Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Horror, Mystery


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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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Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writer:

J.S. Cardone

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22 August 2008 | The_Dead_See
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| Could be used in horror film school as a textbook example of what not to do...
Good grief I can't even begin to describe how poor this film is. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting much to begin with. Let's face it, a PG-13 slasher flick is pre-destined to be missing the ummm... slashing, so no one should be surprised by the lack of gore. But it was the level of incompetence and cliché on display in all the other aspects of this movie is what really blew me away.

We have a protagonist who is quite simply so completely useless that you find yourself rooting for the bad guy. And here's a turnup for the books... SHE NEVER CHANGES - hence breaking the cardinal rule of basic screen writing - character development. If you think by the end of this film the poor little girl is going to turn around and finally kick some arse then think again.

On top of this, we're handed possibly the least intriguing (and definitely the least scary) killer ever to grace the genre. I'm not joking when I say that Dora the Explorer has scarier villains than this movie.

Finally, because all the potential for tension or gratuity is removed by the inept (and apparently thirteen-year-old) director, what could possibly be left to fill up 2 hours of screen time?

Closets, that's what.

Lots and lots of closets: big closets, small closets, mirrored closets, closets to Narnia, so many damned closets you'll not want to dress yourself for another year. In fact this movie should have just been called "CLOSET", and had a picture of a big scary coathanger on the DVD case. On the back it could have had a photograph of the audience falling asleep and a quote by Roger and Ebert - something to the extent of: "what the f*@! did we just waste our time watching!"

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Trivia

Jessica Stroup and Brittany Snow became close friends on the set of the film.


Quotes

Ronnie Heflin: I want to make a toast. To my little queen... No matter what happens. Cheer?
Bobby: Cheers.
Lisa: If that bitch wins... I'll hurl!
Donna: Ok, I'm sorry. Would you just explain to me, why do you care? What do you get? A bouquet of roses and a tacky tiara you can only ...


Goofs

When Donna is going back to her room after the alarm has sounded, the camera switches from behind to in front of her. When it does, you can see a man walking around in T-shirt and Jeans. The entire building had already been evacuated and no one should have been upstairs. That and besides the fact that everyone was in prom attire.


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.


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Love and Touch
Written by
Kovas (as Kovasciar Myvett)
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Courtesy of Ghetto Beat

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Horror | Mystery

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