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Prom Night (1980)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Hammond
... Kim
Casey Stevens ... Nick
... Wendy (as Eddie Benton)
... Mrs. Hammond
... Alex
... Sykes (as Robert Silverman)
Pita Oliver ... Vicki
... Lou
... Drew
... Kelly (as Marybeth Rubens)
... McBride
Melanie Morse MacQuarrie ... Henri-Anne
David Gardner ... Dr. Fairchild
Joy Thompson ... Jude
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Storyline

For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly Lynch, Jude Cunningham, Wendy Richards and Nick McBride have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an abandoned convent. The foursome kept secret of how they taunted Robin - backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge... and fell to her death. Though an accident, the then-twelve-year-olds feared they would be held responsible and vowed never to tell. But someone else was there that day... watching, and now, that someone is ready to exact murderous revenge on prom night. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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These are the girls of Hamilton High. Tonight, they'll be more beautiful than ever before in their lives. Because tonight is prom night... and someone has come to the prom alone. Just to watch them dance. To see them fall in love. To see them... die! See more »

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Morte Convida para Dançar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,796,236
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Trivia

Brock Simpson is the only actor who appeared in all four Prom Night movies. See more »

Goofs

As Kim and two of her friends walk down the school hallway, they stop where Wendy and Nick are. The boom mic is visible moving around above Nick's head. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Alex: Now!
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Connections

Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Fade to Black
Sung by Gordene Simpson
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If Your Not Back By Midnight You Won't Be Coming Home
16 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film at the drive-in. My sister & I and group of friends saw this film along with the movie "Don't Go In The House". Well I loved the film when I was kid and I still like it now. Now I have seen all the other films this movie stole from. This film is equal parts "Halloween" "Psycho" and "Carrie" however those films are superior.

In this film a 10 year old girl dies when she playing a twisted little game with a group of friends. A innocent man Leonard Murch gets convicted of the crime. 6 years later on Prom Night we learn the man has escaped and out for revenge.

Now SPOILERS AHEAD When we see who the killer at the end there is red stuff all over his face. Is it blood or lipstick? Well I know!

If you have only seen this film on DVD you are seeing a poor transfer of the film. For years people have debated on what on his lips! Is blood from a wound or lipstick? Well the actor told me himself it is LIPSTICK. Alex morphed into Robin to kill off the right people who were responsible for the death of Robin. He told me "He even now stutters like Robin" Now there. He actually dies as Robin. Now there is a throw away line when Kim's (Jamie Lee Curtis) mother is looking for her lipstick. This is the lipstick the killer has on at the end.

The Blu-Ray Disc however has a far better picture than the old DVD. You can now tell it is lipstick and not blood!

This 1980 film is still a fun film to watch. The Cheesy Dance Sequence is good a for a few laughs. I just wish the 2008 film "Prom Night" would of been a true remake and not just share the same title.


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