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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.

Director:

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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Mary Lou is back ... God help the students of Hamilton High. See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Almost every character in the film shares a last name with a cult film director (especially horror directors) such as Wes Craven, Stephen King, George A. Romero, Tod Browning, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, John Waters and Frank Henenlotter. See more »

Goofs

On his way to pick up Vicki for school the streetlights are on. At that hour of the morning they would be off. See more »

Quotes

Bill Nordham: [digging up Mary Lou's grave] I watched you burn... I was at your funeral...
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Tutti Frutti
Written by Little Richard and Dorothy La Bostrie
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Courtesy of Specialty Records, Inc.
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Fun 80s supernatural horror.
20 May 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Wendy Lyon plays blonde-haired high-school goody-two-shoes Vicki Carpenter (just one of several characters in this film blessed with the surname of a horror director) who gradually becomes possessed by the vengeful spirit of promiscuous tart Mary Lou Maloney (Lisa Schrage), who was burnt to death during her high school prom in 1957 as a result of two men fighting for her affections.

Before getting down to the messy business of exacting revenge on those responsible for her untimely demise, Mary Lou dispatches a couple of Vicki's closest friends (after all, practise make perfect), causing her next targets—local priest Father Cooper (Richard Monette) and high-school principal Bill Nordham (Michael Ironside)—to suspect that they might be next to die. At the high school prom, Nordham attempts to stop the now fully possessed Vicki from causing further mayhem, but only succeeds in making the spirit within even more angry, ensuring everyone present has a totally unforgettable night.

A non-related sequel to Prom Night, the 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis slasher, Hello, Mary Lou is an entertaining tale of revenge from beyond the grave featuring a grab-bag of supernatural elements borrowed from genre classics such as The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Carrie.

The result is a derivative slice of 80s teen horror that is rather light on the gore (why, oh why, didn't they chop fashion disaster Jess's head off like they threatened to do?), but which is still lots of fun thanks to some great performances from a decent cast (including the always superb Michael Ironside) and a couple of surprisingly risqué scenes: Lyon strips off and gives us full-frontal as she hops in the shower with (big) bosom(ed) pal Monica (Beverly Hendry); nasty prom queen hopeful Kelly (Terri Hawkes) gives a blow-job to a lucky computer geek to convince him to rig the evening's voting; and the possessed Vicki not only comes on to her principal and a priest, but also her own father!!!

Throw in some Elm Street-style nightmare scenes, the most memorable of which has a rocking horse come to life, and a daft 'shock' ending, and what you have is an eminently watchable time-waster.


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