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Prom Night II (1987)

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (original title)
Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge.

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Bruce Pittman

Writer:

Ron Oliver (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ironside ... Bill Nordham
Wendy Lyon ... Vicki Carpenter
Louis Ferreira ... Craig Nordham (as Justin Louis)
Lisa Schrage ... Mary Lou Maloney
Richard Monette Richard Monette ... Father Cooper
Terri Hawkes ... Kelly Hennenlotter
Brock Simpson ... Josh
Beverley Hendry Beverley Hendry ... Monica Waters (as Beverly Hendry)
Beth Gondek Beth Gondek ... Jess Browning
Wendell Smith Wendell Smith ... Walt Carpenter
Judy Mahbey Judy Mahbey ... Virginia Carpenter
Steve Atkinson Steve Atkinson ... Young Billy Nordham
Robert Lewis ... Young Buddy Cooper
Lorretta Bailey ... Mary Lou (Creature)
Howard Kruschke Howard Kruschke ... Todd
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Storyline

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principal of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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It started with Prom Night in 1957. Now... it's happening again See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prom Night II See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$911,351, 15 November 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,683,519
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Wendy Lyon (Vicki Carpenter) and Terri Hawkes (Kelly Hennenlotter) voiced characters for the English dub of Sailor Moon. See more »

Goofs

Before Mary Lou's dress ignites, the bottom is several inches above the floor. When it ignites, it is just touching the floor. Then when Mary Lou is engulfed in flames, the bottom of the dress goes back to being several inches above the floor. See more »

Quotes

Josh: [Josh frowns after Kelly throws a dart at his Einstein poster, hitting the Albert Einstein photo right in the nose] Sorry, big guy.
[Josh removes the dart]
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Connections

Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.924 (1992) See more »

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Queen of the Senior Prom
Written by Edmund Penney, Jack Richards and Stella Lee
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Portrait of youth corruption
29 June 2004 | by Zalman666See all my reviews

The Prom Night series probably takes the cake as one of horror's more negligible series due to its lack of continuity, trite plots, and severe emphasis on Christianity. However, I think Mary Lou is probably the best installment in this series. Vicki Carpenter is the quintessential goody two shoes who's raised by strict and deeply religious parents who've done a fine job at making her feel guilty for having "sinful" thoughts about her boyfriend and using the Lord's name in vain. But with her interest in the prom queen who died thirty years earlier, it's obvious that she's torn between a her own world and one that can be considered more sinful. The spirit of Mary Lou does a helluva job at corrupting this little Miss Perfect by exposing her to violence, revenge, lust, and even homosexuality that she's pondered for years. While the film bears no major relevance to its predecessor much like the subsequent two films, it provides a reflection of what teenagers have been going through for years while they were trying break free from the parents who drove them crazy, discover more about themselves, or just try, by any means necessary, to be the most popular person in their school. After all, weren't those the elements that John Hughes filled his 80s teen movies with?


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