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Prom Night is a canadien film of genre Thriller directed by Paul Lynch released in USA on 18 july 1980 with Leslie Nielsen

Prom Night (1980)

Prom Night
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Released in USA 18 july 1980
Length 1h30
Directed by
Genres Thriller,    Horror,    Slasher
Rating54% 2.7016752.7016752.7016752.7016752.701675

Prom Night is a 1980 Canadian horror film directed by Paul Lynch, based on a story by Robert Guza, Jr., and starring Leslie Nielsen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The story concerns a group of high school seniors who are targeted by a mysterious killer in revenge for their culpability in the accidental death of a young girl six years earlier. The anniversary of the incident falls on their high school's prom night, when the older sister of the dead girl is being crowned Prom Queen.

Filmed in Toronto in late 1979 on a modest budget, Prom Night was considerably popular upon its release, especially within the drive-in theater circuit. Despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, the film was a massive financial success, becoming Canada's highest-grossing horror film of 1980. It also received Genie Award nominations for editing and for Curtis's performance.


In 1974, 11-year-olds Wendy Richards, Jude Cunningham, Kelly Lynch, and Nick McBride play hide and seek in an abandoned convent. 10-year-old Robin Hammond tries to join them, but they start teasing her by repeating "Kill! Kill! Kill!". Robin is then backed up towards a window from which she falls to her death. Instead of reporting the incident to the police, the children make a pact not to tell anyone what happened and keep the incident a secret, but after they leave, a shadow falls across Robin's body. Later a known rapist is mistakenly blamed for Robin's death and is arrested.


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