door off-screen while the giant flippy 3D title covers his escape.

Police show up in droves at the hospital. In comes the old Sheriff, who wryly and gloriously cheesily says "Happy Valentine's Day" to his old Deputy and the room full of corpses, ooo, let me see if I remember. There was a body torn in half, several splatted and gutted corpses, and I believe it was the nurse who had had her chest ripped open and her heart removed and placed artfully in one of those huge tacky heart-shaped candy boxes on a table by the door. Nice security at this hospital.

Anyway, the cops wander around for a long while looking at corpses and blood and guts in a general haze of "WTF?" and lamentations of not retiring sooner before noticing that Harry Warden is nowhere to be found. The old Sheriff is a little surprised because of the whole 'coma/never waking up' thing. An APB is issued eventually, I think. Either that or a general "Where did he go?" segue.

Cue the teenagers partying. In the mine. Who even does that? No, wait, kids at my school did that. Perfectly logical place to get hosed. So, kids are drinking and goofing around, oblivious to Warden's recent awakening and the mayhem at the hospital. Future-sheriff-boy, whose name will come to me in a minute (played by Kerr Smith, who I've not seen before either but is pretty good in this movie), gripes to a blonde girl about having to wait for Tom to show up, and makes it very obvious he's interested in Tom's girlfriend, doesn't give a crap about the girl he's there with and is not Tom's BFF at all in any way.

Along comes Tom Hanniger (Jensen) He's (fantastically) so very not thrilled to be there, being subtly reviled by his peers at his dad's mine where he (probably) caused (or contributed to) the deaths of a lot of miners, (except for the pickaxe in the brain thing, which was Warden's doing). Tom's got a bit of a whipped puppy thing going on at this point. It's fantastic.

Tom's cute brunette girlfriend Sarah (played ably by Jaime King, I think, who I've never seen before) is very understanding and suggesting they don't have to party at the place that's obviously so traumatic for Tom to be at, but there's some kind of waffle about it being their grad year or something. I forget.

Tom says he's okay and obviously isn't, but his girlfriend wanted to come and he's so damn sweet about making like he's okay with being back there while not being okay at all really. He goes back to the truck to fetch beer or something and she continues on to look for her friends in the party mine of imminent splitchy death.

Party party, drinky drinky, run around recklessly amongst the mine equipment in the awesome 3D tunnels, et cetera. Brief mentions of the already legendary status of Harry Warden as a bogeyman, even though the mine collapse pickaxing a year ago was just for starters, and nobody knows he's awake and running amok in the sleepy wee town of wherever the hell it is again.

One guy does the traditional fake-scare of 'jump out from behind something to freak a girl out pretending he's the psycho killer' before the psycho killer actually pickaxes him in the head. To be precise, through the back of the head, and out through the eye socket, such that his eyeball is stuck on the end of the pick axe and leaps out at the audience in 3D like a jack-in-the-box.

And right there is where I just plain lost it. Laughing. Like a loon. The eyeball, sproinging out of the screen. It was like something out of a cartoon. Don't get me wrong, the 3D was awesome and if I knew more about the structure of the human eye, I'm sure it was all there in glorious gory 3D technicolor, but after that, I absolutely could not stop giggling any time there was an overt 3d effect or a gory death, because my brain had gone straight into 'toon mode and there was no going back.

Anyway, Harry Warden in full miner gear, chasing the kids around, various messy death, so on so forth. The core group of future-Sheriff-boy, future-Sheriff-boy's stand-in girlfriend, Sarah and possibly some random pickaxe fodder all hide behind something. Some guy comes obliviously down the tunnels, gets attacked by Harry, whacks himself silly on a support beam, falls down and gets splitched.

The core group takes the opportunity to run like hell, but future-sheriff-boy (whose name I may never remember at this rate) falls down. Sarah picks up a shovel and after some "fight or flight" internal argument whacks Harry with it. There was a struggle and it winds up... hm. Not sure exactly what happened, but a blonde item of pickaxe fodder was passing by at the wrong moment and, hm, how to describe this? Got decapitated at the jawline by getting pinned to a support beam with the shovel. Sort of the Joker's "Glasgow smile" only all the way through. With a shovel. It's very gross, with the bottom part of the body falling away and the top of the head sliding down the blade of the shovel, all in 3D. Also voted by S. who saw the movie with me (*waves at S.*) to be a most inventive use of a shovel. I concur.

So, during the decapitation, the main crew runs out... and Tom somehow winds up stuck in the mine... how did that happen... I think he ran in hearing all the screaming and stuff, ran into the others running out, got attacked by Harry while the others ran out of the mine, Sarah trying to get future-Sheriff-boy to wait for Tom to get out, but Harry snags Tom with the pickaxe and he goes down in a way that probably looked fairly fatal from the gang outside's perspective, kind of clothes-lined with a pickaxe.

Harry stomps out and in that maneuver that showed up in all the interviews throws a pickaxe at the truck (which do not get me started on the unthrowability of a pickaxe not balanced specifically for throwing) and the gang buggers off in a hail of screaming.

Harry Warden turns back to Tom, who looks as thoroughly crushed as you'd expect for a guy who's trapped in a mine where he accidentally caused the deaths of several co-workers plus one coma-victim who has awakened and just slaughtered all his friends and peers except for the few running like the wind and leaving him there to face the bloody, pickaxe-wielding wrath of the only person to survive his lethal mistake. Yeah. Ackles does that, in a split second reaction shot. God, I love Jensen Ackles' information-packed facial expressions. *glee*

Tom runs back into the mine, which goes about as well as you'd expect, and he gets caught after a very short while, sprawled on the ground with Harry Warden raising a pickaxe to gut him when Blam! Gunshots, and blood sprays Tom's face as the old Sheriff and cavalry show up. Even though there was no sign of them two seconds ago. Whatever. *handwaves*

Harry falls to his knees, facing Tom who's freaking out in a non-shrieky way. The cops tell Harry to stay down, but he gets back up to continue the attack. They shoot him again and he staggers off down into the mine.

