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Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  11 April 2008 (USA)
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Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

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Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, one of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns from magic to murder there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive their Prom Night. Written by Davi Silva

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A Night To Die For. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, some sexual material, underage drinking, and language | See all certifications »

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11 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noche de graduación sangrienta  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£507,985 (UK) (6 June 2008)

Gross:

£1,278,506 (UK) (20 June 2008)
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Trivia

Nelson McCormick had done extensive research into proms going as far back as where and when the first prom was ever held in American history in the film, compiling detailed portfolios for the cast and crew which had an introduction on the origin of the prom and what it represents. However writer Cardone when going over what would be the titular prom with McCormick ultimately decided on a prom which apart from the music and dancing of the Bridgeport seniors was beyond the scale or budget of a standard American prom. See more »

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About 90 mins too long
20 April 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Imagine the scenario - you are at the movie theater only because you are in Washington for the weekend and it's raining and you're finished with the Museums. You think you might go see the Sarah Marshall movie as the trailer look so so and you don't have to engage your brain. It's sold out. Options? - The Bank Job, In Bruges, The Leatherheads or Prom night. You've seen the Bank Job (suprisingly decent heist movie that) and In Bruges (again, pretty good) so you're down to two. You don't fancy watching Clooney or the nice one from the Office run around in 1930 football uniforms, so you go see Prom Night right? Wrong. You take the $8.50, walk up to a stranger in the street and ask him to punch you in the face for $8.50. It would be money better spent.

It actually plays like more of a comedy than a horror/thriller or whatever it is supposed to be. If I was financing that movie and they showed me that as a final cut I wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry. Probably both. An insult to anyone's intelligence... my roommate was laughing out loud most of the movie, as for the acting, they might as well have cast robots (or maybe dogs) in the roles, they would have been more realistic. The detective has to be possibly the worst actor I have ever seen (Ben Affleck and Hayden Christansan (I hate his acting so much I don't care how you spell his name) you are relieved on your title(s))

So in summary 'not good'


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