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Prom Night (I) (2008)

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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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Es ist Mitternacht, jeder geht heim ... doch jemand hat andere Pläne ! (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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11 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noche de graduación sangrienta  »

Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£507,985 (UK) (6 June 2008)

Gross:

£1,278,506 (UK) (20 June 2008)
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Lisa: What color is your dress?
Donna: It's a champagne color. Then it's a little sexy.
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Written by Tasha Thorbourne, Nyanda Thorbourne, Nailah Thorbourne, Adam Ruhnke and Chris Perry
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Prom Night 2008, how do I hate thee...
12 April 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

...let me count the ways.

1. A title-only 'remake' that pulls out every cliché in the slasher handbook.

2. A plot so predictable that it becomes quite pathetic.

3. A completely weak execution of all attempts at suspense or thrills.

4. A PG-13 rating that insures no gore, violence, or sex.

5. A villain that is not frightening or even mysterious.

6. A cast of characters that are so thinly written and stereotyped that we couldn't possibly care about them.

7. A lack of any effectively creepy atmosphere (much unlike the original Prom Night).

8. A script of dialog that's beyond poor - it's mind numbing.

9. A series of cardboard performances (not sure whether to blame the actors or the lousy aforementioned script for that).

10. A completely inept teen-targeted slasher remake that's not brave enough to attempt to have an imagination - or even to show a puddle of blood.

It's a no-brainer horror fans, save your money.

BOMB out of ****


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