Blumhouse plans on rebooting the My Bloody Valentine franchise

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My Bloody Valentine (1/9) Movie CLIP - Pickaxe Through the Eye (2009) HD
My Bloody Valentine (1/9) Movie CLIP - Pickaxe Through the Eye (2009) HD / Movieclips

The company behind reboots of horror classics like Halloween and The Exorcist is reportedly moving forward on a reboot of the 1981 Canadian slasher film My Bloody Valentine, according to a Bloody Disgusting exclusive.

Directed by George Mihalka and written by John Beaird, My Bloody Valentine received mixed reviews from critics upon its initial release but has since garnered a devoted cult following, enough to warrant a remake in 2009 that starred Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, and Kerr Smith.

Surprisingly, though, My Bloody Valentine is one horror IP that hasn't been revisited time and time again...until now. Blumhouse aims to change that and revive the killer pickaxe-wielding miner who murders for a new movie.

Despite the news from Bloody Disgusting, little is known about the potential reboot except that Blumhouse is interested in making it.

Who knows? Maybe this will be the next big horror franchise. It has always been surprising that the film never warranted many follow-ups, mainly since the remake performed decently at the box office, making over $100 million on a $14 million budget.

It's understandable why fans might feel apprehension as Blumhouse has a very hit-or-miss track record with its reboots and remakes. The 2018 remake of Halloween was generally well-received, but most agree that the modern trilogy went downhill with its polarizing sequel films Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.

The Exorcist: Believer was universally panned by critics and audiences alike. Not even the return of original actress Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil—or a surprise cameo from Regan MacNeil herself, Linda Blair—could save it.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more about the potential remake, including plot details, casting, and more. You can revisit the original 1981 flick by renting it on VOD, while the 2009 remake is streaming on Prime Video and for free on Tubi, Plex, and PlutoTV.

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