Canadian distributor: Astral Films
US distributor: Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
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 courtesy of The Essential Guide to Canadian Film
The image above, one of 7 in a set of lobby cards, and the poster for Prom Night were scanned from originals in the Northernstars Collection.
Mr. Hammond Kim Hammond Nick McBride Wendy Richards Mrs. Hammond Alex Hammond Mr. Sykes Vicki Lou Farmer Drew Shinnick Kelly Lynch Lt. McBride Henri-Anne Dr. Fairchild Jude Cunningham Seymour “Slick” Crane Sayer Weller Housekeeper Melanie Mrs. Cunningham Adele Car Hop Teacher Gang Member Young Nick Young Kim Young Robin Young Alex Young Wendy Young Jude Young Kelly