Prom Night
Prom Night (1980)

A group of high-school girls become the target of a mysterious, revenge-minded killer in this teen-oriented slasher film, which was followed by several loosely connected sequels. The horror culminates on prom night, as the next potential… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 27, 1998
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37%
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35%


Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Director Paul Lynch seems to capture the spirit of the genre here, but spends a little too much time setting up each murder, thus eliminating some suspense.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Because it's quite easy to figure out the killer's identity by simply keeping track of who is off screen a lot, much of the movie is just vamping for time.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Pop Culture Rule No. 1: Wait long enough and even the stinkiest trash gets recycled into art.

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Time Out

If you forget motivation, the visual trick-or-treat of slow revenge is entertaining enough.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

A mixed bag of delights, but Prom Night retains appeal through its unusual tone and care with motivation, adding just a hint of real-world torment to ground the masked killer shenanigans.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Unusually incompetent from start to finish...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Why do people go to these movies?

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A special movie. Not by any means a great one; only barely and inconsistently a good one.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

By the time the killer fully emerges from the shadows, clad head to toe in black, leaping around like some Filipino ripoff of Spider-Man 3, the game is pretty much lost.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
With the slasher boom exploding in the early 80's after John Carpenter's Halloween became a success in 1978 upon its release, every studio got the… More
Eric S
What can I say, this film's a horror classic, and one of the first slasher films that spawned many, even to this day. Sure the acting isn't great to… More
AJ Verser
On okay horror movie, it's kind of predictable, but it has some good suspenseful scenes too. I'm not a big fan of Curtis, but she's okay. The… More
Steve K
One of those original slashers that had managed to elude me for all these years, it ended up being, probably inevitably, a disappointment. Not that I had my… More
Wahida K
Leslie Nielsen in a Horror. I didnt believe it first. I thought it was another of his "Insane sense of humor" Movies I prefer to watch. It was not… More
Dean !
One of the earliest slasher film genres, but sure looks dated now! Starring Leslie Nielsen and Jamie Lee Curtis, it starts very slow and is quite predictable.… More

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