Sunday, February 5, 2017


Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (Prom Night 4) Movie Review

In 1957, Father Jonas kills a couple teens trying to get it on in the back seat of a car. The church captures and drugs him while attempting to help bring him back to normal. Fast forward to 1991, and Jonas escapes to begin killing again--on prom night, of course. This fourth and, mercifully, final film in the Prom Night series is the most straight forward horror film in the series since the first, and is also the only film where the actual prom has little to do with the story--the four main characters decide to skip the prom, instead going to a secret hideaway that happens to be a place Jonas is familiar with. The movie begins so slow and is so uninteresting your attention will likely be lost almost immediately after the initial scene--it started off hot but went into a deep freeze, and I found it a struggle to get through the rest of the movie.

It's all down hill from here

Once the priest FINALLY gets to the two couples, what was a nothing happening snoozefest turns into a run-of-the-mill slasher film, complete with some uninteresting death scenes and an uninspired finale. The acting throughout the film is the worst in the series, and believe me, that's saying something. The director does absolutely nothing of note to distract from the awful script, and the special effects are dreadful. There are a couple bright spots in the film---the scene with the kid on the roof and Jonas stabbing through at him is interesting, and Nicole de Boer of Cube fame makes Meagan a character you can cheer for--if, for nothing else, to get a better boyfriend, which, you know, this being a horror film and she being the lead character, she likely will sometime in the future. Speaking of Cube, THAT is a series worth watching--and reviewing...I'll get around to it some day. Anyway, Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil sent the Prom Night series out with a whimper. Unless you are marathoning the series, there's no real reason to watch this movie.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 3

Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil Movie Trailer

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