Prom Night

April 11th, 2008


Prom Night

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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.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 3.7/10 (17,373 voted)

Critic's Score: 17/100

Director: Nelson McCormick

Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup

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 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.

Brittany Snow - Donna Keppel
Scott Porter - Bobby
Jessica Stroup - Claire
Dana Davis - Lisa Hines
Collins Pennie - Ronnie Heflin
Kelly Blatz - Michael
James Ransone - Detective Nash
Brianne Davis - Crissy Lynn
Kellan Lutz - Rick Leland
Mary Mara - Ms. Waters
Ming-Na - Dr. Elisha Crowe (as Ming Wen)
Johnathon Schaech - Richard Fenton
Idris Elba - Detective Winn
Jessalyn Gilsig - Aunt Karen Turner
Linden Ashby - Uncle Jack Turner

Taglines: Es ist Mitternacht, jeder geht heim ... doch jemand hat andere Pläne ! (Germany)


Official Website: Official site [Australia] | Sony Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 11 April 2008

Filming Locations: Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $20,804,941 (USA) (13 April 2008) (2700 Screens)

Gross: $57,197,876 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Plot holes: Despite Claire's and Michael's very audible screams, none of the other guests on the floor check to see what is going on or alert security.

Detective Nash: [walking up to the desk] Hey Winn.
Detective Winn: That's Detective Winn to you, kid.
Detective Nash: [hands over the fax] This just came for you... What?
[as Winn grabs the phone]
Fuller: [on the phone] Fuller here.
Detective Winn: This is Detective Winn with the Bridge Port PD. I'm calling about a fax concerning the escape of Richard Fenton. What the hell is going on?
Fuller: Yes, sir! Detective, we just received word from the hospital of Fenton's escape on Wednesday evening.
Detective Winn: [outraged] Why did it take three God damn days to notify us?
Fuller: Sorry, sir. I needed to notify the board.
[phone disconnects]

User Review

Prom Night 2008, how do I hate thee...

Rating: 1/10

...let me count the ways.

1. A title-only 'remake' that pulls out every cliché in the slasher handbook.

2. A plot so predictable that it becomes quite pathetic.

3. A completely weak execution of all attempts at suspense or thrills.

4. A PG-13 rating that insures no gore, violence, or sex.

5. A villain that is not frightening or even mysterious.

6. A cast of characters that are so thinly written and stereotyped that we couldn't possibly care about them.

7. A lack of any effectively creepy atmosphere (much unlike the original Prom Night).

8. A script of dialog that's beyond poor - it's mind numbing.

9. A series of cardboard performances (not sure whether to blame the actors or the lousy aforementioned script for that).

10. A completely inept teen-targeted slasher remake that's not brave enough to attempt to have an imagination - or even to show a puddle of blood.

It's a no-brainer horror fans, save your money.

BOMB out of ****


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