Saturday, January 28, 2017


Prom Night Movie Review

Four children bully a little girl, leading to her accidental death. Six years later somebody is avenging the girl's death, killing off the tormentors one by one on prom night. This 1980 film is a forerunner of sorts in the slasher genre--not that it had not been done before, but this one is an early example of the 1980s style slasher that shaped the future of the horror subgenre. The film also stars one actor who was already somewhat established (Leslie Nielsen, Creepshow) and another, Jamie Lee Curtis, who had just come off her big screen debut in Halloween and would become an A-list actress in years to come. Most of this movie is light on the horror while being heavy on the...

So if this is not your cup of tea, you have a lot to sit through before we get to anything actually happening--for me, it was torture. Once we finally do get to the killings we are treated to a mixed bag of off the screen action to a fairly wicked decapitation scene. The real point of the film is trying to figure out who the killer is, and that reveal is a decent one, albeit one that comes after seeing the killer practically prance around like a Russian ballet dancer in the final battle. Prom Night will always be recognized as a film with historical importance in the world of horror, but taking all that away, it's really a just above average movie.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Prom Night Red Band Movie Trailer

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