Cops ask Tom if he's okay, when it's kind of obviously "HELL NO!!" but he says nothing and the cavalry leaves him there, soaking in a combination of guilt and living nightmare, while they run off to look for Harry.

Um, hm, what next? Right. Segue to today, ten years later. News reporters capitalizing on the anniversary interview a very pissy current Sheriff-boy (Axle. That's his name. I might stick with Sheriff-boy though). Retired old Sheriff and assorted townsfolk exchange character-bonding and defining chatter and exposition to cover the intervening years as the tv plays on at the local diner. Of primary interest is that Sheriff-boy is married to Sarah, they have a kid, and Sheriff-boy is also hooking up with one of Sarah's employees, and I'll be damned if I can remember her name. Also, Sheriff-boy is kind of a dick. Besides the cheating on his wife thing. He has a general air of dickishness.

Sheriff-boy and Employee-girl tryst in a fugly little run-down boarded-up cabin in the woods somewhere. She gives him a box of candy and a really. Blatant. Future. Plot. Element. in the form of a cutesy greeting card in which she's written 'Be mine 4 ever ♥' or something like that. Oh, and she's pregnant with his child and thrilled about it, while Sheriff-boy is obviously oh so very unthrilled by that news, but doesn't say anything about it while we can see him on-camera. But has a kind of awesome sick look of quasi-loathing going on which Employee-girl is totally oblivious to. He exudes a kind of hateful nausea.

Back to the mine and Tom Hanniger coming to take a look at it in a cool bit of incidental 3D of the car driving down a gravel road in a way that looks like it's going to drive right out of the screen. Tom is again obviously not happy to be there, again. Also the specific entrance of the Mine of Death Parties and Tom's Massive Guilt is locked up with hazard warnings on it.

Tom is there to sell the mine or something. An old mine foreman or someone, not sure, is there, tells him the signing has been moved several days. There's a bit of blather about Tom being missing for ten years, his dad died, he now owns the mine, the mine is the town's life-blood, if Tom sells it everyone will get fired or something. Old mine foreman guy (I'm horrible with names) has obviously gotten Tom to come to town a few days early to try to get him to change his mind, with a little alcohol, shouting and vague threats. He rather bitchily presents Tom with the box of his father's ashes.

Tom gets a room at a hotel with people screwing very noisily and very nakedly next door. He takes some kind of prescription medication while having a kind of audio flashback to the assorted mayhems and murders of the past.

The naked people have random post-coital conversation and get into a fight because the guy had a video recorder running without the woman knowing about it. He then offers her money and I believe implies or directly calls her a whore. She flips out, he leaves, she chases after him, bare-foot and bare-naked in February with a handgun, confronts him at his semi-truck, doesn't shoot him because the gun's not loaded. She throws it at him. He's very smug about it all. However, he gets a pickaxe in the head as he opens the cab of his truck. For some reason the camera was turned back on, I forget why, but it falls on the ground to catch naked girl running away and the pickaxe murderer chasing after her with slow menacey menace.

She runs into a hotel room with no doorknob (I have no idea) and hides under the bed and not being at all self-concious that she's still buck naked as is fitting for being chased by a pickaxe-wielding maniac. Priorities. Warden clomps into the room, slowly looks around the place as she's naked under the bed trying very hard not to scream or breathe too loud.

The hotel manager (who is a Little Person maybe three and a half feet tall) comes in and gets stuck to the ceiling with a pickaxe. Naked girl loses it, makes some kind of noise. Warden tries to yank her out from under the bed, then takes the mattress off the bed and tries to stomp on her through the wire support-springs, which doesn't work either. He gets his pickaxe back from where it's holding the hotel manager pinned to the ceiling through her head. Naked girl gets stood up with the spring frame of the bed in front of her as a kind of shield. Then there's a weird sort of reversed game of 'whack-a-mole' where Harry tries to pickaxe her through the bed springs and she dodges, all the while cursing a mighty blue streak at him, until he manages to stab her through the bedframe and we cut to the aftermath.

Cops all over the hotel, Naked girl is missing a heart and is, or was apparently Sheriff-boy's old stand-in girlfriend from the 'party in the death mine' days. Tom Hanniger's name is noted in the registration, and the video camera is found.

Meanwhile back in town, Employee-girl and Sarah exchange random conversation while working at a grocery store of some kind when Tom shows up. It's very obvious that Sarah still loves him, and vice versa. They swap exposition about Sarah's family owning the store, Tom having vanished after the party at the death mine and people thinking he'd died, Sarah being married to Sheriff-boy and having a child who looks about the right age to be Tom's rather than Sheriff-boy's and given his hair colour as compared to some of the very young pictures of Jensen that float around the internet every so often, I'm thinking the kid is totally Tom's.

Segue to random setting scene of the Sarah and Sheriff-boy household which includes a maid. Child-of-Tom is infectiously cute and energetic. Sarah spends quality time with an old photo of herself and Tom, leaving it out on the dresser. Oopsie.

Sheriff-boy and New Deputy go over the video tape and mutter about the killer not being Harry Warden because he's dead. A drippy heart-shaped box is delivered containing Naked girl's heart.

Discussions continue and segue into discussions at the local bar where all the old guys are talking. In walks Tom, the guy who in the town's mind caused the mining accident that got Harry Warden started, and is in the process of selling off the mine which will put everyone out of work. Not to mention the person who most of them are still have a festering anger because of the whole 'mine accident killed my dad/brother/uncle/cousin/all of the above and it's all your fault' thing. Kind of part and parcel there.

