BN.com Gift Guide

Prom Night

( 7 )

Overview

This low-budget, tongue-in-cheek horror film of the slasher genre -- which had recently been popularized by Halloween 1978 -- stars that film's lead, Jamie Lee Curtis, as Kim Hammond, a prom queen who becomes a scream queen. Six years ago, a little girl was taunted by four classmates and fell to her death from an abandoned schoolhouse. The quartet of kids promised to keep their complicity in the accident a secret. Now it's their prom night and they've got the jitters because they have recently been receiving ...
See more details below
Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Colorized)
$20.13
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$24.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Blu-ray)
  • All (3) from $13.82   
  • New (3) from $13.82   

Overview

This low-budget, tongue-in-cheek horror film of the slasher genre -- which had recently been popularized by Halloween 1978 -- stars that film's lead, Jamie Lee Curtis, as Kim Hammond, a prom queen who becomes a scream queen. Six years ago, a little girl was taunted by four classmates and fell to her death from an abandoned schoolhouse. The quartet of kids promised to keep their complicity in the accident a secret. Now it's their prom night and they've got the jitters because they have recently been receiving phone calls and notes from an ominous, unknown individual claiming to have witnessed the girl's death and vowing revenge. At the prom, the four become fatal victims one by one of a mysterious, axe-wielding, masked, and hooded stalker. The many possibilities of the murderer's identity include Kim, who is the little dead girl's sister, her school-principal father Leslie Nielsen, or her disc-jockey brother, Alex Michael Tough.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Brand-new 2K high-definition transfer from the original 35mm camera negative; 5.1 surround remix specifically created for the this release (original 2.0 mono included); Audio commentary with director Paul Lynch and screenwriter William Gray; The Horrors of Hamilton High: the making of "Prom Night" - featurette; Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast; Never-before-seen outtakes from "Prom Night" [exclusive to Blu-ray]; Motion still gallery [exclusive to Blu-ray]; Original radio spots [exclusive to Blu-ray]; Original theatrical trailer & televison spots
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Prom Night suffers the same problems that hinder a lot of films in the slasher cycle: its "teenagers" are suspiciously long in the tooth, the surprise killer isn't too tough to guess, and a lot of the peripheral characters fall into easily labeled types (the bully, the reluctant virgin, etc.). There is also a lengthy, dated disco-dancing scene sure to make those who hate that musical genre running for the exits. Despite these problems, Prom Night utilizes a surprising amount of skill both behind and in front of the camera as it goes through its paces. Jamie Lee Curtis makes a poised and sympathetic heroine and Leslie Nielsen lends credible support in a pre-Airplane!, non-comedic role as her principal father. Prom Night further benefits from stylish direction by Paul Lynch, who brings an unexpectedly artsy touch to the suspense scenes. Highlights include a creepy chase through a darkened school and the gruesome "crowning" of the prom king and queen near the finale. All in all, Prom Night lacks the clever twists and consistent inspiration of a classic horror film, but offers enough solid frights to please hardcore horror buffs.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2014
  • UPC: 654930316597
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Synapse Films
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Colorized
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 14,056

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Nielsen Mr. Hammond
Jamie Lee Curtis Kim
Casey Stevens Nick
Eddie Benton Wendy
Antoinette Bower Mrs. Hammond
Michael Tough Alex
Robert A. Silverman Sykes
Pita Oliver Vicki
David Mucci Lou
Jeff Wincott Drew
Marybeth Rubins Kelly
Joy Thompson Jude
Brock Simpson Young Nick
Debbie Greenfield Child
Tammy Bourne Child
Dean Bosacki Young Alex
Leslie Scott Child
Sheldon Rybowski
George Touliatos McBride
David Gardner Dr. Fairchild
Rob Garrison Sayer
David Bolt Weller
Beth Amos Housekeeper
Sonia Zimmer Melanie
Sylvia Martin Mrs. Cunningham
Pam Henry Car Hop
Ardon Bess Teacher
Technical Credits
Paul Lynch Director
Allan Cotter Special Effects
Bryan Day Sound/Sound Designer
Reuben Freed Art Director
William Gray Screenwriter
Robert Guza Jr. Original Story
Warren Keillor Special Effects
Robert New Cinematographer
Brian Ravok Editor
Richard Simpson Associate Producer
Steve Wright Asst. Director
Paul Zaza Score Composer
Carl Zittrer Score Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 7 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Synopsis for an underrated slasher

    Prom Night is one of the best slasher films ever, even if parts of it weren't original. The film centers around a group of kids: Wendy, Nick, Jude, and Kelly who accidentally killed the sister of their fellow classmates, Kim and Alex, when they were all 8. It's now 10 years later, and all six of them are about to enjoy their senior prom. That is, until the four "murderers" are each terrorized and harassed by an unseen assaliant. Kim knows something's wrong and tries to find out what's going on, with her boyfriend, Nick, who she doesn't know killed her sister by accident. But all hell breaks loose, once prom begins, as each of the accused begin to disappear and die one by one, leading to an unforgettable showdown on the dance floor. It's not who you go to prom with that matters, it's who kills you first.....

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jamie Lee Curtis gives a great performances and the movie is o.k.!

    Jamie Lee Curtis in the movie "Prom Night" is great,but the movie was o.k.The story line is cool, but it could have been better.The movie over all though is great. It was diffently better then "Prom Night 3:The Last Kiss".

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Horrible!

    I too hated this movie and had very high expectations after having watched the superb Halloween that also starred Jamie Lee Curtis. While Halloween was superb Prom Night was horrible and one of the most horrible horror movies I have ever watched despite having great actors like Jmaie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen. The only horror movie worse than Prom Night is an awful movie called Killer Party!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hated it.

    I had high expectations for this movie. But i hated it. The only part i liked was the very end.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2001

    Not very terrifying, Curtis performance Extrodinary.

    I didn't find this film terrifying, but I did enjoy the surprise ending, and watching Jamie Lee Curtis Disco was amazingly entertaining. I wonder if she can do it now?? A good film that became a cult classic, rent it and watch it for a fun night. ----Joe.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews