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Prom Night (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 dark 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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Ein Abend für den mancher morden würde. (Germany) 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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Also Known As:

Noche de graduación sangrienta  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,804,941 (USA) (11 April 2008)

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$43,818,159 (USA) (23 May 2008)
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Jessica Stroup and Brittany Snow became close friends on the set of the film. See more »

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When Detective Winn exits the hotel after failing to find Fenton he announces to the other cops, "We have three dead: one maid and two kids." He left out the dead man found in the trunk of his car (Howard K. Ramsey), whose body he had seen less than an hour earlier. See more »

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Businessman #1: [in the elevator] So, which one of you lovely ladies is my date tonight?
Businessman #2: [as the girls are laughing] So, we're gonna take this party upstairs ladies. Room 604.
Lisa: Yeah. We'll be right up.
Donna: [still laughing] Lisa!
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Featured in Beauty and the Geek: From Geek to Chic (2008) See more »

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Making a Memory
Written by Tom Higgenson and Mike Daly
Performed by Plain White T's
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Less scary than the kid toucher episode of Webster
12 April 2008 | by (Matawan, NJ) – See all my reviews

Prom Night is shot with the artistic eye someone gives while finely crafting a Lifetime original film. You know the one. This October, Lifetime takes a break from the courageous tale of a woman surviving (insert disease name here) to tell the somewhat creepy tale of a woman pursued by a stalker ex-boyfriend. It's dramatic … it's sappy … it's immensely dull. It does nothing to further a genre, tell an original story, or strive for ANY sort of newness. Prom Night shares this plight. Watching the killer poke holes in his victims, we sit silently as they slump to the floor with not a drop of blood spilled. It occurred to me that this was the cleanest killer in movie history.

Our director is working with a fairly good-looking killer so he is forced to pour on the camera angles to make him appear creepier. Think about Matthew McConaughey coming at you with a knife. You'd probably go … "OH! Good lookin guy is going to kill me? Naaaa." Not scary even for a second, so the director throws Schaech into shadows and over the shoulder in the mirror. This mirror shot is repeated to the point of sickness as it practically becomes a fetish of the creator. You'll get 15 jump scares in this film, 2 of which made my date jump (I might mention she is afraid of EVERYTHING). I'd also mention she decided to take a nap halfway through the film and at one point threatened to leave me.

As if this film were not disjointed enough, it appears to be cut to shreds. I'm not saying it looks like key points were left on the cutting room floor as the crew scrambled to salvage some semblance of a horror film; I'm saying as the film moves from scene to scene, you often get a jarring jump. This is the kind of thing you'd expect when a film catches fire and a projectionist is forced to splice ends together, cross his fingers, and hope for the best. The editor should be shot.

With a plot you can pack into two sentences, one stray spray of blood, an emo killer, and the tension of a very special episode of "Silver Spoons", we're left with no reason to support horror this weekend … at least on the big screen. In fact, this is the sort of film that should be punished. Is it really that hard to make a scary movie? Was this crew even aware they were making a horror film??!! A complete waste of my time and yours. I bit the bullet to get you this review. Don't let my sacrifice be in vain. DON'T GO INTO THE MOVIE!!!


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