Anyway, there's a short yet awesome bar brawl and Tom is turfed out of the bar by the old Sheriff. I think. Tom looks something between stunned, broken and hurt, shaking his head in a bit of a twitch, like he can't quite believe that everyone in town hates him that much.

At House of Sarah and Sheriff-boy, Sheriff-boy is watching the sex and murder tape, Sarah kvetches about the noise since its some early hour of the morning and she has to work, Sheriff-boy snipes that he's working now. There is random conversation I don't clearly remember. General summary; Sheriff-boy tells Sarah that Tom's in town, she admits he stopped by the store, denies Tom's still her true love, and Sheriff-boy brings out the photo she left on the dresser. I repeat, oopsie. Sheriff-boy also shows her a clip of the sex and murder tape where Tom walks past the window of the room of loud sex and future corpses and tells her to call him if Tom shows up again. Or something like that.

Tom of course shows up as Sarah's opening the store the next morning. They go for a walk, she begs him not to close the mine because the town depends on it, and accuses him of running away and not facing his problems. He stands on the bridge looking pained and conflicted.

So, Tom goes back to the mine, sort of with the idea of not selling it after all. People are generally bitchy at him, he goes down into the mine looking for... someone. Tom has audio flashbacks to the past, and Harry Warden shows up. Tom gets trapped in a cage thing with the lock bent shut as Harry messily murders a guy and Tom tries to break out of his cage. (Really, really great sequence. I'd suspected what was going on based solely on the ads, but this was when I knew for certain. Fantastic stuff from Ackles.)

Sarah goes to the hospital delivering... I forget, valentine candy, I think, but whatever. She sees Tom there. Tom tries to explain to the old Mine Foreman guy that it was Harry Warden, but the old Mine Foreman insists Harry is dead. Tom gets agitated enough for the nurse who's stitching the slash on his arm together to chastise him.

Sarah shows up and there is further conversation until Sheriff-boy shows up to harangue and threaten Tom and accuse him of deciding not to sell the mine because he wants to be with Sarah, Sheriff-boy's wife, which he goes into great pissy detail about defining by the things she does for and with him. Jerk. This would of course be the same wife he himself is actively physically cheating on, rather than possibly pining after a long-thought-lost lover, so Sheriff-boy can STFU about the whole thing. *nods*

Sheriff-boy and Tom bristle at each other until it's revealed that a secret enclave of the old guard took it upon themselves to make sure Harry Warden was very thoroughly dead, and buried him out in the woods by a mine vent... entrance... thingy. Old Mine Foreman denies everything. Tom looks appropriately stunned.

All the surviving old guard vigilantes (old Mine Foreman and old Sheriff (I think) who denies everything even harder), Sheriff-boy (in smug asshole mode now), Tom (who was wearing something that looked like a cross between a poncho and a pea-coat, and normally I don't notice wardrobe unless it jumps up and dances, but between the poncho and the woodland setting I kept getting mentally thrown back into Girl Guides which was a mighty distraction), new Deputy (who seems to have been brought along solely to schlep the shovel, although it's nice to have law enforcement without a love interest around) and Sarah (god only knows why her, unless Sheriff-boy was just trying to be an even bigger ass and prove to his wife that her true love was lying or nuts by digging up a ten year old corpse in front of her) troop out into the woods, find the old gravesite aaaaand... yeah. It's empty. Surprise!

Assorted raving bitchery in several directions, assertions from the old guard that Harry was definitely dead when they buried him, absolutely, certainly, maybe, well he couldn't be alive anyway and Sheriff-boy gives up on showing his wife a ten-year-old corpse to prove his superiority over Tom and hauls everyone back to town for questioning.

Tom (Jensen's character) gets grilled. He and Sheriff-boy get into a subtextual "she loved me first/she's my wife" territorial thing during a conversation about why Tom's really in town, with Tom finally cutting through the cat and mouse bull by saying 'you know, she settled for you'. There's some awesome smirkery from Ackles there. At which point Sheriff-boy goes apeshit, punches Tom, throws the table aside and launches at Tom with claws out et cetera. He pins Tom against the wall but the deputies or someone steps in and goes "uh, we can't hold him, the miners had to free him from the cage so it had to be someone else." Tom is freed. Sheriff-boy laughs incredulously and walks out of the room to continue losing his shit off-camera. Good, good stuff; Kerr and Jensen play off each other quite well, and it's a very fun scene.

One of the old guys follows Tom (in that damn poncho again) out of the cop shop and there's a bit of conversation wherein no one's too sure Harry's dead and Tom's going to find him and stop him, or something. Old guy says something like maybe he'll find you first and Tom says back "or you" or something. They both do great with the material, but seriously, in spots the script is like a brick in a front-loading washing machine for clunkiness.

Tom goes back to the mine and opens the locked gates, but can't make himself go in. He has a bit of a breathless panic going on and closes the doors but doesn't re-lock them, turning away and taking more of his prescription. The door drifts open behind him, he looks back, freaked and then sees Harry's mining light up the nearby hill and goes chasing after it. (Have I mentioned how awesome the light-sources are in 3D? I should. They're frigging fantastic. There's lens flare, and haloing and it really seems like it's a source of light shining back at the audience rather than an image projected on the screen.)

Then... hm. what was next. Gah. Running around the bush in the dark... right. He finds Sheriff-boy's Seekrit Sex cabin, breaks in, finds the candy heart being eaten by a rat, and the Really. Blatant. Future. Plot. Element. card from employee-girl.

Old... Mine Foreman? Old Sheriff? Not sure. Old Mine Foreman, I think. Anyway. He's sitting at home with a shotgun, drunk, goes out to his porch to aim the gun at the audience in 3D for a verrrry loooong tiiiiiime, then ridicules himself for doing so. Unloads the gun and goes back inside.

