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Prom Night (2008)



Critic Consensus: A dim and predictable remake of an already dull slasher film, this Prom Night fails to be memorable.

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Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life. After surviving a horrible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible--a 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 a night "to die for."

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Brittany Snow
as Donna Keppel
Dana Davis
as Lisa Hines
Collins Pennie
as Ronnie Heflin
Kelly Blatz
as Michael
James Ransone
as Detective Nash
Brianne Davis
as Crissy Lynn
Kellan Lutz
as Rick Leland
Mary Mara
as Ms. Waters
Ming-Na Wen
as Dr. Elisha Crowe
Johnathon Schaech
as Richard Fenton
Idris Elba
as Detective Winn
Jessalyn Gilsig
as Aunt Karen Turner
Linden Ashby
as Uncle Jack Turner
Valeri Ross
as Mrs. Hines
Lori Heuring
as Mrs. Keppel
Jay Phillips
as DJ Tyler
Kevin Gould
as Prom Photographer
Brian Oblak
as Businessman
David Kaufman
as Businessman
Ross Partridge
as Businessman
Hugh Scott
as New Clerk
Nick James
as Denny Harper
David Lowe
as Officer
Troy Blendell
as Reporter
Gina St. John
as Reporter
Craig Susser
as Officer Hicks
Alex Welch
as Dancer
Katie Orr
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Prom Night

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (20)

I liked the way in which the teens find ever-more elaborate pretexts to take themselves off, alone, into the darkness to investigate this or that.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This do-over isn't so much an improvement over the original as lousy in a whole new direction, a nearly bloodless slasher film with fewer surprises than a broken jack-in-the-box.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

One of the most memorable nights in a teenager's young life is grist for a pretty unmemorable movie in this tame horror entry that follows conventions to the letter.

July 23, 2008

By far the worst 'slasher movie' remake to date, replaying all the clichés, but delivering none of the guilty pleasures.

June 5, 2008 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Corny, monotonous and very far from scary

June 5, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

There's no need to wear a corsage to Prom Night. And leaving your higher brain functions at home might be a good idea, too.

April 17, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prom Night

Quite scary and not that bad of a film!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


This movie may seem to be interesting when you hear about it, but when you watch it, it is so predictable. Since Donna's insane teacher is trying to get to her. So you know that all Donna's friends and even her boyfriend are going to die. This movie is cliche and also very predicable. If you want to see an unoriginal remake, rent this movie. But now having rewatched it I guess it's alright but not the best movie.

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer


Firstly no way is this a remake of the original 1980 slasher. They are both called Prom Night and that is it, the stories are totally different! The other problem is this is classed as a horror but only a PG-13?! Pretty straight forward slasher stuff, not scary or gory but done on a big budget. Watch the 80's one it was only just slightly better!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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