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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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Nelson McCormick

Writer:

J.S. Cardone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Snow ... Donna Keppel
Scott Porter ... Bobby
Jessica Stroup ... Claire
Dana Davis ... Lisa Hines
Collins Pennie ... Ronnie Heflin (as Collins Curtis Pennié Robinson)
Kelly Blatz ... Michael
James Ransone ... Detective Nash
Brianne Davis ... Crissy Lynn
Kellan Lutz ... Rick Leland
Mary Mara ... Ms. Waters
Ming-Na Wen ... Dr. Elisha Crowe (as Ming Wen)
Johnathon Schaech ... Richard Fenton
Idris Elba ... Detective Winn
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Aunt Karen Turner
Linden Ashby ... Uncle Jack Turner
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Ein Abend für den mancher morden würde. (Germany) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noche de graduación sangrienta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,804,941, 13 April 2008

Gross USA:

$43,869,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,197,876
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scout Taylor-Compton was considered for the role of Donna before Brittany Snow was cast. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Winn exits the hotel after failing to find Fenton he announces to the other cops, "We have three dead: one maid and two kids." He left out the dead man found in the trunk of his car (Howard K. Ramsey), whose body he had seen less than an hour earlier. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Richard Fenton: [whispering in the dark] Donna. Oh, I've missed you.
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Alternate Versions

When shown on Sky Movies UK, the film features additional scenes not in theatrical or home video versions. See more »

Connections

References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Making a Memory
Written by Tom Higgenson and Mike Daly
Performed by Plain White T's
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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A good laugh if you weren't expecting a serious movie
11 April 2008 | by HolyMythosSee all my reviews

Now I haven't seen the original version, but I can tell you that it's probably better than the remake. The movie's PG-13 rating takes almost all of the thrill and suspense out of the film.

The beginning of the movie starts off sudden, but afterwards there's a nice drought of action until the first prom killing. The PG13 rating makes the death scenes quite bland and boring. You won't see the victims actually getting attacked, but you'll see silhouettes and blood smears. That's about it.

The characters in the movie make it seem like you're watching a movie of The Hills. The girls are the classic "dumb blonde" stereotypes while the men are the typical "hard jock" stereotype. Any angst there is between the characters is very dry and holds no real meaning to the overall movie.

The plot is very predictable, I sat through the entire movie correctly guessing what was going to happen next and when something good was going to happen.

All in all, this is a good movie if you're looking for some good laughs, but overall don't expect to be extremely happy with the final product. Personally I'd wait for the movie to come out on DVD. If you've seen any other slasher film, chances are you could guess every next move in this movie.


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