And of course Harry is in the house when he goes back in. Dispatches old Mine Foreman with lots of wet squishy noises. I think that was the "push his head down onto the pickaxe stuck into the floor" death. Yeah.

The next day, the police station's going insane sending Harry Warden's photo to everywhere that sells candy in the boxes like they got the Naked girl's heart in, which seriously they have to be grasping at straws to even try that, because that'd be darn near every store in the area.

Sarah randomly stops by to bring Sheriff-boy his lunch and collect a dose of jealous bitchery from him regarding Tom which might at least marginally tinged with genuine concern this time as Tom has gone missing. Or just a different kind of bitchery since they haven't found the old Mine Foreman's corpse yet and have no basis for increase in interest over Tom's whereabouts after less than, what, 12 hours? Sounded more like jealousy. And again, cheating Sheriff-boy can STFU.

Old Mine Foreman guy is found minus a heart in the grave he helped dig for Harry Warden which is a lovely quasi-poetic touch. Or something. Sheriff-boy orders everyone who was at the grave earlier to be found as prime suspects (except himself, his Deputy and his wife)

Sarah and Employee-girl are closing up the grocery store; Sheriff-boy wants them to leave ASAP. The two women have a conversation about the party mine of death, Tom and Sheriff-boy. Employee-girl is ridiculously unsubtle about banging Sheriff-boy, but Sarah kind of lets it fly right over her head.

There's a noise, they wander around the store for a while jumping at everything as is perfectly reasonable to do when there's a psychopathic pickaxe murderer on the loose, especially when all the lights go out. Eventually the killer shows up, chasey chasey through the store. Awesome bit: he bashes in the door of a frozen foods case with Sarah, and she turns around, grabs a frozen turkey or something and whaps him upside the head with it. *glee* Ooo! Also, Employee-girl smacks him around with a mop. Improvised weapons FTW! \o/

Both the women get to the office and flail around blocking the door as the killer's pickaxeing through it. Employee-girl tries to get the security gate on the back window unlocked. After a very long time and a lot of flailing and panic, they get around to trying the phone, which I think is dead.

Employee-girl gets the grate on the window open, starts climbing out. Killer stops attacking the door while Employee-girl continues dangling her rear end out the window, and everyone in the freaking known universe sees where that's going before the killer grabs Employee-girl's legs from outside and hauls her out the window.

There's a lull for Sarah to hyperventilate into before the next jump of Harry trying to crawl in through the window and snagging the front of her shirt on the pickaxe for another bizarre and cartoony moment. Her shirt tears, she gets cut somewhere and OMG FINALLY PUSHES THE STORE PANIC BUTTON THAT SETS OFF THE STORE ALARM AND SUMMONS THE POLICE. *facepalm*

Harry goes away, Sarah freaks and goes running around the front after somehow getting through the furniture barricade (which I guess could have taken a while off-screen and explained why Sheriff-boy gets there so fast, or does it?) and is met at the door by Sheriff-boy.

They head down to the back alley, find Employee-girl extensively splatted with her heart in a heart-shaped box on the ground and the sappy "Be mine 4 ever ♥" (incidentally, be 'mine'. Har har har. Mine. See, it's like a pun) message from the really. blatant. future. plot. element. valentine's card written on the wall over her head in blood.

While getting patched up by EMS, Sarah reveals she knew all about Employee-girl and Sheriff-boy (who are starting to sound like crime-fighting super-heroes so I'm kind of glad Employee-girl is toast) but never said anything. Which, you know, fine, if you've arranged to have a mutually-agreed upon sexually open marriage, sure, great, but if you haven't maybe a discussion of some kind might have been a good idea and make me feel less like lecturing you for being a doormat on this topic, Sarah. Or at the very least make sure he's using protection so you don't get any of her diseases. Sheriff-boy just goes kind of "*shrug*" at this revelation. In the theatre, I facepalm. Again.

At Sheriff-boy and Sarah's house, there's a cop on guard in the front yard who was doing so many things wrong it's scary. Among them, reading the paper and having the internal light on to do so. So A) distracted by paper, and B) night vision shot to hell by light being on. *thwacks idiot police officer*

Child-of-Tom (who still hasn't been outed as a child of Tom, although seriously, he totally is) is watching random TV and random domestic activities are taking place. Warden gets in, dispatches the maid in the laundry room.

Old Sheriff provides a startle-jump, banging on the window of the supposedly-guarding cop and letting her know Harry's inside. They go do the stalky-stalky thing; he reverse chivalricly lets the small female cop go first on the grounds he's retired, which I found a rather refreshing attitude.

They go through the house, one of them warns child-of-Tom to stay down. One of them, the woman, I think, hears the rhythmic squeaking of a dryer out of balance followed by a whump, whump, whump as she gets closer. She gets up close and opens the blood smeared dryer (screwing the crime scene all to hell for printing the door handle, but whatever) to have the pickaxed and horribly cooked-by-the-dryer maid spill out towards the audience in 3D. Gyahh.

Also, old Sheriff spies a light off the back porch and sneaks up on it for-freaking-ever before discovering it's just Harry's helmet and Harry's not in it. This leads to old Sheriff getting a pickaxe through his lower jaw, uppercut style, and his lower jaw torn off and flung towards the audience in 3D. Just in case we forgot about the 3D. Or the pickaxe.

Tom drives his truck down a random alley and calls Sarah, telling her he doesn't think it's Harry, and he has to show her something. She hems and haws a little but trusts him and agrees to meet him. Sheriff-boy gets to the hospital shortly after she checks herself out and has left with Tom. I believe Sheriff-boy gets a nebulous report on there being urgent new info on Tom just then.

