History Film / PromNight1980

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.]]
6th Feb '16 8:06:51 AM SomeNewGuy
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:All but one of the secret keepers die, the surviving target's secret is exposed, destroying his reputation, and the killer gets an AlasPoorVillain sendoff as he dies in his sister's arms while sobbing about his ''other'' sister's death and the injustice of her killers covering it up. Not to mention [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the prom is completely ruined]].]]
14th Oct '15 7:06:12 PM erforce
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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles, and has since become a cult classic, especially among slasher fans, even inspiring some elements of ''Film/{{Scream}}''. It is also remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three InNameOnly sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.

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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles, and has since become a cult classic, especially among slasher fans, even inspiring some elements of ''Film/{{Scream}}''.''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''. It is also remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three InNameOnly sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.
7th Aug '15 1:51:07 AM PurpleWarrior13
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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film is mostly remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.

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The film features Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film roles, and has since become a cult classic, especially among slasher fans, even inspiring some elements of ''Film/{{Scream}}''. It is mostly also remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three InNameOnly sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 A loose remake]] was also released in 2008.
22nd Mar '15 11:21:55 AM Thurisaz314
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* AlphaBitch: Wendy was this right from childhood as she manipulated a group of other kids to keep an accidental death of Robin a secret. She grows up to be a very straight example of this, as she's openly jealous of Kim being voted Prom Queen and taking her boyfriend Nick. She then attempts to win her man back and sabotage the prom.

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* AlphaBitch: Wendy was this right from childhood as she manipulated a group of other kids to keep an the accidental death of Robin a secret. She grows up to be a very straight example of this, as she's openly jealous of Kim being voted Prom Queen and taking her boyfriend Nick. She then attempts to win her man back and sabotage the prom.



* AutoErotica: Jude and Slick use the latter's van to have some good time by the bluffs.

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* AutoErotica: Jude and Slick use the latter's van to have some good time times by the bluffs.



* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh with the deed with her boyfirend Drew. Played straight with Jude and Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.

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* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh through with the deed with her boyfirend boyfriend Drew. Played straight with Jude and Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Over an hour is used to build up the characters before the killer off his first victim.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Over an hour is used to build up the characters before the killer off offs his first victim.



* MaleGaze: We get two gratuitous shots of camera following femal character's behind.

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* MaleGaze: We get two gratuitous shots of camera following femal a female character's behind.
19th Feb '15 6:04:25 AM Thurisaz314
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* ChekhovsGun: Lou's ski mask that the principal Hammond throws into a garbage bin later appears worn by the killer.

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* ChekhovsGun: Lou's ski mask that the principal Principal Hammond throws into a garbage bin later appears worn by the killer.



* CrustyCaretaker: Mr. Sykes, the janitor of Hamilton High is a weird a guy who stares at the girls creepily.

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* CrustyCaretaker: Mr. Sykes, the janitor of Hamilton High is a weird a guy who stares at the girls creepily.



* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh with the deed with her boyfirend Drew. Played staright with Jude and Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.

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* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh with the deed with her boyfirend Drew. Played staright straight with Jude and Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.
16th Oct '14 11:54:19 AM erforce
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Released in 1980, the '''''Prom Night''''' opens with the unfortunate death of a child, when a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an abandoned building teases a girl and she falls from a window. The kids never told anyone what happened and the little girl's death was blamed on Leonard Murch, a psychopathic child molester who is caught shortly after.

Several years later, students of Hamilton High are preparing for prom. But unbeknownst to them, a masked killer looking for revenge has invited himself to it.

The film features JamieLeeCurtis and LeslieNielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film is mostly remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'', ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', and [[Film/PromNight2008 a loose remake]], which was released in 2008.

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->''"The killer is coming!"''

Released in 1980, the '''''Prom Night''''' opens with the a [[AccidentalMurder unfortunate death of a child, when child]], caused by a group of kids playing a variation of hide-and-seek in an [[AbandonedArea abandoned building teases building]] teasing a girl and she falls 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 child molester sex fiend who is caught shortly after.

Several years later, students of Hamilton High are preparing [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday for prom.prom]]. But unbeknownst to them, a masked killer looking for revenge has invited himself to it.

The film features JamieLeeCurtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and LeslieNielsen Creator/LeslieNielsen in starring roles. Nowadays, the film is mostly remembered for its [[CultSoundtrack disco soundtrack]], which is sought out by collectors. It was also popular enough to receive three sequels; ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'', ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' (1987), ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' (1990) and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', and ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'' (1992). [[Film/PromNight2008 a A loose remake]], which remake]] was also released in 2008.



