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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noche de graduación sangrienta  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,278,506 (UK) (20 June 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Holds the distinction of being the first slasher film in the history of horror films to receive a PG-13 rating (When a Stranger Calls (2006) doesn't necessarily count as the killer doesn't use knives), an aspect of the film that was critically reviled by fans and critics alike. See more »


The movie plot revolves around the fact that the characters are staying the same hotel as their prom. As a rule, hotels don't rent rooms to prom-goers. See more »


Ms. Waters: Lisa! Wow! That is so...
Crissy Lynn: [off screen] Inappropriate.
Lisa: Crissy! Wow, your dress is so simple. It's so you.
Donna: [walking up the steps] Crissy, come one. This is prom, Let's just all be nice and forget the past.
Crissy Lynn: [walks down a few steps, to Lisa] As fellow prom queen nominee, I want to wish you luck tonight. You're gonna need all you can get.
Lisa: [intimidated] You think you got it all wrapped up, do you?
Crissy Lynn: [snearing] Well, they're certainly not propped up and on parade like yours are. That's for sure.
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Beyond Stupid
20 August 2008 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good example of the extreme lack of good writers and directors in Hollywood. The fact that people were paid to make this piece of junk shows that there is a lack of original ideas and talent in the entertainment business. The idea that audiences paid to see this movie (and like an idiot I rented the film) is discouraging also.

Obsessed teacher (3 years prior) kills teenager's family because he wants her. For no reason he kills the mother, father and brother. From the first five minutes you see the bad acting and direction. Years later, obsessed teacher breaks out of prison. HMM--usual bad writing--no one in the town he terrorized knows until the last minute. Obsessed teacher somehow becomes like a Navy SEAL and can sneak around, sniff out people and with a knife is super killer. Sure!!! Now obsessed teacher kills hotel maid for no reason, knifes bellhop for the fun of it, and starts to hunt down the teenager's friends. Now there is the perfect way to get the girl to love you. Obsessed teacher sneaks out of hotel---again it is stupid, ever cop would know his face--but he walks right by them. Now he kills two cops outside teenager's house and somehow sneaks into her bedroom and kills her boyfriend.

There is not one single positive thing about this piece of garbage. If any other profession put out work of this low quality, they would be fired. Yet these idiots are making hundreds of thousands of dollars for writing and directing this trash.

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