Donna’s 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.
We have all seen those 1 ½ hour movies that feel like they’re 3 hours long; “Prom Night” is one of those movies. The plot is completely unoriginal, and there isn’t enough suspense to hold the viewer’s attention. I didn’t find any of the jokes or high school humor funny, but then I suppose they are aimed at a younger audience.
I can’t help but feel sorry for the adult actors who are in these types of films. With all the media coverage that is given to Hollywood mega-stars, it’s easy to forget that most actors will never achieve that kind of fame, and have to struggle to make ends meet. They feel they have to make movies like “Prom Night” in order to pay the bills.
“Prom Night” is predictable and badly written, but I have seen worse in terms of acting. The lead actress, who plays a high school senior being stalked by a psychotically obsessive former teacher, was not a bad actress. But you could put even the most brilliant actor in a bad movie, and it would still be a bad movie.
“Prom Night” is not awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. Although the gore is minimal compared to most horror flicks, with most of the killings taking place off camera, the body count is substantial. Biblical profanities are also used, which automatically prevents any movie from being approved by Dove. There are also some questionable elements such as underage drinking, and a teen couple almost has sex. So, keep the kids away from “Prom Night.” For that matter, adults should avoid it too; it’s just a bad movie.