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Prom Night

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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 208180133
UPC 043396191181
UPC 14 00043396191181
Format DVD
Release Date 9/20/2011
Rating UR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Snow,Brittany
Link Search Link
Reviews
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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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
Features
DVD, Unrated, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Snow,Brittany
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
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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