Prom Night (1980)
|The image above, one of 7 in a set of lobby cards, and the poster were scanned from originals in the Nothernstars Collection.
Fresh from the success of Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her early reputation as the "scream queen" with this slasher tale of revenge. Four witnesses to a young girl’s accidental death years ago are targets of a stalking killer on the night of the high school prom. While definitely inferior to Halloween and Carrie, the two films that provide the framework for this low-budget knock-off, Paul Lynch’s Prom Night survives as a cult favourite in the genre and is the subject of a trivia question in Wes Craven’s Scream. The film also provided a franchise of sorts for producer Peter Simpson, since three terrible sequels of diminishing returns were made over the next twelve years. - Synopsis from The Essential Guide to Canadian Film
91-minutes - Horror
Canadian distributor: Astral Films
US distributor: Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Melanie Morse MacQuarrie
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