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Prom Night

A movie directed by Nelson McCormick

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[1.5]--Funny how its rated PG-13......

  • Sep 8, 2008
...And also explains why I didn't enjoy it much as I should. Just to let everyone know I seen this for free but regret spending my time on it anyway. And also just for the record my husband pick it out not me. After watching this I felt like I was watching a 91210 episode more then anything else. The direction by Nelson McCormick isn't good. He actually repeats a so-called shock moment twice in the movie, once near the start, the other near the end. Except neither are scary. He seems to be more interested in the scenes at the Prom, as opposed to the so-called horror/thriller parts of the story.

The kill scenes are bloodless. Using a knife, you would expect to see more blood spilled, but even when you see victims after, the so-called stab wounds look like simple stains on the clothing! As for the set-up of the kills, none are that shocking, surprising or scary. Tense chase scenes are ruined by dim-witted random pigeons appearing out of nowhere! As you can imagine I really disliked the pigeon sequence. The film being unintentionally funny just stomps the final nail in the coffin really, the porter death scene is something that I want to see again just for a laugh really. The poor dialogue is just embarrassing, the script is once again embarrassing, and the ending ridiculously predictable you might as well have not bothered to even see the movie from the get go. The movie does admittedly improve as it goes on in a way, the first forty minutes being almost unbearable. Once the killing starts you no longer want to slit your wrists, but you still have to cope with an incredible amount of lack of common sense.

The performances of the mostly unknown cast (to me at least) aren't that good, but Brittany Snow as Donna is awful. Admittedly her part as written does her no favors, but she's not good. In fact the only actress or actor of the group that was any good was Jessica Stroup. She was convincing in "The Hills Have Eyes 2" as a marine, and would have been a better choice for the lead role, in my opinion.

Overall Prom Night is a boring and lazy attempt at a horror movie. So try to save your money, go rent the original for a better slasher film that's associated to this.

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review by . December 17, 2008
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Prom Night:  Are 21st century horror movies destined to be cheesy?   It's been a while since I've seen a seriously disturbing horror movie.  The long slew of films such as Pulse, One Missed Call, and similar impossible-type plots are fun to watch, but let's get real…it's all cheese.   So I didn't have high hopes for Prom Night, directed by Nelson McCormick (a primarily television series director).  But if I'm going to be honest, I should tell you…I did want it to kick ass. …
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