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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.

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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

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A Party 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 »

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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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Jessica Stroup and Idris Elba starred in This Christmas (2007). See more »

Goofs

After the fire alarm is pulled, Donna rides the elevator to the 3rd floor. When a fire alarm sounds, all elevators go to the first floor and stop working, so no one gets stuck in the elevator during a fire. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Officer Shawn: [on the phone, about Donna] Where is she?
Officer: She's at her senior prom.
Officer Shawn: [about Richard Fenton] He escaped from jail!
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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 »


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Oh My
Written by Jonathan Bates
Performed by Mellowdrone
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Two Words: Um EW!
30 April 2008 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

Well, was this lame, or what? "Prom Night," held the potential to be GOOD in the venue of slasher flicks. Frankly (and I do try to be frank), there is nothing new here. In the venues of remakes, sometimes that is a good thing as it lends familiarity to an old story, and basically gives your ardent fans an updated version of their comfortable old slippers.

In this case, however, instead of atmosphere and skill, the audience is cheated by cheap thrills (loud noises that make you jump instead of earning the scare via masterful suspense); cardboard cut out characters with so little depth that there is NO WAY to develop any emotion at ALL towards them, be it sympathy or worry or even animosity; and no dialog, no effort whatsoever in the area of a screenplay and/or story.

It's a shame, really. This could have been a GREAT slasher flick, but alas! It is pretty mediocre in every way. From the performances to the screenplay, this movie is flat, plastic ... flaccid.

All in all? If you're a horror fan, don't bother with this. Wait for On Demand. Actually, if you're NOT a horror fan, there is no reason at ALL to see this. Actually, there's no reason at all to see this at any rate. Yes. That's it. All in all? Don't see this. Wait for it free on cable to decide if you want that DVD, or better yet, rent or buy the ORIGINAL Jamie Lee Curtis flick and watch a GOOD horror/slasher flick!

It rates a 2.9/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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