"Prom Night"

Discussion in 'Slashers' started by Loced Out Demon, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. betterdan

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    I have a stupid question...
    Again, who gives a shit?:lol:

    Back to the Prom Night discussion
     
  2. EPKJ

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    Well, why not post a comment about Prom Night instead of your "stupid question"? You must not really want to discuss Prom Night, or you would be doing so instead of entering into a fight which you claim not to care about.
     
  3. rhett

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    EPKJ, lighten up man! ;)

    On a different note, does anyone know who know owns the rights to Prom Night? I know AB lost the rights last year, so perhaps Blue Underground has it now? I sure hope someone gives this film a decent rerelease, it deserves it!
     
  4. WesReviews

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    Well, Blue Underground is releasing a SE of Daughters of Darkness this year. Like Prom Night, it used to be an Anchor Bay title but went out of print when they lost the rights.

    So, it's very likely that Blue Underground has picked up Prom Night as well. And considering that Blue Underground releases films of similar sub-genre in waves of two or three at the same time, it makes me wonder what other slashers Blue Underground could release if and when they release a Prom Night SE.

    A side note....
    By the way, I wonder when someone is going to make an announcement about Just Before Dawn? I remember the Anchor Bay rep saying in a chat that he didn't think it would be un-available for much longer. I took that as meaning that he knew of a company that was planning on releasing it. Anyone hear anything about it lately?
     
  5. WesReviews

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    Wait a minute...Prom Night was an old Avco-Embassy title. I just now remembered.

    So, is it possible that either:

    A) The rights to Prom Night reverted back to MGM after they left Anchor Bay?

    or

    B) That, being an Avco-Embassy title, the rights left Anchor Bay at the same time a number of Avco-Embassy titles left MGM this past year? If this is the case, then who retained these Avco-Embassy titles from MGM and others?

    I suppose either way...the plot thickens.

    But like Rhett said...Prom Night...everything is alright!!! :banana:
     
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    Abysmally made. Dull and protracted and about as scary as a shoe shine. However, Part 2 is actually pretty agreeable trash.

    (For the record, I'll take Roger Spottiswoode's 1981 Terror Train as the better non-Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis-starring slasher.)
     
  7. betterdan

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    Prom Night was damn good and I hope it gets the SE treatment soon.
     
  8. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Prom Night has all the elements that make a good slasher film.
     
  9. 'could have used more nudity...:D
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    True... and the gore is rather tame but I don't blame the ratings, I think they just didn't have Savini-esque special effects technology up in Canada at the time.
    Of all the things I liked about this film is the foggy-ish photography. The current disc is very much close to theatrical experience I witnessed back in '81 (on a double bill with FINAL EXAM):cool:
    You guys would have loved it - the disco scenes were blasted out of the theater's mono speakers...ear-splitting I tell ya! Simply ear-splitting!
     
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    Put on those boogie shoes & kill!

    I liked Prom Night for one reason: Jamie Lee Curtis!:sperm:
    The decapitation scene was kinda cool.
    As for the sequels, Hello Mary Lou and Last Kiss were entertaining. (especially, the unrated vers. of Last Kiss. What a hoot!) The fourth one was stale.
     
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    Yeah, it was tough for us to get special effects artists because it was tough to communicate living in igloos back in the dark ages of the 1980's. ;)

    There were actually some great gore bits in the Canadian made My Bloody Valentine that were cut because of the MPAA, so no, it was not due to a lack of technology...
     
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    Why the hell is this thread still going? It's 8 months old!
     
  14. Cujo108

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    So, is it a crime to post in older threads?

    I am not really a fan of PROM NIGHT. It was quite dull, and I would call it decent at best. I loved the sequel though, and because of that, I plan on checking out part three.
     
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    Okay Rhett - then it was the budget....:p
     
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    When you have 4 pages of everybody's two-line junior film critic reviews it is! By saying it's lame, bore, and dull you're not adding anything insightful that anybody hasn't said in the first page.
     
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    Fistfuck, films this great deserve to be talked about for years, not months! :D

    Haha wago, alright I will agree with you on that one.
     
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    As far as the sequels go Cujo, Part 2 and Part 3 are both solid. Part 2 is actually pretty damn creepy, while Part 3 is delightfully over the top and gruesome. I believe there is one death where Mary Lou actually makes a sundae with one of her victims (cherry and all!). :D
     
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    Heck, I even liked part 4 :D
    Never knew there was a unrated version of part 3 available though.
     
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    Alright, well at least talk about part 4, which is probably the best made, if not most enjoyable of the entire series.
     

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