Tom drives Sarah out into the woods saying he's found something out there and it proves Sheriff-boy is the killer. Meanwhile, Sheriff-boy phones her up and is furious, either because he thinks Tom's the murderer or he thinks she's hooking up with her old flame. I'm gonna be charitable and say the former, since really, he should have his priorities marginally straight by now. However, Sheriff-boy is being very freaky about her telling him where she is, in a way that could be 'concerned law enforcement husband' or 'frustrated pickaxe murderer whose next planned victim is missing'.

He tells her his nebulous info, that Tom spent seven years in a psych ward. (Which.... I can't remember if he said why, but it was kind of a 'yeah? so?' moment. Being blamed for the miners' deaths, surviving a serial killer and having a significant percentage of his friends die would probably send anyone for a stretch in a soft room. Maybe he was depressed, or cataleptic, or y'know, had PTSD. All of those are reasons someone might be in a psych ward and none of them automatically lead to pickaxe-murdering. *smacks Sheriff-boy*)

He also says the killer went after their son, which he sort of didn't, although who knows what might have happened if old Sheriff hadn't gotten Female Deputy's nose out of that damn distracting newspaper. He's very good in this bit, Kerr Smith is. He does very well at making it seem like the character could be the killer or could just be a scared spouse.

Anyway, Sarah believes Sheriff-boy, fakes like she was talking to her mom. Tom calls her on the lie, all 'don't you trust me?' She asks to get out of the car, and he goes a bit freaky, doing some intense and frantic babbling about needing someone to believe him and not letting her take the chance of trusting Sheriff-boy. Do I need to say it's awesome? Okay, it's awesome. Jensen Ackles does 'teetering on the brink of desperation or sanity' really well, and nails that ambivalent "Is it him or is he the only one who knows the truth?" sense with an air of grim, mildly betrayed panic and concern.

Tom still won't pull over so Sarah grabs the wheel and ditches the truck in another funky 3D sequence where a tree branch pierces the cab (and I laugh and laugh and laugh.) Sarah gets out, goes running off into the woods. *facepalm* Tom's had a bash in the head, takes longer to crawl out with lots of "Grr, argh!" and pain and yelling and so forth.

Sarah runs to Sheriff-boy's Seekrit Sex cabin, finds the rat-eaten candy hearts and the 'Be mine 4 ever ♥' card, and that picture of her and Tom that she left on the dresser that Sheriff-boy found earlier stuck inside the candy box lid. She starts to flip out. She then finds a closetfull of empty candy boxes and totally flips her shit freaking out that Sheriff-boy is the killer. Killer in full regalia shows up just then, and she freaks again. More chasey chasey, pickaxe-swingy, boogabooga stuff.

Sarah jumps out a window and heads for the mine, which is of course the single smartest move in the history of human-kind, right up there with running into the woods in the first place. Killer follows her.

More chasing and running, killer chases her through some mine rooms including a room where mining costumes randomly drop from the ceiling. I know nothing about mining or I would likely find this room very knowable as the 'suits attack you' room or something.

Sarah runs around for a while, staying away from the killer, and runs into Sheriff-boy, crashing into him and managing to get hold of his gun, which she points at him. She confronts him about the stuff at the cabin. Sheriff-boy says he has no idea what she's talking about. Tom shows up then and supports her accusations. Sheriff-boy counters, and he and Tom get into a little pissing match while at gunpoint.

Sarah's confused and freaking out, not sure who to point the gun at anymore. Tom's insisting Sheriff-boy is the killer and she should shoot him, Sheriff-boy tells her to shoot both of them, Tom says that's crazy, points out that the message Employee-girl wrote in her valentine's card to Sheriff-boy was written in blood above her dead body.

...Aaaaand of course no one actually ever told him Employee-girl was dead or about the message written in blood. *facepalm* Oops.

Sarah realizes this, so the gun swings over to Tom. He is confused and betrayed. Tom then starts freaking out that the killer is coming up behind them (and he is, but the others can't see him, just Tom and the audience)

The guy in the mining suit walks right past Sarah and Sheriff-boy to get face to face with Tom, and then... disappears. Tom starts losing his shit completely, still whispering 'shoot him now' even though Harry Warden disappeared, and there's a bunch of different interpretations that can be hung on what's happened there, but the general gist would be Tom's telling her to shoot him, not Harry, as Harry takes him over, because whether Harry is a splinter personality, a possessing ghost or something else entirely, Tom knows what comes next when Harry takes over and in what's left of his sanity, doesn't want to hurt Sarah. And good god, Jensen Ackles does an unbelievably fantastic job at portraying the abject trapped panic of a personality being subsumed, and, just, gaaaaaah! *flails*

We get a flashback montage of him doing the other stuff in a dissociative haze or something, including all the murders and trapping himself in that cage. He gasps and his facial expression shifts to a harder, calmer mien.

Sarah says Harry is dead. Sheriff-boy calls Tom 'Harry' and now Tom is 'Harry Warden' and then there's combat! Tom and Sheriff-boy brawl while Sarah stands back pointing the gun but can't get a shot without hitting her jerk of a husband. Tom stabs Sheriff-boy with the pickaxe, they separate and Sarah shoots at him as he runs away down the tunnel. Sarah helps Sheriff-boy limp off to cover where they hide.

Then there's this awesome bit with Tom walking along the tunnel, busting the lightbulbs as he gets closer, and each time one breaks there's a visual flash of him in the miner get-up, as Harry. Frigging awesome.

Sarah and Sheriff-boy are hiding behind something. Sarah has one bullet left which Sheriff-boy can't shoot because of the whole 'pickaxe in the ribs' thing and isn't doing so hot or something. Sarah stands up and calls out "Tom."

Tom kind of stutter-steps to a halt, his face shifting back to sad/scared/disbelief, the pickaxe sliding down in his hand like he's forgotten it's there, like she's managed to contact what's left of Tom's personality.

