Prom Night (1980) Poster



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Followed by 

Prom Night II (1987)

Remade as 

Prom Night (2008)


Torso (1973)
The killer has a ski mask on like the killer in Torso
Carrie (1976)
Halloween (1978)

Referenced in 

Sneak Previews: Extreme Violence Directed at Women (1980) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
There is a poster for the film in the Tottenham Court Road tube station.
Indian Lady (1981)
Debbie skates past a poster.
Curtains (1983)
Both films share some of the same soundtrack segments performed by composer Paul Zaza
Saturday Night Live: Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx (1984) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by El Dorko.
Fright Night (1985)
Peter Vincent claims he has been fired from hosting Fright Night because "all they want are demented mad men running around in ski masks hacking up young virgins." - a possible reference to Prom Night specifically
Still Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women (1987) (Short)
Displays poster art for this.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Full House: Prom Night (1993) (TV Episode)
episode title
Step by Step: Prom Night (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Scream (1996)
Randy says that the police should take tips from this film for their investigation.
Scream 2 (1997)
When Randy is talking to the Killer on the phone, he references several horror-movies. Prom night is one of them.
The Faculty (1998)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Prom (1999) (TV Episode)
One of the videos used to brainwash the hounds
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
The Glass House (2001)
The fictional film Ruby and her friends are watching is called "Prom Nightmare", a reference to the slasher film.
Entrei em Pânico ao Saber o que Vocês Fizeram na Sexta-feira 13 do Verão Passado (2001)
The teens are killed on the night of their senior prom
Backstory: Halloween (2002) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) (TV Movie)
Referenced in conversation during interview
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned in a "Halloween" poster.
Dead Teenager Movie (2006) (Video)
The title of this movie appears onscreen as an example of a 1980-1983 stalk-n-slash movie.
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
Characters make mention of the film "Prom Night" when discussing their own upcoming prom in Bully.
When Darkness Falls (2006)
Referenced in dialogue
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
The title is shown
Dansu in za vanpaia bando: Puromu naito (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act. Also, video case is shown.
The Legend Still Lives: 30 Years of Madman (2010) (Video)
Mentioned in documentary
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Neve Campbell and Jamie Kennedy mention it.
Scream 4 (2011)
A character references the film title.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Women in Danger (2011) (TV Episode)
the film's poster is shown
Phelous & the Movies: Phrom Night (2011) (TV Episode)
The original is discussed.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Scream Queens (2011) (TV Episode)
Lynda says Jamie Lee Curtis starred in this movie
Phelous & the Movies: Man's Best Phriend (2012) (TV Episode)
theme plays
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
My Time with Terror with Jamie Lee Curtis (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) (Video)
A poster for the film is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Halloween (2013) (TV Episode)
"Oh great, it's the girl from Prom Night again..."
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Guest (2014)
The final showdown in the school with music playing in the background and flashing lights.
Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)
One of the additions to Disc 3 of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, Part 2 Box Set as one of the 82 Section 3 "Nasties". Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) features on Disc 1 of this Box Set.
Deadly Eyes: An Interview with Lesleh Donaldson (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
From Stereo to Video (2014) (Video)
poster shown
Scream: The TV Series (2015) (TV Series)
The original Brandon James Lakewood Massacre taking place on Prom Night of those directly involved in his bullying and humiliation pays homage to the original 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis slasher horror and the motifs of it's balaclava masked killer, as well a male and female victim meeting their demise on the bluffs surrounding their school.
Scream Queens (2015) (TV Series)
Dean Munsch's confrontation with all of the primary killers has one of the Red Devils advance with the axe utilized by her brother Alex Hammond in the film. Gigi's Hag of Shady Lane story arc also draws inspiration from the Robin Hammond tragedy.
The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) (TV Episode)
"If you stop bullying him, how is he going to become the killer from Prom Night...or Terror Train...or Slaughter High..."

Featured in 

Scream (1996)
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Proms (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best prom scenes in movies
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Poster, photographs and footage of this movie are shown.
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.

Spoofed in 

Student Bodies (1981)
People are killed at The Big Dance/the principal is crowned Prom Queen/The opening scene takes place on Jamie Lee Curtis' Birthday
Wacko (1982)
Beverly Hills, 90210: Spring Dance (1991) (TV Episode)
Andrea watches a horror slasher movie on TV called "Prom Nightmare", which spoofs "Prom Night".

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