History Film / PromNight1980

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]].
30th May '17 12:25:21 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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27th Mar '17 8:54:48 PM PrincessGwen
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Released in 1980, ''Prom Night'' opens with a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.

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Released in 1980, ''Prom Night'' opens with a an [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.



* CuteBookworm: Jude
* DaddysGirl: Kim

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* CuteBookworm: Jude
Jude.
* DaddysGirl: KimKim.



* FragileFlower: Kelly

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* FragileFlower: KellyKelly.
7th Jan '17 12:02:40 AM StingSniperscope
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in an Ohio suburb, but filmed entirely in Toronto, Canada.
* CanadaEh: Despite the middle American setting, the film's mostly Canadian cast makes little-to-no attempt to hide their native accents.


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* MisplacedAccent: Apparently, people from suburban Ohio sound exactly like Canadians.
7th Dec '16 5:21:13 PM Xtifr
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Released in 1980, the '''''Prom Night''''' opens with a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.

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Released in 1980, the '''''Prom Night''''' ''Prom Night'' opens with a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building]] teasing a girl, leading her to fall from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic sex fiend who is caught shortly after.
14th Mar '16 5:28:28 PM Clown-Face
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%%* ClingyJealousGirl: Wendy to Nick.
%%* CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.

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%%* * ClingyJealousGirl: Wendy to Nick.
%%* * CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.



%%* CuteBookworm: Jude
%%* DaddysGirl: Kim

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%%* * CuteBookworm: Jude
%%* * DaddysGirl: Kim



%%* DeadpanSnarker: Wendy at times.

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Wendy at times.



%%* EveryoneIsASuspect

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%%* * EveryoneIsASuspect



* FollowTheLeader: Came in the wake of ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', also starring Creator/JamieLeeCurtis
%%* FragileFlower: Kelly

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* FollowTheLeader: Came in the wake of ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', also starring Creator/JamieLeeCurtis
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FragileFlower: Kelly



%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Alex.]]

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%%* * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Alex.]]
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