Prom Night

Prom Night

Paul Lynch (1980)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her Scream Queen title with this inventively plotted, (relatively) light on gore, entry in the teenagers-in-jeopardy/stalk-and-slash cycle inaugurated by Halloween and appropriating the Carrie high-school setting. Four youngsters cause the death of a fifth in the modishly formula opening prologue, and several years later an axe-wielding killer turns up at the school prom seeking belated revenge. An elongated and suspenseful chase sequence through the campus and the surprise identity of the masked maniac lifts it above average.


Four teenagers have concealed a secret concerning the death of a 10-year-old girl for six years. However, as they prepare to graduate from high school, the past comes back to haunt them in the shape of a relentless hooded killer, who gatecrashes their prom. Horror, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen and Antoinette Bower.

Cast & Crew

Kim Hammond Jamie Lee Curtis
Raymond Hammond Leslie Nielsen
Nick McBride Casey Stevens
Wendy Richards Eddie Benton
Alex Hammond Michael Tough
Mrs Hammond Antoinette Bower
Sanford Sykes Robert Silverman
Drew Shinnick Jeff Wincott
Director Paul Lynch
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD