Prom Night
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One of the most notorious slasher films of the 1980s returns to terrorize filmgoers with this blood-soaked remake that proves just how horrifying high school dances can truly be. Donna Keppel (Brittany Snow) has survived a terrible tragedy, but now the time has come to leave the past behind and celebrate her senior prom in style. When the big night finally arrives, Donna and her best friends prepare to enjoy their last big high-school blowout by living it up and partying till dawn. But while Donna is willing to look past her nightmares and into a brighter future, the man she thought she had… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"By far the worst 'slasher movie' remake to date, replaying all the clichés, but delivering none of the guilty pleasures."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"There's absolutely zippo to fear about this movie, unless you're the kind of person who jumps when formula bogeymen do exactly what you'd expect them to do."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Thankfully, Prom Night's predictable ending doesn't suggest a remake of the original's 1987 sequel, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2. No kidding, that's what it was called."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"This do-over isn't so much an improvement over the original as lousy in a whole new direction, a nearly bloodless slasher film with fewer surprises than a broken jack-in-the-box."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Annoyingly, it's a rich premise that offers all sorts of possibilities...yet McCormick doesn't appear to be bothered."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"There's no need to wear a corsage to Prom Night. And leaving your higher brain functions at home might be a good idea, too."
‑ Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"There's no suspense or perversity. You don't care who lives or who dies -- just please make it soon."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Though a remake in name only, Prom Night nevertheless improves considerably upon its eponymous predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One of the most memorable nights in a teenager's young life is grist for a pretty unmemorable movie in this tame horror entry that follows conventions to the letter."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screen International
"Well-dressed, sure, with a few kicks for green teens, but hardly a wild night."
‑ Ken McIntyre, Total Film
"A bland, timid and thoroughly un-thrilling teen thriller."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"There's nothing scary in there, but here's a shudder-inducing fact: McCormick and Cardone are currently collaborating on a remake of the witty and nearly perfect 1987 thriller, The Stepfather."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"I liked the way in which the teens find ever-more elaborate pretexts to take themselves off, alone, into the darkness to investigate this or that."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian [UK]
"PROM NIGHT is a must avoid and is the real reason why studios don't screen certain movies for critics."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"A caffeine-free horror that's just as dull, disappointing and dispiriting as attending a real high school prom."
‑ Jim Hall, Film4
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