* AccidentalMurder: Robin's death
* ActionGirl: Kim [[spoiler: when the killer goes after Nick.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Slick

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* AccidentalMurder: Robin's death
* ActionGirl: Kim [[spoiler: when the killer goes after Nick.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: SlickSlick. Despite being less smooth than [[IronicNickname his nickname would imply]], he still manages to win Jude over.



* AlphaBitch: Wendy
* AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler: Poor Alex]]
* AssholeVictim: Wendy and Lou.
* AutoErotica: Jude and Slick use the van to have some good time by the bluffs.
* AnAxeToGrind: Killer's weapon of choice towards the end of the original film.
* 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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* AlphaBitch: Wendy
*
Wendy was this right from childhood as she manipulated a group of other kids to keep an accidental death of Robin a secret. She grows up to be a very straight example of this, as she's openly jealous of Kim being voted Prom Queen and taking her boyfriend Nick. She then attempts to win her man back and sabotage the prom.
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AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler: Poor Alex]]
* AssholeVictim: Wendy and Lou.
Lou, who conspire to ruin the prom crowning of Nick and Kim for their own ends.
* AutoErotica: Jude and Slick use the latter's van to have some good time by the bluffs.
* AnAxeToGrind: Killer's weapon of choice towards for killing his targets in the end of prom.
* BallroomBlitz: The disco themed prom is ruined by
the original film.
*
killer scaring everyone off by decapitating Lou, and then attacking the Prom King.
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BettyAndVeronica: Kim and Wendy.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Easygoing Alex [[spoiler:Easygoing Alex, who seems perfectly happy helping with the lighting at the prom rather than attending with a date.]]]]
* BigBad: The killer, [[spoiler:who [[TheReveal turns out to be Alex Hammond]], who is seeking to avenge the death of his sister Robin]].



* BlindWithoutEm: When Jude comments about the amount of the stars in the Slick he says that he guessed about it, as he sees poorly without his glasses.
* BookSafe: Where Slick keeps his joints.
* BoundAndGagged: Nick after being attacked by Lou and his goons.
* CassandraTruth: Sykes tries to warn the partiers about the killer, but he is drunk and is taken away.

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* BlindWithoutEm: When Jude comments about the amount of the stars in the Slick night sky to Slick, he says replies that he guessed about it, as he sees poorly without his glasses.
* BookSafe: Where Slick keeps his joints.
joints in a hollowed history book.
* BoundAndGagged: Nick tied up with tape and left hidden in a corner of a backstage after being attacked by Lou and his goons.
* CassandraTruth: Sykes tries to warn the partiers about the killer, but he is so drunk and that he is taken away.away to the police.



* ChekhovsGun: Lou's ski mask.

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* ChekhovsGun: Lou's ski mask.mask that the principal Hammond throws into a garbage bin later appears worn by the killer.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Wendy to Nick.
* CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.
* CrustyCaretaker: Mr. Sykes, the janitor of Hamilton High.
* CuteBookworm: Jude
* DaddysGirl: Kim
* DarkSecret: The children who accidentally kill Robin vow to tell no one. [[spoiler: They don't realize someone else figured out what happened.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Wendy at times.
* DeathBySex: Jude and Slick's first time turns out to be their last.

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* %%* ClingyJealousGirl: Wendy to Nick.
* %%* CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.
* CrustyCaretaker: Mr. Sykes, the janitor of Hamilton High.
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High is a weird a guy who stares at the girls creepily.
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CuteBookworm: Jude
* %%* DaddysGirl: Kim
* DarkSecret: The children who accidentally kill Robin vow to tell no one. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They don't realize someone else figured out what happened.]]
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Wendy at times.
* DeathBySex: Averted with Kelly, who is killed just after she chickens out on going thorugh with the deed with her boyfirend Drew. Played staright with Jude and Slick's Slick, whose first time turns out to be their last.



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Over an hour is used to build up the characters.
* DramaticUnmask: The killer is unmasked as he lays dying on the ground.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Wendy tells Lou she doesn't want their prank to seriously hurt anyone.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Slick's van explodes immediately after it rides off the bluffs.
* EveryoneIsASuspect

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Over an hour is used to build up the characters.
characters before the killer off his first victim.
* DramaticUnmask: The killer is unmasked as he lays dying on the ground.
ground in the ending.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Wendy tells Lou she doesn't want their prank to ruin the prom crowning to seriously hurt anyone.
anyone.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Slick's van explodes immediately after it rides off over the edge of the bluffs.
* %%* EveryoneIsASuspect



** [[spoiler: It does, however, feature a final boy with Nick, the only target to live. All 3 female targets die]]
* FollowTheLeader: Came in the wake of ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', also starring JamieLeeCurtis
* FragileFlower: Kelly

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** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:The film does, however, feature a final boy with Nick, the only target to live. All 3 three female targets die]]
die.]]
* FollowTheLeader: Came in the wake of ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', also starring JamieLeeCurtis
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Creator/JamieLeeCurtis
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FragileFlower: Kelly



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
* ImprovisedWeapon: The killer breaks a mirror in girls' chainging room, and uses one of its shards to kill kelly.

