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 <email@example.com>
In one of the few positive reviews of the film, The LA Times called it "The Blue Velvet of high school horror movies." See more »
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 »
[bouncing up and down on top of Craig]
Don't you wanna FUCK ME?
[Craig yelps in disgust and pushes Vicki, unintentionally making her fall on the floor. In concern, he hurries to her side]
[Possessed by Mary-Lou, Vicki squeezesCraig's neck and slams him up against the wall with ease]
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The opening does a good job of hooking you, after that it takes about half the movie for things to get going, but when they do, man, you get some of the best horror-camp the 80s spat in your face. First off, the set pieces are amazing - some of them looking like they'd be right at home in a Freddy movie. Also, the main actress sells her characters transformation once possessed, going from a wholesome, high school student into a vicious, murdering bitch. The cherry on the haunted cake is Micheal Ironside, who is always welcome in any movie (yes, even Highlander 2). Then, I suppose, the whip-cream is the girls locker room sequence (boner inducing). Lastly, the ending is spooktacular, with some more incredible effects. I highly recommend this superior sequel, and (spoilers) there's another one.
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