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William Gray (screenplay)
Robert Guza Jr. (story)
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Release Date:
18 July 1980 (USA) See more »
There's a special night in the lives of all of us. A night to be beautiful. To be desirable. A night we can break all the rules and make our own. Prom night. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Paul Lynch 
Writing credits
William Gray (screenplay)

Robert Guza Jr. (story)

Produced by
Peter R. Simpson .... producer (as Peter Simpson)
Richard Simpson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
Carl Zittrer 
Cinematography by
Robert C. New (director of photography) (as Robert New)
Film Editing by
Brian Ravok 
Art Direction by
Reuben Freed 
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... hairdresser
Kathleen Mifsud .... makeup artist
Production Management
Deanne Judson .... executive in charge of production
Maggie McMeekin .... assistant production manager
Dan Nyberg .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martha Hendricks .... third assistant director
Lee Knippelberg .... second assistant director
Dan Nyberg .... second unit director
Steve Wright .... first assistant director
Steve Wright .... second unit director
Art Department
Marmie Charndoff .... key props
Jo-Ann Chorney .... key set dresser
Robin Collyer .... key set dresser
Linda McClelland .... assistant props
Mark Molin .... construction manager
Dave Ross .... storyboard artist
Alan Sharpe .... carpenter
Jeff Wilson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recordist (as Gary Bourgeois)
Tony Currie .... assistant sound editor
Bryan Day .... sound recordist (as Brian Day)
Robin Leigh .... sound editor
Tom Mather .... assistant sound recordist
Bruce Nyznik .... supervising sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Allan Cotter .... special effects (as Al Cotter)
Warren Keillor .... prosthetics
Warren Keillor .... special effects (uncredited)
Randy Kamula .... stunts
Terry Martin .... stunt coordinator
Terry Martin .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Karen Pike .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christophe Bonnière .... clapper loader (as Christophe Bonniere)
Carlo Campana .... key grip
Greg Farrow .... focus puller
Henri Fiks .... camera operator: second unit
Robert Fresco .... camera operator
Bob Gallant .... gaffer
Frieder Hocheim .... best boy (as Freider Hochheim)
Marvin Midwicki .... clapper loader
Barry Stone .... focus puller
Dennis Thompson .... assistant grip
David Zimmerman .... third grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Karen Hazzard .... casting: Toronto
Sheila Manning .... casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Constance Buck .... assistant wardrobe
Kat Moyer .... wardrobe (as Kathleen Moyer)
Editorial Department
Bill Carter .... assistant film editor
Joan Giammarco .... assistant film editor
Ian McBride .... assistant film editor
Brian Ravok .... supervising editor
Location Management
Aine Furey .... location manager (as Aine 'Onya' Furey)
Music Department
Highstreet .... main source music
Frank Morrone .... music engineer
Paul Zaza .... original disco music
Transportation Department
Donato Baldassarra .... driver captain (as Don Baldassarra)
Other crew
Donato Baldassarra .... production assistant (as Don Baldassarra)
Elizabeth Blomme .... publicist
Stan David .... production accountant
Sarah Grahame .... continuity
Jody Morden .... production secretary
Linda Moyle .... assistant to producer

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:M | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2005) (DVD) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1983) (video) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1981) (theatrical release) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:T (VHS) | Netherlands:16 (1981) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (1980) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (1983) | Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) (1981) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1987) | UK:X (original rating) (1980) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

Robert A. Silverman had just been in a serious accident and was still undergoing speech therapy prior to acting in this film. Moreover, Silverman came up with the idea to put tape on his glasses.See more »
Revealing mistakes: As Jude sets off for school and is crossing the road, the front of Seymour's van is visible at the end of the street waiting to pull around the corner.See more »
Young Wendy:Killer's coming! Killer's gonna get you!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Killer moves on the dance floor., 28 August 2007
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Six years ago four kids make a pack to keep a secret, which involved the mysterious death of child Robin Hammond. They thought that were the only ones who knew what had happened, but some else witnessed it to. Now that person strings them along, to eventually plan their revenge during Prom night.

A real thank-you to the commercial success of "Halloween (1977)" and "Friday the 13th (1980), which saw the influx of slasher films and "Prom Night" was one of the first to step up. Too bad that we have here is an unspectacular so-so, if slick looking slasher effort that got caught labouring along with very little happening and providing us with corny school melodramatics. When it came to the crunch, most of the Prom Night sequences was about getting the groove on and listening to funky dory disco soundtrack. Oh it just makes you want to bogey; well it didn't stop Jamie Lee Curtis from strutting her stuff. However when it came to the good stuff, I thought the novel deaths were soundly executed, and there's a certain unpleasantness about them. When the black hooded killer (who's quite fast on their feet and would make for a good shaker too) is tormenting and stalking the victims (from be it to the phone calls or hanging about in the shadowy corridors) there's an ominous air to proceedings, which director Paul Lynch pulls off rather well. It's just too bad that most of the time is used setting this all up with ineffective red herrings and below par, drawn out script. Too many loose ends creep in, even though the premise is quite slight and you can find yourself laughing at its unintentional goofiness and picking up on it predictability.

Robert New's stunningly vivid camera movements are atmospherically airy and Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer's sorrowfully twisted musical score gets it cues right. The performances from the cast are acceptable with a likable Jamie Lee Curtis (earning her scream queen tag at the time) proves herself as an upcoming talent. Weak character, but well judged performance. Leslie Nielsen looks awkwardly distracted, and seems to duck off in a phone-in performance and George Touliatos gives the film some solidarity. Anne-Marie Martin is a delight as the scheming sexpot Wendy, David Mucci is perfect as the boorish brute Lou and Casey Stevens is modest as Curtis' prom date Nick.

This post-Halloween slasher is familiar and slowly plotted, but its competent technical handling helps.

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