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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.

Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writer:

J.S. Cardone
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A night to die for 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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Trivia

Detective Nash's character was known as Detective Ruvolo in the screenplay. This is one of the very few changes made from script-to-screen as almost everything else in the movie is as written. See more »

Goofs

As Lisa and Ronnie are about to have sex, she finally recognizes the stranger as Donna's former teacher and goes off to warn her. Why didn't Lisa both, tell her boyfriend that Fenton is Donna's former teacher, and bring him with her? She unwisely runs off alone and as a result, stumbles into a dark and abandoned basement. See more »

Quotes

Donna: [leaving the dance floor] You really out did yourself, Crissy.
Crissy Lynn: Thanks! I wanted it to look just like an L.A. club.
[turning to Lisa]
Crissy Lynn: I mean, nobody could believe it. Right?
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Alternate Versions

The following differences between the Theatrical and the Unrated versions: 1. The father's bloody hand is a little longer. 2. After Donna tries to reach the police car, you can see an extended shot of her horrified face. 3. The Housekeeper's death scene is more explicit. 4. Claire finding Fenton is slightly altered. In the Theatrical version, Fenton instantly grabs Claire. In the Unrated version, Fenton slowly walks to her and Claire realizes it's him before being grabbed. 5. Claire is shown being stabbed twice in the Theatrical version, while in the Unrated version she is stabbed multiple times. 6. Claire's dead body shows more bloody stab wounds. 7. Micheal's death scene is a little longer. 8. Howard Ramsey's corpse shows a bloody cut wound on his throat, while in the theatrical, it showed no wound at all. 9. Lisa's chase scene is a lot longer in the unrated version: After Lisa falls down the stairs, Fenton is shown pulling his knife out. After Lisa runs to the construction floor, there is one brief shot of Fenton holding a knife. Lisa runs through the corridors a little longer. Fenton is shown walking to the corridors while Lisa is trying to reach the elevator. After Lisa closes the door, Lisa is shown peeking through the doorknob hole and Fenton is seen walking closer. Lisa hiding under the Table is a little longer. 10. After Donna finds Claire's body under the bed, her eyes were shut in the theatrical, while the unrated, her eyes were open. 11. After Michael's body is found by falling down from the closet, there is one more shot of his body. 12. After the SWAT team finds Lisa's body, you can clearly see a massive cut wound on her throat in the unrated. The Theatrical version shows Detective Winn's disgusted and horrified face instead. 13. After Winn sees blood dripping from the vent and peeks up. The employee's corpse is a little different. Just like Claire, his eyes were shut in the theatrical and his eyes were open in the unrated. 13. Bobby's cut throat wound is more bloody. 14. Winn shooting Fenton is more bloody and longer. Bloody gunshot wounds are shown more detailed than the theatrical version. Winn also shot Fenton two more times before he falls down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Family Fracas (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh My
Written by Jonathan Bates
Performed by Mellowdrone
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Prom night is probably the worst film of 2008
11 April 2008 | by gimmemore10See all my reviews

Prom Night is about a girl named Donna (Brittany Snow) who is being chased by a psycho killer trying to kill her at her prom night. And by doing so killing her family, friends, and her enemies.

Now before I begin let me say have you been tired of PG-13 horror movies that haven't been scary lately. Are you tired of stupid girl dialog 'Oh my god' and talking about girlish things. And are you really tired of girls in relationships and then crying. And the last thing are you tired of the US remaking Asian, Japanese, and Chinese films. That pretty much sums up Prom night but I'm still not done with the review.

The only reason to see 'Prom night' is to crack a laugh at the kills. If not, don't see Prom night. You never see the kills an only hear screaming and you see some blood on the wall. And by the way the deaths are repeating like 24/7. So not only aren't they scary but it's obnoxious. By the time I met the cast I think I was ready to hurl. Too much girl talk, too much guy talk, and lots of 'Oh my gosh. It's our prom'. I understand it's fun but seriously is it too much to ask not to concentrate.

If I were to put Prom Night on the list of worst films of 2008 without seeing the other films I'd be the first one too. I'm not going to be surprised if it gets released on DVD for cheap and quick. Seriously don't spend your money or the time for dull acting, cheap scares, and a 'Night to die for' when watching the film.

1 star out of 10. (P.S. If I could give the film zero stars I would).


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) 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:

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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