Prom Horrors

by Lord_Crayak | created - 11 Apr 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A list of horror films that take place on or around the night of the prom.

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1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Flighty teenage girl Buffy Summers learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 40,375 | Gross: $16.62M

2. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

R | 86 min | Horror

A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Rider Strong, Noah Segan, Alexi Wasser, Rusty Kelley

Votes: 13,024

3. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 169,840 | Gross: $33.80M

4. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 9,781

5. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

53 Metascore

A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

Votes: 134,199 | Gross: $35.27M

6. The Club (1994)

R | 90 min | Horror

Time stops at midnight at the Senior Prom for five students, one murderous counselor, and John. They must find the courage to face themselves or, when time starts again, they may find that ... See full summary »

Director: Brenton Spencer | Stars: J.H. Wyman, Kim Coates, Andrea Roth, Rino Romano

Votes: 459

7. The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night (2008 Video)

95 min | Horror

Lizzie returns to create even more havoc among students of a local college. Not even Prom Night is spared from her bloody wrath.

Director: Eric Swelstad | Stars: Randal Malone, Kate Reavis, Roxy Darr, Jeff Burr

Votes: 92

8. Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco

Votes: 11,256

9. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,951

10. Hair High (2004)

78 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

61 Metascore

A gothic '50s high-school comedy about a love-triangle that goes terribly bad, as two young, murdered teens return to their prom to get revenge.

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Eric Gilliland, Sarah Silverman, Dermot Mulroney, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 939

11. Infection (2005)

R | 81 min | Horror

On May 19, 2004, an unprecedented biological outbreak occurred in Lawton, California. A classified N.S.A.A. report detailed the carnage which ensued that night. This film is based on that top-secret report.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jenny Dare Paulin, Morgan Weisser, Alan Abelew, Tony Stewart

Votes: 1,290

12. The Loved Ones (2009)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

73 Metascore

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson

Votes: 37,816

13. Pep Squad (1998)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

Cherry wants to be a prom queen. Trouble is, she's not nominated. Double trouble is, she's not like the other girls. She'll stop at nothing, not even murder and mayhem, to get what she wants.

Director: Steve Balderson | Stars: Brooke Balderson, Amy Kelly, Jennifer Dreiling, Summer Makovkin

Votes: 395

14. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 16,038 | Gross: $14.80M

15. Prom Night II (1987)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

48 Metascore

Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Lisa Schrage, Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Louis Ferreira

Votes: 5,480 | Gross: $2.68M

16. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

The malevolent spirit of Mary Lou Maloney returns to Hamilton High, where she manipulates a naive male student into helping her wreak havoc on the school.

Directors: Ron Oliver, Peter R. Simpson | Stars: Tim Conlon, Cynthia Preston, David Stratton, Courtney Taylor

Votes: 1,975

17. Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1991)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Four students ditch their high school prom for a party at a summer home, unaware that a psychotic priest is on the loose, determined to punish sinners.

Director: Clay Borris | Stars: Nicole de Boer, J.H. Wyman, Joy Tanner, Alle Ghadban

Votes: 1,577

18. Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

17 Metascore

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.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis

Votes: 34,313 | Gross: $43.87M

19. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface (Robert Jacks) and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Kim Henkel | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks, Tonie Perensky

Votes: 20,344 | Gross: $0.19M

20. Rose of Death (2007)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

On prom night ten years ago, a group of drunken friends go too far when trying to scare a couple of their fellow classmates. After accidentally killing one of them, they decide they have to... See full summary »

Director: L. Alan Brooks | Stars: Sandra Winogrocki, Luke Jones, Danny Countess, Matt Thomsen

Votes: 255

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21. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

41 Metascore

A serial killer with his signature heavy breathing proceeds to systematically kill the students and teachers of Lamab high school.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 4,382 | Gross: $5.17M

22. Prom Ride (2015)

TV-MA | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

High-school seniors on their way to prom are hijacked by a psychotic killer. As he tortures the teens, they turn on each other to survive.

Director: Kazeem Molake | Stars: Heather Paige Cohn, Greg Gilardi, Omar Gooding, Theresa Ireland

Votes: 326

23. The Honor Farm (2017)

TV-MA | 74 min | Drama, Thriller

On prom night, a group of kids wander deep into the woods and come back changed forever.

Director: Karen Skloss | Stars: Olivia Grace Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison, Liam Aiken

Votes: 300

24. Maldito Amor (2014)

TV-MA | 100 min | Comedy, History, Horror

This story involves prom night, high school unrequited love, love triangles, and mysterious murders.

Directors: Gonzalo Badilla, Sebastián Badilla | Stars: Sebastián Badilla, Kel Calderón, Trinidad de la Noi, Steffi Méndez

Votes: 221

25. Tragedy Girls (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

58 Metascore

A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy, and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Director: Tyler MacIntyre | Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid, Kevin Durand

Votes: 8,866 | Gross: $0.06M

26. Party Night (I) (2017)

70 min | Horror

Six friends become prey for a sadistic psychopath when they decide to ditch their high school's after prom party for their own celebration at a secluded house.

Director: Troy Escamilla | Stars: Tommie Vegas, Joe Grisaffi, Laurel Toupal, Ryan Poole

Votes: 414

27. Killer Prom (2020 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama

After losing her mother in an accident, a teenager and her father welcome a distant cousin into their home. Hoping to claim the family as her own, the psychopath hatches a devious plan to recreate the prom she never experienced.

Director: Alexandre Carrière | Stars: Yvonne Zima, Mark Lutz, Erica Anderson, John Andrews

Votes: 135



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