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Prom Night (1980) Movie Information

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Paul Lynch


Leslie Nielsen
Jamie Lee Curtis
Casey Stevens
Anne-Marie Martin
Antoinette Bower
Michael Tough





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Six years ago a group of friends caused a horrible accident and vowed never to speak of it to anyone. Now, on their prom night, someone knows their secret and wants revenge. -- Chris Kavan

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Kyle(The Rebel)  08/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Superb mystery/slasher film with Jamie Lee Curtis really shining in the lead role. The look on her face when she realized who the killer's priceless. Scary horror film with a haunting score, and Leslie Nielsen is great as Curtis's father.

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Snoogans 04/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Run of the mill 80's slasher. This one is a guilty pleasure of mine, though.

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Chris Kavan 01/28/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Tries to capitalize on Jamie Lee Curtis' scream queen status, but, despite some extra-gruesome deaths, there isn't much else to write home about. Extra Bonus: see Leslie Nielsen in a rare non-comedic role!

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05/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not as Terrible as the 2008 Update

I decided to see this classic (but horrendous) slasher flick because I was curious about how different it was compared to the 2008 version. Although both are pretty bad, I can stand this one a bit more because I could sympathize with Jamie Lee Curtis’ character. Even though she’s not in it as much as I wanted her to (considering she’s the supposed star of the film), she made the best of her scenes, especially that dated dancing sequence during the prom. After six years of a little girl’s death, a masked serial killer decides to kill one by one those who are responsible. It’s a simple premise that could’ve been effective. Unfortunately, the stalker scenes lacked suspense, the kills weren’t creative and all of the characters are one-dimensional. That’s a common trap in the slasher film subg...

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05/13/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

2 proms for the price of 1 (1980)

I have an obsessive compulsion to revisit the original movie when its remake is released in theaters. I just love to compare and contrast, then bitch about how the new one is not as good as its source material.

But something different happened with "Prom Night", not the least of which, this year's version seems to have borrowed only the title and most general of concepts from the 1980 version. Also, neither one is very good, the quality of the new one actually edging out the earlier version by the slimmest of margins.

I remember seeing the first "Prom Night" when it was first released in theaters in July of 1980. While I could not tell you much about it 28 years later, I do remember not particularly liking it. Upon my recent viewing, it is indeed a poor attempt to capitalize on ...

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