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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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It was a memory she couldn't forget, but her nightmare has just begun. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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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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Noche de graduación sangrienta  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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AUD 926,122 (Australia) (13 April 2008)

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$43,869,350 (USA) (29 May 2008)
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Brittany Snow, Brianne Davis and Jessalyn Gilsig all appeared in Nip/Tuck. Davis only appeared once on the show as a guest star while Gilsig and Snow had recurring roles. See more »

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After the fire alarm is pulled, Donna rides the elevator to the 3rd floor. When a fire alarm sounds, all elevators go to the first floor and stop working, so no one gets stuck in the elevator during a fire. See more »

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Officer Shawn: Three years ago... a high school teacher got obsessed with a female student... He went psycho!... He's been in a maximum security prision until three days ago.
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Written by Tasha Thorbourne, Nyanda Thorbourne, Nailah Thorbourne, Adam Ruhnke and Chris Perry
Performed by Brick and Lace
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Could be used in horror film school as a textbook example of what not to do...
22 August 2008 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Good grief I can't even begin to describe how poor this film is. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting much to begin with. Let's face it, a PG-13 slasher flick is pre-destined to be missing the ummm... slashing, so no one should be surprised by the lack of gore. But it was the level of incompetence and cliché on display in all the other aspects of this movie is what really blew me away.

We have a protagonist who is quite simply so completely useless that you find yourself rooting for the bad guy. And here's a turnup for the books... SHE NEVER CHANGES - hence breaking the cardinal rule of basic screen writing - character development. If you think by the end of this film the poor little girl is going to turn around and finally kick some arse then think again.

On top of this, we're handed possibly the least intriguing (and definitely the least scary) killer ever to grace the genre. I'm not joking when I say that Dora the Explorer has scarier villains than this movie.

Finally, because all the potential for tension or gratuity is removed by the inept (and apparently thirteen-year-old) director, what could possibly be left to fill up 2 hours of screen time?

Closets, that's what.

Lots and lots of closets: big closets, small closets, mirrored closets, closets to Narnia, so many damned closets you'll not want to dress yourself for another year. In fact this movie should have just been called "CLOSET", and had a picture of a big scary coathanger on the DVD case. On the back it could have had a photograph of the audience falling asleep and a quote by Roger and Ebert - something to the extent of: "what the f*@! did we just waste our time watching!"


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