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Prom Night (1980)

A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

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Cast

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Casey Stevens ...
Anne-Marie Martin ...
Wendy Richards (as Eddie Benton)
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Michael Tough ...
Robert A. Silverman ...
Sykes (as Robert Silverman)
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David Mucci ...
Lou
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Mary Beth Rubens ...
Kelly Lynch (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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A killer waits at the High School dance. See more »

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Horror | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Morte Convida para Dançar  »

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CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one of several scenes removed from the theatrical version of the movie, Principal Hammond takes his wife to visit Dr. Fairchild after a visit to Robin's resting place at the cemetery. As Vivian is seated in the office and the men talk privately in the hallway, it is revealed that Robin and Alex are twins. See more »

Goofs

As Kim and two of her friends walk down the school hallway, they stop where Wendy and Nick are. The boom mic is visible moving around above Nick's head. See more »

Quotes

Jude: Who are you?
Slick: Seymour Crane! But, they uh, they call me Slick.
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Connections

Referenced in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in the Moonlight
By Paul Zaza and Carl Zitter
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User Reviews

 
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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