A look at the seedy and sometimes geeky underworld of cinema
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I don't know why they refer to this as a remake as 1980s Prom Night. There are virtually no similarities between the two films save for the title.
The plot centers around Donna Keppell, a young teen whose entire family was butchered by a teacher who was obsessed with her. Now three years later, Donna is preparing for her senior prom unaware that the teacher has now escaped and is coming for her.
The film really holds up due to acting of Brittany Snow who plays Donna. She's a good actress and takes a character that could've been annoying and makes you sympathetic to her. Other actors include Jonathan Schaech, Linden Ashby, and a brief appearance by Ming Na.
There is surprisingly little gore in this movie and some character development. However it seems strange to devote such depth into characters (mainly the first two killed) who you know will not be long for this world.
All in all, it's a pretty decent little slasher, not the best but still enjoyable to watch.