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Harry Warden

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Harry Warden
Known aliases
The Miner
Known relatives
Year of birth
Date of birth
Year of death
1998 (2009 version)
Date of death
Februari 14th

Alive (1981)

Deceased (2009)
Portrayed by

Peter Cowper (1981)

Richard John Walters (2009)
[[Category:Alive (1981)

Deceased (2009) characters]]

Harry Warden (A.K.A. The Miner) appears in the 1981 Canadian Slasher film My Bloody Valentine and the 2009 3D Remake.


===My Bloody Valentine

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Axel Palmer guised as The Miner


My Bloody Valentine 3D

In 1997, Harry Warden and five fellow mineworkers are trapped in a cave-in in a mine of the Hanninger family on Valentine Day. After six days, rescue workers find the mine workers but what they see is horrifying. In a selfless act of self-preservation, Harry Warden killed the others so they would stop using oxygen. Harry himself is comateuse and brought to a hospital. 

A year later, his condition hasn't changed much but on Valentine's Day, he regains conscious and goes on a killing spree through the hospital. He removed the heart of one nurse and put it in a Valentine's box. After the Hospital Massacre, he returned to the location of his first murders. At the mine a party is happening and Warden wastes no time and kills a boy by impaling his head with a pick-axe, with the pike of the pick-axe leaving through the eye socket. A girl named Sarah witness this gruesome act and flees, only to find more death in her path. As he leaves the mine, he throws a second pick-axe through the windscreen of a car, the car of Sarah and a friend of Sarah, Axel. In blind panick, Axel flees with Sarah but leaves Tom Hanninger behind. Warden sees this as a change to kill the boy responsible for what happened to him the year before, as it was Tom who failed to prevent the cave-in. Tom was supossed to vent methane gas but forgot, with the terrible accident as a result. But before Warden can kill Tom, he is shot by police sheriff Burke and his partners. He was fled into the mine. They never found him.The encounter with Harry Warden, traumatizes Tom who leaves the village soon after. 

10 years had passed before Tom returned after his father died. But he isn't only one who's back. With Tom's return, the kills started over. The first victim is a trucker who he impales through the skull with a pick-axe, before he chases a naked women named Irene who witnessed him killing the trucker. She tried to hide from him, under the bed and for a moment, she appears to be succesful. But unlucky for her, the motel owner, a small women named Selene entered the room to find Warden. He quickly kills Selene by impaling her on the lights above her. Irene accidentally gives herself away as she shrieks in horror. He realizes where she is now and pins her to wall with the bed before painting the wall with her blood. It is later revealed that he cutted her heart out afterwards. The blame for the kills ends up Tom, who was residing at the same motel that night.

Warden sends the heart to the police in a candybox like he had done in the past before revisiting the mine. He finds Tom who he traps in a cage and goes after William 'Red' Kirkpatrick who is called with a man named Ben. Warden swings his pick-axe and pierces the lower arm of Kirkpatrick before killing him. As the rest of the crew arrives they find the deceased Kirkpatrick and young Tom who is immediately suspected despite the fact he's entrapped in the cage.

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Harry making use of his pick-axe

The true killer

Harry Warden in reality died five years before the gruesome murders committed on February 14th by Axel Palmer the tragic witness of his father's gruesome murder and mutilation at the hands of Warden.

For you see Axel's father happened to be one of the informants.

In the 2009 remake Harry was shot and killed by Ben Foley and former Bluff's sheriff Jim Burke.

He was buried not far from the hatch leading out of the Hanniger Mine. And in the remake Tom Hanniger was the killer reliving Harry's wrath of terror and had dug up his bones and mask, donning both.

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