Prom Night (Blu-ray)

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boring and predictable

on 5/11/2012

I did not have high expectations for this movie, but it was even worse than I expected. There is a huge lack of suspense. You find out almost immediately who the killer is and realize early on that he basically is going to stab everyone he sees. There are no dramatic effects, no gore and no connection to the characters . The only character I did end up caring about was Donna, her friends had such dull storylines that you almost didn't miss them when they died. It was so predictable which characters were going to get slashed and the police stakeout was a joke.

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Three years ago, Donna (Brittany Snow, John Tucker Must Die) watched in horror as an obsessed predator (Johnathon Schaech, That Thing You Do!) murdered her family. Tonight is her senior prom and although she's anxious about the past, she's excited to celebrate her future with her friends. What Donna doesn't know is that the deranged psychopath has escaped from the asylum. He's returned to hunt her down, intent on killing anyone who gets in his way. As the night races towards its heart-pounding conclusion, the question becomes not who will be prom queen, but who will survive the killer's rampage.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 208180131
UPC 043396191211
UPC 14 00043396191211
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/3/2010
Rating UR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Snow,Brittany
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ReviewSource ReelViews
Review By its nature, the slasher film is not a terribly deep or complicated effort. To be successful, all such a movie needs is a sympathetic victim/protagonist, an implacable killer, a suspenseful buildup, and (most importantly) a cornucopia of blood and gore. The 2008 version of Prom Night misses on all four counts, making it virtually worthless by any measure of the genre. Despite having the same title and a similar premise to a 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis flick (kids getting slaughtered on prom night), this is not a remake. In fact, it really doesn't have much of a plot. It's basically The O.C. with a body count...It's a bore, even taking into account unintentional moments of humor that resulted in audience members jeering. This is a case study for Filmmaking Ineptitude 101. Director McCormack is so bad at his job that he can't even execute an effective "boo!" moment - one of those things that even the worst horror movies seem to get right. While the PG-13 rating will undoubtedly allow Prom Night to score some extra money at the box office, it has eliminated any possible guilty pleasures associated with the viewing experience. Why did slasher movies become so popular during the '80s? Blood, guts, and T&A. Those were the elements that kept Michael, Jason, and Freddy coming back repeatedly. Take them away and what are you left with? Prom Night.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Snow,Brittany
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
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Joe Leydon, Variety A surprisingly effective teen-skewing thriller...
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide ...this reworking of the fondly remembered high-school slasher picture works surprisingly well on its own terms.

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