Sarah hesitates. Tom's expression shifts back to murderous, and he moves to attack. She shoots, skims Tom's side, looking like she blew the shot totally, but she hits the valve on the gas venting line or something behind Tom (making her either really freaking lucky or an expert shot with a handgun but she's been panicking too much to use her skill before now, but whatever) and everything blows the hell up. Woo! Tom goes flying into stuff, the mine partially collapses, smoke, fire, rubble and mayhem.

An unspecified time later a rescue team comes down. One guy separates off and finds Tom, and gets a pickaxe in the eye for his trouble. Jensen's face of disgusted rage is fantastic, showing in one eye of the goggles with a 3D pickaxe stuck out the other.

Sarah and Sheriff-boy are rescued. They report to New Deputy that Tom is dead because he was at ground zero of the fireball, and probably shot, and also because they have no idea they're in a horror movie and things like that have no effect on whether a person is dead or not. Deputy goes off and Sarah and Sheriff-boy have a kind of "Woman looks upon her cheating asshole husband as a hero even though she saved his ass (again!) and should really find someone who truly appreciates her" moment. Only that might just have been in my head and they might have just exchanged 'I love you's. And I might have facepalmed again some more.

In the meantime, Tom-Harry has walked straight past the gurney, out through the crowd of rescuers and up the hill in the suit and mask of the guy he ganked (or some other person's mask since I don't think the one he was wearing had a pickaxe hole) In the final shot, he pulls off the mask and walks off away from the mine and the chaos, looking wonderfully, twitchily, bugfuck insane to go do other depraved things another day elsewhere, or something.

The end. Except for the bit after the credits where you go on and on down the awesome 3d mine tunnel, and at the end, Tom-Harry comes up the tunnel looks around the theatre with the miner's lamp and takes a big ol'swing at anyone still there. Hee!

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Well. Darkness and 3d glasses do not make for decent note-taking, and there's lots of 'or something' but I am truly surprised, actually rather shocked at how much of this movie I remembered. I found on analysis that I enjoyed it more. However, keep in mind, this recap may not be 100% accurate in the detail, and I spent the entire night in a fugue-like state trying to recall anything I could. Let me know any egregious errors and I'll correct them when I return from today's adventure.


ETA: minor revisions

Review of MBV3D to follow in a seperate post.

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brigid_tanner From: brigid_tanner Date: February 8th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is the best movie summary ever. So sorry your friend had to leave and missed it.

But has a kind of awesome sick look of quasi-loathing going on which employee-girl is totally oblivious to. He exudes a kind of hateful nausea. YES!!! really didn't like him. Sheriff-boy is a good name for him. Didn't like him at all.

Old mine foreman guy (I'm horrible with names) I keep calling him Roy DeSoto, from the character he played in Emergency way back when I was a kid :)

Mine foreman, I think. Anyway, is sitting at home with a shotgun, drunk, goes out to his porch to aim the gun at the audience in 3D for a verrrry loooong tiiiiiime, This part *really* bothered me. I'm from the "don't point the gun unless you mean it" school, so having a double barrel pointing at me, even from a movie, made me squirm.

FINALLY PUSHES THE STORE PANIC BUTTON THAT SETS OFF THE STORE ALARM AND SUMMONS THE POLICE. *facepalm* That annoyed me too. But I've never been chased by a killer with an axe, so I can't say I'd have been calm enough to remember the panic button either. Would like to think I would be, though!

she gets up close and opens the blood smeared dryer (screwing the crime scene all to hell for printing the door handle, but whatever) to have the pickaxed and horribly cooked-by-the-dryer maid spill out towards the audience in 3D. Gyahh. See, this couldn't have happened if they'd had a normal dryer that didn't have a steam cycle.

And good god, Jensen Ackles does an unbelievably fantastic job at portraying abject trapped panic of a personality being subsumed, and, just, gaaaaaah! *flails*
This is the part I'm going to watch over and over when it comes out on DVD. He was amazing from here to the end. Not that he wasn't good in the rest, but the ending was my favorite part.

Thanks, that was almost as much fun as actually watching the movie again! Except I didn't think I could reach out and touch Jensen :)

caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 9th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
This is the best movie summary ever.

Aw, thanks! I think this is my first attempt at a full-on recap, so I'm glad it turned ot okay.

Sheriff-boy is a good name for him. Didn't like him at all.

He was not designed to be likeable, and he succeeded wildly at it.

I keep calling him Roy DeSoto, from the character he played in Emergency way back when I was a kid :)

Oh, lordy. Emergency. All I remember about that show is a lady getting her toe caught in the bathtub tap.

This is the part I'm going to watch over and over when it comes out on DVD.

Totally. I want it on DVD now so I can go back through for performance detail, because he was really bringing some great stuff to the role, and Kerr Smith and Jaime King were no slouches either.

Thanks, that was almost as much fun as actually watching the movie again! Except I didn't think I could reach out and touch Jensen :)

*grin* Thanks!
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 23rd, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was not designed to be likeable, and he succeeded wildly at it.
Hee. Not according to the director-- supposedly you're supposed to know that he's a jerk and be rooting for him to survive. Whereas I was just as annoyed that Sarah was all lovey-dovey with him at the end. (But then I suppose one tends to be when one's significant other, even if he is a cheating louse, is on a stretcher.)
tigriswolf From: tigriswolf Date: February 8th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I want to go see it again EVEN MORE.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 9th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too! *bounces* It'll have to be DVD now though. :-/
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: February 9th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Thank you SO much for writing this up. I think you're amazing for taking notes in the first place. :) But especially wonderful for recapping for me. The beginning is very vivid in my mind and the part that I saw, you have definitely captured. I'm sure you're not missing anything from the rest based on that. Awesome! Now I'm off to read your review :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 9th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you SO much for writing this up.

