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Valentine Bluffs

After the horrific events that took place in Valentine Bluffs, TJ and Sara struggle to move on with their lives in a new town. Circumstances force TJ to move back to his hometown, where he tries to start a new life. 40 years pass, and the town Valentine Bluffs has forgotten the names Harry Warden and Axel Palmer. The next generation is getting ready to celebrate the Valentine's Day dance. All seems well until an ominous figure wielding a pickax appears, leaving a trail of carnage behind.

  • Thomas Smith
    Hunting For Justice, Simon Says
  • Thomas Smith
    Hunting For Justice, Simon Says
  • Roland Keller
    The Sawyer Massacre, Ghetto Nerd Girl
  • Chuck Ryan
  • Lloyd Kaufman
    Key Cast
    "Mayor Thomas Otterman"
    Toxic Avenger, Guardians of the Galaxy 3
  • Mike Sutton
    Key Cast
    "Sheriff John"
    We Own This City, Rendezvous, Hunting For Justice
  • Rachel Keefe
    Key Cast
    "Kelly Hanniger"
    Terrifier 2, The Fetus, Posers
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Thomas Smith

Tom Smith is a Philadelphia native with a lifelong abiding interest in horror. In 2012 he graduated from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects Program with an Associate Degree in Specialized Business. During school, Tom was hired as creature and prop designer, plus lead make-up artist, supervising his own team for Cynik Lethal Productions, a notable rap icon from Pittsburgh. He worked at some of the biggest haunted attractions, including Castle Blood, in the Pittsburgh area, as prosthetic designer. Since 2007, he has worked on over two dozen films, many haunted attractions, music videos, theater and the stage. Working as an independent artist, Tom has traveled to conventions and festivals showcasing his work. He is currently venturing forth into filmmaking with writing, producing, and directing his own short films including his 2018 film Hunting For Justice, which won multiple best film awards in film festival circuit, before venturing in his first feature length film Valentine Bluffs.

Tom is a vetted professional special make-up effects artist and owner of Sick & Twisted FX, a filmmaker, and most importantly, a husband and a father of four amazing children.

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