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Prom Night (1980)

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

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

Movie R 1980 91 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 5 parent 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

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Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (3):

PROM NIGHT was among tons of low-grade horror garbage released in slavish imitation of the original Halloween. This had the luck to somehow cast that one's leading lady Jamie Lee Curtis in a main role. And a lot of the others were heaps worse. Still, it's unoriginal, the characters (who look like 20-somethings rather than teens) are underwritten and unappealing, and the mystery element about who the killer is fizzles out. Only in some death chases is there suspense, and that's pretty bleak, entertainment-wise. Most scary of all -- the climax is practically wall-to-wall disco. Jamie Lee dances nicely, though.

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