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
* ImprovisedWeapon: The killer breaks a mirror in girls' chainging changing room, and uses one of its shards to kill kelly.Kelly.



* LadyInRed: Wendy's outfit for the prom.
* LittleNo: Kim lets out one [[spoiler:when she realizes who the killer is]].

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* LadyInRed: Wendy's outfit for the prom.
prom is a glittery red dress.
* LittleNo: Kim lets out one [[spoiler:when she realizes who that the killer is]].is her brother Alex]].



* MaleGaze: We get two gratuitous ass-shots.
* ManOnFire: Leonard Murch in [=McBride's=] flashbacks.
* MatchCut: The shot of Kelly's slashed throat is followed immediately by one of a bowl of red punch.
* {{Mooning}}: One girl moons Sykes when he is picking up trash next to the tennis court.

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* MaleGaze: We get two gratuitous ass-shots.
shots of camera following femal character's behind.
* ManOnFire: Leonard Murch in [=McBride's=] flashbacks.
flashbacks is shown leaving his crashed and flaming car while on fire.
* MatchCut: The shot of Kelly's slashed throat is followed immediately followed by one of a bowl of red punch.
* {{Mooning}}: One girl of Kim's friends moons Sykes when he is she sees him picking up trash next to the tennis court.



* OffWithHisHead: Lou's head is knocked off with an axe.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Wendy knocks out the killer with a broom, and runs away when he keels over.

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* NeutralFemale: Averted. [[spoiler:When the killer goes after Nick, Kim does everything in her power to stop him, which ultimately leads to his death]].
* OffWithHisHead: Lou's head is knocked off with an axe.
axe as he waits behind the curtains to become the prom king. His head then rolls to the view of the prom attendants, who promptly panic and leave the premises in a hurry.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Wendy makes a run out of the auto shop and knocks out the killer with a broom, broom in the process, and runs away keeps going when he keels over.falls to the floor in pain.



* PeekABooCorpse: Wendy gives out her location to the killer when she is startled by Kelly's corpse.
* PoliceAreUseless: [=McBride=] is present at the prom obsessing over the wrong suspect while [[spoiler: the real killer is offing prom attenders practically under his nose.]]

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* PeekABooCorpse: Wendy gives out her location to the killer when she is startled by Kelly's corpse.
corpse dropping from a shelf in the closet that she is hiding in.
* PoliceAreUseless: Lt. [=McBride=] is present at the prom obsessing over the wrong suspect while [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the real killer is offing prom attenders practically under his nose.]] ]]



* RedemptionEqualsLife: [[spoiler: Nick, the only one of Robin's tormentors who seems to feel any guilt, is the only one who survives.]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The escaped psychopath Leonard Murch, Mr. Sykes and Kim's father]].
* RichBitch: Wendy, again.
* SarcasticClapping: Wendy gives it to Kim after witnessing her practicing her moves on the dance floor.
* ShrineToTheFallen: Robin's photo accompanied by flowers and her teddy bear are displayed on the mantlepiece in the Hammonds' living room.
* SlashedThroat: Kelly's death.

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* RedemptionEqualsLife: [[spoiler: Nick, the only one of Robin's tormentors who seems to feel any guilt, guilt about her death is the only one who survives.survives the film.]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The escaped psychopath Leonard Murch, Murch (who got the blame for Robin's death six years ago), the weird Mr. Sykes and Kim's father]].
father, who conveniently disappears once the killings around the schoolgrounds are discovered]].
* RichBitch: Wendy, again.
as evident by the huge house she lives in, her nice car and offhand remarks of buying things.
* SarcasticClapping: Wendy gives it one to Kim after witnessing her practicing her moves on the dance floor.
floor, followed by her threatening to take Nick away from her.
* ShrineToTheFallen: Robin's photo accompanied by flowers and her teddy bear are displayed on the mantlepiece in the Hammonds' living room.
room.
* SlashedThroat: Kelly's death.Kelly meets her death by getting her throat cut with a mirror shard.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Alex. ]]

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* %%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Alex. [[spoiler:Alex.]]
30th Sep '14 7:29:02 PM Trippetta
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* CoolBigSis: Kim to Alex.
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