Happy to help. I was just going to do a review, but after your tragic tale of thwarted viewership, I had to do something. :-)

I think you're amazing for taking notes in the first place. :)

I take notes for just about everything now, it kind of freaks me out sometimes, but it's usually helpful because otherwise as soon as I think a thought it's out of my head and gone if I don't write it down. :-P
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: February 9th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
otherwise as soon as I think a thought it's out of my head and gone if I don't write it down. :-P

Sort of like when I think of something, walk out of the room to go to the other room where I knew I had to be and then forget why I'm there? Yes, been there, done that. Scary. *G*
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: February 9th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
omg you rock! (well, you heard the chortling, giggling, and flat-out guffawing :D) I may actually have to rent this at some point now, and I was never, ever going to see this :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 9th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Just remember that the gore is much more gory when it's not just in text-form.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: February 9th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooo, good point....so have your recap up so I know when it's coming and practice with the fast-forward to skip it and/or make it funny. Excellent plan, thank-you!
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 9th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to say I concur with everything you said--and laughed myself sick reading it..lol I haven't had that much fun watching a movie with anyone in a long time:)

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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 9th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
*grins* It was a fun movie.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: February 9th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks for the recap!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 9th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome.
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 23rd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt1

First, let me begin by saying, your recap is AWESOME. The right balance of snark, appreciation and information, and thoroughly enjoyable. :D

which makes me wonder who in hell defines a pickaxe in the brain as "blunt force trauma"
Bwah! Yes. This.

Personally, I think he was possessed by a demon or evil mine pixies or a Balrog or something
I really, really wish that they had played more with this. Sigh.

There was a body torn in half, several splatted and gutted corpses, and I believe it was the nurse who had had her chest ripped open and her heart removed
I just wanted to know what he used to do all this. I mean, it's not like they were storing his pickaxe beside the coma-patient's bed.

the party mine of imminent splitchy death.
Have I mentioned lately how awesome you are?

that probably looked fairly fatal from the gang outside's perspective,
Hm. I had not considered this. I spent much of the movie annoyed that they had left him there, but you make a good point.

soaking in a combination of guilt and living nightmare,
And Harry Warden's blood. Wheee! Goooooore! At this bit I was all, "And why aren't they radioing for backup? And an ambulance?"

'Be mine 4 ever ♥'
You couldn't read this on the small screen, which was a shame, since it became a plot point later.

Sarah being married to Sheriff-boy and having a child who looks about the right age to be Tom's rather than Sheriff-boy's and given his hair colour as compared to some of the very young pictures of Jensen that float around the internet every so often, I'm thinking the kid is totally Tom's.
See, I came at this totally back ass-ward. While watching I was thinking it'd be interesting if the kid *was* Tom's, but that he looked too young. Maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, or my idea of what a 10 year old should look like is off.

Really, really great sequence. I'd suspected what was going on based solely on the ads, but this was when I knew for certain.
Ohhh, the shot where Tom and The Miner are mirrored? I thought it made for a really great visual, but it's where I started having trouble seeing how the movie was going to get out of the corner it painted itself into, with Tom being the only real suspect. (And, given the ending, it just didn't get out of this corner.)

assertions from the old guard that Harry was definitely dead when they buried him, absolutely, certainly, maybe, well he couldn't be alive anyway
This exchange made me giggle. "Was he dead?" "He was dead!" "Dead?" "Dead!" "Are you sure really dead?" "Well, not alive at any rate."

because that'd be darn near every store in the area.
Well, since it's apparently not February in Harmony (dude! Way too green! Should be snow! Or slush. And mud. And naked deciduous trees!) then any store that *is* selling them should be unusual. :D

to have the pickaxed and horribly cooked-by-the-dryer maid spill out towards the audience in 3D.
Geez. I hadn't thought of that (since I was watching in 2D.) My only comment at the time was to be surprised at how roomy the dryer was. My priorities, they are not quite right in the head, methinks.
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 23rd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt2

(Which.... I can't remember if he said why, but it was kind of a 'yeah? so?' moment. Being blamed for the miners' deaths, surviving a serial killer and having a significant percentage of his friends die would probably send anyone for a stretch in a soft room. Maybe he was depressed, or cataleptic, or y'know, had PTSD. All of those are reasons someone might be in a psych ward and none of them automatically lead to pickaxe-murdering. *smacks Sheriff-boy*)
Yes. This. Thank you. The paranoia/prejudice about mental illness is a hot-button issue for me, I guess, but yeah. I mean, *hello*-- the fact that Axel, Sarah and Irene weren't all in therapy after the Party of Slaughtered Mayhem is far stranger than the fact that Tom was in a mental institution after suffering both that and all the other shit. Grumph.

including a room where mining costumes randomly drop from the ceiling. I know nothing about mining or I would likely find this room very knowable as the 'suits attack you' room or something.
Oh yes, this sequence. The sequence of the WTFMININGSUITS! I was quite confused by suits on convenient levers or something. Seriously, wth?

Sheriff-boy tells her to shoot both of them,
I turned to my companions at this point and we all agreed that had she done so, *that* would have been an unexpected ending to the film. ::shrug:: Well, you're both dead, and one of you was the killer, so I guess we can all go live our lives now. Except, y'know, you two. Who are dead.

And let me say again, a fantastic recap!! Bravo!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 24th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt2

The paranoia/prejudice about mental illness is a hot-button issue for me, I guess, but yeah. I mean, *hello*-- the fact that Axel, Sarah and Irene weren't all in therapy after the Party of Slaughtered Mayhem is far stranger than the fact that Tom was in a mental institution after suffering both that and all the other shit. Grumph.

