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Prom Night

A movie directed by Nelson McCormick

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Wait to watch it on TV!

  • Dec 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.

 

I was ready for an old school horror movie that focuses on perverted and disturbing infatuation and obsession.  Part of me was hoping that the high school teacher, played by the fine-looking Johnathon Schaech, would be so insanely obsessed with his student (Brittany Snow) that I would begin looking over my shoulder, looking for my own high school teachers.

 

Not so.

 

I was kept entertained during the film's 88-minute duration, but I wasn't blown away.  I actually rolled my eyes a few times (Really?  You want to go in there…alone?  Retarded character, I think to myself) and chuckled under my breath a few other times.

 

However, I walked away thoroughly entertained and wanting to see more high school kids get slaughtered.

 

So what if I am a little disturbed?

 

Final call:  don't waste money on a movie ticket—or even a DVD rental, for that matter.  Wait until this cheap gem comes on TV.

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December 17, 2008
Haha, true that!
 
December 17, 2008
Just because he's in a crappy movie doesn't mean that he's any less good-looking! :)
 
December 17, 2008
Though I gotta say, he's pretty handsome in a beard in "Prom Night" at least.
 
December 17, 2008
I know! And that guy was so awesome in The Doom Generation. It's sad that he went from awesome indie movie to cheap remake.
 
December 17, 2008
Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous and underwhelming. Though LOL about Jonathan Schaech. How far he's fallen, geez!
 
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review by . September 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
...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 …
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