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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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Vengeance never rests in peace! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Mary Lou's hair changes length several times during her final scenes on the stage and in the prop room. See more »

Quotes

Bill Nordham: [final line] Hey, kids. They're playing our song... Let's cruise.
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Connections

Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mary Lou
Written by Ronnie Hawkins
Performed by Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks
Courtesy of Roulette Records
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late 80s horror gold
13 January 2009 | by doctorgonzo64See all my reviews

While the original Prom Night was a straight slasher film, this time we get a possession/supernatural story. It has little in common with the original film other than the teens and prom thing. But this sequel is actually better than the original.

The first half of this movie, I thought I was going to be disappointed. Almost like a 2000s PG-13 horror film. The only thing saving it was Michael Ironside. But it's well worth the wait. The last 45 minutes of this film are pure 80s horror gold. Plenty of full frontal nudity, lots of blood and violence--even a blowjob. There's also a brilliantly creepy rocking-horse.

Films like this demonstrate that horror of the late 1980s could offer just as much as the films of the slasher generation. This film in particular shows the stylistic differences of the new generation when compared to the original Prom Night. I think the teen horror subgenre in particular found its best expression in the late 80s with films like this and Nightmare on Elm Street 3, which were both released in 1987. And both films are very representative of their time.

If you like late 80s/early 90s teen horror that offers plenty of gore and nudity then you're gonna love this.


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