I know. Horror movies are by far not a bastion of mental illness awareness. :-(

I figure the rest of them didn't have any large issues because they were too stupid to really understand what was going on, or didn't consider their high school friends to be actual people. All of them, quite reasonably, could have packed up and left town in a hundred different directions after that. But instead, Irene became a nymphomaniac or something, Axle became an even bigger asshole, and Sarah lost much of her self-esteem and married Axle.

I was quite confused by suits on convenient levers or something. Seriously, wth?

That room had no reason to be there, except perhaps as a prospective video game level.

Well, you're both dead, and one of you was the killer, so I guess we can all go live our lives now. Except, y'know, you two. Who are dead.

Ah, but there was still a chance it wasn't Tom. Personally, I'd have kneecapped both of them, clubbed them over the head, tied them up and called in the FBI. Or just shot Axle because he was a giant dick. And exorcised Tom.
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 24th, 2009 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt2

I know. Horror movies are by far not a bastion of mental illness awareness. :-(
True. And I oughtn't expect that they are. But, y'know, what bothers a person bothers a person. ::shrug::

But instead, Irene became a nymphomaniac or something, Axle became an even bigger asshole, and Sarah lost much of her self-esteem and married Axle.
Good point. Which makes Sarah's claim to Tom, when they're on the bridge, that she stayed and faced her problems really odd. I mean, sure, in some ways she did, but evidently not in a healthy way.

That room had no reason to be there, except perhaps as a prospective video game level.
Apparently it was from the original movie? But by that token, it had no reason to be in the original film either!

Ah, but there was still a chance it wasn't Tom.
Hm. But by that point the movie had focused it down for Sarah that the killer was either Tom or Axel. So shooting both, as Axel suggests, would have taken care of the problem. (Then again, the one saying, "Shoot us both" is probably not the killer.)

I like your plan better, anyhow. Either of the. :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 24th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt2

Which makes Sarah's claim to Tom, when they're on the bridge, that she stayed and faced her problems really odd. I mean, sure, in some ways she did, but evidently not in a healthy way.

Yeah, definitely. :-/

(Then again, the one saying, "Shoot us both" is probably not the killer.)

Unless he is, and is either trying to misdirect her, or is willing to die as long as Tom is killed too. Or is hoping she shoots Tom first so he can take her out after. Or is saying that to keep her off balance and dithering long enough to enact an evol plan.

I like your plan better, anyhow. Either of the. :D

If possible, shoot to wound, because questioning a corpse is hard. *nods*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 24th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt1

First, let me begin by saying, your recap is AWESOME. The right balance of snark, appreciation and information, and thoroughly enjoyable. :D

Aw, thanks! I think it's the first time I've done a scene-by-scene recap, so I'm glad it turned out okay.

I just wanted to know what he used to do all this. I mean, it's not like they were storing his pickaxe beside the coma-patient's bed.

In a pinch, anything can be used as a weapon. I'm thinking maybe a well-sharpened bedpan. ;-)

Maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, or my idea of what a 10 year old should look like is off.

Hm. He'd be 9 and 3 months at the youngest, since if Sarah was pregnant at the death mine party she certainly wasn't showing any sign of it. For ten, stature-wise, young Dean in Something Wicked is ten. Plus since this is a slasher movie and the kid was destined never to get any significant character development, he seems a lot younger, specifically because the writers and director want to increase the shock value of putting him under potential threat. They emphasize his younger traits to make him seem more vulnerable. Also, given the party habits of his mother at the time he could have been gestating, his growth may have been stunted.

I thought it made for a really great visual, but it's where I started having trouble seeing how the movie was going to get out of the corner it painted itself into, with Tom being the only real suspect. (And, given the ending, it just didn't get out of this corner.)

The staring at himself through the cage... It's really hard to put into words how I took it. Not as a literal, physical staring contest, (although going with the possession angle, Harry could certainly have possessed another miner there, or it could have been Axle or the old mine foreman, even though that's not what the end montage revealed.) I took it as a metaphorical contest of wills, enacted physically by Tom. Tom is trapped, under Harry's power, and experiencing the horror that Harry is inflicting on him. Harry is the dominant force (regardless of whether Harry came from within or without) and is keeping Tom there and alive because it suits Harry's purposes to do so. Tom is seeing Harry as trapping him inside the cage, but he's not physically there. That probably makes no sense. Arg. Some things I just can't explain.

Well, since it's apparently not February in Harmony (dude! Way too green! Should be snow! Or slush. And mud. And naked deciduous trees!) then any store that *is* selling them should be unusual. :D

According to the stated script, it was February, I thought. Ten year anniversary of the thing that happened on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately they filmed this in the summer, so snow and mush were unavailable to the set designers. :-)

My priorities, they are not quite right in the head, methinks.

A dryer huge enough to stuff a person in and still have room to go 'whump' is notably large in a residential setting. Understandably distracting. *nods*
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 24th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt1

I'm thinking maybe a well-sharpened bedpan. ;-)
Bwah! Sure! Why not? My companion suggested a scalpel, but I figured it would take too long to hack through an entire torso with a scalpel.

Maybe he found a bone saw? That'd work.

According to the stated script, it was February, I thought. Ten year anniversary of the thing that happened on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately they filmed this in the summer, so snow and mush were unavailable to the set designers. :-)

Oh yes, it was definitely *supposed* to be February. I was just snarking. As a Pennsylvania native, that was so obviously not filmed in February, is all. (The audio commentary revealed it was in fact shot in May, I believe, around Mother's Day, and they had to struggle to keep spring flowers out of shots.)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 24th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: comments, comments, comments, whee!n pt1

Maybe he found a bone saw? That'd work.

Probably. Like those video games where you keep finding better weapons. Start with the bedpan, head straight to surgery and grab the bone saws and rib-spreaders.
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