A slow-moving but otherwise efficient Canadian B-movie that gives the audience what it came for: blood and guts (the title, coincidentally, of Lynch's previous film). It is similar but inferior to Carrie, Halloween and When a Stranger Calls; it is similar but superior to Friday the 13th. [17 Sep 1980]
Corny, but not enough for Lynch, who also throws in the escape of a homicidal maniac wrongly imprisoned for the child's murder, and a confusion of red herring conflicts which mark the plot as a poor imitation of John Carpenter's patient terrorism of good by evil. But if you forget motivation, the visual trick-or-treat of slow revenge is entertaining enough: a weirdo janitor dribbling at the window; the victim's year book photos pinned with shards of shattered mirror. Jamie Lee Curtis is superb as Miss Naturally Popular and Prom Queen-to-be, isolated in empty high school corridors.
Fresh from being terrorized in Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this slasher clone set to the wonderful thump of disco music. Prom Night is better than most slasher movies, mainly because it's funnier.
Esperava mais pelo que falavam desse filme, mas é legalzinho e o plottwist final por incrível que pareça me pegou. As mortes são esquecíveis, os personagens são mais ou menos, alguns são tão ridículos que são bons, mas o visual do assassino é bem meh e é isso.
Horror movie from 1980. The story is familiar. An innocent girl dies years later, revenge is taken. There are similarities to Carrie in the movie. Carrie was inspired quite a bit since it was translated in 1976. Even the second movie is almost the same. There are nude scenes in the movie. The interesting thing is that Leslie Nielsen is playing a serious role and is still old.
I finally watched this and... it's really boring. I love classic slashers and I do like slow-burn films but "Prom Night" doesn't have a mystery because you guess the killer right from the beginning; it doesn't have good kills at all and the characters (except JLC) are unlikeable. And I can't take Leslie Nielsen seriously.
TaglineThese are the girls of Hamilton High. Tonight, they will be more beautiful than ever before in their lives. Because tonight is prom night... and someone has come to the prom alone. Just to watch them dance. To see them fall in love. To see them... die!