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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
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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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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noche de graduación sangrienta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,804,941, 13 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,869,350, 29 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,197,876
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nelson McCormick had done extensive research into proms going as far back as where and when the first prom was ever held in American history in the film, compiling detailed portfolios for the cast and crew, which had an introduction on the origin of the prom and what it represents. However, writer J.S. Cardone, when going over what would be the titular prom with McCormick, ultimately decided on a prom which, apart from the music and dancing of the Bridgeport seniors, was beyond the scale or budget of a standard American prom. See more »

Goofs

The movie plot revolves around the fact that the characters are staying the same hotel as their prom. As a rule, hotels don't rent rooms to prom-goers. See more »

Quotes

Crissy Lynn: If he were any dumber, I'd have to water him.
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Alternate Versions

When shown on Sky Movies UK, the film features additional scenes not in theatrical or home video versions. 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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User Reviews

 
Prom Night 2008, how do I hate thee...
12 April 2008 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

...let me count the ways.

1. A title-only 'remake' that pulls out every cliché in the slasher handbook.

2. A plot so predictable that it becomes quite pathetic.

3. A completely weak execution of all attempts at suspense or thrills.

4. A PG-13 rating that insures no gore, violence, or sex.

5. A villain that is not frightening or even mysterious.

6. A cast of characters that are so thinly written and stereotyped that we couldn't possibly care about them.

7. A lack of any effectively creepy atmosphere (much unlike the original Prom Night).

8. A script of dialog that's beyond poor - it's mind numbing.

9. A series of cardboard performances (not sure whether to blame the actors or the lousy aforementioned script for that).

10. A completely inept teen-targeted slasher remake that's not brave enough to attempt to have an imagination - or even to show a puddle of blood.

It's a no-brainer horror fans, save your money.

BOMB out of ****


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