History Film / PromNight1980

13th Feb '18 7:34:35 PM foxley
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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Jude and Slick go to have sex on the edge of the bluffs, but are spooked by the killer, so they return to [[AutoErotica Slick's van]]. [[DeathBySex Where they're murdered]].
10th Feb '18 3:37:00 AM foxley
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* BroomStickQuarterstaff: Wendy knocks the killer down with a broom (and lays on a couple of additional blows while he's done) when she escapes from the auto shop.


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* OutsideRide: When Slick attempts to escape bt driving away, the killer clings to the outside of his van.
9th Feb '18 9:24:30 PM foxley
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* MurderByMistake: The slasher accidentally [[OffWithHisHead beheads Lou]] instead of Nick because Lou Lou is standing the darkness backstage wearing Nick's Prom King crown.

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* MurderByMistake: The slasher accidentally [[OffWithHisHead beheads Lou]] instead of Nick because Lou Lou is standing the darkness backstage wearing Nick's Prom King crown.
9th Feb '18 9:20:32 PM foxley
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* MurderByMistake: The slasher accidentally [[OffWithHisHead beheads Lou]] instead of Nick because Lou Lou is standing the darkness backstage wearing Nick's Prom King crown.
9th Feb '18 9:10:52 PM foxley
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* NatureTinkling: Slick leaves the van to relieve himself and is nearly killed by the slasher before Jude drags him off to have sex on the bluffs.
12th Oct '17 2:43:39 PM Stevebob
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in an Ohio suburb, but filmed entirely in Toronto, Canada.
10th Oct '17 8:10:17 PM Stevebob
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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The escaped psychopath Leonard Murch (who got the blame for Robin's death six years ago), the weird Mr. Sykes and Kim's father, who conveniently disappears once the killings around the schoolgrounds are discovered]].
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Leonard Murch, the man falsely convicted of killing Robin. He had managed to escape from prison the night of the prom and has a strong motive to be the killer - getting revenge against the kids who let him take the fall for a crime he didn't commit. He was already a psycho before that, too]].

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The escaped psychopath Leonard Murch (who got the blame for Robin's death six years ago), the weird Mr. Sykes and Kim's father, who conveniently disappears once the killings around the schoolgrounds are discovered]].
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Leonard Murch, the man falsely convicted of killing Robin. He had managed to escape from prison the night of the prom
ago and has a strong motive to be the killer - getting revenge against the kids who let him take the fall for a crime he didn't commit. He was already a psycho before that, too]].commit), the weird [[CrustyCaretaker Mr. Sykes]] and Kim's father, who conveniently disappears once the killings around the schoolgrounds are discovered]].
10th Oct '17 7:56:30 PM Stevebob
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%%* AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler: Poor Alex]]

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%%* * AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler: Poor Alex]]Kim becomes one in the end. Made even worse by the fact she's technically the one responsible for killing Alex]].


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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The killer plots to carry out their massacre on the night of the senior prom.
10th Oct '17 7:51:33 PM Stevebob
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* TheSeventies: The prologue is set in the 1970's. The main events of the film are technically set in TheEighties, but because it's only 1980, it still has strong 70's vibes, complete with a disco soundtrack.



** Also, the guy who was wrongfully charged with killing Robin. Although he was innocent of that particular crime, he's still a rapist.



%%* BettyAndVeronica: Kim and Wendy.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Easygoing Alex, who seems perfectly happy helping with the lighting at the prom rather than attending with a date.]]

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%%* * BettyAndVeronica: NiceGirl Kim and Wendy.
AlphaBitch Wendy for Nick.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Easygoing Alex, who seems perfectly happy helping with the lighting at the prom rather than attending with a date. He's the killer.]]


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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Leonard Murch, the man falsely convicted of killing Robin. He had managed to escape from prison the night of the prom and has a strong motive to be the killer - getting revenge against the kids who let him take the fall for a crime he didn't commit. He was already a psycho before that, too]].
10th Sep '17 2:25:54 PM RedScharlach
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* CassandraTruth: Sykes tries to warn the partiers about the killer, but he is so drunk that he is taken away to the police.

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* CassandraTruth: Sykes tries to warn the partiers party guests about the killer, but he is so drunk that he is taken away to the police.



* ShrineToTheFallen: Robin's photo accompanied by flowers and her teddy bear are displayed on the mantlepiece in the Hammonds' living room.

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* ShrineToTheFallen: Robin's photo accompanied by flowers and her teddy bear are displayed on the mantlepiece mantelpiece in the Hammonds' living room.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We are not told where [[spoiler:Kim's dad has disappeared to in the end of the movie]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We are not told where [[spoiler:Kim's dad has disappeared to in at the end of the movie]].
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