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Prom Night (1980)

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

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Cast

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Wendy (as Eddie Benton)
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Michael Tough ...
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Sykes (as Robert Silverman)
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David Mucci ...
Lou
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Mary Beth Rubens ...
Kelly (as Marybeth Rubens)
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Melanie Morse MacQuarrie ...
David Gardner ...
Joy Thompson ...
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Storyline

For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly Lynch, Jude Cunningham, Wendy Richards and Nick McBride have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an abandoned convent. The foursome kept secret of how they taunted Robin - backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge... and fell to her death. Though an accident, the then-twelve-year-olds feared they would be held responsible and vowed never to tell. But someone else was there that day... watching, and now, that someone is ready to exact murderous revenge on prom night. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Everyone at Hamilton High is getting ready for prom night. It's a day of rehearsals, arrangements, final preparations... and last-minute phone calls. See more »

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Morte Convida para Dançar  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The van that goes off the cliff was stolen. See more »

Goofs

After Alex and Lou are separated from fighting in the school cafeteria, they are escorted out by two members of the staff. In the next scene when Nick walks away from Wendy and she tries to talk to Lou instead, he tells her he has an appointment but his reflection in the glass behind her shows he's walking alone. However, Alex, Lou and one of the staff members arrive in Principal Hammond's office shortly thereafter. See more »

Quotes

Kim: You seem a little anxious, Wendy. By the way, who are going with tonight?
Wendy: It's not who you go with, honey. It's who takes you home.
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Prom Night
By Paul Zaza and Carl Zitter
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Disco dancing 'til death at Massacre High
8 August 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

In truth, this is standard fair for a slasher. Only slightly above the level of many other slasher outings at the time. The killer only gets active during the last half hour of the movie, his identity easily guessed in the end (naturally revolving around a trauma from his past). The red herring is also very obvious. Lots of disco-dancing too in this one. At the time, I imagine it became mildly notorious because of one decapitation scene and gained a little recognition because of scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis starring in it. If you're a slasher fan, this is one you ought to see, even if it's not the most exciting watch you'll ever have.


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