Prom Night (1980)

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
Prom Night (1980) Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Schoolhouse horror -- go to the back of the class.

R 1980 91 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Gorey slasher film

A horrible film. Tons of violence-some with disturbing contents- which are very intense. plenty of strong language and some suggestive images/nude. Not for young ones. R: Disturbing intense violence, suggestive moments and strong language.
age 16+


I love this movie and my 16 year old daughter loves it to

This title has:

Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer Poster Image

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Bloody '90s horror movie has graphic violence, profanity.

    age 17+
  • Carrie Poster Image


    Stephen King's disturbing prom horror classic.

    age 15+
  • Scream Poster Image


    Teen slasher parody has strong violence and language.

    age 16+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate